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History of Poland

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  • The Crosses of Auschwitzby Geneviève Zubrzycki

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    In the summer and fall of 1998, ultranationalist Polish Catholics erected hundreds of crosses outside Auschwitz, setting off a fierce debate that pitted Catholics and Jews against one another. While this controversy had ramifications that extended well beyond Poland’s borders, Geneviève Zubrzycki sees it as a particularly crucial moment... more...

  • Eastern Destinyby G. Patrick March

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 45.95

    Eastern Destiny: Russia in Asia and the North Pacific is the history of a remarkable eastern expansion under tsars, emperors, and commissars. The narrative spans the period from the Mongol conquest in the 13th century to the Cold War of the 20th. An intense anxiety for security, owed in large part to the Mongol incursion, would impel the eastern Slavs... more...

  • The Idea of Galiciaby Larry Wolff

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    The Idea of Galicia analyzes the intellectual and cultural history of a place as an idea: how Galicia, invented in the late eighteenth century as a geopolitical artifice, gradually acquired complex meaning over the course of its historical existence (and even beyond) for the peoples? Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews? who lived there and for the political... more...

  • The History of Poland Since 1863by R. F. Leslie

    Cambridge University Press 1980; US$ 60.00

    This is an account of the evolution of Poland from conditions of subjection to its reconstruction in 1918, development in the years between the two World Wars, and reorganisation after 1945. It begins at a time when Poland was still suffering from the legacy of the eighteenth-century Partitions and burdened with problems of sizeable ethnic minorities,... more...

  • Crusader Castles of the Teutonic Knights (1)by Stephen Turnbull; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Throughout their stormy history the Teutonic Knights of Germany have always been the most controversial brotherhood ever to call themselves 'Knights of Christ'.They were the most warlike of the religious orders, and this is reflected in the architecture they left behind. In contrast to the Templars who are remembered for their churches, the Teutonic... more...

  • Polandby George Sanford

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    This concise study provides an overview of Poland's historical development, and explores her social, economic and foreign policies. more...

  • Civil War in Poland 1942-1948by Professor Anita J. Prazmowska

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 110.00

    This challenging new work uses archival research to examine Poland's government in exile during the Second World War as it sought both to fight against the advances of Germany and the Soviet Union, and to prepare for the moment when it would once more be possible to establish a national Polish government. The author suggests that the Poles were as... more...

  • The Grand Strategy of the Russian Empire, 1650-1831by John P. LeDonne

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 124.99

    Presenting a reevaluation of Russia's military and diplomatic strategy from the 17th century to the reign of Nicholas I, this book argues that Russia took an offensive approach in the creation of its empire. It also examines the economic foundation of Russian's military power and the development of an imperial ideology. more...

  • Poland under Communismby A. Kemp-Welch

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 35.00

    A history of Poland from the Second World War until the fall of Communism, first published in 2008. more...

  • The United States, Western Europe and the Polish Crisisby Dr Helene Sjursen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 142.00

    This book examines the response of the Western Alliance to the Polish Crisis (1980-83). The author analyses the different views of Europe and the United States regarding enforcement in East-West relations and the opposition in Western Europe to the American approach. This case exemplifies the lasting differences in attitude within the Western Alliance. more...