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History of Poland

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  • Katyn and the Soviet Massacre of 1940by George Sanford

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The Soviet massacre of Polish prisoners of war at Katyn and in other camps in 1940 was one of the most notorious incidents of the Second World War. The truth about the massacres was long suppressed, both by the Soviet Union, and also by the United States and Britain who wished to hold together their wartime alliance with the Soviet Union. This... more...

  • Poland, 1918-1945by Peter Stachura

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    Based on extensive range of Polish, British, German, Jewish and Ukranian primary and secondary sources, this work provides an objective appraisal of the inter-war period. Peter Stachura demonstrates how the Republic overcame giant obstacles at home and abroad to achieve consolidation as an independent state in the early 1920s, made relative economic... more...

  • Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Polandby Patrice M. Dabrowski

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    "This book represents the most sophisticated historiographical approach to understanding nation-building. Patrice Dabrowski demonstrates tremendous erudition... making brilliant use of contemporary newspapers and journals, as well as archival material." -- Larry Wolff, Boston College, author of Inventing ... 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Peopling the Russian Peripheryby Nicholas Breyfogle; Abby Schrader; Willard Sunderland

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Though usually forgotten in general surveys of European colonization, the Russians were among the greatest colonizers of the Old World, eventually settling across most of the immense expanse of Northern Europe and Asia, from the Baltic and the Pacific, and from the Arctic Ocean to Central Asia. This book makes a unique contribution to our understanding... more...

  • Polandby George Sanford

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    Poland pioneered the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. Domestic reformism and the negotiated abdication of ruling elites in 1989 have structured the country's politics in the 1990s. But the division between the communist and Solidarity camps continues to cause problems for a potential reform coalition aiming to complete modernisation through... more...