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History of Poland

  • Access to History: Bolshevik and Stalinist Russia 1917-64by Michael Lynch; Jane Tyler

    Hodder Education 2015; US$ 23.98

    Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series' combination of in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A Level History students. Bolshevik and Stalinist Russia 1917-64 Fifth Edition supports the content and assessment requirements... more...

  • Orphans Of Versaillesby Richard Blanke

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The lands Germany ceded to Poland after World War I included more than one million ethnic Germans for whom the change meant a sharp reversal of roles. The Polish government now confronted a German minority in a region where power relationships had been the other way around for more than a century. Orphans of Versailles examines the complex psychological... more...

  • The King's Honor and the King's Cardinalby John L. Sutton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Early in 1733 Augustus II, elector of Saxony and king of Poland, died in Warsaw from complications of a gangrenous foot. The elective throne of Poland thus fell vacant, and the states of Europe began cautious maneuvers designed to secure for each some national advantage in the choice of a successor. Before the year was out, diplomacy had given way... more...

  • Nowa Hutaby Kinga Pozniak

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    In 1949 construction of the planned town of Nowa Huta began on the outskirts of Kraków, Poland. Its centerpiece, the Lenin Steelworks, promised a secure future for workers and their families. By the 1980s, however, the rise of the Solidarity movement and the ensuing shock therapy program of the early 1990s rapidly transitioned the country from socialism... more...

  • The Clash of Moral Nationsby Eva Plach

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    The May 1926 coup d?état in Poland inaugurated what has become known as the period of sanacja or ?cleansing.? The event has been explored in terms of the impact that it had on state structures and political styles. But for both supporters and opponents of the post-May regime, the sanacja was a catalyst for debate about Polish national identity,... more...

  • The Partitions of Poland 1772, 1793, 1795by Jerzy Lukowski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The Partitions of Poland were the major political and diplomatic upheaval of their time in Eastern Europe, and one of the most drastic redrawings of any European frontiers before 1919. And yet they have been strangely neglected in modern historiography. The appearance of this major study (the first comprehensive survey of the topic in English since... more...

  • Being and Becoming European in Polandby Marysia H. Galbraith

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 99.00

    This book explores the life-story narratives of southern Poles, and asks what it means to be Polish as its population ?becomes European? following Poland?s entry into the European Union. more...

  • Stalins Kommandotruppen 1941-1944 [German-language Edition]by Alexander Gogun

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 36.99

    There are certain parallels between the operations Vladimir Putin initiated in the wake of the Ukraine crisis of 2014 and the approach Stalin took in the region during the Second World War.Stalin's ruthless use of scorched earth tactics, the deliberate provocation of reprisals of the occupiers against the civilian population, the destruction of their... more...

  • Theatraler Protest und der Weg Polens zu 1989by Berenika Szymanski

    transcript 2014; US$ 34.60

    Um Einzelne oder Gruppen nicht als politische Subjekte anzuerkennen, genügt es, ihnen jegliche Art von Äußerung im öffentlichen Raum zu versagen. Diese Strategie wurde auch in dem totalitären Herrschaftssystem verfolgt, das in Polen zu Zeiten des Kommunismus bestand. Unter dem Aspekt der Theatralität analysiert Berenika Szymanski in ihrer interdisziplinären... more...

  • Democracy Assistance from the Third Waveby Paulina Pospieszna

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    The role of Western NGOs in the transition of postcommunist nations to democracy has been well documented. In this study, Paulina Pospieszna follows a different trajectory, examining the role of a former aid recipient (Poland), newly democratic itself, and its efforts to aid democratic transitions in the neighboring states of Belarus and Ukraine.... more...