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History of Poland

  • The Archaeology of Early Medieval Polandby Andrzej Buko

    BRILL 2007; US$ 203.00

    Concentrates on the discoveries of medieval date (6th-13th centuries) from the territory of modern Poland. This book covers the principal research questions, such as the origins of the Slavs, societies of the proto-state period and the origins of the Polish state. It includes a discussion of the controversial, archaeological discoveries or issues. more...

  • The Archaeology of the Prussian Crusadeby Aleksander Pluskowski

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The Archaeology of the Prussian Crusade explores the archaeology and material culture of the crusade against the Prussian tribes in the 13 th century, and the subsequent society created by the Teutonic Order which lasted into the 16 th century. It provides the first synthesis of the material culture of a unique crusading society created in the... 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...

  • Between the Brown and the Redby Mikolaj Stanislaw Kunicki

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 35.99

    Between the Brown and the Red captures the multifaceted nature of church-state relations in communist Poland, relations that oscillated between mutual confrontation, accommodation, and dialogue. Ironically, under communism the bond between religion and nation in Poland grew stronger. This happened in spite of the fact that the government deployed... more...

  • The Birth of a Stereotypeby Andrzej Pleszczynski

    BRILL 2011; US$ 182.00

    In early Medieval Western Europe intellectuals were used to indicate the external location of Slavic countries, as though outside civilization, with the term the North. The problem did not only concern nomenclature. The stereotype associated with the North pointed at the obvious cold weather, but also the primeval nature of the land and people. This... more...

  • Church and State in Communist Polandby Marian S. Mazgaj

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00

    This text explores the nature of Polish Catholicism in the first half of the twentieth century and the changes it underwent under the policies of Soviet Communism. Of particular note are the laws and policies that were employed by the state in order to destroy religion in general, and Catholicism in particular. The text also explores the way that the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Communism, Nationalism and Ethnicity in Poland, 1944-1950by Michael Fleming

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book fills a significant gap in the study of the establishment of communist rule in Poland in the key period of 1944?1950. It shows that nationalism and nationality policy were fundamentally important in the consolidation of communist rule, acting as a crucial nexus through which different groups were both coerced and were able to consent to... 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...