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  • 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...

  • Polenby Brigitte Jäger-Dabek

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 11.42

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Verhältnis zwischen Polen und Deutschen müsste eigentlich eng und herzlich sein - aus Berlin kommend überquert der Besucher nach nur einer Autostunde die Oder. Doch beiderseits der ehemaligen Friedensgrenze halten sich hartnäckig Klischees über die Nachbarn, an denen auch der EU-Beitritt Polens im Jahr 2004 kaum etwas geändert... 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...