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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...

  • 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...

  • Das politische System Polensby Klaus Ziemer

    Springer 2012; US$ 29.95

    Die erste nichtkommunistische Regierung Polens wurde zwar bereits im Herbst 1989 gebildet, doch kam es erst 1997 zur Verabschiedung ei­ner neuen Verfassung. Diese Verfassung der „III. Republik“ wies Merk­male institutionellen Lernens auf, mit denen z.B. die hohe Fluktuation an Regierungschefs eingedämmt werden sollte. Doch... more...

  • Die Jagiellonenby Almut Bues

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2010; US$ 29.47

    Die Jagiellonen zählen zu den bedeutendsten Dynastien Ostmitteleuropas. Besonders interessant macht sie ihr überregionales Ausgreifen, kontrollierten sie doch ein Gebiet, das von der Ostsee bis zur Adria und zum Schwarzen Meer reichte. Ihre Herrschaft fällt in eine bemerkenswerte Zeit des politischen und kulturellen Umbruchs an der Schwelle vom Hochmittelalter... more...

  • Die Piastenby Eduard Mühle

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 9.08

    Hauptbeschreibung Zum Jahr 963 tritt in einer sächsischen Quelle mit Mieszko I. der erste historisch bezeugte polnische Herrscher ins Licht der Geschichte. Bis zum Tod Kasimirs des Großen im Jahr 1370 haben er und seine Nachkommen, die Herrscherdynastie der Piasten, mehr als vier Jahrhunderte lang die Geschicke der polnischen Länder bestimmt. Wie... more...

  • The Eagle Unbowedby Halik Kochanski

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    In Halik Kochanski's extraordinary book, the untold story of Poland and the Poles in the Second World War is finally heard By almost every measure the fate of the inhabitants of Poland was the most terrible of any group in the Second World War. Following the destruction of its armed forces in the autumn of 1939, the Republic of Poland... 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 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...