The History of Poland Since 1863

The History of Poland Since 1863

Author: Roy Francis Leslie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521275016

Category: History

Page: 522

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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, inadequate agrarian reforms and sluggish industrial development sustained by foreign capital. It traces the history through to independence and then to the transformation of the country in the last thirty years. Although many of the problems of the past have now disappeared, industrialisation, the structure of peasant agriculture, and political association with the Soviet Union present the Polish People's Republic with difficulties that have yet to be resolved. Substantial achievements in an ethnically homogeneous state must be set against substantial discontents. This history provides the English-speaking reader with a scholarly synthesis based mainly on literature in Polish and other East European languages. It will be essential reading for historians of Eastern Europe and for those interested in modern Polish society.

The History of Poland, 2nd Edition

The History of Poland, 2nd Edition

Author: M. B. B. Biskupski

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440862267

Category: History

Page: 288

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This book is an engaging explanation of the complicated history of Poland, one of the least well-known countries in Europe. • Includes a timeline of significant events in the history of Poland provides students with an at-a-glance overview of Poland's history • Offers an appendix of Notable People in the History of Poland provides readers with short biographies of those who have made important contributions to the country • Provides photos and maps provide additional context for the historical narrative • Presents an annotated bibliography provides readers with resources for further study

A History of Polish Christianity

A History of Polish Christianity

Author: Jerzy Kloczowski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521364299

Category: History

Page: 432

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This is a single-volume history of Christianity in Poland, a subject at the core of religious history and European secular history alike. The book covers the development of Polish Christianity from the tenth century to the year 2000, placing it in the broader context of East-Central European political, social, religious and cultural history. Jewish-Christian relations, and the problematic religious history of the Jews in the region, play an important part in the story, and there are pervasive references to countries historically linked to Poland, such as Lithuania, Belarus and the Ukraine. Jerzy Kloczowski shows how the history of Poland, and Polish Christianity, are embedded in the complex systems of relations with other countries and religious denominations. A History of Polish Christianity should be read by anyone interested in the confrontation between Christianity and the totalitarian systems of the twentieth century, and in the interplay between Eastern and Western Christianity.

A History of Poland

A History of Poland

Author: Anita Prazmowska

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780230344129

Category: History

Page: 264

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Anita Prazmowska provides a wide-ranging survey of Poland's history; from early settlements, through the establishment of the Kingdom of Poland, to the present day modern state. This expanded second edition has been revised throughout in the light of the latest research, and brings the story right up to date. A new Bibliography also features.

God's Playground A History of Poland

God's Playground A History of Poland

Author: Norman Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199253404

Category: History

Page: 628

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The most comprehensive survey of Polish history available in English, 'God''s Playground' demonstrates Poland's importance in European history from medieval times to the present. Abandoning the traditional nationalist approach to Polish history, Norman Davies instead stresses the country''s rich multinational heritage and places the development of the Jewish German, Ukrainian, and Lithuanian communities firmly within the Polish context. Davies emphasizes the cultural history of Poland through a presentation of extensive poetical, literary, and documentary texts in English translation. In each volume, chronological chapters of political narrative are interspersed with essays on religious, social, economic, constitutional, philosophical, and diplomatic themes. This new edition has been revised and fully updated with two new chapters to bring the story to the end of the twentieth century.

The Jews in Poland and Russia

The Jews in Poland and Russia

Author: Antony Polonsky

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781789627824

Category: History

Page: 1041

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A comprehensive socio-political, economic, and religious history - an important story whose relevance extends beyond the Jewish world or the bounds of east-central Europe.

The Western Heritage: Since 1648

The Western Heritage: Since 1648

Author: Donald Kagan

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: PSU:000022180681

Category: Civilización occidental

Page: 790

View: 705

"Volume I: to 1740" A core text for introductory-level survey courses in Western Civilization and European History and Civilization. Written by leading scholars in the field, this authoritative text presents an engaging and balanced narrative of the central developments in Western history. Seamlessly integrating coverage of social, cultural and political history, this text is presented in a flexible chronological organization. The new Ninth Edition provides updated scholarship, expanded coverage of cultural history, the ancient Near East, late antiquity, imperialism, and the Holocaust.