History of Poland

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Published by PWN, Polish Scientific Publishers in Warszawa .

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668 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.

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Statementby Aleksander Gieysztor ... [et al. ; translation from the Polish manuscript, Krystyna Cękalska ... et al.].
ContributionsGieysztor, Aleksander.
LC ClassificationsDK4140 .H58 1979
The Physical Object
Pagination668 p., 10 fold. leaves of plates
Number of Pages668
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4492365M
ISBN 108301003928
ISBN 109788301003920
LC Control Number79322250
OCLC/WorldCa421693733, 251828647, 5324570

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Books based on 42 votes: God's Playground: A History of Poland, Vol. 2: to the Present by Norman Davies, White Eagle, Red Star: The Polish-Sovie Home My Books.

This book’s author, while born and raised in the West, is a descendent of a very prominent family of Polish nobility. His account of Poland’s history comes from an objective mind, but also from a heart filled with the love and concern for the land of his forefathers/5(88).

His family originates from Poland, which his parents fled when it was invaded by Germany and Russia in A historian with a singular command of languages, he has authored over a dozen books, including Warsaw Lenin's Failed Conquest of Europe and the bestselling History of Poland book Cited by: It is the most up-to-date history of Poland ski, an expert on the history of Poland, provides an overview of Poland today, its geographic, economic and political realities, a 5/5(1).

Poland: A History. Adam Zamoyski first wrote his history of Poland two years before the collapse of the Soviet Union.

This substantially revised and updated edition sets the Soviet era in the context of the rise, fall and remarkable rebirth of an indomitable nation.4/5. "This book is much more than an account for the disgraceful sellout of Poland to the Soviet Union by the west and the brutal imposition of a Soviet puppet state.

It is nothing less than a one-volume history of Poland from The Top 10 Books about Poland During World War II 1. No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, –, by Norman Davies.

Katyn: A Crime Without Punishment, edited by Anna M. Cienciala, Natalia S. Rediscovering a Hidden Archive From History of Poland book Warsaw Ghetto, Author: Newsweek Staff. One of classic books about Polish history is "God's Playground" by Norman Davies.

As it's of English author, it should be easily reachable in English. It was published in so you'd rather find other position for modern history, let's say +.

This book outlines Poland's turbulent and complex history, from its medieval Christian origins to the reassertion of that Christian and European heritage after forty-five years of communism. It describes Poland's transformation sinceand explains how Poland navigated its way into a new Commonwealth of Nations in the European by: The Romans never conquered Poland: a source of pride to its first native chronicler, Bishop Vincent of Krako´w, writing aroundbut a nuisance to the modern historian.

Since Rome neither subjugated, nor abandoned Poland, there is no widely recognizable Year One from which to launch a historical survey. The year AD. An inseparable part of western civilization, Poland's intricate history extends from ancient tribes, Catholic baptism, rule of kings, cultural prosperity, expansionism and becoming one of the largest European powers to its collapse and partitions, World War I, World War II.

In History of Poland, Kanski offers readers key information on the background, biography and legacies of significant figures. The book also contains information regarding key historical and military events and explore how individuals helped to shape the outcome of these conflicts.

The story about the kingdom was well known for centuries, but it doesn't appear in history books at school. Officially, the story of Poland starts inwith Mieszko I and his tribe called Polanie. Regarding the history of Poland, authors usually start with stories about tribes that lived in the area, but later they explain that the first Author: Ancient-Origins.

Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Boxid_2 CH Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City Cambridge [u.a.]Pages: The modern history of Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Belarus cannot be understood without an understanding of the legacy of the Polish-Lithuanian union.

This volume is the first detailed study of the making of that union ever published in English. "By any measure Jerzy Lukowski and Hubert Zawadzki's Concise History of Poland is the best one-volume history of Poland available. In just under three hundred pages, the authors portray a Poland whose history is constantly being negotiated.".Reviews: 1.

To learn about Poland past and present, check out some of these books and films. (And see our similar lists for elsewhere in Europe.) Books. Bury Me Standing (Isabel Fonseca, ). A literary delve into the world of Eastern European Roma (Gypsies).

Central Europe: Enemies, Neighbors, Friends (Lonnie R. Johnson, ). The best historical. Poland only sporadically makes the headlines of the Anglo-Saxon world, and its history remains comparatively unknown. It has suffered the dubious distinction of being wiped off the political map into be resurrected after the First World War, to suffer seeming annihilation during the Second World War, reduction to satellite status of the Soviet Union afteronly to emerge during the 3/5(1).

James Michener's book 'Poland' (claiming that Poland should have rightfully conquered Prussia), is also one of those myths perpetuating fictions.

Michener, a fiction travel writer gentlemen, was taken in by his charming hosts, during the Communist Polish government, while writing his by: Poland's history as a state began near the middle of the 10th century. By the midth century, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth ruled a vast tract of land in Central and Eastern Europe.

During the 18th century, internal disorders weakened the nation, and in a series of agreements between andRussia, Prussia, and Austria. Explore our list of Poland - History Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership.

Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. In the preface of his new book, however, Zamoyski argues that, due to Poland's rapid advances sinceits history must now be viewed in a more positive light.

The Cambridge History of Poland, 2 vols., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (–), (to ). New York: Octagon Books, online edition vol 1 toold fashioned but highly detailed Davies, Norman. God's Playground. A History of Poland. Vol. 2: to the Present. Oxford: Oxford University Press, / ISBN Adam Zamoyski demonstrates the continuity underlying the apparently discontinuous history of the Polish people, and reveals much in Poland’s past that must be grasped for any understanding of what is happening in the country today – in parliamentary politics from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries, in the religious issues that have.

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Reading a few books was helpful because Polish history was pretty unfamiliar to me and I remembered more with repetition. Poland: A History, by Adam Zamoyski A Traveller’s History of Poland, by John Radzilowski (actually quite a good book with nice maps) We had a third book that was something like “a year history of Poland.”.

The Collected Poems, Zbigniew Herbert (coming in November from Atlantic Books) Not only Poland's finest poet but also one of the best of the 20th century - he died in   Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

CONCISE HISTORY OF POLAND by JERZY LUKOWSKI, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS edition, in Undetermined - 2ND by: Poland is a monumental effort, a magnificent guide to a better understanding of the country's tribulations."--Chicago Tribune "Stunning an unmatched overview of Polish history The families themselves come very much alive, and through them, Poland itself."--USA Today "A titanic documentary novel."--The Wall Street Journal /5(19).

This small book is like having quick reference about Poland in a pocket from a native young Pole, who tells the story of the country in a fabulous manner. Amazing allegory, humour, lightness of sentences and helpful insight from the author reads very well.

I recommend the book simply for its quality. Addeddate Bookplateleaf Call number Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II External-identifier urn:oclc:recordPages: This history provides an understanding of Poland's complex history from its origins in the Middle Ages through to the end of the 20th century.

The map below traces the history of Poland’s borders from right through to the present day. Watch as the borders shrink from their peak during the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth to the partitions of Poland at the end of the 18th century to the massive shift west during the 20th.

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History of Poland. Many books have been written on the history of Poland, this great nation known as Polska, and the articles on this website can only ever be a summary of what I learn from others who have taken the time and effort to research the past years of Poland. Poland is a major European country with over 38 million inhabitants and a land area comparable to Spain.

It has played a major role in European history, but its subjugation by foreign powers in the nineteenth century and during the Cold War eclipsed Poland in the minds of many in Western Europe and the United States.

This book outlines Poland's turbulent and complex history, from its medieval Christian origins to the reassertion of that Christian and European heritage after forty-five years of communism. It describes Poland's transformation sinceand explains how Poland navigated its way into a new Commonwealth of Nations in the European Union.

A History of Poland by Halecki Oscar. You Searched For: Author/Artist etc.: halecki oscar, Title: a history of poland. Professor Oscar Halecki's A History of Poland became the classic book on the subject because of its brilliant synthesis and interpretation of Polish history.

The work covers the entire range of Polish history: the. Poland and Lithuania have been linked together in this history because for years (from the end of the 14th century to the end of the 18th) they were united - at first by a personal union under the king, and then by a full political Size: KB.

Warsaw Poland's modern capital, with an appealing urban tempo, a reconstructed Old Town, and good museums. Gdańsk Historic Hanseatic trading city, with a cancan of marvelous facades and the shipyard where the Solidarity trade union challenged the communists in Pomerania The Teutonic Knights' gigantic, Gothic Malbork.

The History of Poland is the history of rather different territories during the past millennium. At one time, in the 16th century, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was the second largest state in Europe, after other times there was no separate Polish state at all. Poland got back its independence inafter more than a century of rule by nearby empires, but its borders shifted.Partitions of Poland, three territorial divisions of Poland (,), perpetrated by Russia, Prussia, and Austria, by which Poland’s size was progressively reduced until, after the final partition, the state of Poland ceased to exist.

Learn more about the Partitions of Poland in this article.Heart of Europe The Past in Poland's Present Norman Davies. One of the classic texts of European historical and political analysis; Norman Davies is a high profile trade author, whose books have captured the reading public's interest and imagination.

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