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A Concise History of Poland

A Concise History of Poland

2nd Edition

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Part of Cambridge Concise Histories

  • Date Published: July 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521853323

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  • The second edition of this guide to Poland has been updated to take account of the years from 1989–2005. This period marked its liberation from the Soviet Union, the birth of Poland's 'Third Republic' and, recently, its accession to the European Union in 2004. Poland's history has been marked by its resilience. Once a dominant force in central and eastern Europe and home to a remarkable experiment in consensual politics, it was excised from the map by its neighbours in 1795. Resurrected in 1918, partitioned afresh during the Second World War, it survived to become a satellite of the Soviet Union. Yet in the 1980s, it was Poland which blazed the trail in casting off communism, and was finally able to reassert its Christian heritage. With its updated bibliography and new chronology, the book is the ideal companion for all looking for a comprehensive survey of this fascinating country.

    • Clear and accessible guide to Polish history, designed for use by the student or traveller
    • Explores the little-known history of Poland from medieval times through its temporary extinction from the European map in 1795 up to the present day
    • This updated and expanded second edition includes new images and an additional chapter on Poland since 1989
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… the best short guide to Polish history currently available in English.' English Historical Review

    '… the best short guide to Polish history currently available in English.' Robert I. Frost, King's College London, Oxford Academic Journals

    '… two chapters, on the partitions era to 1918, are excellent … a judicious balance of pertinent information and lucid, thoughtful analysis.' History

    ''Jerzy Lukowski and Hubert Zawadzki's joint contribution to the Cambridge Concise Histories series was enthusiastically received by most reviewers following its initial publication in 2001 … In their contrasting styles, both authors are masters of the English language; Lukowski exhibits mordancy, Zawadzki equipoise …Authoritative and lucid, A Concise History of Poland has become by some margin the best one-volume history of Poland available in any language.' Central Europe

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521853323
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 152 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 60 b/w illus. 14 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Note on Polish pronunciation
    List of illustrations
    List of maps
    Part I. Poland to 1795:
    1. Piast Poland, ?–1385
    2. Jagiellonian Poland, 1385–1572
    3. The commonwealth of the two nations, 1572–1795
    Part II. Poland after 1795:
    4. Challenging the partitions, 1795–1864
    5. An era of transformation, 1864–1914
    6. Independence regained and lost, 1914–45
    7. Communism and the Cold War, 1945–89
    8. A new republic 1989–
    Genealogical charts of Polish rulers
    Lists of heads of state, presidents, communist party leaders, 1918–2000
    Bibliography.

  • Authors

    Jerzy Lukowski, University of Birmingham
    Jerzy Lukowski is Reader in Polish History at the University of Birmingham. His publications include The Partitions of Poland 1772, 1793, 1795 (1999) and The European Nobility in the Eighteenth Century (2003).

    Hubert Zawadzki, Abingdon School
    Hubert Zawadzki teaches history at Abingdon School. His publications include A Man of Honour: Adam Czartoryski as Statesman of Russia and Poland 1795–1831 (1993).

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