A Concise History of Poland
2nd Revised edition
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Concise History of Poland by Jerzy Lukowski
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521853323
(216mm x 138mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jerzy Lukowski
Disorderly Liberty, Paperback (January 2012)
First detailed study of the history of Poland and its political development during the eighteenth century.
Concise History of Poland, Paperback (July 2006)
An updated and expanded second edition covering Polish history from medieval times to the present day.
European Nobility in the Eighteenth Century, Paperback (July 2003)» View all books by Jerzy Lukowski
Jerzy Lukowski shows the pressures and tensions, both from below and from governments, which increasingly challenged traditional ruling groups in Europe during the century before the French Revolution.
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Author Biography - Jerzy Lukowski
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 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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