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AuthorPrazmowska, Anita
TitlePoland : a modern history / Anita Prazmowska
ImprintLondon : I. B. Tauris, 2010
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1Poland on the Eve of the First World War30
2The First World War and the Emergence of Independent Poland61
3Independent Poland in Interwar Europe87
4The Outbreak and the Course of the second World war128
5Post-war Poland, 1945-70158
6From Gierek to Solidarity194
7Post-communist Poland225
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Bibliog.Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC #489086256Find in WorldCat
Phys. Descriptionxii, 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map ; 22 cm
ISBN9781848852730 (hbk.)
1848852738 (hbk.)
SubjectsNationalism -- Poland
Poland -- History -- 1918-1945
Poland -- History -- 1945-
Poland -- Politics and government
Polish independence following the end of World War I marked a new era for a nation which had endured centuries of foreign partition. But the spirit of Polish nationalism -- forged during this long period of external domination -- has been frequently at odds with the modernising drives of democracy and communism. How can the ideals of nationalism survive in a modern nation-state? Anita (More)
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Anita J. Prazmowska
Anita Prazmowska is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics. Her previous books include Civil War in Poland, 1942-1948, Poland and the Eastern Front, Britain and Poland 1939-1943: The Betrayed Ally and A History of Poland.
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Although oddly titled--the volume is really a history of modern Poland--this straightforward presentation of Polish history since the eve of WW I contributes a clear picture of the recent political evolution of this important east central European state. Prazmowska (London School of Economics) has written widely on Polish political and diplomatic history. Here, within(More)
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