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Historical Dictionary Of Poland 1945 1996

Author : Piotr Wróbel
ISBN : 9781135926946
Genre : History
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Located between the former Soviet Union and eastern Germany, Poland has the potential to become a political and economic bridge between the East and West. It is crucial to European security and stabilization; yet the list of reference books on recent Polish history is very short. This book fills that gap, providing information on Polish political, economic, and cultural history since 1945.

Historical Dictionary Of Poland 966 1945

Author : Jerzy Jan Lerski
ISBN : 0313260079
Genre : History
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The first authoritative comprehensive historical dictionary of Poland in English, this volume is destined to become the standard work.

Russia And Eastern Europe

Author : Helen F. Sullivan
ISBN : 1563087367
Genre : History
File Size : 67. 74 MB
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This timely guide focuses on books that deal with the major historical occurrences that have impacted Russia and Eastern Europe, including the transition from Socialism to market economics, the civil war in the Yugoslav peninsula, and the Holocaust, featuring annotations of works representative of the time and culture. Titles are arranged by country of origin and subject area. An excellent resource for academic librarians, scholars, students, and anyone interested in the region.

Eastern Europe

Author : Richard C. Frucht
ISBN : 9781576078006
Genre : Balkan Peninsula
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A contemporary analysis of the people, cultures, and society within the regions that make up Eastern Europe. * Discusses the geography, history, political development, and economy of nations such as Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Albania, and many others * Includes historical profiles of significant people such as Konstantin P�ts and Lydia Koidula, cultural events such as the Song Festival, and key events such as the sinking of the ferry Estonia * Presents maps of the entire region and each of the 16 countries, including Latvia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and Greece * Includes discussions of Eastern European languages

The Origins Of Modern Polish Democracy

Author : M. B. B. Biskupski
ISBN : 9780821443095
Genre : History
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The Origins of Modern Polish Democracy is a series of closely integrated essays that traces the idea of democracy in Polish thought and practice. It begins with the transformative events of the mid-nineteenth century, which witnessed revolutionary developments in the socioeconomic and demographic structure of Poland, and continues through changes that marked the postcommunist era of free Poland. The idea of democracy survived in Poland through long periods of foreign occupation, the trials of two world wars, and years of Communist subjugation. Whether in Poland itself or among exiles, Polish speculation about the creation of a liberal-democratic Poland has been central to modern Polish political thought. This volume is unique in that is traces the evolution of the idea of democracy, both during the periods when Poland was an independent country—1918-1939—and during the periods of foreign occupation before 1918 through World War II and the Communist era. For those periods when Poland was not free, the volume discusses how the idea of democracy evolved among exile and underground Polish circles. This important work is the only single-volume English-language history of modern Polish democratic thought and parliamentary systems and represents the latest scholarly research by leading specialists from Europe and North America.

Polish Film And The Holocaust

Author : Marek Haltof
ISBN : 9780857453570
Genre : Performing Arts
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During World War II Poland lost more than six million people, including about three million Polish Jews who perished in the ghettos and extermination camps built by Nazi Germany in occupied Polish territories. This book is the first to address the representation of the Holocaust in Polish film and does so through a detailed treatment of several films, which the author frames in relation to the political, ideological, and cultural contexts of the times in which they were created. Following the chronological development of Polish Holocaust films, the book begins with two early classics: Wanda Jakubowska's The Last Stage (1948) and Aleksander Ford's Border Street (1949), and next explores the Polish School period, represented by Andrzej Wajda's A Generation (1955) and Andrzej Munk's The Passenger (1963). Between 1965 and 1980 there was an "organized silence" regarding sensitive Polish-Jewish relations resulting in only a few relevant films until the return of democracy in 1989 when an increasing number were made, among them Krzysztof Kieślowski's Decalogue 8 (1988), Andrzej Wajda's Korczak (1990), Jan Jakub Kolski's Keep Away from the Window (2000), and Roman Polański's The Pianist (2002). An important contribution to film studies, this book has wider relevance in addressing the issue of Poland's national memory.

Historical Dictionary Of Polish Cinema

Author : Marek Haltof
ISBN : 9781442244726
Genre : Performing Arts
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Through a chronology; an introductory essay; appendixes, a bibliography; and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on films, directors, actors, producers, and film institutions, a balanced picture of the richness of Polish cinema is presented.


Author : Massimo Mastrogregori
ISBN : 9783110967432
Genre : History
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Annually published since 1930, the International bibliography of Historical Sciences (IBOHS) is an international bibliography of the most important historical monographs and periodical articles published throughout the world, which deal with history from the earliest to the most recent times. The works are arranged systematically according to period, region or historical discipline, and within this classification alphabetically. The bibliography contains a geographical index and indexes of persons and authors.

Walford S Guide To Reference Material Social And Historical Sciences Philosophy And Religion

Author : Albert John Walford
ISBN : UCSC:32106015122325
Genre : Reference
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A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: philosophy and psychology; religion; social sciences, sociology, statistics, politics, economics, labour and employment; land and property, business organizations, finance and banking, and economic surveys; economic policies and controls, trade and commerce, business and management, and law; public administration, social services and welfare, education, customs and traditions; geography; biography; and history.

American Reference Books Annual 2000

Author : Bohdan S. Wynar
ISBN : 1563088371
Genre : Reference
File Size : 38. 7 MB
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Thorough and in-depth coverage of reference materials is at your fingertips with American Reference Books Annual. With nearly 1600 descriptive and evaluative entries, it continues its tradition as a comprehensive review source for reference works published or distributed in the United States. It encompasses the entire subject spectrum, covering such areas as general reference, history, education, literature, urban studies, economics and business, and science and technology. Some CD-ROMs and Canadian reference publications are covered.

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