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The Traveller's History of Poland (Traveller's History)

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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. Throughout its long and diverse history it has been a meeting place of many cultures and has given the world the poetry of Czeslaw Milosz, the music of Chopin, and the scientific discoveries of Copernicus and Marie Curie, to name but a few. John Radzilowskl vividly describes the beginnings of the country, first fragmented then reborn to overcome the aggression of the Teutonic Knights and its greedy neighbors. Poland enjoyed a Golden Age In the fifteen and sixteenth centuries but a gradual decline then led to a loss of autonomy. Since the horrors of the Second World War and Soviet control, Poland has gradually regained its rightful place in Europe, joining NATO In 1989 and the EU in 2004, and is playing a new role on the European and international stage.

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For students and travelers to the country, Radzilowski provides a general history of Poland, from its early pre-Slavic origins to 2005. He describes its people, places, key figures and events, and incorporates historical maps and b&w illustrations throughout the text. Radzilowski is a historian who has written several books on Polish themes. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Radzilowski vividly describes the beginnings of the country, first fragmented then reborn to overcome the aggression of the Teutonic Knights and its greedy neighbors, concluding with Poland's rising role within the greater European Union.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566566551
Author:
Radzilowski, John
Publisher:
Interlink Books
Illustrator:
Geissler, Peter
Editor:
Judd, Denis
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Poland
Subject:
History
Subject:
Poland
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe - Eastern
Subject:
Poland History.
Subject:
World History-Eastern Europe
Edition Description:
American
Series:
Traveller's History of Poland
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
7.81x5.06x.74 in. .80 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Europe » Eastern Europe » Poland
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