A Concise History of Poland


Author: Jerzy Lukowski,Hubert Zawadzki
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521559171
Category: History
Page: 317
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A brief, illustrated introduction to Polish history, from medieval times to the present day.

A Concise History of Germany


Author: Mary Fulbrook
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521540711
Category: History
Page: 277
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Examines the social, political, and cultural changes in Germany from the early middle ages to the present.

A Concise History of Hungary


Author: Miklós Molnár
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521667364
Category: History
Page: 370
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A comprehensive history of the land, people, society, culture and economy of Hungary.

A Concise History of Greece


Author: Richard Clogg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521004794
Category: History
Page: 291
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Now reissued in a second, updated edition, this book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the history of modern Greece, from the first stirrings of the national movement in the late eighteenth century to the present day. It is designed to provide a basic introduction for general and academic readers with little or no prior knowledge of the subject, and supersedes Professor Clogg's A Short History of Modern Greece which became a classic following its initial publication in 1979. This wholly new book, first published in 1992, was conceived afresh for a broad readership.

A Concise History of Russia


Author: Paul Bushkovitch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139504444
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Accessible to students, tourists and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Soviet era, providing new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary past. The book traces not only the political history of Russia, but also developments in its literature, art and science. Bushkovitch describes well-known cultural figures, such as Chekhov, Tolstoy and Mendeleev, in their institutional and historical contexts. Though the 1917 revolution, the resulting Soviet system and the Cold War were a crucial part of Russian and world history, Bushkovitch presents earlier developments as more than just a prelude to Bolshevik power.

A Concise History of the Baltic States


Author: Andrejs Plakans
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521833728
Category: History
Page: 472
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An integrated history of three Baltic peoples - Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians - from their origins as tribal societies to separate nations.

A Concise History of Spain


Author: William D. Phillips, Jr,Carla Rahn Phillips
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521607213
Category: History
Page: 345
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Engaging history of the rich cultural, social and political life of Spain from prehistoric times to the present.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Beyond the Uprising

A Polish Girl's Journey
Author: Cynthia Grant Bowman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469103699
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 187
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Cynthia Grant Bowman is a professor of law at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York. She met the subject of this biography, Maria Chudzinski, while teaching at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, where Maria worked in the international section of the law library. Maria was born in Poland before the German invasion and the Second World War and joined the underground resistance, or Home Army, as a teenager. She fought during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising and was taken prisoner by the Germans when the city fell. In 1945 Maria moved to England, where she was a member of the Polish Air Force, ultimately settling in Chicago in 1952. She has been very active in the Polish-American community in Chicago since that time. Intrigued by Marias past, Professor Bowman asked her to tell her story. This book is the result.

Region und Identität

Schlesien und das Reich im späten Mittelalter
Author: Andreas Rüther
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nationalism
Page: 346
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The Fiction of Tadeusz Konwicki

Coming to Terms with Post-war Polish History and Politics
Author: Katarzyna Anna Zechenter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 297
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This book examines, for the first time in English, the literary work of Tadeusz Konwicki, one of the most popular and widely translated twentieth-century Polish writers whose prose reflects post-war Polish history, politics, and Sovietisation. In portraying the impact of these changes on people in general and on the intelligentsia in particular, Konwicki recreated the complex Polish-Jewish-Belorussian-Lithuanian world that disappeared by 1945 but survived in the collective memory of the Polish people.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
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