God's Playground A History of Poland

Volume II: 1795 to the Present

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Author: Norman Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199253401

Category: History

Page: 616

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This new edition of Norman Davies's classic study of the history of Poland has been revised and fully updated with two new chapters to bring the story to the end of the twentieth century. The author adopts a sceptical stance towards all existing interpretations of Polish history and attempts to bring a strong dose of common sense to his theme. He presents the most comprehensive survey in English of this frequently maligned and usually misunderstood country.

The Transformation of Property Regimes and Transitional Justice in Central Eastern Europe

In Search of a Theory

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Author: Liviu Damsa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331948530X

Category: Law

Page: 311

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This volume examines the property transformations in post-communist Central Eastern Europe (CEE) and focuses on the role of restitution and privatisation in such transformations. It argues that the theorisation of ‘restitution’ in post-communist CEE is incomplete in the transitional justice scholarship and in the literature on correction of historical wrongs. The book also argues that, for a more complete theorisation of (post-communist) restitution, the transformations of property in post-communist societies ought to be studied in a more holistic way. The main legal vehicles used for such transformations, privatisation and restitution, should not be studied separately and in abstract, but in their reciprocal relationship, and in connection to the dimension of justice which each could achieve. Finally, the book integrates ‘privatisation’ in a theory of post-communist transformation of property.

The Exile Mission

The Polish Political Diaspora and Polish Americans, 1939-1956

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Author: Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821415263

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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"As the excitement of the first DP [Displaced persons] transports arriving in America subsided, Polish Americans and refugee Poles faced another challenge: that of learning how to live together within the same ethnic community. Despite hopes and expectations to the contray, everyday experience soon revealed that the groups differed in many important aspects."--Page 147.

European Dictatorships 1918–1945

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Author: Stephen J. Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317294211

Category: History

Page: 494

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European Dictatorships 1918–1945 surveys the extraordinary circumstances leading to, and arising from, the transformation of over half of Europe’s states to dictatorships between the first and the second world wars. From the notorious dictatorships of Mussolini, Hitler and Stalin to less well-known states and leaders, Stephen J. Lee scrutinizes the experiences of Russia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Central and Eastern European states. This fourth edition has been fully revised and updated throughout. New material for this edition includes: the most recent research on individual dictatorships a new chapter on the experiences of Europe’s democracies at the hands of Germany, Italy and Russia an expanded chapter on Spain a new section on dictatorships beyond Europe, exploring the European and indigenous roots of dictatorships in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Extensively illustrated with images, maps, tables and a comparative timeline, and supported by a companion website providing further resources for study (www.routledge.com/cw/lee), European Dictatorships 1918–1945 is a clear, detailed and highly accessible analysis of the tumultuous events of early twentieth-century Europe.

British Entrepreneurship in Poland

A Case Study of Bradford Mills at Marki near Warsaw, 1883-1939

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Author: Sarah Dietz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317172035

Category: History

Page: 318

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Drawing upon an impressive range of international sources, this book explores the late-nineteenth century partnership between Bradford worsted manufacturers the Briggs brothers and the German merchant Ernst Posselt, and their subsequent foreign direct investment in a modern factory and workers’ community at Marki, near Warsaw in Poland. Protectionism and increasing foreign competition are discussed, among many complex economic pressures on British industry, as likely catalysts for this enterprise and the general historiography of the Polish lands is explored to reveal a climate of extraordinary opportunity for well-capitalised foreign industrialists in this period. British, Polish and German press and archival documents, as well as Russian police and factory inspectors’ reports reveal the everyday experience of Polish factory workers and British consular correspondence provides fascinating insight into the machinations of the entrepreneurs and Warsaw’s cosmopolitan business community. Through the development and domination of market and raw materials sources, this venture is shown to have monopolised worsted manufacture in the Russian Empire, using state of the art technology to create, and modern marketing techniques to promote, its product range and evolving image. Marki was described in 1886 as ’a second edition of Saltaire’ and latterly as ’the Polish Bournville or Port Sunlight’, thus aspects of British and Polish social history are compared to assess the efficacy of introducing the model-community concept, in combination with a radical employment policy, to less industrially-developed Poland. The experiences of an expatriate community of skilled Yorkshire foremen and their instrumentality in diffusing British industrial technology throughout the Russian Empire are described. Against a backdrop of political instability and social upheaval, which dramatically impacted on business behaviour after 1905 and particularly during the interwar period of

Im Herzen Europas

Geschichte Polens

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Author: Norman Davies

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406467097

Category: Poland

Page: 505

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Slavic Review

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

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Coverage of Russian, Eurasian and East European issues.

Centropa

A Journal of Central European Architecture and Related Arts

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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1812

Napoleons Feldzug in Russland

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Author: Adam Zamoyski

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406631711

Category: History

Page: 720

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Napoleons Feldzug in Rußland war das vielleicht größte militärische Desaster aller Zeiten und eine menschliche Tragödie von beispiellosen Ausmaßen das erste historische Beispiel eines totalen Krieges. Adam Zamoyski hat mit 1812 das meisterhafte Epos über die Hybris eines Eroberers, den Wahnsinn des Krieges und einen der dramatischsten Wendepunkte der Weltgeschichte geschrieben. Das Ergebnis ist ein unvergeßliches Buch, das Geschichte so hautnah erzählt, wie es nur wenigen Autoren gelingt. "Ich konnte nicht schlafen, nachdem ich 1812 gelesen hatte. Eine der überwältigendsten Geschichten, die je erzählt wurden." Christopher Woodward "So brillant geschrieben, dass es unmöglich ist, das Buch aus der Hand zu legen& Ein Meistererzähler am Werk." Michael Burleigh "Mitreißend& Zamoyskis Darstellung des Feldzugs von 1812 ist ein Musterbeispiel an Eleganz und Klarheit." T. J. Binyon "Ein absolut bewundernswertes Buch." Antony Beevor

Verschwundene Reiche

Die Geschichte des vergessenen Europa

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Author: Norman Davies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783806231168

Category:

Page: 958

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Foreign Affairs

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Author: Archibald Cary Coolidge,Hamilton Fish Armstrong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International relations

Page: N.A

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No. 3 of each year (1979- ) has distinctive title: America and the world.

New Horizon

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Polish Americans

Page: N.A

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Geschichte der Juden im östlichen Europa 1772–1881

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Author: Israel Bartal

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647363820

Category: History

Page: 223

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In der Zeit zwischen 1772 bis 1881 lebte die Mehrheit der Juden, verteilt auf hunderte von kleinen Städten und Dörfern, in dem Gebiet zwischen der Ostsee und dem Schwarzen Meer. Mit dem Aufkommen des Spätabsolutismus begann eine Epoche tiefgehender Transformation. Sie führte zur Auflösung der traditionellen jüdischen Autonomie und einer forcierten Integration in die nichtjüdische Umwelt, verbunden mit einer Erweckung eines nationalen jüdischen Selbstverständnisses. Diese Phase endet mit den Ausbrüchen russischer Pogrome und einer antisemitisch geprägten Gesetzgebung im Zarenreich.Israel Bartal untersucht diese Transformation einer traditionalen Gemeinschaft nach und entdeckt in ihr die Ursprünge der jüdischen Moderne.

A Baltic league as a construct of the new Europe

envisioning a Baltic region and small state sovereignty in the aftermath of the First World War

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Author: Marko Lehti

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 550

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The emergence of the idea of Baltic Sea unity and of Baltic cooperation seem to be the issues which unify the two big epoch-making periods, the end of the First World War and the end of the Cold War. In both periods, the Baltic Sea connection has been seen to offer a coordinate for remapping the location of the eastern Baltic nations, the Estonians and Latvians, in particular. Why has the Baltic Sea area played so important a role as a construct of the new Europe? This is the question examined in this study, which focuses on the period after the First World War when the disintegration of European multinational empires meant a shift in the international system from the hegemony of a few great powers to the heterogeneity of small states. As a part of this process, the concepts of sovereignty and national self-determination were redefined by the small states themselves so that they would manage to find their place in the world of the great powers. One expression of this transition period was a lively Baltic cooperation, which attained an exceptional pitch of intensity in the Europe of its time.