A Concise History of Poland

Author: Jerzy Lukowski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108341455
Release Date: 2019-01-31
Genre: History

Poland is a tenacious survivor-state: it was wiped off the map in 1795, resurrected after the First World War, apparently annihilated again in the Second, and reduced to satellite status of the Soviet Union after 1945. Yet it emerged in the vanguard of resistance to the USSR in the 1980s, albeit as a much more homogeneous entity than it had been in its multi-ethnic past. This book outlines Poland's turbulent and complex history, from its medieval Christian origins to the reassertion of that Christian and European heritage after forty-five years of communism. It describes Poland's transformation since 1989, and explains how Poland navigated its way into a new Commonwealth of Nations in the European Union. Recent years have witnessed significant changes within Poland, Eastern Europe and the wider world. This new edition reflects on these changes, and examines the current issues facing a Poland which some would accuse of being out of touch with 'European values'.

Nationalising and Denationalising European Border Regions 1800 2000

Author: Hans Knippenberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401142939
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Social Science

During the last two centuries, the political map of Europe has changed considerably. More recently, there are remarkably contrasting tendencies concerning the functions and densities of borders. The borders inside the European Union lost their importance, whereas Central and Eastern Europe saw the birth of a multitude of new state borders. The long-term study of border regions, therefore, is a fascinating subject for geographers, historians, social scientists, and political scientists. The main thesis of this book is that the rise of the modern nation-state reinforced the separating function of state borders by nationalising the people on both sides of it. This process gained strength in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and was challenged in the second half of this century by processes of supra-national integration, globalisation and the revolution in communication and transport, as the case studies from different parts of Europe of this book will show. Audience: This book will be of interest to academics, researchers and practitioners in geography, history, political sciences, European studies and East-European studies.


Author: Derek Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136798641
Release Date: 2015-05-22
Genre: Reference

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Roots of Ethnic Cleansing in Europe

Author: H. Zeynep Bulutgil
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316565285
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Genre: Political Science

Using a new approach to ethnicity that underscores its relative territoriality, H. Zeynep Bulutgil brings together previously separate arguments that focus on domestic and international factors to offer a coherent theory of what causes ethnic cleansing. The author argues that domestic obstacles based on non-ethnic cleavages usually prevent ethnic cleansing whereas territorial conflict triggers this policy by undermining such obstacles. The empirical analysis combines statistical evaluation based on original data with comprehensive studies of historical cases in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Bosnia, in the 1990s. The findings demonstrate how socio-economic cleavages curb radical factions within dominant groups whereas territorial wars strengthen these factions and pave the way for ethnic cleansing. The author further explores the theoretical and empirical extensions in the context of Africa. Its theoretical novelty and broad empirical scope make this book highly valuable to scholars of comparative and international politics alike.

The European Union and the Member States

Author: Eleanor E. Zeff
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: 1588264548
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Political Science

Exploring the complex relationship between the EU and each of its members, this book covers a range of issues, from economic, social, and environmental, to security, to home and justice affairs. It offers an insightful discussion of the interplay of EU initiatives with strong national policies and traditions.


ISBN: UCSC:32106012887730
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Academic libraries

L Histoire

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016969524
Release Date: 1995
Genre: History

Forthcoming Books

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
ISBN: 00158119
Release Date: 1995

Europa und der Islam

Author: Franco Cardini
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406510965
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Civilization, Medieval

Hexenverfolgung in Bayern

Author: Wolfgang Behringer
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg
ISBN: 3486539035
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Bavaria (Germany)

Pressestimmen zur 1. und 2. Auflage: "Behringers Buch basiert auf breiter Quellengrundlage, besticht durch abwägende Interpretation, als deren Folie die internationale Diskussion erscheint. Ihm ist eine Darstellung gelungen, die zum Besten zählt, was je über das Thema geschrieben wurde - ein Standardwerk von hohem Rang, durch das Bayern zu den paradigmatischen Regionen auf der imaginären Landkarte der So-zialgeschichte werden dürfte." Bernd Roeck, Vierteljahrschriften für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Heft 75/1 (1988) "Solidly documented, cautiously argued, and lucidly written, this book will stand as a classic in the historio-graphy of witchhunts." Ronnie Pochia Hsia, The Sixteenth Century Journal, No. 19 (1988)