God's Playground : A History of Poland: 1795 to the Present Day

Description

The most comprehensive survey of Polish history available in English, God's Playground demonstrates Poland's importance in European history from medieval times to the present. Abandoning the traditional nationalist approach to Polish history, Norman Davies instead stresses the country's rich multinational heritage and places the development of the Jewish German, Ukrainian, and Lithuanian communities firmly within the Polish context. Davies emphasizes the cultural history of Poland through a presentation of extensive poetical, literary, and documentary texts in English translation. In each volume, chronological chapters of political narrative are interspersed with essays on religious, social, economic, constitutional, philosophical, and diplomatic themes. This new edition has been revised and fully updated with two new chapters to bring the story to the end of the twentieth century.

Details

Author(s)
Norman Davies
Format
Paperback | 752 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 38.1mm | 907.18g
Publication date
01 May 2005
Publisher
Columbia University Press
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition statement
revised edition
ISBN10
0231128193
ISBN13
9780231128193
Bestsellers rank
26,426

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