God's Playground, A History of Poland in Two Volumes

God's Playground, A History of Poland in Two Volumes

Volume I, the Origins to 1795

Book - 2005
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Columbia University Press,, [2005]
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9780231128179
Branch Call Number: 943.8 DAV
Characteristics: xxx, 457 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: History of Poland

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