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The History of Poland Since 1863


Part of Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies

  • Date Published: May 1983
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521275019

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  • This is an account of the evolution of Poland from conditions of subjection to its reconstruction in 1918, development in the years between the two World Wars, and reorganisation after 1945. It begins at a time when Poland was still suffering from the legacy of the eighteenth-century Partitions and burdened with problems of sizeable ethnic minorities, inadequate agrarian reforms and sluggish industrial development sustained by foreign capital. It traces the history through to independence and then to the transformation of the country in the last thirty years. Although many of the problems of the past have now disappeared, industrialisation, the structure of peasant agriculture, and political association with the Soviet Union present the Polish People's Republic with difficulties that have yet to be resolved. Substantial achievements in an ethnically homogeneous state must be set against substantial discontents. This history provides the English-speaking reader with a scholarly synthesis based mainly on literature in Polish and other East European languages. It will be essential reading for historians of Eastern Europe and for those interested in modern Polish society.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1983
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521275019
    • length: 512 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.777kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

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    1. Triloyalism and the national revival
    2. Poland and the crisis of 1900–7
    3. Poland on the eve of the First World War
    4. The emergence of an independent Polish state
    5. The breakdown of parliamentary government
    6. Pilsudski in power, 1926–35
    7. Poland without Pilsudski
    8. Poland in defeat, September 1939–July 1941
    9. The ill-fated alliance, August 1941–April 1943
    10. The years of Tempest, May 1943–December 1944
    11. Post-war Poland
    12. The rise and ebb of stalinism
    13. The October turning point
    14. 'The little stabilization'
    15. The decline of Gomulka
    16. Poland under Gierek
    17. Polish society, 1945–75
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  • Editor

    R. F. Leslie

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