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Beyond the Trenches – The Social and Cultural Impact of the Great War

by Agata G. Handley, Piotr Zawilski & Elzbieta Katarzyna Dzikowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 10, 2017)

This collection of articles is the outcome of extensive investigations into archival materials, concerning the involvement of various nations in the Great War. The authors analyse the wartime experiences of...


Hero, Conspiracy, and Death: The Jewish Lectures

by Maria Janion Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 23, 2014)

With Hero, Conspiracy and Death: The Jewish Lectures, the author has written a book of sweeping significance for readers interested in Polish history, Jewish history, and the Holocaust in which she asks troubling...


Birth of the Intelligentsia – 1750–1831

by Maciej Janowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

The three-part work provides a first synthetic account of the history of the Polish intelligentsia from the days of its formation to World War I. Part one (1750–1831) traces the formation of the intelligentsia...


Sous les pavés … The Troubles

by Chris Reynolds Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 15, 2014)

Recent studies on the impact of 1968 have focussed on transnational perspectives. The scope and nature of the rebellions go far beyond the stereotypical frameworks that have dominated traditional representations....


Between State and Church

by Wojciech Kriegseisen, Bartosz Wójcik & Alex Shannon Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 11, 2015)

The different theoretical notions and practices of the relations between the state and religious communities in early modern Europe constitute one of the most interesting problems in historiography. Moving away...


Allies or Enemies

by Patrycia Jakobczyk-Adamczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

Spanish-British relations changed during the first three decades of the 19th century. Both states emerged victorious from the Napoleonic wars and were united by the alliance, but their respective strength was...


Chauvinism, Polish Style

by Grzegorz Krzywiec & Jaroslaw Garlinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2016)

The book addresses the genesis of Polish integral nationalism and the role of Roman Dmowski as a co-founder of this phenomenon in the development of Polish political thought at the fin-de-siècle. Based on extensive...


At the Crossroads: 1865–1918

by Magdalena Micinska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

The three-part work provides a first synthetic account of the history of the Polish intelligentsia from the days of its formation to World War I. The third part deals with the period between 1865 and 1918. It...


The Vicious Circle 1832–1864

by Jerzy Jedlicki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

The three-part work provides a first synthetic account of the history of the Polish intelligentsia from the days of its formation to World War I. Part two (1832-1864) analyses the growing importance of the intelligentsia...


Studies on Socialist Realism

by Bartlomiej Starnawski, Anna Artwinska & Grzegorz Wolowiec Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2016)

This anthology presents a selection of texts on Polish socialist realist literature, written from the early 1980s to date. They depict a comprehensive picture of this literary phenomenon: starting from its holistic...


Totalitarian Speech

by Michal Glowinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 28, 2014)

Totalitarian Speech brings together a range of texts on totalitarian manipulations of language. The author analyzes various phenomena, from the hateful rhetoric of Nazi Germany to the obfuscating newspeak of...


Classroom Struggle

by Marcelo Caruso Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

During the institutionalization of mass schooling in the 19th century, teaching large groups of children became both a necessity and a matter of regulation. For officials and inspectors the systematization of...


European Solidarity with Chile- 1970s – 1980s

by Kim Christiaens, Idesbald Goddeeris & Magaly Rodriguez Garcia Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

The overthrow of the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende and the coming to power of a military regime led by Augusto Pinochet on 11 September 1973 drew worldwide attention towards Chile. The...


History of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

by Urszula Augustyniak & Iwo Hryniewicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 30, 2015)

The book presents an outline of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from the 16th to the 18th century and offers a view of the realities of political life, organization of the judiciary, the economy, coexistence...


Arrested Mourning

by Zofia Woycicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 10, 2014)

«Analyzing the earliest debates over the memory of Nazi camps, the author makes an important contribution to the study of their origin, reducing the existing asymmetry in our knowledge on the relevant phenomena...


The Past in the Present

by Robert Traba Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 23, 2014)

What do we remember from our national past and why? What are the dangers of history being (mis-)appropriated by politicians? Past in the Present provides a critical analysis of recent disputes over Polish historiography....


Veterans, Victims, and Memory

by Joanna Wawrzyniak & Simon Lewis Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 11, 2015)

In the vast literature on how the Second World War has been remembered in Europe, research into what happened in communist Poland, a country most affected by the war, is surprisingly scarce. The long gestation...


Memory as Burden and Liberation

by Anna Wolff-Poweska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 02, 2014)

This book examines both the obvious and less obvious ways in which Germans struggle with their Nazi past. It embraces only a small part of a complex problem, which is impossible for an individual author to grasp...


Water, Towns and People

by Urszula Sowina & Justyna Woldanska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 18, 2015)

The book describes the functions of water in Polish towns from the late Middle Ages to the beginning of the Early-Modern Era against a wide European background. It presents the issue of water supply in the context...


Copernicus: Platonist Astronomer-Philosopher

by Matjaz Vesel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2014)

In 1543, Copernicus publicly defended geokinetic and heliocentric universe. This book examines why and how he became a Copernican and what his affirmation of heliocentrism means in the context of the Scientific...


A Degenerate World

by Jerzy Jedlicki, Tristan Korecki & Elena Rozbicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2016)

Modernism and pessimism seem to go hand in hand. What are the sources of the historical pessimism we see in the legions of writers and thinkers over the past three centuries who saw modern civilization as degenerate...


Prostitution

by Frank Jacob Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 01, 2016)

Prostitution ist scheinbar genauso alt wie die Menschheit selbst und gilt nicht von ungefähr als das «älteste Gewerbe» überhaupt. Dieser Band versteht sich als interdisziplinäre, chronologisch sowie global...


Five Partings of Way in World History

by Gottfried Schramm Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2014)

This comparative analysis argues that there were four or, more likely, five major turning points of world history, whose lasting effects are being felt to this day. These turning points show striking resemblances...


Italians in Early Modern Poland

by Wojciech Tygielski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

The book provides a panorama of Italian migrants’ activities in Polish economy, political life and, above all, culture. The motivations of Italians who decided to travel to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth...


Evoking Polish Memory

by Anna Witeska-Mlynarczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2014)

The book offers an interdisciplinary but very grounded look at the question of memory politics in contemporary Poland. It describes the conflicting ways in which two groups of people – the former anti-communist...


Antisemitism in an Era of Transition

by François Guesnet & Gwen Jones Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 14, 2014)

The post-Communist transition in Eastern Central Europe has brought about democratic reform, liberalized economies and accession to the European Union, but also the emergence of political movements that revert...


Collected Essays on War, Holocaust and the Crisis of Communism

by Jan Tomasz Gross Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

The author undertakes an intellectual journey into the hidden past of the Polish history after 1939. He deals with Holocaust, collaboration, totalitarian rule, crisis of communism in Eastern Europe as well as...


Germans in Tonga

by James Bade Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 11, 2014)

Germans in Tonga is the culmination of an eight-year research project in which the author and his team of researchers gathered biographical material on Germans in Tonga. There are four main sources: the British...


Eastern Europe: Continuity and Change (1987–1995)

by Irena Grudzinska-Gross & Andrzej W. Tymowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 19, 2014)

The book consists of articles from East European Politics and Societies, a journal published in the United States that first appeared in 1987. This selection is composed of papers written by the journal’s...


Describing Who?

by Joanna Auron-Gorska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

«Describing Who?» reveals the significance of photographs taken in contemporary Poland by professional American, French and Israeli Jewish photographers. Writing critically from the vantage point of her Polish...


Visions of Europe

by Gail K. Hart & Anke S. Biendarra Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 14, 2014)

How do we as scholars envision Europe? Participants in a two-day research symposium bring a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary responses to this complex question. Distinguished US scholars address...


Elites and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe (1848–1918)

by Judit Pál & Vlad Popovici Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 23, 2014)

The volume deals with the evolution and metamorphoses of the political elite in the Habsburg lands and the neighbouring countries during the long 19th century. It comprises fourteen studies, compiled by both...


Socialist Countries Face the European Community

by Suvi Kansikas Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 01, 2014)

In the early 1970s, the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) began to revise its trade policy towards the outside world. It needed to counter the European Community’s bid to implement its Common Commercial...


Barbarian Europe

by Karol MODZELEWSKI, Ewa Macura & Elena Rozbicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

European culture has been greatly influenced by the Christian Church and Greek and Roman culture. However, the peoples of Europe’s remote past, whom the Greeks, Romans, and their medieval heirs called the...


The Second World War and the Baltic States

by Olaf Mertelsmann, Kaarel Piirimäe & James S. Corum Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 25, 2014)

This volume places the history of the Second World War and the Baltic states into a multidisciplinary and international perspective. It includes contributions from the fields of diplomacy, strategy, military...


Beyond the Classroom

by Anna Larsson & Björn Norlin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

The research on educational history has traditionally focused on its institutional, political and pedagogical aspects, more or less habitually analyzing schooling as a top-down, adult-controlled phenomenon....


Their Childhood and the Holocaust

by Justyna Kowalska-Leder & Richard J. Reisner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 31, 2015)

Children have a specific perception of the Holocaust: it did not destroy their earlier world view, but became the field of first experiences. This book focuses on the traumatic dimension of the Holocaust and...


Scotland 2014 and Beyond – Coming of Age and Loss of Innocence?

by Klaus Peter Müller Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 09, 2015)

This book examines Scotland from a great variety of international and disciplinary perspectives, offering viewpoints from ordinary citizens as well as experts in culture, history, literature, sociology, politics,...


The Maidan Uprising, Separatism and Foreign Intervention

by Klaus Bachmann & Igor Lyubashenko Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

The current crisis in Ukraine has revealed a striking lack of background knowledge about Ukraine’s history and politics among West European politicians, journalists, intellectuals and even many academics....


Book versus Power

by Agnieszka Chamera-Nowak & Jacek Soszynski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 30, 2015)

This volume considers the various interactions between the culture of the book and politics in Polish history. Each of the fourteen authors deals with a different topic, chronologically starting with the beginnings...


Music and Genocide

by Wojciech Klimczyk & Agata Swierzowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 02, 2015)

At first glance, no two experiences could be further apart than genocide and music. Yet real, live culture usually goes beyond rational divisions. It is now fairly commonly known that art is not absent from...


Broadcast Policy in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia

by Peter Richard Pinard Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

Hitler’s regime invested heavily into radio as the most modern media of its era. First in Germany, later in Austria and the Sudetenland, Joseph Goebbels motivated his Volksgenossen to become active radio listeners....


World War II and Two Occupations

by Piotr Forecki & Anna Wolff-Poweska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2016)

This anthology presents the work of several authors from different academic disciplines. Film and literature experts, sociologists, historians and theatrologists analyse the Polish memory of the Nazi and Stalinist...


The Great War

by Elzbieta Katarzyna Dzikowska, Agata Handley & Piotr Zawilski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 10, 2016)

This publication is a collection of articles which summarise results of investigations into archival materials concerning wartime stories of various nations involved in the Great War. The objective of the authors...


History as Knowledge

by Niklas Ammert Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

What do you know when you know something about history? What is important to know and how do you learn? Adolescents encounter history everywhere: at school, in the family, in media and society. But how do adolescents...


Contributions to Theory and Comparative History of Historiography

by Luiz Estevam de Oliveira Fernandes, Luísa Rauter Pereira & Sérgio da Mata Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 11, 2015)

This book bears witness to the tightening of bonds that has been taking place among the Brazilian and the German historiographical communities in the last years. It presents a wide array of historiographical...


Meanings of Jazz in State Socialism

by Rüdiger Ritter & Gertrud Pickhan Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 23, 2015)

During the Cold War, jazz became a cultural weapon that was employed by both sides to advance their interests. This volume explores the history and roles of jazz in Poland, the German Democratic Republic (GDR),...


Gab es einen Stalin-Hitler-Pakt?

by Christoph Koch Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 09, 2015)

Der Sammelband gibt eine Antwort auf die in Politik und Wissenschaft verbreitete Totalitarismustheorie, die den deutsch-sowjetischen Nichtangriffsvertrag vom 23.8.1939 als Verständigung zweier wesensverwandter...


Exploring History

by Lucyna Krawczyk-Zywko Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 31, 2015)

This volume of essays in honour of Professor Emma Harris explores various branches of British history from 1700 to the present. The range of topics reflects the varied academic interests of the authors, who...


From the Protohistory to the History of the Text

by Javier Velaza Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 29, 2015)

This volume contains the papers of the colloquium Protohistory of the Text, which took place on 28 and 29 November 2013 at the Universitat de Barcelona. Each paper is devoted to the transmission of a major classical...