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

by Elzbieta Katarzyna Dzikowska & Agata Handley Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (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 Wissenschaften (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 Wissenschaften (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...


Between State and Church

by Wojciech Kriegseisen, Bartosz Wójcik & Alex Shannon Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (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...


At the Crossroads: 1865–1918

by Magdalena Micinska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (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 Wissenschaften (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 Wissenschaften (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 Wissenschaften (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...


History of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

by Urszula Augustyniak & Iwo Hryniewicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (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 Wissenschaften (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 Wissenschaften (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 Wissenschaften (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...


Water, Towns and People

by Urszula Sowina & Justyna Woldanska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (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...


A Degenerate World

by Jerzy Jedlicki, Tristan Korecki & Elena Rozbicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (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...


Italians in Early Modern Poland

by Wojciech Tygielski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (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 Wissenschaften (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 Wissenschaften (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...


Describing Who?

by Joanna Auron-Gorska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (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...


Socialist Countries Face the European Community

by Suvi Kansikas Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (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 Wissenschaften (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 Wissenschaften (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...


Their Childhood and the Holocaust

by Justyna Kowalska-Leder & Richard J. Reisner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (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...


The Maidan Uprising, Separatism and Foreign Intervention

by Klaus Bachmann & Igor Lyubashenko Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (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....


Broadcast Policy in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia

by Peter Richard Pinard Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (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 Wissenschaften (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...


Meanings of Jazz in State Socialism

by Rüdiger Ritter & Gertrud Pickhan Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (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 Wissenschaften (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...


Behind the Iron Curtain

by Tõnu Tannberg Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 25, 2015)

During the Cold War, Estonia lay behind the Iron Curtain. Even in the grip of Soviet rule, the country underwent many important developments. This volume brings together fourteen papers on the political, economic,...


Ideologies and Forms of Leisure and Recreation in Victorian Manchester

by Beata Kiersnowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 21, 2017)

This book analyses certain ideologies which governed the middle class’ hegemonic approach to leisure in Victorian Manchester. The study presents different forms of leisure, recreation and entertainment in...


Temporary Croatization of Parts of Eastern Slovenia between the Sixteenth and Nineteenth Century

by Boris Golec Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 14, 2017)

This book analyzes the reasons for the emergence and extinction of the Croatian name in four Slovene border regions. The author uses comparative methods and a broad spectrum of sources. In the early Modern Age,...


inklings – Jahrbuch fuer Literatur und Aesthetik

by Klaudia Seibel & Dieter Petzold Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 20, 2017)

«Inklings» nannte sich eine Gruppe von Schriftstellern und Geisteswissenschaftlern in Oxford, deren bekannteste Mitglieder J.R.R. Tolkien und C.S. Lewis waren. Die Inklings-Gesellschaft e.V. widmet sich seit...


American Responses to the Holocaust

by Hans Krabbendam & Derek Rubin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 15, 2017)

This collection puts the topic of Jewish Studies and Holocaust Studies in a new American Studies perspective. This perspective compares the similarities and differences in responses and their transatlantic interaction....


Essays and Studies in Middle English

by Jacek Fisiak, Magdalena Bator & Marta Sylwanowicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 23, 2017)

This volume is a selection of papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Middle English held at Wyzsza Szkola Filologiczna (Philological School of Higher Education) in Wroclaw, Poland, from April...


Unequal Friendship

by Antoni Maczak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 15, 2017)

This book analyzes the patron-client relationship over both space and time. It covers such areas of the globe as Europe, Africa and Latin America, and such periods in time as ancient Rome, seventeenth- and eighteenth-century...


Leap into Modernity – Political Economy of Growth on the Periphery, 1943–1980

by Adam Leszczynski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 09, 2017)

This book describes struggles of different countries and their development after World War II. It presents a panorama of different ideologies of accelerated development, which dominated the world just before...


Transcultural Approaches to the Concept of Imperial Rule in the Middle Ages

by Christian Scholl, Torben R. Gebhardt & Jan Clauß Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 03, 2017)

During the Middle Ages, rulers from different regions aspired to an idea of imperial hegemony. On the other hand, there were rulers who deliberately refused to be «emperors», although their reign showed characteristics...


The United States Immigration Policy and Immigrants’ Responses

by Agnieszka Malek & Dorota Praszalowicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 18, 2017)

The contributions in this book focus on U.S. migration policies, receiving society, ethnic communities and return migration. The authors analyze various aspects of migratory history ranging from the nineteenth...


Through the Back Door

by Jerzy Kochanowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 01, 2017)

This book analyzes the history of the black market in Poland before the 1940s and the development of black-market phenomena in post-war Poland. The author evaluates the interrelation between black-market phenomena...


Intermarriage in Transylvania, 1895–2010

by Ioan Bolovan & Luminita Dumanescu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 29, 2017)

This book reconstructs the perceptions about mixed marriages across generations, starting from a detailed analysis of the statistical background and a description of this phenomenon in the historical past, and...


About Russia, Its Revolutions, Its Development and Its Present

by Michal Reiman Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 05, 2016)

The author analyzes modern Russian history from a new perspective. Due to the ideological heritage of the XIXth and XXth centuries, the social settings of the sociopolitical history of the USSR (1917–1945)...