Historical Dictionary of Poland, 966-1945 by George J. Lerski

Historical Dictionary of Poland, 966-1945

byGeorge J. Lerski, Jerzy J. Lerski

Hardcover | January 1, 1996

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The first authoritative, comprehensive historical dictionary of Poland in English, this volume includes over 2,000 entries on people, events, places, and terms important to Poland's history from 966 to 1945. The student of Polish history seeking specific information on a person or event in medieval times, the troubled era leading to the late 18th century partitions of Poland, the Polish nationalist struggles before 1919, reborn Poland in the interwar years, or the trauma of World War II will be amply rewarded by the accurate, concise information provided in this unique historical dictionary. Each of the alphabetically arranged entries is followed by pertinent bibliographic sources in both English and Polish languages. A list of abbreviations, a note on the Polish alphabet, and a series of historical maps precede the entries. Helpful cross-references are provided throughout the text and in the index. A general bibliography precedes the index. After five years of work, George Lerski completed the original manuscript in 1992, shortly before his untimely death. The special editing subsequently undertaken preparatory to publication has remained faithful to the original work, its concept, organization, and purpose.

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Title:Historical Dictionary of Poland, 966-1945Format:HardcoverDimensions:784 pages, 9.55 × 6.4 × 1.64 inPublished:January 1, 1996Publisher:Chemical Publishing Company, I

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ISBN - 10:0313260079

ISBN - 13:9780313260070

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?[W]ill become one of the most important reference works treating Poland. In some 2,000 entries, it covers meticulously the history of Poland from its beginnings to 1945....[T]his work is essential for college or university libraries that support study of east central European history.??Choice