Poland, 1918-1945: An Interpretive And Documentary History Of The Second Republic by Peter StachuraPoland, 1918-1945: An Interpretive And Documentary History Of The Second Republic by Peter Stachura

Poland, 1918-1945: An Interpretive And Documentary History Of The Second Republic

byPeter Stachura

Hardcover | August 24, 2004

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Based on extensive range of Polish, British, German, Jewish and Ukranian primary and secondary sources, this work provides an objective appraisal of the inter-war period.

Peter Stachura demonstrates how the Republic overcame giant obstacles at home and abroad to achieve consolidation as an independent state in the early 1920s, made relative economic progress, created a coherent social order, produced an outstanding cultural scene, advanced educational opportunity, and adopted constructive and even-handed policies towards its ethnic minorities.

Without denying the defeats suffered by the Republic, Peter Stachura demonstrates that the fate of Poland after 1945, with the imposition of an unwanted, Soviet-dominated Communist system, was thoroughly undeserved.

Peter D. Stachura is Professor of Modern European History and Director of The Centre for Research in Polish History at the University of Stirling. His research interests are in twentieth-century German history, with particular reference to the Weimar Republic, and Polish history, in particular the Second Republic. He has published exte...
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Title:Poland, 1918-1945: An Interpretive And Documentary History Of The Second RepublicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.82 × 5.48 × 0.7 inPublished:August 24, 2004Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415343577

ISBN - 13:9780415343572

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