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Britain and Poland-Lithuania : contact and comparison from the Middle Ages to 1795

Author: Richard W Unger; Jakub Basista
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
Series: Northern world, v. 37.
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"In twenty-four papers scholars from Europe and North America examine various aspects of the economies, politics and culture of Britain and Poland. Lithuania from the Middle Ayes down to the Third Partition. The similarities between the two seemingly different regions are as surprising as the long. standing connections between the British Isles and East Central Europe. Commercial ties were complemented by migration  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Britain and Poland-Lithuania.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
(OCoLC)945912044
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Unger; Jakub Basista
ISBN: 9789004166233 9004166238
OCLC Number: 191727957
Description: xliii, 486 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface / Richard W. Unger --
Taking Stock --
Looking Forward / Richard Butterwick --
pt. I. The Middle Ages --
Contacts --
Early Commercial Contacts between England, Prussia and Poland / Nils Hybel --
England's Contacts with Poland-Lithuania in the Fourteenth to Sixteenth Centuries / Wendy R. Childs --
Polish Ships in English Waters in the Later Middle Ages / Maryanne Kowaleski --
Comparisons: Religion, Society, and Culture --
Preaching on Martyr-Bishops in the Later Middle Ages: Saint Stanislaus of Krakow and Saint Thomas Becket / Stanislava Kuzmova --
The Papacy and the Nations of Scotland and Poland, c. 1250-1334 / Sarah Layfleld --
Holy Frontiersmen? Twelfth- and Early Thirteenth-century Monastic Colonisation and Socio-Economic Change in Poland and Scotland / Richard D. Oram --
Border Communities between Violence and Opportunities: Scotland and Pomerania Compared / Emilia Jamroziak --
Polish and English Peasants in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Periods: a Comparative View / Piotr Guzowski --
England and Poland: Medieval Metropolises Compared / Derek Keene --
pt. II. The Early Modern Period --
Polity, Diplomacy and War --
The Commonwealth and Monorchia Mixta in Polish and English Political Thought in the Later Sixteenth Century / Tomasz Gromelski --
Poland and Britain against the Ottoman Turks: Jerzy Ossolinski's Embassy to King James I in 1621 / Pawel Rutkowski --
Liberty, Virtue and the Chosen People: British and Polish Republicanism in the Early Eighteenth Century / Benedict Wagner-Rundell --
Religion and Toleration --
Corollaries of Commerce between England and Gdansk (Danzig) in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries: Romance, Heresy, Employment, and Epidemic / John Fudge --
Witch-hunting in Poland and England: Similarities and Differences / Brian P. Levack --
Polish Religious Persecution as a Topic in British Writing in the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Century / Beata Cieszynska --
Diasporas --
Krakow Citizenship and the Local Scots, 1509-1655 / Waldemar Kowalski --
The Nation Epidemical: Scoto-Britannus to Scoto-Polonus / Arthur H. Williamson --
Britain and Gdansk (Danzig) in the Eighteenth Century as a Case Study for Cultural Transfer --
the interdependence of the 'bourgeois public' and the social activities of British residents in Gdansk in a period of enlightened Anglophilia' / Almut Hillebrand --
Impressions and Stereotypes --
Scotsmen and the Polish Nobility from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century / Peter Paul Bajer --
The View from the Margins: Ireland and Poland-Lithuania, 1698-1798 / Roisin Healy --
The Picture of England and Englishmen in Polish Memoirs during the Reign of Stanislaus Augustus (1764 --
1795) / Dariusz Rolnik --
Ideas and Art --
Polish-English (British) Philosophical Contacts and Comparisons from the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century / Jan Wolenski --
Echoes of the East: Glimpses of the 'Orient' in British and Polish-Lithuanian Portraiture of the Eighteenth Century / Aleksandra Koutny-Jones.
Series Title: Northern world, v. 37.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Unger, with the assistance of Jakub Basista.
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