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Poland : a history

Author: Adam Zamoyski
Publisher: London : Harper Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updated edView all editions and formats
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No nation's history has been so distorted as that of Poland. In 1797 Russia, Prussia and Austria divided the country up among themselves, rewriting history to give the impression that Poland had never been a fully sovereign state, only a backwater that needed civilising. In fact the country they had wiped off the map had been one of the largest and most richly varied in Europe, embracing a wide variety of cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Zamoyski
ISBN: 9780007282753 0007282753
OCLC Number: 277068049
Notes: Originally published: London: John Murray in association with Azimuth Editions, 2001.
Includes index.
Description: xxii, 426 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Adam Zamoyski.

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Adam Zamoyski first wrote his history of Poland two years before the collapse of the Soviet Union. This substantially revised and updated edition sets the Soviet era in the context of the rise, fall  Read more...

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