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Recovered territory : a German-Polish conflict over land and culture, 1919-89

Author: Peter Polak-Springer
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Upper Silesia, one of Central Europe's most important industrial borderlands, was at the center of heated conflict between Germany and Poland and experienced annexations and border re-drawings in 1922, 1939, and 1945. In their interaction with--and mutual influence on--one another, political and cultural actors from both nations developed a transnational culture of territorial rivalry. Architecture, spaces of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Polak-Springer
ISBN: 9781782388876 1782388877 9781785338144 1785338145
OCLC Number: 900445721
Description: xxi, 280 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The making of a contested borderland, 1871-1939 --
A transnational tradition of border rallies, 1922-34 --
Acculturating an industrial borderland, 1926-39 --
Giving "Polish Silesia" a "German" face, 1939-45 --
Recovering "Polish Silesia," 1945-56 --
Epilogue: From revisionism to Ostpolitik and beyond.
Responsibility: by Peter Polak-Springer.


From 1919 to 1989, the German-Polish borderland, one of Central Europe's important industrial regions, was at the center of a conflict between Germany and Poland. In their interaction with - and  Read more...


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"This welcome study, deeply researched in archival and printed sources and in secondary literature, examines cultural and political conflict in the region of Upper Silesia, primarily between 1922 and Read more...

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