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Sandomierz Then And Now

Author : Ewa Sierokosz
ISBN : 8363678228
Genre : Travel
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It is a unique book - album, presenting famous places in Sandomierz, in a way it has never been presented in paper and electronic form. The places from the old photos (some of them were taken at the end of the 19th century) were compared with their contemporary presentation, showing the changes that have taken place over the years. The author has tried to take the contemporary photos from the same perspective as their old counterparts. This approach to the presentation of the history of the city provides an excellent image of the changes that have taken place in the landscape of Sandomierz in the course of the 20th century. Each reader may see the changes that have taken place, because for each photo there is a designated point on the map, and links in the book (presented as QR codes) will easily show those places on a specially prepared map in Google Maps. ( With a smart phone or tablet with the Internet access it is easy to find the place from which the contemporary photos were taken. This is a unique presentation of old photos using the latest technology and Internet capabilities. The album is the perfect guide showing the old and new Sandomierz to both locals and tourists who are here for the first time. It allows both of them to feel the passage of time and its impact on the landscape of the city. The last part of the album shows photos of the Jewish part of Sandomierz, including a picture of removing Jews from the city in January 1942. For the photos there are captions in 5 languages provided: Polish, English, German, French and Italian.
Category: Travel

Absolute War

Author : Chris Bellamy
ISBN : 9780307481139
Genre : History
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In Absolute War, acclaimed historian and journalist Chris Bellamy crafts the first full account since the fall of the Soviet Union of World War II's battle on the Eastern Front, one of the deadliest conflicts in history. The conflict on the Eastern Front, fought between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany between 1941 and 1945, was the greatest, most costly, and most brutal conflict on land in human history. It was arguably the single most decisive factor of the war, and shaped the postwar world as we know it. In this magisterial work, Bellamy outlines the lead-up to the war, in which the fragile alliance between the two dictators was unceremoniously broken, and examines its far-reaching consequences, arguing that the cost of victory was ultimately too much for the Soviet Union to bear. With breadth of scope and a surfeit of new information, this is the definitive history of a conflict whose reverberations are still felt today. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: History

Witness Revised Edition

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ISBN : 9781772601510
Genre : History
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This updated edition of Witness, which includes a new Afterword with an address by Steven Spielberg, commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the liberation of Europe from the Nazis. For over 25 years, the March of the Living has organized visits for adults and students from all over the world to Poland, where millions of Jews were enslaved and murdered by Nazi Germany. The organization's goal is not only to remember and bear witness to the terrible events of the past, but also to look forward. Witness is a compilation of firsthand accounts from the survivors who have participated in March of the Living programs, together with responses from the people, young students in particular, of many faiths and cultures worldwide who have traveled with the group over the years. In the new edition each photograph of a survivor, rescuer, or WWII liberator is embedded with an invisible barcode that, via mobile phone, connects the reader to the video testimony of the individual pictured. 75 videos housed on the USC Shoah Foundation or March of the Living websites can be accessed this way. The new edition has also been enriched with compelling new liberation stories and additional content honoring those who rescued Jews during WWII. Along with the new Afterword, the book includes a Preface featuring Pope Francis and Pope John Paul II, and words from Barack Obama that remind us how important “witnesses” are to a true understanding of history and how we behave to one another today and in the future.
Category: History

Indiana Slavic Studies Vol 4

Author : William B. Edgerton
ISBN : 9783112313633
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Memoirs Of The Polish Baroque

Author : Jan Chryzostom Pasek
ISBN : 0520040899
Genre : Gentry
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Baroque was a rich period in Polish literature, yet it is poorly represented in English translation. This great work, which stands apart from the majority of diaries and memoirs of the period, is one of the most important of Polish literary and historical documents. Although it has never before appeared in print in English, it has been translated into several other languages and has been published in dozens of editions in Polish. Few nations have been more entangled in military, religious, social and political crosscurrents than Poland in the seventeenth century. Pressured from every side in neighboring states, hobbled by a weak central government, it had become a European counter-culture: libertarian, democratic, provincial and hopelessly divided internally. Pasek, a nobleman, soldier, parliamentarian, adventurer, was in the thick of the struggle. Although irascible and a pompous egotist, he was a keen observer and a spirited writer who freely employed a racy, colloquial idiom; his chronicle is filled with whimsy, color, excitement, action and humor. For the political scientist and historian, the Memoirs provides insight into Poland's odd form of egalitarian parliament, and is a rich source of social and military history. Religious scholars will find a new context for the study of the Counter-Reformation and radical Protestantism. And there is much for the student of comparative literature: so well do Pasek's writing fit the romantic idea of a free narration in which one can feel the inflections of a living voice, unhampered by literary conventions, that when the manuscript was discovered in the nineteenth century, scholars at first suspected a forgery. Catherine Leach has translated Pasek with extraordinary clarity and literary power. She also provides extensive annotation, illustrations, map and other reference aids, and a perceptive introductory essay of 45 pages; her work is the product of many years of research and painstaking effort. She has previously published several scholarly papers and translations of many poems, stories, essays and books from Polish and Russian, including Czeslaw Milosz's Native Realm. -- from dust jacket.
Category: Gentry

Art Architecture And Design In Poland 966 1990

Author : Stefan Muthesius
ISBN : UOM:39015034908924
Genre : Architecture
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This is the first comprehensive history of Polish Art to appear outside Poland. Many areas of Poland boast works of Medieval art and Italian Renaissance. The refined 18th century was thoroughly imbued with the latest Italian, French and English fashions in design. The divided and dispossessed country of the 19th century then, developed its own national historical subjects and mythologies in painting which culminated in the work of the great artists of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. In the 20th Century Poland prided itself again in its participation in international Modernism, and Modern art reigned also for most of the decades after WW II., in church building and poster design. Compact yet comprehensive with 323 illustrations, with an extensive bibliography, geographical and historical maps this book serves as a work of reference as well as a guide. The lengthy Introduction takes on the history of Polish art history as a critical and academic discipline.
Category: Architecture

Empire And Military Revolution In Eastern Europe

Author : Brian Davies
ISBN : 9781441162380
Genre : History
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In terms of resource mobilization and devastation the wars between Russia, the Crimean Khanate and the Ottoman Empire were some of the largest of the 18th century, and had enormous consequences for the balance of power in Eastern Europe. Brian Davies examines how these conflicts characterized the course of Russian military development in response to Ottoman and Crimean Tatar threats and to determine under what circumstances and in what ways Russian military power experienced a "revolution" awarding it clear preponderance over the Ottoman-Crimean system. A central part of Davies' argument is that identifying and explaining a Military Revolution must involve examining the role of factors not purely military. One must look not only at new military technology, new force and command structure, new tactical thinking, and new recruitment and military finance practices but also consider the impact of larger demographic, economic, and sociopolitical changes.
Category: History

Indiana Slavic Studies

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ISBN : UCAL:B3935516
Genre : Slavic countries
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Author : Antony Polonsky
ISBN : UOM:39015052095190
Genre : Antisemitism
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Category: Antisemitism

Jews In Early Modern Poland

Author : Gershon David Hundert
ISBN : UCSC:32106018783404
Genre : History
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Seventeen scholars furnish insights into 800 years of Polish-Jewish relations including post-Holocaust Poland, in which approximately 10,000 Jews remain today of a population that numbered about three quarters of a million in the latter 18th century. Hundert (history and Jewish studies, McGill U.) also includes a book review section, glossary, and recent bibliography of Polish-Jewish studies. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: History

The Annals Of Jan D Ugosz

Author : Jan Długosz
ISBN : UOM:39015040067673
Genre : Civilization, Medieval
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Hitherto our knowledge of what happened between the Rivers Oder and Dniepr from AD 965 to AD 1480 has come largely from western sources. This English translation and abridgement of Jan Dlugosz' Annales seu cronici incliti regni Poloniae, a medieval chonicle ranked on the level of those of Froissart and de Commynes, opens up the history of Eastern Europe to the non-Polish reader. The abridgement is on the basis of readability and the text contains a number of interesting stories, such as that of a tramp revealed in death to be a secret royal courier.
Category: Civilization, Medieval

Collected Stories

Author : Isaac Bashevis Singer
ISBN : UOM:39015061160860
Genre : Fiction
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Presents a collection of fifty-four short stories, including "Gimpel the Fool," "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy," and "The Mirror."
Category: Fiction

Modern Europe

Author : Thomas Henry Dyer
ISBN : OXFORD:600013010
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