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A Traveller's History of Poland e-book

Author:

John Radzilowski

Language:

English

Category:

Travel

Subcategory:

Europe

ePub size:

1177 kb

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Rating:

4.9

Publisher:

Interlink Pub Group; 2 edition (October 30, 2012)

Pages:

302

ISBN:

156656655X

A Traveller's History of Poland e-book

by John Radzilowski


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John Radzilowski (born 1965) is an American historian, and author of numerous books and articles in the modern history of Poland and in the history of Polish-Americans. He is an associate professor of history at the University of Alaska Southeast. In 1999, Radzilowski received his PhD from the Arizona State University. He taught courses at the University of St. Thomas, Hamline University, and Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Minnesota

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Walery Eljasz-Radzikowski (September 13, 1841 – March 23, 1905) was a Polish painter, illustrator, teacher of fine arts and photographer active during the foreign Partitions of Poland

Walery Eljasz-Radzikowski (September 13, 1841 – March 23, 1905) was a Polish painter, illustrator, teacher of fine arts and photographer active during the foreign Partitions of Poland. Walery Eljasz (second name Radzikowski adopted later in life) studied painting in 1856-62 at the School of Fine Arts in Kraków (known today as the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts) mainly at the atelier of famous Władysław Łuszczkiewicz

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In A Traveller's History of Poland, John Radzilowski vividly describes the beginnings of the country, first fragmented then reborn to overcome the aggression of the Teutonic Knights and its greedy neighbors. Poland enjoyed a Golden Age in the fifteen and sixteenth centuries but a gradual decline then led to Poland losing its autonomy despite winning many battles with its army's legendary military skill and gallantry

John Radzilowski is a writer and historian. in history in 1999 with a specialization in East European History.

John Radzilowski is a writer and historian. He has written and spoken widely on Polish history and current affairs. He is the author or co-author of several books on Polish themes, including: Poland's Transformation, Spanish Carlism and Polish Nationalism, The Eagle and the Cross: A History of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America. His articles have appeared in both Polish and English periodicals and reference works.

Part of the Traveller's History Series). Poland is a major European country with nearly 40 million inhabitants and a land area comparable to Spain

Part of the Traveller's History Series). Poland is a major European country with nearly 40 million inhabitants and a land area comparable to Spain. It has played a major role in European history but its subjugation by foreign powers in the nineteenth century and during the Cold War eclipsed Poland in the minds of many in Western Europe and the United States.

Poland is a major European country with over 38 million inhabitants and a land area comparable to Spain. It has played a major role in European history but its subjugation by foreign powers in the nineteenth century and during the Cold War eclipsed Poland in the minds of many in Western Europe and the United States. Throughout its long and diverse history it has been a meeting place of many cultures and has given the world the poetry of Czeslaw Milosz, the music of Chopin, and the scientific discoveries of Copernicus and Marie Curie, to name but a few.

In A Traveller's History of Poland, John Radzilowski vividly describes the beginnings of the country, first fragmented then reborn to overcome the aggression of the Teutonic Knights and its greedy neighbors. Poland enjoyed a Golden Age in the fifteen and sixteenth centuries but a gradual decline then led to Poland losing its autonomy despite winning many battles with its army's legendary military skill and gallantry. Yet the spirit of the country and its people lived on. Since the horrors of the Second World War and Soviet control, Poland has gradually regained its rightful place in Europe, joining NATO in 1999 and in May 2004, the EU. It is playing a new role on the European and international stage. This makes now an ideal time to introduce students and travellers to Poland and its complex history through the pages of this Traveller's History.

The book includes a full chronology, a list of monarchs and rulers, a gazetteer, historical maps and is fully illustrated.

net rider
Brilliant and enlightening book, well-written. Radzilowski's insight and breadth of knowledge is amazing. I know of no better introduction to Polish history. Essential reading for anyone who ever wishes to Poland or is simply interested in European history.
Molotok
The history of Poland is complex and convoluted...An amazing story shaped by those inside and outside of Poland -- and those with Poland's best and worst interests at heart. Western Europeans and North Americans have, for the most part, received a disorganized story shaped partially by the real events, but one also framed by various conquerors, suitors, allies, enemies, the well-intentioned, and the truly evil at heart...with a little myth and pure B.S. thrown in for good measure. Many readers, for example, will discover that the events in and about Poland leading up to and through WWII did not really come about as we were taught in school. Centuries ago Poland set out down a path of more representative forms of government -- another historical context we typically don't hear about.

There is no way that a book of barely 300 pages can deliver a comprehensive study of (in the words of historian Norman Davies) "God's Playground". But this volume does a good job of providing historical context for both visitors and the geographically/politically curious. Author Radzilowski may seem to run through the centuries at a fast clip -- and at first I was wondering if his bullet point facts would end up being just a part of some historical list. But as you read along you come to the understanding that he is plotting out a trend line for you to follow. Maybe you can remember all the Polish monarchs and their external allies and foes...I'm not that good at names, dates, and battles. But you should be pleased to come away with a better formed generalized understanding of the country and its people.

I have been extremely fortunate the past few years to have "acquired" some wonderful Polish friends and colleagues. This has fueled my curiosity about Poland, and lead to my first trip there last year. I'm planning a second trip soon, and this book, along with several books on more contemporary Polish history and events, has been a real asset.

I give the book five stars not because it is the best history of Poland, but because it accomplishes precisely what it sets out to do.

In the back of the book there is a nice historical chronology, a listing of Polish rulers, a list of English language sources for Polish history, and a historical gazetteer.

The book ends on this note: "The Polish people have taken everything fate has to throw at them, including the worst crimes of fascism and communism, and have not succumbed. Though its position in the world is not certain, Poland is no longer a plaything of the great powers. Poles earned the right to govern themselves and make their own mistakes and at last to write their own history."

Enjoy!
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I really like this book; it was well written, informative, and insightful, but feel compelled to make some comments. First of all, do not be misled by the title, which features the world "Traveler's." There is nothing in the book that will necessarily aid a traveler. If you are looking for a book that discusses the main sites of Poland, this is no it (by the by, I recommend the Eyewitness Guides). In fact, I feel this series of books was titled thus to only appeal to those who are looking for tour books. The main word to pay attention to is "History." This is, first and foremost, a history. While there are some cultural elements mentioned, they are done so only within the confines of a historical discussion.

I purchased this book to familiarize myself with Poland and its history prior to going there during the summer of 2010. If you are looking for a history of Poland and its people, I recommend this book very highly. If you are looking for something to aid you on your travels, I suggest you find another text.

As an aside, this book has the tightest binding of any paperback I've ever held. The same tight binding is on the Oxford book from the same series. Be prepared for a wrist workout.
DrayLOVE
Well-done, John with the long last name, well-done.
Fordredor
It was a good resource to have as we traveled through Poland.
SmEsH
Very informative and helpful in tracing ancestors and where they lived.
Styphe
Great book. Fast service.
Even if you're not traveling, you can travel in your armchair with this history. A great way to make your way through the fascinating story of Poland. Highly Recommended!
James Conroyd Martin, Author of PUSH NOT THE RIVER Push Not the River and AGAINST A CRIMSON SKY Against a Crimson Sky: A Novel

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