06 June 2016

The history of Breslau by Eduard Mühle

Category: New publications, Editorial notes, 19th century, 15 th century, Middle Ages, News, Social history, Political history, Economic history


The book presents the political, economical and social history of Wrocław/Breslau in its various facets. It tells the story of the city's roots, from archeological discoveries about the 10th-century beginings of the city to our times.

The author focuses on essential characteristics of Wrocław and important aspects of its history, presenting them by showing certain buildings and figures of specific eras. Each chapter brings those eras closer by examining a Wrocław architectural monument to explain its most significative parts. These descriptions are deepened by recalling the lives and achievements of a chosen historical person for each era and building. The book presents complex identities, not only of the city but also of its inhabitants.


Eduard Mühle is a profesor at the Universität Münster. From 1995-2005 was a director of the Leibniz-Instituts für Historische Ostmitteleuropaforschung in Marburg and since 2008 till 2013 dircetor of the Deutschen Historischen Instituts in Warsaw.


Author: Eduard Mühle

Title: Historia Wrocławia/Breslau

Polish publisher: PWN 2016

ISBN: 9788301186135

German publisher: Böhlau Köln 2015

ISBN-13: 978-3412501372

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