Books on history recently published in Poland.
Antipolitics in Central European Art: Reticence as Dissidence Under Post-Totalitarian Rule 1956-1989 Klara Kemp-Welch
29 June 2016
Art historians have tended to frame late socialist central European art as either 'totalitarian' or 'transitional'. This bold new book challenges this established viewpoint, contending that the artists of this era cannot be simply caricatured as dissident heroes, or easily subsumed into the...
28 June 2016
The collection of articles published by the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk, edited by Andrzej Paczkowski, shows the uneasy problems of postwar reckoning.
The publication presents the historical backgrounds of nations during the Second World War, the legal basis as well as legal...
27 June 2016
A quarter of a century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and from the vantage point of a post-Cold War, globalised, world, there is a need to address the relative neglect of postcommunism in analysis of postcolonial and neo-colonial configurations of power and influence.
This book proposes new...
22 June 2016
As the most populous country in Eastern Europe as well as the birthplace of the largest anticommunist dissident movement, Poland is crucial in understanding the end of the Cold War.
During the 1980s, both the United States and the Soviet Union vied for influence over Polands politically...
16 June 2016
Over 16,000 intimate items belonging to prisoners taken to the German concentration-camp complex were unearthed during 1967 archeological work in the area of the gas chambers and Crematorium III. The artifacts discovered at that time have now been transported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and...
15 June 2016
Opposing views have arisen regarding the MHP exhibition "Poles and Germans: Histories of the Dialogue." On 17 June, the 25th anniversary of the Polish-German treaty on neighborly relations will be commemorated.
The exhibition "Poles and Germans: Histories of...
06 June 2016
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...
24 May 2016
Poland in the Modern World (A New History of Modern Europe) presents a history of the country from the late nineteenth century to the present, incorporating new perspectives from social and cultural history and positioning it in a broad global context.
Challenges traditional accounts...