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160,100 words
Lectures 1 & 2 East Central and South-Eastern Europe to 1772
Lectures 3 & 4 The Decline and the Partitions of Poland
Lecture 5a The Development of European Nationalism
Lecture 5b Poland. The Struggle for Independence: 1795-1864
Lecture 6 Poland: 1864-1914
Lecture 11 Rebirth of Poland
Lecture 14a Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia 1919-39
Lecture 15 Appeasement 1938
Lecture 16 The Coming of the War and Eastern Europe in WWII
Lecture 17 Eastern Europe 1945-56 & Czechoslovakia 1968
Lecture 18a Poland 1956-81
Lecture 19 Toward the Collapse of Communism, 1982-1989, and the Collapse, 1989
Lecture 20 Post-Communist Eastern Europe
189,100 words
Introduction Introduction
Chapter 1 Marx and the Marxists.
Chapter 2 The Russian Revolutions of 1917; ... the Polish-Soviet War
Chapter 4 Soviet Russia and the Western World, 1921-1941
Chapter 5 Soviet ... in World War II and the Soviet Takeover of Eastern Europe
Chapter 6 The Cold War Begins. The USSR, the USA, Eastern Europe, Germany, 1945-56
Chapter 7 Politics, Economics, Foreign Policy and Dissent in the USSR and Eastern Europe, 1957-1970
Chapter 8 Eastern Europe and the USSR, 1980-1994
117,500 words Chapter 01 Early Poland
Chapter 02 Beginnings of the Polish State
Chapter 03 The Decline of Monarchical Power
Chapter 04 The Consolidation of Poland
Chapter 05 The Union with Lithuania
Chapter 06 Oligarchal Rule In Poland
Chapter 07 The Republic of Nobles
Chapter 08 Protestant Reformation and the Golden Age in Poland
Chapter 09 The End of the Jagiellon Dynasty :Beginning of the Era of Popular Election of Kings
Chapter 10 The Catholic Reaction
Chapter 11 The Polish Constitution
Chapter 12 The Cossack Wars
Chapter 13 The Passing of Poland
Chapter 14 Disintegration of Political Sovereignty
Chapter 15 The Three Partitions
Chapter 16 Napoleon and the Duchy of Warsaw
Chapter 17 Congress of Vienna and Kingdom of Poland
Chapter 18 War with Russia and the Aftermath
Chapter 19 Uprising of 1863 and Era of Positivism
Chapter 20 Constitutional Russia and the Poles
Chapter 21 The Polish Question and the Great War
17,000 words, 65 illustrations, 8 maps
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14    
The Polish State Emerges
Division Into Provinces
Crown of the Polish Kingdom
Union With Lithuania
Republic of the Gentry - The Golden Age
Culture in The Golden Age
End of Expansion
Attempts at Reform
Wars and Uprisings
Independence Regained
Between World Wars
World War II
The Post-War Years, 1945-1990
Overview and Conclusion
15,000 words, 12 maps Library of Congress 1992 Poland - A Country Study. Good historical maps.
Historical Setting
  • 1. EARLY HISTORY UNTIL 1385
    • The Origins of Poland
    • The Medieval Era
      • Fragmentation and Invasion, 1025-1320
      • The Later Piasts
    • Integration into European Civilization
  • 2. THE JAGIELLON ERA, 1385-1572
    • The Polish-Lithuanian Union
    • The "Golden Age" of the Sixteenth Century
      • Poland-Lithuania as a European Power
      • The Government of Poland-Lithuania
      • Poland-Lithuania in the Reformation Era
      • The Polish Renaissance
      • The Eastern Regions of the Realm
  • 3. THE NOBLE REPUBLIC, 1572-1795
    • The Elective Monarchy
    • The Deluge, 1648-67
    • Decay of the Commonwealth
    • The Three Partitions, 1764-95
      • First Partition
      • National Revival
      • Destruction of Poland-Lithuania
  • 4. PARTITIONED POLAND
    • The Napoleonic Period
    • The Impact of Nationalism and Romanticism
    • The Era of National Insurrections
    • The Time of "Organic Work"
    • Social and Political Transformation
  • 5. INDEPENDENCE WON AND LOST, 1914-45
    • World War I
      • War and the Polish Lands
      • Recovery of Statehood
    • Interwar Poland
      • Formative Years, 1918-21
      • From Democracy to Totalitarianism
      • Poland's International Situation
    • World WarII
      • The Outbreak of War
      • German and Soviet Rule
      • Resistance at Home and Abroad
      • Soviet Liberation of Poland
  • 6. THE POLISH PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC
    • Consolidation of Communist Power
    • From Stalinism to the Polish October
    • The Gathering Crisis of People's Poland, 1956-80
      • The Gomulka Years
      • Consolidation of the Opposition in the 1970s
    • The Birth of Solidarity
    • The Jaruzelski Interlude
      • Martial Law
      • Poland at an Impasse
      • Collapse of the Communist Regime
      • Toward the Round-Table Talks
    • The 1989 Elections and Their Aftermath
12,000 words Four chapters devoted to Poland in a work totalling 35 chapters.
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28    
The Cossacks
Russian Ascendancy
Prussian Intervention
The Congress Kingdom
9,200 words
31 visuals
A history of Poland illustrated with historical paintings: five webpages and 26 sections.
Introduction
  • 966 - The Origins/Acceptance of Christianity
  • 1025 - The Birth of a Kingdom
  • 1241 - Regional Division/Battle of Legnica
  • 1320 - Reunified Kingdom
1364 - Great Days of Cracow
  • 1386 - Advent of Jagiellonian Dynasty
  • 1410 - Wars with Teutonic Order
  • 1525 - Prussian Homage
  • 1543 - Copernicus
1569 - Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
  • 1573 - Electing the King
  • 1609 - Wars with Russia, Sweden and Ottoman Empire
  • 1683 - Relief of Vienna
  • 1772 - The First Partition
1791 - May 3rd Constitution
  • 1794 - Kosciuszko Insurrection
  • 1807 - Grand Duchy of Warsaw - Napoleonic Wars
  • 1830 - The November Uprising
  • 1863 - January Uprising
1914 - 1918 World War I
  • 1918 - 1939 Independent Poland
  • 1939 - 1945 World War II
  • 1944 - The People's Republic
  • 1980 - Solidarity Years
  • 1999 - Poland in NATO
9,000 words A history of Poland in five parts.
The Rise to Power
  • Slav Origins
  • Foundation: 966-1138
  • Disintegration and Reunification: 1138 - 1370
  • The Jagiellonians, 1386-1572. Rise to Greatness
  • The Elected Monarchy
The Polish Army: 1550-1683
Decline and Partition
  • Decline and Partition
  • The Reign of Anarchy
  • The Decline of Poland
  • The Partitions of Poland: 1772 - 1795
Revolution and Rebirth
  • Napoleonic Poland; The Duchy of Warsaw
  • The "Congress Kingdom"
  • The "Great Emigration"
  • "For Your Freedom and Ours"
  • The First World War: 1914-1918
  • Rebirth: 1918-1922
  • The Second Republic: 1921-1939
The Second World War
  • Invasion
  • The Fourth Partition
  • Fighting on all Fronts
  • Betrayal
  • The Cost
Post War Poland
35,640 words A biographical history of Poland in six parts.
The Great Dynasties
  • Piast
  • Jagiellon
The Elected Monarchy
  • Vasa
  • Wettin
  • Poniatowski
In the Aftermath of the Partitions
  • Napoleonic Poland; The Duchy of Warsaw
  • The "Congress Kingdom"
  • The "Great Emigration"
  • Continued Resistance: "For Your Freedom and Ours"
Architects of the Restored Republic
The Second World War
Post-War Poland
15 webpages 1. From prehistoric times till the XIII century
2. XIII and XIV centuries - The Piast Dynasty
3. XV and XVI centuries - The Jagiellon Dynasty
4. Religions in medieval Poland
5. Political system, population and culture in medieval Poland
6. Elected kings, XVII-century
7. Anatomy of decay;reign of anarchy; XVIII century
8. The last king; the partition of the country
9. XIX-century; heroic years; captivity
10. The making of modern Poland till WWII
11. The Second World War
12. After the Second World War   cached
Excerpts from other sources
13. The impact of World War II on Poland
14. "Solidarity" - Remembrance of revolution
15. 1981 Martial Law in Poland
Single webpage Histories
4,630 words A history of Poland, primarily in the realm of diplomatic and military actions, in seven sections.
966 - 1410 The early period
1440 - 1623 Time of prosperity
1625 - 1813 Wars with Sweden
1815 - 1917 The Polish Kingdom
1921 - 1939 A Natural Ally
1940 - 1945 The Polish Army
1939 - 1945 Occupied Poland
4,000 words A history of Poland Accompanied by a time line of 60 entries.
The Piast Dynasty
The Jagiellonians
The Elected Monarchy
End of the Nobles' Republic
Rebirth
The Interwar Period
World War II
The Post War Years
The Solidarity Movement
Poland Today
2,735 words, 6 illustrations Easy to read with emphasis on the early history of Poland with many interesting facts not always found in other presentations.
The Origin of Slavs.
Foundation: 966.
Disintegration and Reunification: 1138 - 1370.
The Jagiellonians, 1386-1572. Rise to Greatness.
The Elected Monarchy.
The City of KRAKOW
The City of SANDOMIERZ
Back to Poland
2,600 words, 21 illustrations A brief history of Poland illustrated with Polish stamps.
Beginning of Nation
Rise to Glory
First Republic & Partitions
Erased But Not Forgotten
Rise from Ashes: Second Republic
Black Clouds Again: Second World War
Under Communist Yoke
3.055 words Poland: 1918-1998 - A potted history of Europe's pounding heart
1918
1928
1938
1948
1958
1968
1978
1988
1998
1,875 words Subtitled "What one should remember about Polish history" the page provides an introduction to 13 key topics.
Timelines
60 entries Originally posted by the Polish Embassy in Washington, D.C.
125 entries
2,444 words
The major dates in Poland's history.
8,100 words
650 events
Timelines in History offers 280 entries in its timeline for Poland. The period covered spans prehistory to the latest contemporary events. Some indication is given as to the source of the information. The coverage is occasioned by the appearance of articles be it in the press or the internet and is, accordingly, somewhat random.
55 webpages Time line with links to pages for each of the Kings, each of which is illustrated with a image of the King, questions that might be raised and additional links
1,650 words In outline form the site seeks to answer the question: "What was Poland in 1918?" The result is a longer answer than: "A state without clearly defined borders which hadn't existed for 123 years. But it was not "Poland" which disappeared in 1795. "
Other
85 webpages
Poland & WWII
1939
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Republic of Poland before September 1, 1939
German and Russian demands from Poland
Germany invades Poland
Battles of Modlin, Warsaw and Tomaszow Lubelski
Russia invades Poland
Polish outposts at Westerplatte and Hela capitulate
Polish Army units withdraw to Romania,
Polish President Moscicki interned by the Romania
Postcard from N. Lissowski to Dr. H. Gruber in Paris
Polish Air Force personnel escape to France
Polish Naval Forces escape to Great Britain and France
1940-1942
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Polish Home Army
Polish Brigade in Narvik, Norway
Churchill becomes Prime Minister; Paris surrenders
Polish Air Force in Great Britain
The Battle of Britain
Polish Army in Great Britain
Sinking of the battleship Bismark
Polish Carpathian Brigade in Tobruk
Anders' Polish Army leaves USSR
1943-1944
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Katyn Wood Murders
Soviet Union of Polish Patriots
Funeral of Gen. W. Sikorski
The Teheran Conference
The Battle of Atlantic
Polish student flyers in Canada
Polish Army 2nd Corps captures Monte Cassino
Polish Army 2nd Corps captures Ancona and Bologna
Warsaw Uprising
Polish Armoured Division at Pas-de-Calais and
Polish Paratroops Brigade at Arnhem
1945
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Yalta Conference
Polish Soviet Army crosses rivers Oder and Neisse
Polish Armoured Division captures Wilhelmshaven
Polish cruiser Conrad enters the port of Wilhelmshaven
V-E DAY
Western Allies cease recognizing Polish Government in Exile
Potsdam Conference
Aftermath of Potsdam Conference-Gorlitz Agreement
Aftermath of Potsdam Conference-Ethnic Cleansing
Appendices
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Polish Soldiers Memorials
Lincoln Cathedral- Airmen's Chapel
The Enigma Machine
Poland & WWII Supplement
1939-1946 Wartime Diary

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