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The Polish Way: A Thousand-Year History of the Poles and Their Culture
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The Polish Way: A Thousand-Year History of the Poles and Their Culture

By Zamoyski, Adam

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Franklin Watts, 1988. This book charts the course of Polish history, emphasizing those political events with repercusions beyond the country itself, and tracing the evolution of Polish society, its mentality, outlook, and behavior; it devotes a larger than usual proportion of the book to the period 1400 to 1800, when Poles were in a position to shape their own destiny; includes many black & white and color illustrations; the author, a descendant of Polish nobility, was born in New York City but raised and educated in England (dark red cloth with gold lettering, corners very slightly bumped; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy; this is a large, heavy volume that can only be shipped by domestic media mail without addtional shipping charge). Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$24.95

From Text to Context: The Turn to History in Modern Judaism (Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry Series, 19)

By Schorsch, Ismar

Hanover, NH, U.S.A.: Brandeis University Press, 1994. This is a collection of writings by a historian who studied the genesis, impact, and meaning of modern Jewish historiography; these writings examine the emergence of Jewish scholarship in the 19th century and show how the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement, which advocated a more scientific study of Judaism, made historical thinking the dominant universe of discourse in Jewish life and historians its major intellectual figures; the author was Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America; inscribed on the front free endpaper to Mortimer Ostow, a psychiatrist, professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and author of a study of anti-semitism, and Miriam Furst Ostow, an economist at Columbia University, and dated January 1995 (reddish brown cloth with gold lettering, very slight edgewear; reddish brown pictorial dust jacket; a bright, clean, tight copy). Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine.

$95.00

The French Wars, 1792-1815 (Lancaster Pamphlets)
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The French Wars, 1792-1815 (Lancaster Pamphlets)

By Esdaile, Charles J

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Routledge, 2001 This is a brief critical introduction to the revolutionary and Napoleonic conflicts; based on current historiography, it discusses the expansion of France, the extent to which Napoleon was responsible for this success, the changing attitude of the French people towards Napoleon, the campaigns of Napoleon and Wellington, and the events leading up to Napoleon's exile; includes maps and time charts (pictorial cover with very slight edgewear, otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$18.00