Piotr S. Wandycz in Slavic Review, vol. 69, no. 3 (Fall 2010)
"The volume lives up to its self-declared historiographical aims. Its purpose was not to offer a new interpretation of the Polish monarchy, but rather to investigate the relationship between power and the practical role of citizens. Here it discloses interesting and valuable information. Additionally, an index, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography, listing printed sources and secondary works, make this volume useful and accessible."
Christian Preusse (Oriel College, University of Oxford), H-Net Reviews (January 2010).