Poland: A Unique Country and Its People

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Poland, as a result of its location and geography, has been an area of conflict throughout its long and turbulent history. It has had periods of greatness, independence and prosperity alternated with phases of foreign domination and disaster during which its boundaries and people have been divided by conquering nations. Despite this, culture flourished within the country and Poland was one of the most active countries during the Renaissance with some religious and social laws many countries today still do not ...
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Overview

Poland, as a result of its location and geography, has been an area of conflict throughout its long and turbulent history. It has had periods of greatness, independence and prosperity alternated with phases of foreign domination and disaster during which its boundaries and people have been divided by conquering nations. Despite this, culture flourished within the country and Poland was one of the most active countries during the Renaissance with some religious and social laws many countries today still do not have. The Sejm voted the monarchs of Poland into power beginning in 1572, which became an important step for political progress in Europe. On May 3, 1791, Poland adopted Europe's first democratic constitution -- the world's second after the American Constitution.

"We are pleased and grateful for your effort put into writing this book. We hope it will help to provide information on Poland to many Anglophones. The part on Economy in Poland is accurate assuming the reader is looking for general information or she/he is running a preliminary research on the economy of our country."
Marcin Walewski
Deputy Commercial Attache
Embassy of Poland

"...I am interested in virtually all things Polish, and look forward to enjoying the entire book upon publication. To know that I had some hand in assisting you with your tome, will be something for me to be proud of for years to come."
Chevalier Rik Sulima-Suligowski Fox
Guildmaster, The Polish Nobility Commonwealth Guild
1st US Hussaria

I found the book chock-full of information and written in a style that was easy to read and understand. The chapter on Poland's Industrial Diversity was an inspired way to illustrate the diversity of Poland's economy while avoiding the use of figures and statistics that can be difficult to understand. Meanwhile the sections on Culture and appendix on Notable Poles provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives, customs and achievements of the Polish people.
Sandra Molyneaux

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781425918385
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 6/7/2006
  • Pages: 508
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2006

    An Amazing Story of Poland: The Country and the People

    In her comprehensive work ¿Poland¿ Alicja Deck-Partyka introduces the reader to the heart of Poland¿s culture, people, and history. The book covers the history, from the end of the Neolithic Age to the Independent and Democratic Poland instituted in 1990. The author has detailed the country¿s tumultuous past. Poland is a country between the East and the West of Europe. All the hostilities in Europe have had an impact on Poland, killing people and destroying the country. The author describes all the significant events in Polish history, the wars, the battles, and their subsequent recovery. The book 'Poland¿ is an enormous work, and an excellent guide to gain a better understanding of this heroic country. The book is well written. The author has done thorough and her extensive research is well documented. The book is divided into five sections: History, geography, government, economy, and culture. Written with both breadth and depth the reader gets a wide ranged panoramic view of Poland¿s rich history and people. Poland has an abundance of natural resources, numerous National Parks, and a diversity of wildlife. Deck-Partyka covered the frequent changes in government and the impact these modifications have had on Poland¿s economy. I was enthralled with the section on Polish culture with detailed descriptions of their traditions and customs. A chapter dedicated to 'Polish Proverbs' captured some unique wisdom: The fine arts, museums, sports, folklore, religion, holidays, social and business etiquette, women¿s issues, and architecture are among other interesting topics covered by the author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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