Polish-Lithuanian State, 1386-1795

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In what purports to be the first account in English of four relatively peaceful, prosperous centuries in the region encompassing present- day Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Romania, and Ukraine, Stone (history, U. of Winnipeg) takes a regional rather than nationalist approach to studying the politics, economics, and culture of the multinational state's Jagiellonian, Vasa, and 18th century periods. He examines its distinctive democracy, the under- studied history of Jews living in unincorporated urban areas, and the development of the Roman Catholic Church in a state that managed to escape Reformation-Counter Reformation conflict. Includes historical maps and a bibliographical essay. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295980935
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 5/29/2001
  • Series: History of East Central Europe Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 394
  • Sales rank: 998,592
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The Jagiellonian Period, 1386-1572
1 Jogaila/Jagiello 3
2 Jagiello's Successors: Wladyslaw III, Kazimierz IV, Jan Olbracht, and Aleksander 21
3 Zygmunt I the Old 36
4 Zygmunt II August 51
5 Economics and Society in the Jagiellonian Period 67
6 Artistic Culture and Education in the Jagiellonian Period 94
7 First Interlude: Henri Valois and Stefan Batory 116
Pt. 2 The Vasa Period
8 Zygmunt III Vasa (Waza) 131
9 Wladyslaw IV 149
10 Jan Kazimierz 159
11 Noble Democracy as a Political System 177
12 Economics and Society in the Vasa Period 190
13 Culture in the Vasa Period 211
14 Second Interlude: Michal Wisniowiecki and Jan III Sobieski 233
Pt. 3 The Eighteenth Century
15 August II 245
16 August III 259
17 Stanislaw August Poniatowski 268
18 Economics and Society in the Eighteenth Century 289
19 Culture in the Eighteenth Century 309
Epilogue 336
Bibliographical Essay 339
Index 357
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