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by Zygmunt Zygulski

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ISBN-13: 9780781808378
Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/2001
Series: Illustrated Histories Series
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 4.99(w) x 6.95(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1Legends and Histories1
Primeval History of the Slavs and Mysterious Mounds1
Legends Instead of Historical Sources2
The Oldest Historical Tidings of Cracow7
King Boleslaw the Brave10
King Boleslaw the Bold and Bishop Stanislaw13
Capital of the State Divided into Principalities14
Tartar Invasion and the Location of a New City18
2The Time of Glory25
The Polish State United--Wladyslaw the Short Crowned in Cracow25
King Kazimierz the Great29
Capital of Poland and Lithuania34
The Golden Age of Gothic Cracow38
The Renaissance in Cracow41
Tapestries of Wawel47
The First Elective Kings49
The Vasa Dynasty53
3The Time of Decline61
Cracow Captured by the Swedes61
Last Polish Kings and the Partitions of the Country66
4The Struggle for Liberty and the Rebirth73
Tadeusz Kosciuszko Declares the Insurrection of 24 March 179473
The Napoleonic Wars and Cracow as a Free City78
Successive Uprisings81
Galician Autonomy82
Spiritual Capital of the Nation86
Young Poland93
Jozef Pilsudski and World War I103
The Inter-War Period107
World War II118
Communist Domination133
The Patriotic City137
Cracow in the Years 1989-2000143
Index149

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