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Speak the Culture: Poland
     

Speak the Culture: Poland

by Andrew Whittaker
 

The fifth book in Thorogood’s groundbreaking series of cultural guides takes Poland as its subject. Written in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Speak the Culture: Poland provides a fast track to understanding the key events, figures and customs of this richly creative country in the heart of Europe.

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Overview

The fifth book in Thorogood’s groundbreaking series of cultural guides takes Poland as its subject. Written in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Speak the Culture: Poland provides a fast track to understanding the key events, figures and customs of this richly creative country in the heart of Europe.

The book begins with an overview of the country’s cultural foundations – the history, language and identity – before moving on to Poland’s artistic achievements, from the Renaissance poetry of Mikolaj Rej to the films of Roman Polanski. The key figures of art, architecture, literature, philosophy, music, theatre and cinema are revealed succinctly and colorfully. The final section of Speak the Culture: Poland covers the country’s living culture – its religion, social mores, education, economy and more.

Only by grasping the culture of Poland will readers develop a fully rounded knowledge of this historic but little understood nation.

Editorial Reviews

Books in Brief
"The book is fascinating, with the amount of information provided....It is a book for Polish Americans as well as those unfamiliar with Poland. Highly recommended."
Daily Telegraph
What's been said about the series:
“The Speak the Culture series….is the best crib sheet for the curious we have seen.”
Barry Forshaw
“No publisher has attempted anything quite like this, and the publishers Thorogood are to be much applauded for their ingenuity and achievement.”
From the Publisher
"The book is fascinating, with the amount of information provided....It is a book for Polish Americans as well as those unfamiliar with Poland. Highly recommended."

What's been said about the series:
“The Speak the Culture series….is the best crib sheet for the curious we have seen.”

“No publisher has attempted anything quite like this, and the publishers Thorogood are to be much applauded for their ingenuity and achievement.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854187888
Publisher:
Thorogood
Publication date:
06/28/2012
Series:
Speak the Culture Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,263,709
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Whittaker has travelled widely and written extensively on France and the Mediterranean countries.

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