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ePub God's Playground: A History of Poland (2 Volume Set) download
Author:
Norman Davies
ISBN13:
978-0231043267
ISBN:
0231043260
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Publisher:
Columbia Univ Pr (October 1, 1983)
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Humanities
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1236 kb
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God's Playground: A History of Poland is a history book in two volumes written by Norman Davies, covering a thousand-year history of Poland. Volume 1: The origins to 1795, and Volume 2: 1795 to the present first appeared as the Oxford Clarendon.

God's Playground: A History of Poland is a history book in two volumes written by Norman Davies, covering a thousand-year history of Poland. Volume 1: The origins to 1795, and Volume 2: 1795 to the present first appeared as the Oxford Clarendon Press publication in 1981 and have since been reprinted in 240 formats (2005), and in 45 formats (2004) translated into Polish as Boże igrzysko : Historia Polski by Elżbieta Tabakowska (2 volumes in 1, with 1183 pages by Znak Publishers of Kraków)

Details Davies provides a detailed and extensive history of Poland. This is a large volume and have begun the read of Polish history.

Only 20 left in stock (more on the way). Davies provides a detailed and extensive history of Poland. Definitely a must for serious "students" of Polish history. Might be a bit much for a casual interest reader. Still, would give it a try if you want to learn more about Poland. 3 people found this helpful. Alas not finished, it's the kind if book for me that I will read from time to time until I finish.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes. V. 1. The origins to 1795 - v. 2. 1795 to the present. Donor challenge: For only 5 more days, your donation will be matched 2-to-1. Triple your impact! To the Internet Archive Community, Time is running out: please help the Internet Archive today.

God's Playground book. I absolutely love the second. God's Playground: A History of Poland, Vol. 2: 1795 to the Present. I greatly admire the first volume of Norman Davies' history of Poland. I know a number of women who teach in the local Saturday Polish school that both my children attended.

Davies stresses the country's rich multinational heritage. God's Playground: A History of Poland (2 Volume Set) Paperback – October 15, 1982. by. Norman Davies (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central.

Abandoning the traditional nationalist approach to Polish history, Norman Davies instead stresses the country's rich .

Abandoning the traditional nationalist approach to Polish history, Norman Davies instead stresses the country's rich multinational heritage and places the development of the Jewish German, Ukrainian, and Lithuanian communities firmly within the Polish context.

The following are some of his must reads: God's Playground: A History of Poland, Vol. 1 Europe: A History Heart of Europe: The Past in Poland's Present Europe at War 1939-1945: No Simple Victory Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw White Eagle, Red Star: The Polish-Soviet War 1919-1920 and "The Miracle on the Vistula" The Isles: A History. Thank you Dr. Davies for all your writings, objectivity, credible and just good ol' pure truth. God's Playground Vol. 3 - !Por Favor! And excellent work on the.

The magnificence of God's Playground is that Norman Davies has given ust the music as well as the libretto, the passion, poetry, myth, and ancedote as well as the facts. Davies writes with spirit, and his enjoyment is infectious. Dr Davies writes interestingly and well. a very substantial achievement.

God's Playground A History of Poland : Volume II: 1795 to the Present by Norman Davies. The writing of Polish history, like Poland itself, has frequently fallen prey to interested parties. Professor Norman Davies adopts a sceptical stance towards all existing interpretations and attempts to bring a strong dose of common sense to his theme. He presents the most comprehensive survey in English of this frequently maligned and usually misunderstood country.

The writing of Polish history, like Poland itself, has frequently fallen prey to interested parties.

Points out Poland's importance to European history from medieval times to the present, examines the nation's multicultural heritage, and discusses the many problems Poland has had to face
  • A friend suggested that I read this book. The author is a professor in England, and he is highly respected. It is very informational. Am a reference librarian, and so I notice things like attention to fact, the referencing of sources, and the absence of personal opinion or agenda. Have not read the whole book yet. It is over 500 pages, but it is interesting so far!

  • This is a fantastic book on a very difficult subject. It's a joy for a longtime reader of history. Sometimes I laugh out loud, which seems appropriate to Polish mindset and endurance. Warning: it's a slow read if you're trying to sort out all the important personages.

  • Davies provides a detailed and extensive history of Poland. Definitely a must for serious "students" of Polish history. Might be a bit much for a casual interest reader. Still, would give it a try if you want to learn more about Poland.

  • Well researched and written. The division of chapters by subject, rather than chronology, add a unique perspective to the historical read of this period.

  • The details were exceptional. It covered all of Europes history. This book was purchased for my brother and he really enjoyed it. A history buff.

  • Thoroughly enjoyable interesting

  • Dr. Davies is very knowledgeable. I found this a "go to" book for information.

  • Absolutely fascinating story. Excellent service.