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1795 to the Present: A History of Poland (God's Playground: A History of Poland) [Englisch] [Taschenbuch]

Norman Davies

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28. Februar 2005 God's Playground: A History of Poland (Buch 2)
The most comprehensive survey of Polish history available in English, God's Playground demonstrates Poland's importance in European history from medieval times to the present. 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. Davies emphasizes the cultural history of Poland through a presentation of extensive poetical, literary, and documentary texts in English translation. In each volume, chronological chapters of political narrative are interspersed with essays on religious, social, economic, constitutional, philosophical, and diplomatic themes. This new edition has been revised and fully updated with two new chapters to bring the story to the end of the twentieth century.

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"The standard work on the subject in English.... [Davies] writes with commanding dexterity and a confident, at times almost swaggering, intelligence as he balances narrative and analysis." -- "Atlantic Monthly"


-- Atlantic Monthly

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great scholarship 18. Februar 2004
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With bracing clarity Norman Davies tells the story of non-Germanic Central Europe located between two voracious empires, Germany and Russia. The narrative is rich in detail and entertaining, yet it is impeccably scholarly. Few history books measure up to it.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen And excellent work on the history of Poland 16. Juni 2007
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As far as I can tell this book has been written objectively and describes the history of Poland in detail. For me it filled a huge gap in my knowledge of what happened in Poland and in general in Eastern Europe in the last 1000 years. The book is filled with excerpts from poems, ancient documents and first hand accounts of events which make it a very interesting read. The maps and illustrations do an excellent job. I do not know of any other alternatives which will desribe the polish history in such detail.

At times this book flows lucidly and at other times it becomes a rambling of very dry facts and a listing of names etc which reminded of me of school history textbooks that used to drive me crazy. My other beef with the book is that there is no structure to it which allows you to understand what is going on. Imagine a movie which is made by assembling various shots together but has not been edited to ensure a logical progression of events. Only when you have gone thru everything do you really understand the entire movie. This is true of both the volumes. It goes into extreme detail about events without first describing what the event was. To exacerbate this, the book assumes that you have a knowledge of events that happened in Europe in the last 1000 years and frequently draws upon them to explain other things in polish history.

The last problem is that this book claims to have been revised and updated in 2005. Unfortunately this is true for only a couple of chapters in the second volume of the book. The first volume still reads like it was written in 1980s. Also there are at least a hundred minor editorial errors in the volume 2 which take away from a pleasurable reading experience.

Desribe the cons I would still recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about the history of Poland.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen God's Playground: A History of Poland, Vol. 2: 1795 to the Present 21. Juli 2010
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Probably the best Poland's history ever written. Recomended for anyone to learn about the country of Poland history that was either twisted by soviets or ignored and hidden by western countries. It was written by ouysider Norman Davies, the man that not only understands polish history but also feels it. So far only he could do that. This book is one of most important doccuments of Polish history that helps you understand it. RECOMENDED.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent as always 24. Juni 2012
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Poles read this book about their own history, which says a lot right there. My Polish relatives gave me both volumes of this work, due to their liking for it.

For English (Western) readers, it may seem very confusing. Poland's history IS confusing. The second volume describes the period of Poland's "captivity" by three powers, then the struggle to survive Hitler and Stalin, and finally the Soviet period and (in updated form) the EU. I have read another review that Davies' prose confuses because it goes into lists of names, etc. I wonder if that is a problem because Slavic names are so odd to most Western eyes? My mother is Polish, so I was not overwhelmed in that respect.

I expect some readers of these two volumes will find themselves baffled because this is NOT the Poland the West was told about by the very biased Germans and Russians/Soviets. Davies could not respect nor love the country more if he was a native, IMO.

A better, shorter intro to the political history is the Cambridge Concise History, but Adam Zamoyski's The Polish Way is also quite good. If you are up to it, Davies' "Europe" is excellent.
5.0 von 5 Sternen Poland's Contribution 3. Juni 2014
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The church library is interested in the history and the religion of Poland, as it relates to the world religions.
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