The first authoritative, accomplished historic dictionary of Poland in English, this quantity comprises over 2,000 entries on humans, occasions, locations, and phrases vital to Poland's background from 966 to 1945. Entries contain English and varnish language bibliographic assets. the scholar of Polish historical past looking particular details on anyone or occasion in medieval instances, the afflicted period resulting in the overdue 18th century walls of Poland, and the Polish nationalist struggles ahead of 1919, reborn Poland within the interwar years, or the trauma of global struggle II might be amply rewarded via the exact, concise details supplied during this exact old dictionary.
Each of the alphabetically prepared entries is by way of pertinent bibliographic resources in either English and varnish languages. an inventory of abbreviations, a word at the Polish alphabet, and a chain of ancient maps precede the entries. worthwhile cross-references are supplied through the textual content and within the index. A common bibliography precedes the index. After 5 years of labor, George Lerski accomplished the unique manuscript in 1992, presently earlier than his premature demise. The targeted modifying as a consequence undertaken preparatory to booklet has remained trustworthy to the unique paintings, its suggestion, association, and purpose.