By Richard Unger, Jakub Basista

ISBN-10: 9004166238

ISBN-13: 9789004166233

In twenty-four papers students from Europe and North the US study a variety of facets of the economies, politics and tradition of england and Poland-Lithuania from the center a long time all the way down to the 3rd Partition. The similarities among the 2 probably diverse areas are as outstanding because the long-standing connections among the British Isles and East important Europe. advertisement ties have been complemented through migration and by way of cultural alternate with writers, philosophers and artists in either areas taking an curiosity within the different. In sections dedicated to faith and toleration, alternate, diasporas, political concept, and stereotypes between others the authors current a brand new and unforeseen heritage of the connection among states which politically as much as 1795 went in contrary instructions. individuals are: Richard Butterwick, Nils Hybel, Wendy Childs, Maryanne Kowaleski, Stanka Kuzmova, Sarah Layfield, Richard D Oram, Emilia Jamroziak, Piotr Guzowski, Derek Keene, Tomasz Gromelski, Pawel Rutkowski, Benedict Wagner-Rundell, John Fudge, Brian Levack, Beata Cieszynska, Waldemar Kowalski, Arthur H. Williamson, M.St. Almut Hillebrand, Peter Paul Bajer, Roisin Healy, Dariusz Rolnik, Jan Wolenski, Aleksandra Koutny-Jones.

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What were the effects of laws of inheritance and wardship? What of more humble women? 33 The barrier of the Polish language remains a formidable hurdle for most Anglophone scholars. Britons and North Americans were relatively few in number at the first Congress of Foreign Scholars of Polish History, held at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, in June 2007. However, excellent work such as that of Piotr Górecki, Francis W. Carter, Paul W. Knoll, Robert I. Frost, Karin Friedrich, Andrzej Sulima 31 32 33 See the paper by Jan Woleński.

Indd xlii 3/13/2008 8:05:48 PM taking stock—looking forward xliii Britain, Ireland, Poland, and Lithuania are now, through membership of the European Union, the opening of labour markets, cheap travel and instant communication, far closer to each other than they have ever been in the past. 39 But on the whole this unprecedented mutual knowledge has served mutual understanding. With both Britain and Poland currently experiencing something of a vogue for history, the opportunity exists to further the understanding of the past, including the more distant past.

A descendant of the Gordons of Huntly was even elected king of Poland in 1764. At least until the later eighteenth century therefore, most of the contact between Poland and Britain came either via the predominantly Germanophone Prussian cities,9 or via Scottish migrants, or through both channels. This fact must have influenced the perception among the Poles and English alike that their countries have had little to do with each other in the past. The Prussians fit especially awkwardly into an ethnically conceived narrative of the Polish nation.

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