Highly selective (the best) works from the following categories:
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:
Polish literature (PG7001 - PG7154):
Major classical literary works, including important critical editions and major works by established contemporary writers.
Polish history (DK401 - DK440):
Major works on history from the 15th century onward; early modern Gdansk/Danzig and Krakow between the 14th and 17th centuries; Czech, German, and Polish Silesia from the 15th century onward. Only the most scholarly materials on World War II.
Polish social and political thought:
Major works on Polish social history, 1815-1939, including working class formation, industrialization, development of popular religions and national working class movements. Focus on 1980 onward, with emphasis on emergence of civil society, post-communist state construction, political party systems in post-communist states, transition from communism to post-communism.
Political, economic and military, both before and after World War II. Emphasize relations between the communist parties, and Polish-Soviet relations in the 1980s.
Polish-German relations after 1945.
Polish-German relations with East and West Germany after 1949.
Polish Labor Movement, including Anti-Labor Movement.
Polish international political economy: Emphasis on foreign aid, trade, investment, the post-World War II (1945- ) period.
Polish intellectual history (1500 to present):
Emphasis on the 19th and early 20th centuries, on nationalism and Marxism.
Protestant and Catholic theology during the Reformation period -- late 15th through early 18th centuries.
Economics (Post-World War I).
Judaica: 15th century onward.
Politics (Post-World War I).
Prussia (early modern period).
Polish art, with emphasis on the 15th through 18th centuries.
Polish cultural history, including theater and music:
Major works only.
Ethnic minority relations.
Note: Where a choice of editions is an option, the English language edition is preferred.
Exception: Polish literature.
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