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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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798 words
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The Republic of Poland faces the Baltic Sea in N-central Europe. Behind the lagoon-fringed coast is a broad plain. The ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,776 words

A kingdom situated on the eastern territories of western Christendom, which took definitive form in the reigns of Mieszko ...

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The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
9,721 words
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... Demographics and a Brief Historical Perspective Robert T. Francoeur A. Demographics Poland borders on the Baltic Sea, Lithuania, Byelorussia, ... More
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Wojciech Bałus

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Current Version:
2006

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Owing to Poland's geographical position in Central Europe, its weather is highly changeable, and the seasons differ considerably from

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Lisa Ann Lavender

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
752 words

Like the other arts, photography in Poland has often been influenced by politics, especially the passions aroused by desire for ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
4,989 words

By the beginning of the sixteenth century, the kingdom of Poland had been joined for over a century to the ...

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
3,235 words
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According to general opinion, the peak of the Polish Enlightenment was between 1788 and 1795, a brief period of ...

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
1,787 words
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Poland emerged as a state in the tenth century under the Piast dynasty. The new state was formed on Western ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
3,098 words
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Historically, Poland was a multinational and multireligious entity where Poles lived side by side with Lithuanians, Ukrainians, Belorussians, Jews, and ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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1,850 words
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The Kingdom of Poland entered the modern world as the dominant partner in a commonwealth formed in 1569 with the ...

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
6,649 words

[This entry comprises three articles on dance in Poland. The first article focuses on traditional and social dance; the second ...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,053 words

For the first time since it emerged in 1918 as an independent country after over 120 years of partition, Poland ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
427 words

Medieval and early modern Poland was a vast country which included much of what is now Ukraine, Belarus, and the ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
5,674 words
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This entry contains three subentries, on the economic history of Poland during the early and medieval periods, early modern ...

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Jim Samson

The Oxford Companion to Music

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
1,582 words
Poland's troubled political history has impinged powerfully on the development of its musical life, and political upheaval has influenced our capacity to trace that development, for it has ... More
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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
2,029 words

Polish theatre entered the twentieth century with the political and artistic burden of a past as a stateless country. The ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
475 words

Ballet in Poland dates from the 16th century when it featured as a court entertainment. The first Polish company was founded in ...

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George Kolankiewicz

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,332 words

For the first time since it emerged in 1918 as an independent country after more than one hundred twenty years ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
294 words

(Λαχία, Πόλτζα, Πολανία). Traces of Byz. contact with Poland date from the 10th C. in finds of Byz. coins and ...

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
8,065 words

The fall of Communism brought human rights to the top of the agenda in the countries of the so-called Eastern ...

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