Poland: A History

by Adam Zamoyski

On Sale: 20/07/2015


About the Book

A substantially revised and updated edition of the author's classic 1987 book, 'The Polish Way: A Thousand-Year History of the Poles and their Culture', which has been out of print since 2001.

No nation's history has been so distorted as that of Poland. In 1797 Russia, Prussia and Austria divided the country up among themselves, expunging Poland's sovereignty from history, casting it as a backwater that needed civilising. But as Adam Zamoyski's thrilling history shows, the country they had wiped off the map had been one of Europe's largest and most varied in cultural and religious traditions, with one of the boldest constitutional experiments ever attempted. Its destruction initiated a series of struggles that culminated in the two world wars and the Cold War. Today, Poland has been restored to its rightful place as one of the most vigorous nations of Europe, and is perfectly captured in this full revision Adam Zamoyski's classic ‘The Polish Way'.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780007556212
  • ISBN 10: 0007556217
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - GB
  • On Sale: 20/07/2015
  • Pages: 448
  • List Price: 22.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Humanities / European history


Adam Zamoyski is a British historian of Polish origin. He is the author of the best-selling 1812: Napoleon’s Fatal March on Moscow and its sequel Rites of Peace: The Fall of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna, as well as several other acclaimed works on key figures and aspects of European history. His books have been translated into Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Persian as well as most of the European languages. His comprehensive history of Poland, The Polish Way, not only featured in the best-seller lists for several weeks when it came out in 1987, but has never been out of print since. Zamoyski has also contributed to all the major British papers and periodicals, as well as lecturing widely in England, Europe and the United States. He lives in London and Poland.

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