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The Resource Kaleidoscope of Poland : a cultural encyclopedia, Oscar E. Swan with Ewa Kołaczek-Fila ; with a foreword by Adam Zamoyski

Kaleidoscope of Poland : a cultural encyclopedia, Oscar E. Swan with Ewa Kołaczek-Fila ; with a foreword by Adam Zamoyski

Label
Kaleidoscope of Poland : a cultural encyclopedia
Title
Kaleidoscope of Poland
Title remainder
a cultural encyclopedia
Statement of responsibility
Oscar E. Swan with Ewa Kołaczek-Fila ; with a foreword by Adam Zamoyski
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Kaleidoscope of Poland is a highly readable volume containing short articles on major personalities, places, events, and accomplishments from the thousand-year record of Polish history and culture. Featuring approximately 900 compact text entries and 600 illustrations, it will be a handy reference at home, a perfect supplement to traditional guide books when traveling, an aid to language study, or simply browsed with enjoyment from cover to cover by anyone with an interest in Poland. The entries describe essential features of Poland from the mundane to the sublime. Whether it is bagels or the Bug River, Chopin or Madame Curie, the authors offer colorful and often witty snapshots of significant individuals, customs, folklore, historic events, phrases, places, geography, and much, much more. Beginning with the emergence of the Polish state in 966 under Mieszko I, to the resurrection of present-day Poland within the European Union, it's also a sweeping account of the tumult and triumphs the nation has witnessed through much of its history. This highly entertaining yet informative book is essentially a 'cultural dictionary, ' offering a knowledge base that can be referred to time and time again. Kaleidoscope of Poland will be welcomed by readers of Polish descent, students of Polish, or anyone planning to visit Poland--anyone seeking a greater insight into this fascinating land"--
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Swan, Oscar E
Dewey number
943.8003
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK4030
LC item number
.S93 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
encyclopedias
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kołaczek-Fila, Ewa
Series statement
Series in Russian and East European studies
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  • Poland
  • Poland
  • Poland
  • REFERENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Manners and customs
  • Poland
Label
Kaleidoscope of Poland : a cultural encyclopedia, Oscar E. Swan with Ewa Kołaczek-Fila ; with a foreword by Adam Zamoyski
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Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Polish Pronunciation -- Note about the Entries -- Timeline of Polish History -- Kaleidoscope of Poland -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z -- Timeline of Polish "Historical Months" -- Timeline of Polish Literary Figures Cited -- Timeline of Polish Rulers -- Major Polish National and Regional Uprisings -- Important Twentieth-Century "Conferences" Affecting Poland's Fate -- English Index -- Polish Index
Control code
ocn898158731
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780822944386
Lccn
2015013694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)898158731
Label
Kaleidoscope of Poland : a cultural encyclopedia, Oscar E. Swan with Ewa Kołaczek-Fila ; with a foreword by Adam Zamoyski
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Polish Pronunciation -- Note about the Entries -- Timeline of Polish History -- Kaleidoscope of Poland -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z -- Timeline of Polish "Historical Months" -- Timeline of Polish Literary Figures Cited -- Timeline of Polish Rulers -- Major Polish National and Regional Uprisings -- Important Twentieth-Century "Conferences" Affecting Poland's Fate -- English Index -- Polish Index
Control code
ocn898158731
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780822944386
Lccn
2015013694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)898158731

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