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The German Lands and Eastern Europe

Essays on the History of their Social, Cultural and Political Relations

  • Roger Bartlett
  • Karen Schönwälder

Part of the Studies in Russia and East Europe book series (SREE)

About this book


The relationship between Germans and their non-German counterparts in Central and East Europe has been a fundamental feature of European History. The twelve essays in this volume address key aspects of this complex and multifaceted relationship which has been marked by friendship and cooperation as well as enmity and strife. The topics range from medieval peasant settlement to present-day relations between Germans and Poles. Central themes are national identity, the emergence and development of mixed communities and inter-cultural communication.


20. Jahrhundert 20th century empire Europe European history Germany history migration Poland Russia

Editors and affiliations

  • Roger Bartlett
    • 1
  • Karen Schönwälder
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Slavonic and East European StudiesUniversity of LondonUK

About the editors

NORMAN DAVIES Professor Emeritus of Polish History at SSEES KARIN FRIEDRICH Lecturer in German History at SSEES LINDSEY HUGHES Professor of Russian History at SSEES JOHN D. KLIER Corob Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College London HANS LEMBERG Professor of East European History at the Philipps-Universität, Marburg BRUCE MITCHELL completing his doctoral thesis on ethnographic cartography at SSEES H. BARRY NISBET Vice-Master of Sidney Sussex College and Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Cambridge JOHANNES PAULMANN completing his study on royal and state visits in nineteenth-century Europe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich MARTYN RADY Senior Lecturer in Central European History at SSEES THEO J. SCHULTE Senior Lecturer in History at Anglia Polytechnic University in Cambridge KEITH SWORD Lecturer in Polish Studies at SSEES

Bibliographic information


'...the collection stands as a welcome addition to the growing literature on the multifaceted relationship between European peoples and an important contribution to the on-going debate on how that relationship may be best described.' - Peter H. Wilson, Immigrants & Minorities