• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. In 1966 Poland celebrated its millennium, but modern Polish history begins with the partitions of the once-powerful kingdom between Russia, Austria and Prussia in 1772, 1793 and 1795. After the creation by Napoleon I of a semi-independent Grand Duchy of Warsaw, the country was again partitioned at the Congress of Vienna in 1815 between Russia (Congress Poland), Austria and Prussia (Grand Duchy of Posen), and the free city of Cracow.

Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Books of Reference

  1. Bibliographie sur Ja Pologne. 2nd ed. Warsaw, 1963Google Scholar
  2. Constitution of the Polish People’s Republic, Warsaw, 1964Google Scholar
  3. Twenty Years of the Polish People’s Republic. Warsaw, 1964Google Scholar
  4. Bethell, N., Gomulka: his Poland and his Communism. London, 1969Google Scholar
  5. Bromke, A., Poland’s Politics. Harvard U.P., 1967CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Bulas, K., and others, English-Polish and Polish-English Dictionary. 2 vols. The Hague, 1959–61Google Scholar
  7. Ehrlich, S., and others, Social and Political Transformations in Poland. Warsaw, 1964Google Scholar
  8. Gieysztor, A., and others, History of Poland. Warsaw, 1969Google Scholar
  9. Gieysztor, A., and others, History of Poland. Warsaw, 1969Google Scholar
  10. Horak, S., Poland’s International Affairs, 1919–60. Indiana U.P., 1964Google Scholar
  11. Karpinski, A., Twenty Years of Poland’s Economic Development. Warsaw, 1964Google Scholar
  12. Morrison, J. F., The Polish People’s Republic. Baltimore, 1968Google Scholar
  13. Roos, H., A History of Modern Poland. London, 1966Google Scholar
  14. Starr, R. F., Poland 1944–62. Louisiana U.P., 1962Google Scholar
  15. Syrop, K., Poland: between hammer and anvil. London, 1968Google Scholar
  16. national library. Biblioteka Narodowa, Rakowiecka 6, Warsaw.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Paxton

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations