Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa
  • 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 (Galicia) and Prussia (Grand Duchy of Posen), and the free city of Cracow.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Books of Reference

  1. Statistical Information: The Central Statistical Office, Warsaw (Wawelska 1–3), publishesGoogle Scholar
  2. Statistical News (Aug. 1945 49; restarted Sept. 1956, bimonthly); Statistical Studies and Works Google Scholar
  3. (from 1950); Statistics of Poland (20 vols. 1946–51; restarted 1957 as Biuletyn statystyczny, monthly); Rocznik statystyczny (annual); Concise Statistical Year Book of Poland. Google Scholar
  4. Constitution of the Polish People’s Republic. Warsaw, 1964Google Scholar
  5. Benes, V. L., and Pounds, N. G. J., Poland. London, 1970Google Scholar
  6. Bromke, A., and Strong, J. W. (eds.) Gierek’s Poland. New York, 1973Google Scholar
  7. Bulas, K., and others, English-Polish and Polish-English Dictionary. 2 vols. The Hague, 1959–61Google Scholar
  8. Burda, A., Parliament of the Polish People’s Republic. Wroclaw, 1978Google Scholar
  9. Davies, N., Poland, Past and Present: A Select Bibliography of Works in English. Newtonville, 1977Google Scholar
  10. Dziewanowski, M. K., Poland in the Twentieth Century. Columbia Univ. Press, 1977Google Scholar
  11. Gieysztor, A., and others, History of Poland. Warsaw, 1969Google Scholar
  12. Halecki, O., A History of Poland. 3rd ed. London, 1978.—(ed)., Poland. New York, 1957Google Scholar
  13. Kieniewicz, S. (ed.) History of Poland. 2nd ed. Warsaw, 1979Google Scholar
  14. Lane, D., and Kolankiewicz, G. (ed.) Social Groups in Polish Society. London, 1973Google Scholar
  15. Poland: The Country and its People. Warsaw, 1971Google Scholar
  16. Poland: A Handbook. Warsaw, 1974Google Scholar
  17. Raina, P., Political Opposition in Poland, 1954–1977. London, 1978Google Scholar
  18. Roos, H., A History of Modern Poland. London, 1966Google Scholar
  19. Szczepanski, J., Polish Society. New York, 1970Google Scholar
  20. Wielka Encyklopedia Powszechna. 13 vols. Warsaw, 1962–70Google Scholar
  21. Woiciechowski, B., Foreign Trade of Poland: Its Growth, Structure and Economic System. Warsaw, 1974Google Scholar
  22. Zielinski, J. G., Economic Reforms in Polish Industry. OUP, 1973Google Scholar
  23. National Library: Biblioteka Narodowa, Rakowiecka 6, Warsaw.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Paxton

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations