Bordered by Belarus, the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine, Poland is an ancient nation that was founded around the middle of the 10th century. Due to its geographic region—flat terrain with a lack of natural barriers on the North European Plain—Poland has historically been an area of conflict. After a volatile past, today Poland stands out as a success story among transition economies, although much work still lies ahead.
Meticulously researched, Poland offers an appealing, up-to-date look at this European country. Engaging sections offer insight into daily life, and case studies highlight important facts and details. A helpful glossary and a listing of books and Web sites to consult for further information make this book accessible, and perfect for quick reference. Numerous full-color photographs and illustrations pair with detailed maps to round out this fascinating study.
Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references. Chronology.
About the Author(s)
Jeremy Nichols lived and worked in Poland for a number of years before returning to the United Kingdom. He is a writer, editor, and translator and has a particular interest in Poland and the Polish language.
Emilia Trembicka-Nichols is a teacher and translator from Gdansk, Poland.