Полный вариант заголовка: «A journey from India to England, through Persia, Georgia, Russia, Poland, and Prussia : in the year 1817 : illustrated with engravings / by Lieut. Col. John Johnson».
Poland in the Modern World presents a history of the country from the late nineteenth century to the present, incorporating new perspectives from social and cultural history and positioning it in a broad global context Challenges traditional accounts Poland that tend to focus on national, political history, emphasizing the country's 'exceptionalism'. Presents a lively, multi-dimensional story, balancing coverage of high politics with discussion of social, cultural and economic changes, and their effects on individuals’ daily lives. Explores both the regional diversity within Poland and the country’s place within Europe and the wider world. Provides a new interpretive framework for understanding key historical events in Poland’s modern history, including the experiences of World War II and the postwar communist era.
Bold, bright, and functional, stoneware ceramics produced in the German-speaking centres of what is today Germany and the Low Countries were highly valued and widely traded in Europe and North America from the 16th through to the 18th century. In the 1600s, the heyday of stoneware production, these handsome, practical ceramics found an enthusiastic market in colonial North America. The addition of relief decoration and a brilliant salt-glaze during the Renaissance raised the status of these wares. Later examples eschewed such narrative ornament for more abstract floral or geometric patterns, and greater competition from other centres and mediums in the 18th century led to more unusual and original forms. About sixty fine stoneware pieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a promised private collection testify to the success, artful decoration, and fascinating variety of this medium. Author Jack Hinton describes the developments in stoneware through these notable examples, and colour images bring their details to life on the page for the first time. With their bold designs and bright colours, these works exhibit the perfect balance of utility and beauty.
Полный вариант заголовка: «Journal of a tour in Germany, Sweden, Russia, Poland in 1813-14 : Vol. 2 : 2 volumes / by J.T. James».
The ultimate quick and easy guide to learning Polish Polish can be a difficult language to master. It is pronounced phonetically and has several unique characters in its alphabet, but with Polish For Dummies in hand, you'll find yourself speaking like a local in no time. Packed with practical lessons, handy cultural facts, and essential references (including a Polish-English mini-dictionary and lists of common verbs), this guide is specially designed to get you speaking Polish with confidence. With advice on speaking Polish within the construction, teaching, and public sector industries, this book is a truly practical tool for anyone wanting to speak the language either professionally or socially. Includes sections dedicated to Polish in action, Polish on the go, and Polish in the workplace A companion audio CD contains Polish conversations spoken by native Polish speakers in a variety of everyday contexts, perfect for learning Polish on the go A Polish-English dictionary is included to provide quick access to the most common words With easy-to-follow instruction and exercises that give you the language to communicate during day-to-day experiences, readers of Polish For Dummies will learn the words and verbal constructions they need to communicate with friends and colleagues at home, find directions on holiday, and more. Note – CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.