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The Absolute Masters, Masters, Amateurs... A Biographical Dictionary of the Polish Chess Players, Tadeusz Wolsza
Volume I, Warsaw 1995, edition I, pp. 88, ills. b/w (photos and diagrams), format B5, price PLN 9,50; ISBN 83-85490-37-X;
Catalogue no. 0029
Volume II, Warsaw 1996, edition I, pp. 127, ills. b/w (photos and diagrams), format B5, price PLN 9,00; ISBN 83-85490-78-7;
Catalogue no. 0058
Volume III, Warsaw 1999, edition I, ills. b/w (photos and diagrams), pp. 136, format B5, price PLN 12,00; ISBN 83-7181-087-3;
Catalogue no. 0134
Biographies of Polish chess players from A to Z. In Volume 1 dominate profiles of players from Warsaw, among others of Kazimierz Makarczyk and Dawid Przepiórka – members of the “golden” team for the 1930 Chess Olympic Games in Hamburg. In Volume 2 the focus has been turned to the representatives of Tarnów, Podhale and Stanisławów: Szymon Winawer, Aleksander Flamberg, Jan Kleczyński. The biographies of Józef Piłsudski and Franciszek Askenazy, famous lovers of the royal game, but amateurs, are interesting details. Volume 3 contains the biographies of both the outstanding players, absolute masters and masters of international class and amateurs and lovers of the royal game. Akiba Rubinstein, Paulin Frydman, Henryk Friedman, Teodor Regedziński — repeated Olympic medallists of the “golden” years of Polish chess 1918-1939 belong to the former group. In the latter there are, among others, Bolesław Prus and General Kazimierz Sosnkowski. Fourth volume to be published next year.
— index of biographies published in volumes 1, 2 i 3, 28 kB
Ancient Greece of the Archaic and Classical Period, Włodzimierz Lengauer
Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 242, ills. 28, format B5, price PLN 35,00; ISBN 83-7181-083-0
The newest attempt of the synthetic approach to the history of the Greek civilization from its birth to loss of independence during the reign of Alexander the Great. Description of the two most important periods in the history of ancient Greece: the archaic period – formation of the foundations for the Greek civilization and culture, and the classical period – the times of the greatest splendor of Greece and its fall.
Catalogue no. 0154
Anthropologie de la ville médiévale
Michał Tymowski (edit.), Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 193, ills. 38, format B5, price PLN 30,00; ISBN 83-7181-091-1
The lectures by 12 authors from Poland, Byelorussia, France, Hungary and Russia on the material and cultural development of medieval towns, delivered at the international conference organized in 1997 by the Polish Academy of Science, Station in Paris, in cooperation with the German Historical Institute in Paris.
Catalogue no. 0132
The Artists and Patricians of Gdańsk, Teresa Grzybkowska
Warsaw 1996, edition I, pp. 120 + 68 nlb, ills. 144, format B5, price PLN 16,00; ISBN 83-85490-81-7
Collection of dissertations concerning the culture and art of Gdańsk during modern times – from architecture to gold-work.
Catalogue no. 0052
The Athenian Democracy in the Times of Demostenes. Structure, Rules and Ideas, Mogens Herman Hansen
Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 400, map and 5 plans, format B5, price PLN 32,00; ISBN 83-7181-111-X
The work by the professor of the University of Copenhagen, the most outstanding world expert in Athenian democracy of the classical period. It has been the first publication on this topic in the Polish market for 60 years. The author is interested in the functioning of the Athenian political system from the practical point of view (voting procedure, number of citizens participating in the meetings etc). He also widely discusses social problems. One of the book’s advantages is a precise definition of terms concerning political system forms.
Catalogue no. 0139
Avenues of Magic
Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 370, ills. 38, format A5, price PLN 48,00; ISBN 83-7181-161-6
Collection of essays by an outstanding Polish philologist, editor, bibliophile and lover and expert in the City of Warsaw, divided into: Literary Walks, Profiles and Portraits, Literary Puzzles, Varsaviana and About Myself. According to the Author, “something enchanting or magic peers out” of each unit – whether it is a walk along the Royal Road, Mazowiecka Street, or stories about Julian Wołoszynowski or Adam Mauersberger, or about himself, resolving complicated textual and interpretative puzzles.
Catalogue no. 0205
Between Absolutism and Jacobinism. The “Leiden Gazette” about France and Poland, 1788-1794, Piotr Ugniewski
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 171, format B5, price PLN 20,00; ISBN 83-7181-022-9
A picture of political events both in the revolutionary France and in Poland during deliberations of the Great Parliament till the fall of the state, based on the texts from the epoch of “The Leiden Gazette” (“Gazeta Lejdejska”). The book was awarded the Clio Prize of the Faculty of History of the Warsaw University in 1999.
Catalogue no. 0101
Between Jerusalem and Łuków. Crusaders’ Orders within the Polish Territory in the Middle Ages, Maria Starnawska
Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 416, ills. 27 + 6 maps, format B5, price PLN 28,00; ISBN 83-7181-085-7
A synthetic study on one of the important issues of both Polish and European medieval history. A broad view of the history and activities of crusaders’ orders supplemented with rich appendices containing lists of hospitals, commanders, parishes and a dictionary of localities, as well as photographs of the survived examples of the monastic architecture.
Catalogue no. 0148
The Bibliography of the History of Poland in the Ninetieth and Twentieth Century, vol. 3, 1865-1918, part 1, General Materials, vol. 1
Edited by the Department of Retrospective Bibliography of the 19th and 20th century of the Historical Institute of the Polish Academy of Science headed by Stefania Sokołowska Warsaw 2000, edition I , pp. 1470, format B5, price PLN 100,00; ISBN 83-7181-095-4
The next volume of the bibliography concerning the history of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, which was published for the first time in the 70s in the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Science.
Catalogue no. 0136
Bronze Foundries of Warsaw in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century, Małgorzata Dubrowska, Andrzej Sołtan
Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 160, ills. 37, format B5, price PLN 30,00; ISBN 83-7181-084-9
The monograph presents development and achievements of bronze foundries in Warsaw, which was their main center within the Polish territory in the 19th and 20th century. The chronological range of the research covers approximately 130 years. It starts with the times of the Congress Kingdom of Poland, when bronze craft split from brass craft and became a separate profession. The book ends with the 1950s, when political system changes led to the closure or nationalization of the majority of private bronze foundries reactivated after or saved from the II World War. The research, based on the rich source material, offers the first attempt in the Polish literature to give a synthetic approach to the history of this branch of manufacturing in Warsaw.
Catalogue no. 0137
The Catalogue of Manuscripts of the Polish Library in Paris, volume I, Manuscripts No 1-431. Index
Czesław Chowaniec, Irena Gałęzowska (edit.). Prepared for print by Janusz Pezda, published by Polish Library in Paris, Paris 1995, edition I, pp. 40, format B5, price PLN 5,50; ISBN 2-9505739-7-5
An index to the first volume of the Catalogue of Manuscripts of the Polish Library by C. Chowaniec and I. Gałęzowska, consisting of the names of persons, places as well as geographical names. It was available in shape of a typescript, only in the seat of the Library in Paris. Its availability in Poland shall help scientific research although Volume 1 of the Catalogue was published over fifty years ago.
Catalogue no. 0023
The Central Archive of Historical Records in Warsaw. Volume 2, A Guide to the Resources, Post-partitioning Period, vol. II
Franciszka Ramotowska (edit.), Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 762, format B5, price PLN 60,00; ISBN 83-7181-024-5
The continuation of a volume published in the 50s consisting of the list and
descriptions of the documents of the Old Polish period. The present guide covers
documents of the period of the rule of Prussia and Russia over the Polish
territory from the first partition in 1772 until the restoration of independence
Co-edited with the Head Office of State Archives.
— contents, 180 kB
Catalogue no. 0070
The Chancelleries and Documents of Mazovian Princes, 1341-1381. Administrative and Cultural Centers, Janusz Grabowski
Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 400 + 28 nlb, ills. 27, format B5, price PLN 20,00; ISBN 83-7181-118-7
The study on diplomacy of the Middle Ages discussing the functioning of the
chancellery as well as documents of Mazovian princes Siemowit III, Kazimierz I,
Siemowit IV and Janusz I from the years 1341-1381. The author both analyzed
the princes’ documents with regard to the forms applied and types of papers
and discussed the staff structure of the prince’s chancellery – the level of
education, authority and participation in public life.
Co-edited with the Head Office of State Archives.
Catalogue no. 0142
The Chancellery of General Military Province of Lublin, 1915-1918, Jerzy Gaul
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 134, format B5, price PLN 20,00; ISBN 83-7181-037-7
The work considers the functioning of the chancellery on the background of
the organization of the Austrian army chancelleries both in the field of the
office activities as well as the rules compulsory in the wartime. The book
contains appendices illustrating the activity of the institution.
Co-edited with the Head Office of State Archives.
Catalogue no. 0104
The Chancellery of Pomorze Province Office in Toruń, 1919-1939, Melania Dereszyńska-Romaniuk
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 234, format B5, price PLN 15,00; ISBN 83-7181-028-8
It is the first so profound presentation of the functioning of the
chancellery office in the time between the World Wars. The book is intended for
archivists, historians researching the history of administration, lawyers and
all those interested in the history of the Second Republic of Poland. Numerous
appendices allow the reader to get acquainted with the office activities.
Co-edited with the Head Office of State Archives.
Catalogue no. 0098
The Church and the State Authorities in Poland, 1945-1950, Jan Żaryn
Warsaw 1997, edition I, pp. 388, format B5, price PLN 28,00; ISBN 83-7181-009-1
The book concerning the problems of the interaction of two subjects: the
state ruled by communists and the Catholic Church. It is an attempt to present
mechanisms of creation of the fields of conflict between the two subjects, their
scope, reasons for their extinction and fuelling. The problem is connected with
the question of the continuity of the State – Church relations, which is a
particularly active issue from the hierarchy point of view.
The book was awarded the Janina and Franciszek Skowyras Prize of the Catholic University of Lublin and the Jerzy Łojek Prize.
— contents, 96 kB
Catalogue no. 0075
The Ciechanowiecki House of Dąbrowa Coats of Arms, Andrzej Rachuba, Jolanta Sikorska-Kulesza, Stanisław Dumin
Stefan K. Kuczyński (edit.), Warsaw 1997, edition I, pp. 224 + 18, genealogical tables, ills., format B5, price PLN 28,00; ISBN 83-85490-83-3
This monograph of the Ciechanowiecki family is the result of long term query in both Polish, Russian and White Russian archives and in the family documents.
Catalogue no. 0038
Cities of the Apocalypse, Elżbieta Jastrzębowska
Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. XX + 300 + 40 nlb, il.123, format B6; price PLN 59,00; ISBN 83-7181-122-5
It is a fascinating travel through the time. The author presents discovered by the archeologists physical remains of the seven Middle East cities from the first and second century AC to which the author of St John’s Apocalypse issued his proclamation: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea. The photographs taken by the author present the remains of ancient buildings mixed with the modern life of these cities. Library edition: “Man – Symbol – History”.
Catalogue no. 0147
Cracow Jews and Their Community, 1869-1919, Andrzej Żbikowski
Warsaw 1995, edition I, pp. 346, ills, format A5, price PLN 11,00; ISBN 83-85490-38-8
This is a monograph on the Jewish Religious Community in Cracow. The author widely presents the functioning of the Community, its institutions, finances, education and cultural life, charities etc. the book includes tables containing statistic data provided, and illustrations.
Catalogue no. 0026
The Crown Register Summary, volume VI. The Reign of Henry de Valois, 1573-1574, Matricularum Regni Poloniae Summaria
Maria Woźniak (edit.), Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 140, format A4, price PLN 20,00; ISBN 83-7181-086-5
Volume 6 of the Crown Register summary is a continuation of the publication
started by Teodor Wierzbowski in 1905 and is an invaluable source for historians
researching the reign of Henry de Valois. The work consists of a preface, a
proper summary with over 400 registers, a supplement (list of former documents
recorded in the register) and indexes: factual as well as geographical and
personal index (edited by Hubert Wajs).
Co-edited with the Head Office of State Archives.
Catalogue no. 0155
The Culture and the Revolution: Journalism, 1917-1922, Tadeusz Zieliński
Hanna Geremek (edit.), Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 108, ills. 2, format A5, price PLN 18,00; ISBN 83-7181-130-6
This is a selection of articles by a great humanist and classical philosopher, comprising a translation of seven, completely unknown in Poland, journalistic texts. The translations prepared for this edition deserve attention as a valuable contribution to the intellectual biography of a scientist and humanist.
Catalogue no. 0145
A Diary. Aleksander D. Skorobohaty
Tadeusz Wasilewski (edit.), Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 186, ills. 8 + maps on the lining, format B6, price PLN 28,00; ISBN 83-7181-112-8
A diary by Aleksander Skorobohaty, a soldier of the Republic of Poland and a
district official of Grodno province, covering the period from 1639 to 1699 with
a preface presenting the history of the family and of the manuscript. The
publication includes genealogical tables of the family, indexes and maps. This
is the first publication of the library edition: “Diaries of the Times of The
Trilogy” edited by Rafał Karpiński and Tadeusz Wasilewski, a part
of a larger library edition: “Diaries from the Seventeenth to Twentieth
Co-edited with the Mazovian Humanistic-Pedagogical University in Łowicz.
Catalogue no. 0169
A Diary Containing the History of Poland, 1648–1679, by Mikołaj Jemiołowski
Jan Dzięgielewski (edit.), Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 617, format B6, price PLN 39,00; ISBN 83-7181-122-X
Reminiscences covering the period from 1648 to 1679, written by a comrade of the hussars’ company, the Bełz Treasurer, participant of military and political events. Library edition: “Diaries of the Times of the Trilogy”.
Catalogue no. 0187
A Diary of the Comrade of the Hussars’ Company, by Jakub Łoś
Romuald Śreniawa-Szypiowski (edit.), Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 195, format B6, price PLN 28,00; ISBN 83-7181-125-X
This is a diary from the years 1646-1667 presenting the struggle of the
Republic of Poland against the Swedish invaders through the experience of an
ordinary soldier. Library edition: “Diaries of the Times of the Trilogy”.
Co-edited with the Stanisław of Skarbimierz Society.
Catalogue no. 0186
A Diary of a Warsaw School-Girl, by Kazimiera Paulina Rogowska
Edward Tryjarski (edit.), Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 208, format B6, price PLN 28,00; ISBN 83-7181-132-2
Records written by a young girl, an eyewitness of the events preceding the
January Uprising and a participant of the everyday life in that stormy time.
Another publication from the library edition: “Diaries from the Seventeenth to Twentieth Century”.
Catalogue no. 0188
The Development of Municipal Archives in Mazovia — Piaseczno: a Case Study, 1815-1950, Włodzimierz Bagieński
Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 217, format B5, price PLN 20,00; ISBN 83-7181-129-2
Very well preserved documents allowed the author to present in one monograph
the development of a municipal chancellery working by use of different
operational systems for 150 years, since the birth of the Congress Kingdom of
Poland. So far the town and the community as the drafters of the documents have
rarely been considered in the researches of the archives.
Co-edited with the Head Office of State Archives.
Catalogue no. 0151
Dijenis Akritas. The story of the Byzantine Borderland.
Małgorzata Borowska (edit.), Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 254, format B6, price PLN 20,00; ISBN 83-7181-066-0
Polish edition of the most popular epos, originated in the border area of the
medieval Byzantine Empire. It had a great influence on both the Byzantine
culture and the neighboring Russia as well as Western Europe. Library edition:
“Man — Symbol — History”.
— contents, 25 kB
Catalogue no. 0107
The Eastern Borderland of the Second Republic of Poland in Photography. Catalogue, Jan Boniecki
Warsaw 1996, edition I, pp. 208, ills, format B5, ISBN 83-85490-46-9. Out of print, available on CD-ROM only, price PLN 97,60
Catalogue of photographs of the Archive of Audiovisual Records in Warsaw sorted in alphabetical order according to the localities within the territory of each province. It includes views of 486 towns and localities, especially from Lwów, Wilno, Wołyń, Tarnopol provinces. These photographs come mainly from the press company Ilustrowany Kurier Codzienny — Agencja Fotograficzna “Światowid” from the time between World Wars. The book is available in electronic version, on a CD-ROM, in shape of collections of PDF files. The CD comprises all the photographs in TIF format published in the book, with a right to personal use.
Catalogue no. 0015 CD
The Education of Children and Youth in the Polish Gentry Families within the Area of Wołyń, Podole and Ukraine in the Latter Part of the Nineteenth Century, Tadeusz Epsztein
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 235, ills. 6 + 28 tables, format B5, price PLN 25,00; ISBN 83-7181-032-6
The author investigates three fundamental stages of education (home education, trips to high schools and universities) of a young generation in the gentry community within the area of southeastern borderland after the January Uprising (1864-1914). The work, based on plentiful historical sources, is enriched with an annex of 500 names of persons of the gentry’s descent, who studied at the European universities in the latter part of the 19th century.
Catalogue no. 0082
Ennoblement in Galizien, 1772-1918, Sławomir Górzyński
Warsaw 1999, edition II supplemented, pp. 300, ills, format B5, price PLN 36,00; ISBN 83-7181-110-1, ISSN 1426-5931
The book presents the ennoblement policy of the Habsburg monarchy, a relation of social élites of the Austrian sector to the new noblemen and their political attitudes. Detailed analysis covers the ennobled society with regard to their social origin, wealth, education and professional careers. The list of all the ennobled and their coats-of-arms is enclosed to the monograph. Library edition: “Res Humanae. Studies”.
Catalogue no. 0083
Equal Rights and Unequal Opportunities. Polish Women in the Time between World Wars.
Anna Żarnowska, Andrzej Szwarc (edit.), Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 352+8, ills. 8 in color, format B5, price PLN 37,00; ISBN 83-7181-023-7
The authors try to answer a question what their “own Polish state”, reestablished after over 120 years of bondage, gave to women. They try to look at the social position of women in those times, considering different spheres of their life activities – politics, society, family and culture.
Catalogue no. 0181
Eye catcher... On Commercial Advertisement in the Kingdom of Poland at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century, Agnieszka Janiak-Jasińska
Warsaw 1998, edition I, ills, pp. 139, format B5, price PLN 20,00; ISBN 83-7181-014-8
The author examines forms and functions of press advertisement from the perspective of the industrialization of the Polish territory, creation of the modern market economy and modernization of trade. The book is illustrated with a number of advertisements from daily press and from social and cultural magazines of the Kingdom of Poland at the beginning of the 20th century.
Catalogue no. 0105
A Forgotten President. Ignacy Boerner’s Life and Deeds, 1875-1933, Jerzy Kochanowski
Warsaw 1993, edition I , pp. 164, ills. 16, format B5, price PLN 6,00; ISBN 83-85490-13-2
Ignacy Boerner, all but forgotten nowadays, was a minor, but a very important person in our history, officer of the Polish Army, Józef Piłsudski’s man for special tasks. The “Republic” of which I. Boerner was president, comprised three districts and existed for poor three weeks. This was enough, however, to start to call him “president”.
Catalogue no. 0025
For the United Kingdom of Poland. The German Territorial Authorities and a Genesis of the Social and Constitutional Independence of Poland, Sławomir Gawlas
Warsaw 2000, edition II, pp. 211, format B5, price PLN 28,00; ISBN 83-7181-156-X
This is a comparative study presenting the influence of the German model of territorial authority on the Polish duchies of the period of the district partitioning of Poland. The author, taking advantage of the phenomena, confirmed by the sources, in the Reich, presents an outline of the changes of the Polish State and society from the 11th to the 13th century, enriched with a number of elements, which so far have not been noticed. This is the first book of the library edition: “Res Humanae. Studies”.
Catalogue no. 0014
Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and Other Slavic Countries. Index of Surnames, Szymon Konarski
Preface by Sławomir Górzyński, Warsaw 1995, edition I, pp. VIII + 406, format A4, price PLN 75,00; ISBN 83-85490-09-4
Invaluable support in taking advantage of 16 volumes of the Geographical Dictionary, enabling access to the vast biographical material. S. Konarski started work on each volume index in the 1930s. This book, providing a system of references, is a compilation of his work.
Catalogue no. 0008
The German Military Intervention in Ukraine in 1918, Włodzimierz Mędrzecki
Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 330, 2 maps on the lining, format B5, price PLN 30,00; ISBN 83-7181-133-0
This is a book on the origin and course of activities of the Central States
within the territory of Ukraine in 1918. It includes the characteristics of
military operations and administrative structure as well as the analysis of the
policy of Germany and Austria-Hungary towards the Ukrainian national movement.
The research is based on a wide query in foreign archives.
Co-edited with the Polish Academy of Science.
Catalogue no. 0183
The Gothic Architecture of the Cathedral under the Invocation of St John in Warsaw, Tadeusz Zagrodzki
Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 82, format B5, price PLN 15,00; ISBN 83-7181-163-2
The author discusses architectonic modifications in the church under the invocation of St John in Warsaw. He starts with the Gothic structure, through its Neo-Gothic interior decorations, to the reestablishment of the Gothic style after the destruction of the Second World War and the raise of the church to the dignity of the cathedral.
Catalogue no. 0208
The Government of the Republic of Poland in Exile and the Events in the Country, 1945-1950, Tadeusz Wolsza
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 265, format B5, price PLN 20,00; ISBN 83-7181-044-X
For the first time we have an opportunity to follow not only the political ideas of the Polish emigrants, but also their opinions on the events in the country. The author presented their attitude towards sovietization of political life, economy, culture, science, jurisdiction, army and police. He referred to the opinion of government in exile on the Jewish question and the Kielce Massacre. He also presented the evaluation of the Catholic Church activities in the country and political opinions of the church hierarchy.
Catalogue no. 0106
The Heraldic Office of the Kingdom of Poland, 1836-1861. Catalogue
Małgorzata Osiecka (edit.), Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 24, color ills. 16, format B5, price PLN 12,00; ISBN 83-7181-002-4
A richly illustrated catalogue of rudimentary remains of documents of the
Heraldic Office of the Kingdom of Poland, preserved in the Central Archive of
Historical Records in Warsaw. This is an important source for historians.
Co-edited with the Head Office of State Archives.
Catalogue no. 0141
The Heraldry of the Wielkopolska Towns Till the End of the 17th Century, Marek Adamczewski
Warsaw 2000, edition I, format B5, price PLN 56,00; ISBN 83-7181-144-6
This is a complete study on granting, functioning, symbolic representation and modifications of the heraldic arms of the Wielkopolska towns. The book awarded the Adam Heymowski Prize of 1999. Co-edited with the Polish Heraldic Society.
Catalogue no. 0177
The History of the Romany, Lech Mróz
Warsaw 2000, edition I, format B5, price PLN 50,00; ISBN 83-7181-159-4
This is the first book in Poland (and the only one of such size in this part of Europe) presenting the history of the Romany. The author verified the sources published in the past. Nevertheless the most of the documents are unknown materials, published for the first time. The book comprises two parts: a commentary and an analysis of documents and source texts themselves.
Catalogue no. 0200
Icons and Paintings, Barbara Dąb-Kalinowska
Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 216, format B5, price PLN 34,00; ISBN 83-7181-138-1
A collection of studies on Russian icons with regard to the theology of an icon, theory and practice of “writing” icons, an icon as an embodiment of sanctum in comparison with sacral paintings of Western Europe, methodology of icons research and selected pieces of art.
Catalogue no. 0178
The Illustrated mappae mundi as an Image of the World,Katarzyna Zalewska-Lorkiewicz
Warsaw 1997, edition I, pp. 264 + 40 (2 volumes), ills. 72 + 23 folders with maps, format B5, price PLN 30,00; ISBN 83-85490-91-4, ISSN 1426-5931
The book contains a typology of iconography representations presenting medieval maps from the former part of the 13th century to the latter part of the 16th century. According to the contemporary theologians they were explanations of God’s plans regarding the world. For us they are a source of knowledge of the way a medieval man understood the world. The representations illustrate the picture of the Earth and its inhabitants, biblical themes, ancient history and the history of the early Middle Ages. Library edition: “Res Humanae. Studies”.
Catalogue no. 0071
Index of Names to “The Polish Armorial” by Adam Boniecki, Szymon Konarski
Prepared for print by Sławomir Górzyński, Warsaw 1993, edition I, pp. VI + 148, format A4, price PLN 65,00; ISBN 83-85490-08-6
It is an index of names referred to in The Polish Armorial by Adam Boniecki. This is an important scientific source for historians.
Catalogue no. 0007
Into the Unknown. Between Ołoniec and Jadryń. Two Diaries from the Post-January Uprising Exile
Preface and edition by Anna Brus, Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 401 + 5 nlb, ills. 24, format B5, price PLN 28,00; ISBN 83-7181-127-6
The publication is based on the unpublished diaries of two women: Bronisława Chomska, maiden name Lubiczankowska (Ołoniec province) and Sabina Trębicka, maiden name Nałęcz Gembicka (Kazań province). In their childhood, after the January Uprising had to exile together with their parents in the European part of Russia. The common links in the reports are the time (the events connected with the January Uprising), place where their parents were arrested (the territory of the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania) and a reliability of their reports (written after many years, but without exaggeration). The diaries are supplemented with an index of the exiles’ surnames from Ołoniec and Kazań provinces after the January Uprising.
Catalogue no. 0150
Jerzy Skowronek – A Historian of the Nineteenth Century
Tomasz Kitzwalter (edit.), Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 104, format B5, price PLN 21,00; ISBN 83-7181-089-X
Discussion on selected aspects of a scientific output of Jerzy Skowronek
deceased in 1996, professor of Warsaw University, an outstanding historian,
researcher of the history of Central and Eastern Europe. This is the work by his
friends and students. It also includes documents of a scientific session, held
on 30 September 1997, on the output of Jerzy Skowronek.
Co-edited with the Institute of History of the Warsaw University.
Catalogue no. 0144
Kazimierz Pułaski in the Polish and American Consciousness. Documents Of the Polish-American Scientific Conference in Warka-Winiary (from 8 to 10 October 1997)
Collection of studies edited by Janusz Maciejewski, Ewa Bem-Wiśniewska and Jacek Wójcicki, Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 240, ills. 7, format B5, price PLN 20,00; ISBN 83-7181-050-4
An interesting analysis of the second rank position of Pułaski, the hero of Savannah, in American historical memory with regard to the romantic legend of the general of the Bar Confederacy present in the Polish literature. The texts by Polish and Polish origin authors.
Catalogue no. 0114
Kitki. Two Early-Iron Crematory Cemeteries in the Northern Mazovia, Dariusz Sikorski
Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 97, pictures 26, tables17, format B5, price PLN 20,00; ISBN 83-7181-153-5
This is a compilation of research materials in the years 1961 – 1962. Co-edited with the Institute of History of the Warsaw University.
Catalogue no. 0203
The Knightly Customs of the Late Middle Ages in Poland, 14th-15th Century, Dariusz Piwowarczyk
Warsaw 2000, edition II unchanged, pp. 276, format B5, price PLN 30,00; ISBN 83-7181-146-2
The author presents various forms of knight’s customs – dubbing, tournaments, hunting, court love, rules of behavior at the table, pilgrimages.
Catalogue no. 0099
The Legitimated Nobility in the Kingdom of Poland, 1836-1861(1867), Elżbieta Sączys
Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 918, ills, format B5, price PLN 55,00; ISBN 83-7181-145-4
A valuable supplement to the published armorials and other sources of the
genealogy of the nobility of the Kingdom of Poland on the basis of the survived
minutes of meetings of the Council of the Kingdom of Poland.
Co-edited with the Polish Heraldic Society and the Head Office of State Archives.
Catalogue no. 0194
Leszek Prorok – A Man and an Author, Jan Żaryn
Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 132 + 4 nlb, photographs 11, format B5, price PLN 12,00; ISBN 83-7181-128-4
Study on a writer and researcher of the output of Joseph Conrad, an unquestionable moral authority not only for the literary circles. It is based on unknown manuscript sources and the memories of the family, friends and acquaintances of the writer. In broader perspective – his life serves as an example to present the fate of Polish intelligentsia in the People’s Republic of Poland.
Catalogue no. 0146
Letters, Leaflets, Brochures and Other Materials of the Files of Warsaw Province Russian Gendarmerie, 1872-1915. Catalogue
Małgorzata Pleskaczyńska (edit.), Warsaw 1995, edition I, pp. 272 + 8, ills. 17, format B5, price PLN 8,00; ISBN 83-85490-70-1
The catalogue lists original documents enclosed to the Russian military police files — material evidence in investigations, deposited in the State Archive of the Capital City of Warsaw. The catalogue is the first source of evidence for the documents of Russian authorities of the latter part of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.
Catalogue no. 0033
The Lights of Istanbul, Zdzisław Żygulski jr
Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 380, ills. 352, format B5, price PLN 65,00; ISBN 83-7181-073-3
A collection of treatises, articles and essays on the Oriental art, history of painting and history of weaponry from the end of 15th century to the 20th century written between 1956 and 1990 by the indefatigable researcher and a great lover of the history of art. Most of the texts, especially the earlier ones, were provided with the author’s Commentary, referring to both the present condition of research and the history of a particular subject itself.
Catalogue no. 0116
The Maltese Order in Poland, Jerzy Baranowski, Marcin Libicki, Andrzej Rottermund, Maria Starnawska
Stefan K. Kuczyński (edit.), Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 289, ills. 50, format B5, price PLN 49,00; ISBN 83-7181-047-4
The book presents the history of the Maltese Order within the territory of Poland from the Middle Ages to modern times. It discusses participation of the Poles in the Order activities in the 19th century, after its reactivation between World Wars and nowadays (it contains a complete list of the knights). The publication is richly illustrated.
Catalogue no. 0157
The Man and the Nature in the Middle Ages and in the Early Modern Period
Wojciech Iwańczak, Krzysztof Bracha (edit.), Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 260, format B5, price PLN 40,00; ISBN 83-7181-135-7
Collection of materials from the conference of historians in Wólka Milanowska held from 19 to 21 May 1999. The articles widely discuss a relationship between a man and a nature in the period from the twelfth to the 17th century.
Catalogue no. 0176
A Man in the Medieval Society
Roman Michałowski (edit.), Warsaw 1997, edition I, pp. 470, format B5, price PLN 40,00; ISBN 83-85490-90-6
Documents from the scientific session of medievalists, dedicated to the
research on a man in the Middle Ages – within the tribe and family community,
social relationships, e.g. towards the authority, historical processes. As well
as in the aspect of the environment, mentality and spiritual experience etc., on
the basis of belles-lettres, hagiography, funeral rituals, fine arts and the
sources. The same title was borne by a publication from 1996 (ISBN
83-85490-74-4, out of print) including only the thesis of the lectures
from the aforesaid session.
— contents, 78 kB
Catalogue no. 0056
The Minutes of the Central National Council in Lwów, 14 June – 29 October 1848
Stefan Kieniewicz and Franciszka Ramotowska (edit.), Warsaw 1996, edition I, pp. 307, format B5, price PLN 12,00; ISBN 83-85490-73-6
The book contains documents of the contemporary Polish head authorities in Galizien, important for the Polish spring tide of nations, including minutes of the Central National Council. It is a source for research on the consciousness and activities of the political élite in Galizien, relations between Galizien and the Austrian authorities, Polish emigrants in France and the Poles from the Kingdom of Poland. It is also a source for the analysis of the political and self-governmental activities of the local Polish communities.
Catalogue no. 0034
Modernisation of Structures of Authority in Conditions of Underdevelopment. Central and Eastern Europe on the Turn of the Middle Ages (Conference Papers)
Marian Dygo, Sławomir Gawlas and Hieronim Grala (edit.), Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 220, format B5, price PLN 25,00; ISBN 83-7181-077-6
This is a collection of papers on a comparative approach to the problem of a specific way of development of the Central European countries in the contemporary times. All of them were presented at the conference organized by the Central and Eastern Europe History Center at the Institute of History of the Warsaw University and Polish UNESCO Committee in May 1998. The texts are in Polish, English, German and Russian.
Catalogue no. 0149
The Museums in Poland. Guide-book, Maria Sołtysiak, Katarzyna Wierzbicka
Warsaw 1997, edition I, pp. 324 + 38 nlb, ills. 91, format 22 x 12 cm, price PLN 25,00; ISBN 83-86334-62-2
The book is addressed both to lovers of museums and to tour operators and tourist guides. It was prepared on the basis of the survey conducted by the Department of Museums of the Historical Monuments Documentation Centre in which the staff of the museum were to characterize their institutions and their collections. Notes regarding particular museums comprise the following data: address, telephone and fax numbers, days and hours of admittance, a short description of the seat, concise information about collections as well as titles or themes of the permanent exhibitions. Co-edited with Historical Monuments Documentation Centre.
Catalogue no. 0164
The Museums on the Way to Self-Organization. The Union of Museums In Poland, 1914-1951, Bogusław Mansfeld
Warsaw 2000, edition I, format A4, ss.163, price PLN 35,00; ISSN 0519-8402
The book is based on the archives of the Union, which so far have not been researched by the scientists. It discusses the needs and tasks of the museums during the period of the partitions, the consolidation of Polish museums life between World Wars and the history of the first years after the II World War. Co-edited with Historical Monuments Documentation Centre.
Catalogue no. 0182
Muta praedicatio. Studies on the History and Perception of Italian Painting of the Post-Trident Era, Marcin Kaleciński
Warsaw 1999, edition I, format B5, il.97, pp. 110 + 96 nlb, price PLN 36,00; ISBN 83-7181-025-3, ISSN 1426-5931
A finely illustrated book concerning a counter-reformation model of sacral
painting and perception of Italian design in the Polish baroque painting.
Library edition: “Res Humanae. Studies”.
— contents, 20 kB
Catalogue no. 0163
My Remarks on the Soviet Russia, Tadeusz Kiersnowski
Warsaw 1997, edition I, pp. 74, format B5, price PLN 10,00; ISBN 83-85490-92-2
The book contains memories written in 1942. Apart from the typical values of this “hot” genre of literature, under the influence of the strongest emotions, they have also its particular value; they are a report on the situation in Russia, addressed to the government in exile of the Republic of Poland in London.
Catalogue no. 0073
A New Diplomatic Code of Mazovia, volume 3, Irena Sułkowska, Stanisław Kuraś
Warsaw 2000, edition I, documents 279 + 10, format B5, price PLN 45,00; ISBN 83-7181-136-5
The next volume containing medieval Mazovian documents. It covers the period from 1356 to 1381 when the whole Mazovia – except for the Płock territory – was for the last time united under the rule of Siemowit II. In this period two other drafters of Mazovian documents lived: Siemowit III and the Płock bishop Dobiesław Sówka of Gulczewo, who died in 1381. This volume comprises 289 documents of which 100 have never been published so far.
Catalogue no. 0184
The Poles Buried in the Cemeteries of Montmartre, Saint-Vincent and Batignolles in Paris, Robert Bielecki, Andrzej Biernat, Sławomir Górzyński, Piotr Ugniewski, Małgorzata Wrońska, Andrzej Wroński
Editors: Andrzej Biernat and Sławomir Górzyński, Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 329, ills. 117 + 2 maps on the lining, format B5, price PLN 49,00; ISBN 83-7181- 056-3
Long-term research, both in French and Polish archives and at the Paris cemeteries, became a basis for scientific biographical dictionary of the Poles buried in these picturesque necropolis. It is also a forged in the epitaphs chronicle of the history of the Polish emigration, beginning with the November Uprising.
Catalogue no. 0036
The Polish Artistic Jewelry, 1945-1950. Collection of the National Museum in Warsaw
Anna Frąckiewicz, Agnieszka Kasprzak-Miler (edit.), Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 42, ills. 23 + 2, format B5, price PLN 10,00; ISBN 83-7181-005-9
Co-edited with the Museum of Gold-work Art in Kazimierz Dolny. The book presents little known design of small silver products from the early period after the Second World War. It comprises 15 short biographies of artists.
Catalogue no. 0171
The Polish Exiles in the Russian Empire in the Former Part of the 19th Century, Wiktoria Śliwowska
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 836, ills. b/w. 73 + a map on the lining, format B5, price PLN 65,00; ISBN 83-7181-020-2
The dictionary comprises a few thousand names of Polish independence activists, sent to Siberia until the end of the former part of the 19th century. It covers almost entirely new factual source information. In the case of more famous persons, a reference to relevant monographs is provided. The publication was awarded the Klio Prize of the Historical Books Publishers Conference.
Catalogue no. 0100
The Polish Gentry in the 20th Century. Biographical Dictionary
Part 1, Janina Leskiewiczowa and others (edit.), Warsaw 1999,
edition II supplemented, 218 biographical notes, pp. XVI + 198, ills.,
format B5, price PLN 36,00; ISBN 83-7181-075-X;
Catalogue no. 0001
Part 2, Janina Leskiewiczowa and others (edit.), Warsaw 1994,
edition I, 139 biographical notes, pp. XIII + 172, ills.; ISBN 83-85490-23-X. Out
of print, available in electronic form on CD-ROM, price PLN 36,60;
Catalogue no. 0002
Part 3, Janina Leskiewiczowa and others (edit.), Warsaw 1996,
edition I, 155 biographical notes, pp. XX + 218, ills., format B5, price PLN
20,00; ISBN 83-85490-60-4;
Catalogue no. 0003
Part 4, Tadeusz Epsztein and others (edit.), Warsaw 1998, edition I,
132 biographical notes, pp. XX + 204, ills., format B5, price PLN 30,00; ISBN
Catalogue no. 0065
Part 5, Tadeusz Epsztein and others (edit.), Warsaw 2000, edition I,
132 biographical notes, pp. XX + 204, ills., format B5, price PLN 30,00; ISBN
Catalogue no. 0158
Library edition awarded the Adam Heymowski Prize. Each volume contains biographical notes of the 20th century landowners in alphabetical order; numerous photographs of mansions and their proprietors. It is a valuable source of knowledge about the Polish gentry in the 20th century.
Index of biographies published in parts 1–5 is available: 115 kB
The politics of the Communist rule in Poland towards the peasants in the years 1948–1956, Dariusz Jarosz
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 542, format B5, price PLN 30,00; ISBN 83-7181-036-9
Extensively documented analysis of the relationship between the rule
introduced by Communists and the peasants in the first years after World War II.
— contents, 53 kB
Catalogue no. 0109
The Prince of Darkness. On Medieval Images of Satan, Katarzyna Zalewska-Lorkiewicz
Warsaw 1996, edition I, pp. 132, ills. 61, format B5, price PLN 15,00; ISBN 83-85490-64-7
Richly illustrated with medieval masterpieces of art story about the images of Satan; from Satan as a fallen God’s angel and a creator of the world, through Satan in a man’s life and Satan’s mundane state, to the Antichrist satanic bestiary.
Catalogue no. 0050
The Public Activity of Małopolska Magnates In Late Middle Ages, Piotr Węcowski
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 218, format B5, price PLN 20,00; ISBN 83-7181-055-5
Collection of the itineraries of 12 persons who held two most powerful positions in the state during the reign of king Jagiełło: the Cracow castellan and the Cracow voivode allowed the author an interesting presentation of the functioning of the contemporary monarchy. The book also contains an appendix to the itinerary of the king Władysław Jagiełło.
Catalogue no. 0102
The Real and Ideal Society in “The Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer, Grażyna Waluga
Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 220, format B5, price PLN 34,00; ISBN 83-7181-171-3
The book presents the most magnificent work of one of the most outstanding poets of the English Middle Ages, a courtier of the King Edward III. “The Stories of Canterbury”, created in the latter part of the 1380s are considered the most brilliant works of the European medieval literature. The author, referring to the particular stories, portrays the English society of the 14th century and discusses in what extent social models described by Chaucer reflect the actual social relations.
Catalogue no. 0209
The Public Registers in the State Archives in Poland. Guide-book
Anna Laszuk (edit.), Warsaw 2000, edition II unchanged with errata, pp. 496, price PLN 50,00; ISBN 83-7181-160-8 (DiG), ISBN 83-86643-53-6 (NDAP)
It consists of a list of localities for which or in which public registers were kept, according to the present and past names. For each locality data concerning a religion, a parish, a kind of register, dates of the survived books, archives where the documents are deposited and a department number have been regarded. Co-edited with the Head office of State Archives.
Catalogue no. 0204
The Register of Gentry of the Republic of Poland in 1930. Polesie and Wołyń Provinces
Tadeusz Epsztein, Sławomir Górzyński (edit.), Warsaw 1996, edition I, pp. 76, format A5, price PLN 6,50; ISBN 83-85490-56-6
A list of landowners in alphabetical order (surname, title, first name, name of the estate and its size in hectares) as for 1930. The authors announce the publication in 2001 of the Register of Nobility for the whole territory of the Republic of Poland in 1930.
Catalogue no. 0006
The Register of Gentry of the Republic of Poland in 1930. Poznań Province
Tadeusz Epsztein, Sławomir Górzyński (edit.), Warsaw 1992, edition I, pp. 54, format A5, price PLN 5,00; ISBN 83-85490-07-8
Catalogue no. 0005
The Register of the Legitimated Nobility of Grodno, Mińsk, Mohylew, Smoleńsk and Witebsk Provinces
Stanisław Dumin, Sławomir Grzybowski (edit.), Warsaw 1992, edition I, pp. 156, format A4, price PLN 30,00; ISBN 83-85490-06-X
A list made on the basis of the official registers of the nobility published in these provinces on the turn of the 19th century. The authors used the materials from the Russian, White Russian and Lithuanian archives. Published on the initiative of the Ciechanowiecki family Foundation initiative.
Catalogue no. 0214
The Register of Warsaw Lutheran Population in 1791. Index of Names
Małgorzata Kubaś (edit.), edition I, pp. 91, format B5, price PLN 5,00; ISBN 83-85490-82-5
The index is a source edition. It presents data included in the essential source of Warsaw Lutheran Church history - Register of Christians of the Lutheran Denomination Living in H.M. Residential City of Warsaw. The book is a fundamental source for archivists, historians of Lutheran Church in the Republic of Poland in the 18th century and for researchers of the history Warsaw.
Catalogue no. 0032
The Re-structuring of the Enterprises in the Process of Transformation of the Polish Economy
Collective work, Warsaw 2000, edition I, format B5, price PLN 50,00; ISBN 83-7181-158-6
Two-volume book presenting results of empirical studies within the research project ordered by the Minister of State Treasury entrusted by the Committee of Scientific Research. The authors, who are the outstanding experts in the economic processes, discuss the problems of the re-structuring and transformation of enterprises in the years 1990-1998. They also discuss changes in the efficiency of the enterprises in the period of transformation, model and prognostic aspects of measuring of these changes, as well as a number of selected examples of successful re-structuring.
Catalogue no. 0201
The Scandinavian Myths, Rafał Maciszewski
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 140, ills. 15, format B6, price PLN 25,00; ISBN 83-7181-054-7
Prose relation of Old Scandinavian literature monuments – mythological
songs from poetic Edda with excerpts from the so-called Younger Edda. Library
edition: “Man – Symbol – History”.
— contents, 69 kB
Catalogue no. 0128
The Secret Aspect of the Communist System. The Root of an Evil, Roman Bäcker, rev. Józef Maj, Tomasz Ochinowski, Leszek Żebrowski, Jan Żaryn, Marcin Zaborski, Andrzej Zybertowicz, Rafał Stobiecki, Piotr Hübner, John Connelly
Roman Bäcker and Piotr Hübner (edit.), Warsaw 1997, edition I, pp. 248, format B5, price PLN 25,00; ISBN 83-7181-033-4
This is a collection of critical analysis on both the unknown aspects of the
totalitarian system and the Polish realities. The most of the materials come
from a scientific session titled The Communist System and Its Methods. The
session was organized by the Stanisław of Skarbimierz Society and the
Public and Church Committee Pro Patria, Fide ac Veritate in a Warsaw
Parish under the invocation of St. Katherine on 26 and 27 April 1996.
— contents, 32 kB
Catalogue no. 0089
The “Secret” Polish State in the January Uprising, 1863-1864. The Organizational Structure, Franciszka Ramotowska
Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 727, format B5, price PLN 60,00; ISBN 83-7181-079-2
The subject of this work is an organization of the Polish secret
administration in the Uprising of 1863-1864 and the course of its most important
battles. This is the first comprehensive analysis of the organizational
structure of the “secret” Polish state of the January Uprising. Its source
base consists of the National Organization documents, the uprising journalism,
diaries, reports and evidence of the hearings. This Part covers materials
concerning the territory of the “former” Congress Kingdom of Poland and the
Co-edited with the Head Office of State Archives.
Catalogue no. 0156
The “Secret” Polish State in the January Uprising, 1863-1864. The Organizational Structure. Part 2, Franciszka Ramotowska
Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 514, format B5, price PLN 60,00; ISBN 83-7181-148-9
Part 2 consists of the materials concerning organizational structures of the
secret Polish administration in the years 1863-1864 within the territory of
Galizien and Russia.
Co-edited with the Head Office of State Archives and the Admirers of History Society.
Catalogue no. 0195
Siberia in the Life and Memory of the Gieysztor Family, Wiktoria Śliwowska
Warsaw 2000, edition I, format B5, price PLN 55,00; ISBN 83-7181-105-5
A book commemorating Professor A. Gieysztor, which presents the history of the Gieysztor family in the period of the January uprising. The book includes a notebook and memoirs of Jakub Gieysztor as well as the biographical notes of the Gieysztor family in Siberia.
Catalogue no. 0168
The Society of the Medieval Poland, volume 8
Stefan K. Kuczyński (edit.), Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 270, format A5, price PLN 20,00; ISBN 83-7181-071-7
The volume includes papers on the Polish aristocratic elite in the 13th
and 14th century (with special regard to the genealogy of the Kurozwęcki
family), Bolesław Krzywousty’s testament, a model of society in
university rhetoric, mentality of the nobility and clerk’s hierarchy.
Volume VI of the library edition (which is out of print now) is available free of charge on our Web page.
— contents, vol. VII, 66 kB
Catalogue no. 0153
Sources to the History of the Uranium Mining, Mirosław Zdulski
Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 192, ills, format B5, price PLN 25,00; ISBN 83-7181-139-X
The book contains revealed documents indicating the degree of utilization of
uranium ore resources in the Sudetic mines and in industrial plants, for the
first considering the miners working at these mines.
Co-edited with the Head Office of State Archives
Catalogue no. 0197
The State Archives in Poland. A Guide to the Resources
Andrzej Biernat and Anna Laszuk (edit.), Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 542, format B5, price PLN 60,00; ISBN 83-7181-029-6
The first in Poland presentation of all state archives. It contains addresses
and telephone numbers, information about organization and activities, a concise
history of archives and a clear summary of their resources along with an
Co-edited with the Head Office of State Archives.
— contents, 128 kB
Catalogue no. 0112
The State within the State. National and Cultural Autonomy in the Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century, Jolanta Żyndul
Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 258, format B5, price PLN 34,00; ISBN 83-7181-119-5
The author analyses the fate of an idea of national and cultural autonomy within the compass of 100 years: from the moment of its birth on the turn of the 19th century, through its fall after the Second World War, to its partial revival in the 90s. The author, taking advantage of rich sources, presents the idea of autonomy of all national minorities in Central and Eastern Europe, with special attention given to the situation of the Jewish minority in the times of the Second Republic of Poland.
Catalogue no. 0189
The Stories about Warsaw, Danuta Szmit-Zawierucha
Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 208, ills. 265, format B5, price PLN 39,00; ISBN 83-7181-121-7
This is a richly illustrated collection of essays about old and contemporary Warsaw, its inhabitants and historical events. The author moves around the city of the 17th century as well as in the city after the Second World War recalling pictures, episodes, people’s profiles and anecdotes, thus making a reader to reflect.
Catalogue no. 0185
The Testimony of the Journey. A Commemorative Book of Reverend Prelate Józef Roman Maj in his 25th Anniversary of Priesthood
Re-edited by Joanna Płaza, Warsaw 1998, edition I , ills, pp. 448, format B5, price PLN 25,00; ISBN 83-7181-035-0
The book was published thanks to the initiative of the Stanisław of
Skarbimierz Society on the 25th anniversary of Rev. Prelate Józef R.
Maj’s priesthood. It opens with a preface by primate cardinal Józef Glemp and
a poem by Rev. Jan Twardowski dedicated to the jubilee with a biblical sentence
“God does not count, but weighs the time”. The priest’s life of Rev. J.
Maj is presented in essays by Rev. T. Uszyński, bishop W. Miziołek, B.
Otwinowska, Z. Taranienka, J. and S. Żaryns as well as by
Rev. J.Maj’s homilies and literary texts (including the texts by M.
— contents, 73 kB
Catalogue no. 0122
Thieves, Agents, Police Guards... Common Offences in Warsaw 1815-1830, Małgorzata Karpińska
Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 170, ills, format B5, price PLN 20,00; ISBN 83-7181-090-3
A study based on archives created by administrative authorities and police institutions, on press articles, diaries and collections of legal acts. All of them present the crime in Warsaw in the era after the Congress Kingdom of Poland. The analysis covers both important sorts of crimes and petit offences and the attitude of authorities and public opinion towards the crime, as well as the attempts to fight it.
Catalogue no. 0152
Library edition presenting profiles of persons, who — living in very difficult and stormy times —proved their greatness by their thoughts and deeds. They were not free from errors, but due to their merits they have their names engraved on the memory as the uncommon. In our library edition you can find not only those who were built monuments, but also so far forgotten witnesses of history. It presents both the Poles and the “citizens of the world” who made their contribution to the human civilization. They provided an example to be followed by future generations.
Dezydery Chłapowski, Krzysztof Chłapowski
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 58, ills. 7, format B6, price PLN 6,00; ISBN 83-7181-059-8
Catalogue no. 0127-1
Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Ewa i Jerzy Urwanowiczowie
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 110, ills. 4, format B6, price PLN 6,00; ISBN 83-7181-060-1
Catalogue no. 0127-2
Roman Dmowski, Krzysztof Kawalec
Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 86, ills. 7, format B6, price PLN 6,00; ISBN 83-7181-099-7
Catalogue no. 0127-7
Ignacy Domeyko, Małgorzata Kośka
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 102, ills. 5, format B6, price PLN 6,00; ISBN 83-7181-062-8
Catalogue no. 0127-3
August Emil Fieldorf, Wiesław Jan Wysocki
Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 138, ills. 7, format B6, price PLN 6,00; ISBN 83-7181-100-4
Catalogue no. 0127-11
Franciszek Karpiński, Tomasz Chachulski
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 82, ills. 6, format B6, price PLN 6,00; ISBN 83-7181-067-9
Catalogue no. 0127-4
Mieszko I and Bolesław Chrobry, Marek Barański
Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 82, ills. 7, format B6, price PLN 6,00; ISBN 83-7181-106-3
Catalogue no. 0127-9
Witold Pilecki, Wiesław Jan Wysocki
Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 124, ills. 6, format B6, price PLN 6,00; ISBN 83-7181-107-1
Catalogue no. 0127-15
Józef Piłsudski, Władysław Suleja
Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 126, ills. 6, format B6, price PLN 6,00; ISBN 83-7181-108-X
Catalogue no. 0127-8
Emilia Plater, Małgorzata Żaryn
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 82, ills. 6, format B6, price PLN 6,00; ISBN 83-7181-063-6
Catalogue no. 0127-5
Jan III Sobieski, Ewa i Jerzy Urwanowiczowie
Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 93, ills. 6, format B6, price PLN 6,00; ISBN 83-7181-101-2
Catalogue no. 0127-10
Stefan Starzyński, Anna Kardaszewicz
Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 100, ills. 6, format B6, price PLN 6,00; ISBN 83-7181-109-8
Catalogue no. 0127-14
Wincenty Witos, Jan Sałkowski
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 90, ills. 5, format B6, price PLN 6,00; ISBN 83-7181-061-X
Catalogue no. 0127-6
Warsaw Bourgeoisie Family and Its Customs. Latter Part of the 19th and the Beginning of the 20th Century, Mariola Siennicka
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 140, ills. 13, format B5, price PLN 18,00; ISBN 83-7181-045-8
Detailed portrait of Warsaw bourgeoisie and its family life on the turn of the 19th century. The treatise proves the influence of the customs of the nobility and aristocracy on the lifestyle, consumption, interests and aspirations of the Warsaw middle-class.
Catalogue no. 0103
Warsaw the Non-reconstructed, Jerzy S. Majewski, Tomasz Markiewicz
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 162, il.163, format B5, price PLN 30,00; ISBN 83-7181-027-X
The book is a contribution to post-war history of the Polish capital city. It
emerged, according to its authors, from the lack of belief in the theory of a
total destruction of the city in 1944, spread by architects of the Office for
Reconstruction of the Capital and by official analysis of the People’s
Republic of Poland. It contains collections of photographs from 49 parts of the
city. There are mostly 3-4 photographs: a view of a particular house or its part
before 1939; a view just after the Second World War and its present state. Each
set of photographs is supplemented with a separate paragraph recalling the
history of the presented building.
— contents, 53 kB
Catalogue no. 0118
The Window Woodwork, Jan Tajchman
Warsaw 1993, edition I, pp. 32, ills, tables, format B5, price PLN 10,00; ISBN 83-86334-10-X
The first book of the library edition: “Terminological Dictionary of Architecture” of the Register of Monuments Center. The book is extremely helpful for persons who deal with monumental architecture.
Catalogue no. 0174
Woman and Work, Anna Żarnowska
Warsaw 2000, edition I, format B5, price PLN 25,00; ISBN 83-7181-141-1
This is a collection of studies on different aspect of professional work of women on the turn of the 19th century (situation in the job market, working conditions, relations between women and men at work). A significant reflection on the evaluation of working omen in the eyes of the public opinion.
Catalogue no. 0180
The Zamoyski’s Party without Zamoyski Himself. A Study on Decomposition of a Political Party, Violetta Urbaniak
Warsaw 1995, edition I, pp. 168, format B5, price PLN 7,00; ISBN 83-85490-48-5
A monograph on a group named as political friends of chancellor and grand hetman of the Crown, Jan Zamoyski. The analysis of individual lives, fall and development of public careers after Jan Zamoyski’s death brings an answer to a question what happened with the chancellor party at the moment of its creator and leader’s death. This was a particular period of the history of the Second Republic of Poland at the beginning of the 17th century, the period of the Sandomierz rebellion.
Catalogue no. 0013
Alternative Teaching of Foreign Languages in the 20th Century, Method of Suggestion, Barbara Anisimowicz
Warsaw 2000, edition I, pp. 157, format B5, price PLN 20,00; ISBN 83-7181-142-X
A treatise on the method of suggestion – one of the alternative methods of learning foreign languages in comparison with traditional and other selected alternative methods. The science of suggestion is a complete concept of learning a foreign language, regarding psychological processes of the creation of the communicative competence. It emphasizes emotional and creative skills of our psychics, strengthening motivations and helping the process of learning, which is considered as a part of a spiritual development of a human being.
Catalogue no. 0175
The Areas and Contexts of Literature, Janusz Maciejewski
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 250, format B5, price PLN 24,00; ISBN 83-7181-088-1
A collection of essays by the Chairman of the Polish Pen Club about the generation as a cultural phenomenon, community “folklore”, occasional and applied art, as well as such journalistic categories as a paragraph. The author also discusses the mechanisms and institutions of cultural life, relations with the authorities, functioning of the art market etc. He discusses both the cultural geography of Poland and the problem of emigration and art in foreign lands.
Catalogue no. 0119
Between Enlightment and Romanticism. Polish Culture Around 1800
Jakub Z. Lichański, Brigitte Schultze, Hans Rothe (edit.), Warsaw 1997, edition I, pp. 468, format B5, price PLN 30,00; ISBN 83-85490-79-5
The publication is a result of the fourth Polish-German Conference of Polish Studies organized by the universities of Cracow, Mainz and Warsaw. 31 articles present the history of the Polish culture and literature on the turn of the 18th century, Polish- German ties and persistence of the classical and romantic ideas in modern European culture (summaries in Polish and German).
Catalogue no. 0048
Collections of Publications of the Polish Emigration: the Warsaw University Library and the Libraries of Selected Institutes. Guide book. Collections and Works of the Polish Emigration in the Polish Libraries, volume 9
Jadwiga Ćwiekowa (edit.), Ewa Gryguc (volume editor), Warsaw 1999, edition I , pp. 170, format A5, price PLN 18,00; ISBN 83-7181-010-5, ISSN 0239-9814
Co-edited with the National Library of Poland in Warsaw and the Warsaw University Library. It is a valuable directory for researchers of the problems of the publications of the Polish emigrants, guiding through, one of the richest in Poland, collection of foreign publications of the Polish emigration.
Catalogue no. 0170
Documents for a Bibliography of Slavic Languages Word-formation, fascicle No 7, Works Published in the Years 1986-1994
Anna Grochowska (edit.), Warsaw 1996, edition I, pp. 186, format B5, price PLN 15,00; ISBN 83-85490-89-2
The bibliography includes writings and articles published in the Polish linguistic and other magazines. They discuss the word-formation as a whole and in parts. The list is supplemented with publications which due to delay have not been included in fascicle No 7.
Catalogue no. 0059
Écriture/Writing. Materials of the Polish-French Conference, Warsaw, October 1992
Zofia Mitosek, Jakub Z. Lichański (edit.), Warsaw 1995, edition I, pp. 164, format B5, price PLN 11,00; ISBN 83-85490-59-0
A collection of reports of the Polish-French conference organized by the Department of Literature Theory and Poetics of the Faculty of the Polish Philology of the Warsaw University. The session was inspired by the work of the Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes concerning genetic critique which deals with a process of writing from a point of view of its material evidence, namely manuscripts, draft writings and notes.
Catalogue no. 0044
The Functioning of the Designation of “Poland” in the Contemporary Language, Ewa Bem-Wiśniewska
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 242, graphs, price PLN 20,00; ISBN 83-7181-031-8, ISSN 1426-5931
This is a semantic and historical analysis of elementary political notions in statistic perspective. The author also discusses the problems of a language and political awareness of the Old Polish society. Library edition: “Res Humanae. Studies”.
Catalogue no. 0110
Language of the Inhabitants of the Village of Bujwidze in the Region of Vilnius, Barbara Dwilewicz
Warsaw 1997, edition I, pp. 140, format B5, price PLN 15,00; ISBN 83-7181-048-2
Bujwidze is a village situated in the Lithuanian-white Russian borderland, the inhabitants of which speak Polish only. The author, who comes from that region, gives particular attention both to the presentation of distinctive features of the examined dialect and to the phenomena which differentiate that dialect from the common Polish language.
Catalogue no. 0081
The Literature and the Diversity. Borderlands and borders, Eugeniusz Czaplejewicz, The Kingdom of Variety; Edward Kasperski, Theory and Literature in a Situation of Post-modernity
Warsaw 1996, edition I, pp. 183, format B5, price PLN 14,00; ISBN 83-85490-63-9
A book about borderlands and various borders – not only in a cultural and ethnographical meaning, but also about the turns of epochs and times. It is also about shifting from the description of particular multicultural phenomena in the attempt to establish different research categories – esthetic, methodological and poetic.
Catalogue no. 0043
A Philistine in the Fiction Literature of the Young Poland, Jadwiga Zacharska
Warsaw 1996, edition I, pp. 196, format B5, price PLN 12,00; ISBN 83-85490-68-X
The book discusses the functioning of a Philistine notion category in the Polish modernistic (Young Poland) literature. Referring to the history of the term in Germany and its reception in Poland, the author deals with various contexts of the problem. He starts from the Philistine in discussions with the modernistic concept of the artist, in the internal settlements of the Young Poland. Then he discusses the Philistine in G. Zapolska’s and W. S. Reymont’s prose. At the end he considers the satiric and comic type of the Philistine in confrontation with a middle-class man as well as the social dimension of the Philistine.
Catalogue no. 0045
Poetical Wołyń within the Space of Borderland, Jadwiga Sawicka
Warsaw 1999, edition I, pp. 204, ills. 30, format B5, price PLN 28,00; ISBN 83-7181-030-X
Presentation and analysis of phenomenon existing in the Polish poetry of the
1930s – shift of the poetic center in the borderland of the Republic of
Poland, from Warsaw and Cracow to Wilno and Lublin. Considering that fact, the
author discusses work of selected poets: Józef Czechowicz, Czesław Janczarski,
Wacław Iwaniuk, Jan Śpiewak, Józef Łobodowski, whose poetry may be called as
Wołyń is presented from different points of view and in different spotlight. A Ukrainian village at the beginning of the 20th century is recalled in the literary text, with its problem of starvation and with the awakening of national awareness among Ukrainians. Also a mythical Wołyń is presented here – a poetic attempt to define its existence from the perspective of its actual loss.
Catalogue no. 0173
Readings of the Young Poland, Jadwiga Zacharska
Warsaw 1996, edition I, pp. 144, format B5, price PLN 15,00; ISBN 83-85490-87-6
The book contains descriptions of school readings and “other glimpses” of the Polish modernist literature. The scope of the author’s interests is wide. She is interested in the works which are representative for this literary period, like Tetmajer’s lyrics, Żeromski’s story Ravens And Crows Will Peck Us To Bits or Wyspiański’s Wedding, to the less popular works – Tetmajer’s story Reverend Peter or Adamowicz’s A Fairy-tale About a Fairy-tale. “Other glimpses” present such categories as a myth of peasant, madness and craziness, or a palace in modernistic perspective. The author also discusses the word shaping in Tetmajer’s poetry and modernistic sources of Skamander.
Catalogue no. 0079
Scaenica Saravi-Varsoviensia. Beiträge zum Antiken Theater und zu Seinem Nachleben
Redition Jerzy Axer, Woldemar Görler, Warsaw 1997, edition I , pp. 172, format B5, price PLN 15,00; ISBN 83-7181-006-7
A volume contains studies on the ancient drama and its influence on the latter European literature.
Catalogue no. 0085
The Sensibility of a Matter, Barbara Czochralska
Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 122, format B5, price PLN 25,00; ISBN 83-7181-052-0
An unusual collection of philosophical essays where – according to Henry Bereza – words of poetry (light, darkness) coexist with the language of physics, creating an area of a human metaphysical reflection. The book is to some extent inspired by the output of Edward Stachura, and is dedicated to him.
Catalogue no. 0131
Theatre in the Students’ Consciousness, 1985-1990, Małgorzata Kowalczyk
Warsaw 1995, edition I, pp. 118, format B5, price PLN 9,00; ISBN 83-85490-58-2
An attempt to answer the question to what extent high schools students realize the essence of a drama as a genre of literature and what is their opinion on its pedagogical values. The author takes advantage of the research made in the latter part of the 80s.
Catalogue no. 0046
Voice Disorders. Examining. Diagnosing. Methods of Improvement.
Halina Mierzejewska i Maria Przybysz-Piwkowa (edit.), Warsaw 1998, edition I, pp. 151, price PLN 18,00, format B5; ISBN 83-7181-093-8
Reports and bulletins presented during the scientific conference organized by the Logopedy Section of the Society for Language Cultivation and the Post-graduate Studies of Logopedy of the Warsaw University from 6 to 8 April 1998. Phoniatry and logopedy practitioners present current results of theoretical works concerning voice and speech, forms of their disorder and related terminology.
Catalogue no. 0160
The World of the Polish Language in the Eyes of Foreigners, Piotr Garncarek
Warsaw 1997, edition I, pp. 148, format B5, price PLN 15,00; ISBN 83-7181-018-0
The author attempts to reconstruct an image of the Polish character in the eyes of foreigners studying and learning Polish in Poland. He also tries to answer the question in what extent this image agrees with the cultural offers of the workbooks of the Polish language for foreigners and if it meets their expectations.
Catalogue no. 0087