Book Catalogue

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Sections:


History, History of Art


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 in 1918.
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 Century”.
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 83-7181-019-9;
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 83-7181-094-6;
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 Lithuanian-Russian territories.
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 extensive bibliography.
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. Nowakowski).
— 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


Uncommon People

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


History of literature and related sciences


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 style”.
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


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