Books about Poland

Discover the books about Poland in English that have been published over many years. They are mainly about Poland’s history but other subjects will also be covered.

Other titles will be added in due course but if you know of any books about Poland please let me know.

It was in 16th century Kraków that the first books in the Polish language were published and the first bookstore in Europe was opened in the Kraków market square in 1610. It is still a bookstore today.

 

Name of Publication Author Publisher ISBN Date
A Concise History of Poland Jerzy Lukowski is Reader in Polish History at the University of Birmingham – Hubert Zawadzki teaches history at Abingdon School Cambridge University Press 052185332X, 9780521853323 2006
A History of Poland Anita J. Prazmowska (also Prażmowska) is a Professor in International History at the London School of Economics, England. Palgrave Macmillan 0230345379, 9780230345379 2011
A History of Polish Christianity Jerzy Kłoczowski – a Polish historian, professor at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, former member of the Polish Senate. Cambridge University Press 0521364299, 9780521364294 2000
A Survey of Polish Literature and Culture Manfred Kridl (1882–1957) was a Polish historian of literature Columbia University Press   1956
Constitutions, Elections and Legislatures of Poland: 1493 – 1993; a Guide to Their History Jacek Jędruch, a professional in the field of nuclear energy, was born in Warsaw and later emigrated to the United States. EJJ Books distributed by Hippocrene Books 0781806372, 9780781806374 1998
God’s playground – a history of Poland Norman Davies is Professor of History, School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, University of London. Oxford Clarendon Press 0199253404, 9780199253401 1981; 2nd edition 2005
Heart of Europe – The Past in Poland’s Present Norman Davies is Professor of History, School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, University of London. Oxford University Press 0191587710, 9780191587719 2001
Poland in the Geographical Centre of Europe: Political, Social and Economic Consequences Professor Miroslaw Czerny, geographer, director of the Institute for Regional and Global Studies Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw Nova Publishers 1594546037, 9781594546037 2006
Polish Customs, Traditions and Folklore Sophie Hodorowicz Knab – a North American Pole Hippocrene Books 0781805155, 9780781805155 1996
The History of Polish Literature Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004) was born in Lithuania and was Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1980 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. University of California Press 0520044770, 9780520044777 1983
The Essential Guide to Being Polish Anna Spysz (American native Anna Spysz moved to Krakow in 2006 to reacquaint herself with her Polish roots) and Marta Turek (Marta Turek left communist Poland as a four-year-old several months before martial law was declared – immigrating with her family to the United States returning to Poland in 1993, specializes in proofreading translations and English-language texts) New Europe Books 978-0-9850623-0-9 2013

 

Books about Poland – Poland Travel Guide

Tatra Mountains in southern Poland