Borderlands of Western Civilization

Most books on European history concentrate on the peoples of Western Europe. By focusing on the central part of Europe, Polish history professor Halecki's work is unique.

Borderlands of Western Civilization

Author: Oskar Halecki

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Most books on European history concentrate on the peoples of Western Europe. By focusing on the central part of Europe, Polish history professor Halecki's work is unique. Examining the political histories of the many nations from Finland to Serbia over the years enables the reader to understand the background and grasp the implications of contemporary events.

Western Civilization Since 1500

... and Wolf ( Section 1 , above ) , two books are particularly helpful as an
introduction to the problems of eastern Europe : S. H. Cross , Slavic Civilization
Through the Ages ( 1948 ) , and O. Halecki , Borderlands of Western Civilization (
1952 ) .

Western Civilization Since 1500

Author: Joseph Reese Strayer

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Incorporated

ISBN: 9780155952607

Page: 558

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The Struggle for the Eurasian Borderlands

this group.157 Summing up a tradition in Polish historiography, Oscar Halecki
defined East Central Europe as “borderlands of Western Civilization.” Their
destiny was to resist both German and Russian impe- rial expansion. Dismissing
both a ...

The Struggle for the Eurasian Borderlands

Author: Alfred J. Rieber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107043093

Page: 652

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Major new account of the Eurasian borderlands as 'shatter zones' which have generated some of the world's most significant conflicts.

Eastern Western History Thought Culture 1600 1815

Billington , James H . The Icon and the Are : An Interpretive History of Russian
Culture . New York : Alfred A ... Cross , S . H . Slavic Civilization Through the
Ages . Cambridge : Harvard ... Borderlands of Western Civilization . New York :
The ...

Eastern   Western History  Thought   Culture  1600 1815

Author: Walter W. Davis

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780819188243

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This book provides a broad, integrated, and reasonably comprehensive surveyóboth geographically and topicallyóof political, intellectual and cultural currents of the 17th and 18th centuries. Contents: Preface; Political and Economic Background; Emergence of a New World View: Forces in Contention; Baroque Cultural Currents, Politics, Economics, and Society; The 18th Century: Political, Economic, and Artistic Currents; 18th Century Music and Literature; Science and Humanism: The Rise of a New Deity; Historians and Colonies; The American Colonial Experience; Tension, Conflict and Freedom; A New Covenant Nation Under God; Cultural, Religious, and Intellectual Patterns in the New American Nation; Oriental Civilization and Western Expansion; The Rediscovery of China by the West; The Emergence of Russia; The Rise of Brandenburg-Prussia; Enlightenment Despotism in Flower; The "Radical Enlightenment"; Philosophies, Anti-Philosophes, Jansenists, Encyclopedists and Freemasons; The Crucible of Revolution; Napoleon and Europe; The Cultural Milieu of the Napoleonic Age; Pictures; Maps; Bibliography; Index.

Polish American Studies

Borderlands of Western Civilization , a History of East Central Europe ( 1952 ) by
Professor Oscar Halecki of Fordham University stated : " From the beginning
Poland decided to stay outside the ( Holy Roman ) Empire , and in order to avoid
 ...

Polish American Studies

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Eurasian Transformations Tenth to Thirteenth Centuries

... his synthetic work The Borderlands of Western Civilization. He characterizes
historical interest as either dedicating its attention to Western Europe ("frequently
identified with the whole continent") or completing the vision of Europe as a
whole ...

Eurasian Transformations  Tenth to Thirteenth Centuries

Author: Jóhann Páll Árnason

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

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"This volume deals with transformations of the major Eurasian civilizations in the early second millennium C.E., and with the question of contrasts, parallels and connections between the different trajectories that took shape during this period."--BOOK JACKET.

Tannenberg and After

Berlin : Eberling , 1933 . Between East and West = Anne Applebaum , Between
East and West : Across the Borderlands of Europe . ... Borderlands of Western
Civilization = Oscar Halecki , Borderlands of Western Civilization . A History of
East ...

Tannenberg and After

Author: William L. Urban

Publisher: Lithuanian Research & Studies

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Page: 500

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Journal of Borderlands Studies

The cases are Finland as a territory between East and West and the province of
Schleswig - Holstein on the border ... According to Joenniemi , the change in the
image of Finland from the outpost of Western civilization to the borderland of the ...

Journal of Borderlands Studies

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Medieval Culture and the Mexican American Borderlands

The tremendous impact of Greco-Roman society on Western civilization naturally
affects the Mexican-American Borderlands as well. Aside from Greek-based
scientific nomenclature, other Greek-based words in Spanish include arete (
earring) ...

Medieval Culture and the Mexican American Borderlands

Author: Milo Kearney

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585441327

Page: 240

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Their respective ancestral cultures in England and Spain, argue scholars Milo Kearney and Manuel Medrano, had common roots in medieval Europe, and both their conflicts and the shared understandings that may form the basis for their cooperation trace back to those days."--BOOK JACKET.

Thaddeus Ko ciuszko

Bolesław Klimaszewski , ed . , An Outline History of Polish Culture ( Warsaw :
Interpress , 1984 ) and Jerzy Topolski , An ... Oscar Halecki , Borderlands of
Western Civilization ( New York : Ronald Press Company , 1952 ) , 42 ; Oskar
Halecki , A ...

Thaddeus Ko  ciuszko

Author: James S. Pula

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The definitive biography of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, hero of the American Revolution and the Polish revolt against Russian control in the 1790s.

Pakistan Horizon

Professor Halecki has pointed out , however , in his Borderlands of Western
Civilization that it was rather the turbulent region west of Russia and east of
Germany than the far away Iran and India which led “ to the break between the
two big ...

Pakistan Horizon

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National Patriotism Nationalism

grounds for a dynamic development of culture and civilization . Christianity in its
Eastern Orthodox ... entitled his fundamental book on the history of East - Central
Europe “ Borderlands of Western Civilization . " Poland was at the same time a ...

National Patriotism Nationalism

Author: Roger Michener

Publisher: Paragon House

ISBN: 9780943852669

Page: 241

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Since the American and French Revolutions, the nation-state has come to be considered the normal form of political organization. National self-determination was a key to the programs of the liberals who campaigned for constitutional government in the first half of the nineteenth century. Statesmen and political philosophers of the previous century championed the idea that a Europe constituted by sovereign nation-states was to become a nucleus of world peace. In 1945 the United Nations was established upon these principles. By and large, we still act upon them in international affairs. However, the older position which associated the national idea with a liberal political system based upon self-determination was gradually pushed into the background. Instead, almost from the start the various national groups tried to extend their sphere of control, and the boundaries of their nation-state, as far as possible; the liberal principle of respecting the legitimate interests of other ethnicities or national groups, fell into disregard. The popular enthusiasm for national self-determination was not so much concerned with the desire to create the essential political conditions for a free and unhindered enfolding of one's own national culture, but rather with the desire to be part of a strong national state capable of imposing the national will, if need be, upon other peoples. It was the hope of many that, since 1945, a metamorphosis of the nation-state was underway, with a return to a more modest, democratic notion of nation and nationality which has nothing in common with the aggressive varieties of the previous decades. Indeed, the export of the Western democratic notion of the nation-state waslong considered an essential to modernization which Western social scientists and politicians recommended to the peoples in the Third World. Today many doubt whether the Western idea of nationality by the non-Western world was well-suited to the politics of these regions of the