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Elusive Alliance

The German Occupation of Poland in World War I

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674286016

Publication Date: 08/05/2015

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320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

14 halftones, 2 maps


  • Map: Occupied central Europe, 1915–1917
  • Map: Ethnolinguistic distribution of Polish populations in central Europe, c. 1900
  • Introduction: The Unknown War and Its Forgotten Occupation
  • 1. Prometheus Bound: The German Conquest and Occupation of Poland
  • 2. Merciless Murderers of the Polish Language: State, Army, and Legitimacy in the Imperial Government-General
  • 3. Practicing Politics: Self-Administration and Self-Determination
  • 4. Schools of the Nations: Education and National Conflict
  • 5. Nation Building and Bildung: Warsaw University
  • 6. Collapse of the Government-General: The Legacy of Failure
  • Conclusion: German Occupation Regimes in Poland, 1915–1945
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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