The Nihil novi Constitution

The Nihil novi Constitution was adopted by the General Sejm (parliament) convened in the city of Radom in 1505. Its passage entailed one of the stages in the conflict between the magnates of the royal council and the representation of the szlachta (gentry) gathered in the Chamber of Deputies – i.e., the lower house of…


Henry of Sandomierz: prince-crusader

Since he was a child, he had dreamed of one thing: to become a knight of Christ. To achieve his desire to spread Christianity, he traveled to Jerusalem in 1154. The Polish prince Henry of Sandomierz (Henryk Sandomierski), however, died during another crusade against the pagan tribes of Prussia, in the north of Europe. by…


Research Centre for Polish-Lithuanian Studies

Research Centre for Polish-Lithuanian Studies in collaboration with: Artes Liberales, University of Warsaw Polish Studies, University of Cambridge The Idea of the Republic in Poland-Lithuania. A Conversation with Robert Frost   Robert Frost in a conversation with Dr Stanley Bill (University of Cambridge) hosted by Artes Liberales, University of Warsaw, will discuss the second volume…


Manifesto of the Polish Democratic Society

The Polish Democratic Society (Towarzystwo Demokratyczne Polskie, TDP), which announced the Poitiers Manifesto, was one of the most important political organizations of the Polish émigré community. It was made up mostly of November insurgents who left the country to escape repressions after the uprising’s fall in 1831. The TDP was a radically democratic and republican…


My name was Czesława Kwoka

Look at the photo carefully. The face of a Polish girl dressed in the camp’s striped uniform is symbolic of Nazi policy towards children whose lives were considered unnecessary. by Piotr Abryszeński   The German Generalplan Ost was created on the basis of the assumption that  a “living space” (“Lebensraum”) in the territories of Central…



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