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Elusive Alliance : the German Occupation of Poland in World War I, Jesse Kauffman

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Elusive Alliance : the German Occupation of Poland in World War I
Title
Elusive Alliance
Title remainder
the German Occupation of Poland in World War I
Statement of responsibility
Jesse Kauffman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As World War I dragged on into 1915, German armies along the Western Front settled into stalemate with entrenched British and French forces. But in the East the picture was quite different. The Kaiser's army routed the Russians, took possession of Polish territory, and attempted to create a Polish satellite state. Elusive Alliance delves into Germany's three-year occupation of Poland and explains why its ambitious attempt at nation-building failed. Dubbed the Imperial Government-General of Warsaw, Germany's occupation regime was headed by veteran Prussian commander Hans Hartwig von Beseler. In his vision for Central Europe, Poland would become Germany's permanent ally, culturally and politically autonomous but bound to the Fatherland in foreign policy matters. To win Polish support, Beseler spearheaded the creation of new institutions including a Polish-language university in Warsaw, reformed the school system, and established democratically elected municipal governments. For Beseler and other German strategists, a secure Poland was essential to ensuring Central Europe against a threatening tide of nationalism and revolution. But as Jesse Kauffman shows, Beseler underestimated the resistance to his policies and the growing hostility to occupation as Germany plundered Polish resources to fuel its war effort. By 1918, with the war over, Poles achieved independence. Yet it would not be long before they faced a second, far more brutal German occupation at the hands of the Nazis
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kauffman, Jesse
Dewey number
940.3/438
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK4390
LC item number
.K38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
000133709
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • German Occupation of Poland (1914-1918)
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Poland
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Polen
  • Tyskland
  • Poland
  • Besetzung
  • Weltkrieg
  • Polen
  • Deutschland
  • Ockupation
  • Historia
Label
Elusive Alliance : the German Occupation of Poland in World War I, Jesse Kauffman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the unknown war and its forgotten occupation -- Prometheus bound: the German conquest and occupation of Poland -- Merciless murderers of the Polish language: state, army, and legitimacy in the imperial government-general -- Practicing politics: self-administration and self-determination -- Schools of the nations: education and national conflict -- Nation building and bildung: Warsaw University -- Collapse of the government-general: the legacy of failure -- Conclusion: German occupation regimes in Poland, 1915-1945
Control code
ocn904335178
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780674286016
Lccn
2014049891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025199921
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o904335178
  • (OCoLC)904335178
Label
Elusive Alliance : the German Occupation of Poland in World War I, Jesse Kauffman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the unknown war and its forgotten occupation -- Prometheus bound: the German conquest and occupation of Poland -- Merciless murderers of the Polish language: state, army, and legitimacy in the imperial government-general -- Practicing politics: self-administration and self-determination -- Schools of the nations: education and national conflict -- Nation building and bildung: Warsaw University -- Collapse of the government-general: the legacy of failure -- Conclusion: German occupation regimes in Poland, 1915-1945
Control code
ocn904335178
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780674286016
Lccn
2014049891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025199921
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o904335178
  • (OCoLC)904335178

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