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Author Ciancia, Kathryn, author

Title On civilization's edge : a Polish borderland in the interwar world / Kathryn Ciancia
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource (368 pages) : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Summary At the end of World War I, an eclectic group of Polish 'civilizers' - from border guards and urban planners to teachers and military settlers - descended upon a poor, war-torn, and multi-ethnic borderland that had previously been part of the Russian empire. 'On Civilization's Edge' examines how fears of national weakness, competitions for local power, and mounting anxieties about the rise of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union set the stage for Polish statesmen to assert their right to rule over the region's ethnic minorities
Notes Also issued in print: 2020
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on November 4, 2020)
Subject Polonization -- Ukraine -- Volhynia -- History -- 20th century
Polish people -- Ukraine -- Volhynia -- History -- 20th century
Nationalists -- Poland -- History -- 20th century
Nationalism -- Poland -- History -- 20th century
Jews -- Ukraine -- Volhynia -- History -- 20th century
Ethnic relations.
Polish people.
SUBJECT Volhynia (Ukraine) -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century
Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Subject Poland.
Ukraine -- Volhynia.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190067489 (ebook)
0190067489 (ebook)