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Autor: Anna Spysz
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The Essential Guide to Being Polish

50 Facts & Facets of Nationhood
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An indispensable reference for travelers, anyone who knows a Pole or is one, and the just plain interested
Being Polish is no joke. For ten million people of Polish ancestry in the United States, as well as many who have settled in the UK since the fall of communism, it is a heartfelt matter?and amid all the travel guides and guides to Polish language, folklore, and customs, there is no single, comprehensive, reader-friendly and yet ever-informative reference on what it means to be Polish. Enter The Essential Guide to Being Polish?the go-to concise resource for anyone looking to reconnect with their culture or, indeed, hoping that their friends, children, or colleagues learn something about their heritage. ?Divided into three sections to make for an easy-to-follow format?Poland in Context, Poles in Poland, and Poles Abroad?this guide covers just about everything and does so in a style that is at once entertaining and informative: the country’s history and geography, wars, Jews in Poland, the communist past, the post-communist past and present, language, kings and queens, religion/Catholicism (with special focus on Pope John Paul II), holidays, food, and drink. What is a real Polish wedding all about? That, too, is addressed succinctly and with flair in this guide. Other chapters cover literature, music, art, famous scientists, Polish men and Polish women, Poles in America, Poles in the UK, Poles and the EU, and last but not least, Polish pride.
Part 1: Poland in Context (Geography, Nature, History, Neighbors, Wars, Jews, Communism, Post-communism, Capital city, Language, Legends, Monarchs, Religion, Holidays, Business/Industry.)Part 2: Poles in Poland (Mentality, Home life, Food, Drink, Hospitality, Family, Schools, Names, Shopping, Superstitions, Weddings, Folk traditions, Highlanders, Health, Writers & Poets, Artists, Composers, Music, Film, Cabarate, Scientists, Sports, Men, Women.)Part 3: Poles Abroad (Exile & Emigration, Nationhood, UK, Europe, The Americas, Arts in Emigration, Protest, EU, Vacation, National Pride.)

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Autor: Anna Spysz
ISBN-13 :: 9780985062316
ISBN: 0985062312
Verlag: New Europe Books
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Ebook, Numerous black & white illustrations & photos throughout; An instant backlist evergreen, this title is a great gift or a vehicle of self discovery for anyone with a Polish background, marrying into a Polish family, planning a trip to Poland or just plain curious. This humorous, knowing volume has proven its sales appeal with 5,000+ copies sold since its publication in 2012. Largest Polish populations in the U.S.: Chicago; NYC & Area ; Milwaukee; Michigan - Detroit, Grand Rapids & Troy; Cleveland