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The Soviet-Polish peace of 1921 and the creation of interwar Europe / Jerzy Borzñecki

By: Borzñecki, Jerzy, 1956-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2008Description: xv, 401 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780300121216 (cloth : alk. paper); 0300121210 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Poland. Treaties, etc. Soviet Union, 1921 Mar. 18 | Russo-Polish War, 1919-1920 -- Diplomatic history | Russo-Polish War, 1919-1920 -- Territorial questions | Poland -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union | Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Poland | Europe -- Boundaries | Europe -- Foreign relations -- 1918-1945
Contents:
Early diplomatic contacts -- Failed negotiations -- Official soviet peace offers -- The Minsk negotiations -- Preliminary peace negotiations: difficulties -- Preliminary peace negotiations: breakthrough -- Definitive peace negotiations: difficulties -- Definitive peace negotiations: crisis and breakthrough -- The implementation of the peace treaty
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Early diplomatic contacts -- Failed negotiations -- Official soviet peace offers -- The Minsk negotiations -- Preliminary peace negotiations: difficulties -- Preliminary peace negotiations: breakthrough -- Definitive peace negotiations: difficulties -- Definitive peace negotiations: crisis and breakthrough -- The implementation of the peace treaty

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The end of the Great War resulted in a political vacuum in eastern Europe, where long-suppressed nationalist and socialist movements struggled with one another to define the new political landscape. Poles struggled to restore the independence of Poland, while Bolsheviks were committed to the spread of world revolution. With access to Soviet archives, Borzecki (Univ. of Toronto, Mississauga) expertly navigates the Polish-Soviet War and Treaty of Riga and presents a full, compelling narrative of the personalities and the political and ideological conflicts. The Polish and Soviet delegates often clashed with each other and their respective home governments over what constituted a satisfactory peace forged out of failed ambitions. Once the treaty had been signed, the mixed commissions haggled and fully failed to live up to a treaty with which neither side was satisfied. With subtlety, Borzecki conveys the ambivalence of the period and foreshadows the diplomatic wrangling between the Communist and non-Communist worlds that defined the Cold War. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate and graduate collections. R. K. Byczkiewicz Central Connecticut State University

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Jerzy Borzecki has recently completed his postdoctoral studies in the History Department at Yale University. He is a sessional lecturer in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto at Mississauga.

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