The Polish Review

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Category: Poland

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Women Religious Leaders in Japan's Christian Century, 1549-1650

Author: Haruko Nawata Ward

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754664789

Category: History

Page: 405

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Meticulously researched and drawing on original source materials written in eight different languages, this study fills a lacuna in the historiography of Christianity in Japan. Ward analyzes the experience of nuns, witches, catechists and sisters in sixteenth-century Japan, bringing to light how these women utilized resources from their traditional religions to new Christian adaptations and specific religio-social issues, creating unique hybrids of Catholicism and Buddhism, or rejecting the new religion.

Polish Film and the Holocaust

Author: Marek Haltof

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857453572

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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During World War II Poland lost more than six million people, including about three million Polish Jews who perished in the ghettos and extermination camps built by Nazi Germany in occupied Polish territories. This book is the first to address the representation of the Holocaust in Polish film and does so through a detailed treatment of several films, which the author frames in relation to the political, ideological, and cultural contexts of the times in which they were created. Following the chronological development of Polish Holocaust films, the book begins with two early classics: Wanda Jakubowska's The Last Stage (1948) and Aleksander Ford's Border Street (1949), and next explores the Polish School period, represented by Andrzej Wajda's A Generation (1955) and Andrzej Munk's The Passenger (1963). Between 1965 and 1980 there was an "organized silence" regarding sensitive Polish-Jewish relations resulting in only a few relevant films until the return of democracy in 1989 when an increasing number were made, among them Krzysztof Kieślowski's Decalogue 8 (1988), Andrzej Wajda's Korczak (1990), Jan Jakub Kolski's Keep Away from the Window (2000), and Roman Polański's The Pianist (2002). An important contribution to film studies, this book has wider relevance in addressing the issue of Poland's national memory.

National Union Catalog

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Dzienniki gwiazdowe

Author: Stanisław Lem

Publisher: Wydawnictwo Literackie



Page: 520

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Ksiazka fantastyczno-naukowa napisana w formie rzekomych zapisków Ijona Tichego, słynnego kapitana dalekiej zeglugi galaktycznej, badacza i łowcy przygód