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The Polish-Lithuanian State, 1386-1795

By: Daniel Z. Stone

Price: $50.00

Publisher: University of Washington Press: 2001

Seller ID: 980931

ISBN: 0-295-98093-1

Condition: 392 pages, 6 x 9, 5 maps, bibliog., index, cloth, University of Washington Press


For four centuries, the Polish-Lithuanian state encompassed a major geographic region comparable to present-day Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Latvia, Estonia, and Romania. Governed by a constitutional monarchy that offered the numerous nobility extensive civil and political rights, it enjoyed unusual domestic tranquility, for its military strength kept most enemies at bay until the mid-seventeenth century and the country generally avoided civil wars. Selling grain and timber to western Europe helped make it exceptionally wealthy for much of the period.The Polish-Lithuanian S... View more info