Roszkowski, Wojcieck. Landowners in Poland 1918-1939. Boulder, Colorado: East European Monographs, 1991.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Books of Interest - Landowners in Poland 1918-1939
Wojciech Roszkowski's title, Landowners in Poland 1918-1939, describes the economic, political, social, and cultural role of large landowners in Poland between World War I and World War II. The book's chapters cover the composition of the land owning group by number, size of land ownership, geographical and historical differentiation, nationality structure, and social composition. It outlines the socioeconomic and political conditions between 1918 and 1939. The economy of large land owners is discussed including agriculture, forestry, industry, banking, and trade. The book also discusses the political role of the aristocracy and landowners, as well as the interwar society and culture of landowners. The appendix lists the 200 largest landowners in Poland in 1922. The list includes the the rank of the landowner within the list, the name of the landowner, the name of the estate and county in which it resides, and the number of hectares of the estate. The author has included an extensive bibliography, mostly in Polish. An index is not included.