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Publishing House: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Local History / Microhistory, Military history, Oral history, Political history, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), 19th Century, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Period(s) of Nation Building, History of Communism, Fascism, Nazism and WW II, History of the Holocaust
Frequency: 2 issues
Print ISSN: 1425-1965
Online-ISSN: 2449-8718
Status: Active
Open Access From: 2016

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  • Issue No. 34-35
  • Issue No. 36-37
  • Issue No. 38-39
  • Issue No. 40
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  • Issue No. 44
  • Issue No. 45
  • Issue No. 46
  • Issue No. 47
  • Issue No. 48
  • Issue No. 49
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Short Description

The Sowiniec biannual is an academic history journal, the main focus of which is the period of the last two centuries of the history of Poland, particularly the Polish struggle for independence. The many years of Poles' efforts to rebuild an independent Polish state were marked by a number of national uprisings and tremendous sacrifices, especially during the two World Wars. It is commonly accepted that the final Polish bid for independence was the "Solidarity" movement, which greatly contributed to the downfall of the communist regimes in Eastern Europe. The journal publishes dissertations, document analyses, memoirs and accounts, as well as reviews of historical works related to the above-mentioned issues. The journal's title is a reference to the mound built in Krakow atop Sowiniec Hill in the 1930s, in honour of Marshal Józef Piłsudski, the de facto founder of the reborn independent Polish state (1918). For many years, soil from battlefields and places of martyrdom of the Polish nation from the times of the struggle for freedom and independence of the homeland has been deposited at the foot of the mound. Up until this day, soil from more than a thousand battlefields and places of execution across the world has been deposited there. For this reason, the mound is called the "Grave of Graves", and constitutes a symbol of the Polish struggle for independence.