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Civil War in Central Europe, 1918-1921: The Reconstruction of Poland

Jochen Böhler


The Great War had come to an end in Europe in November 1918, but Central Europe did not come to a rest. The demise of the German, Austrian, and Russian Empires had left a geographical void, a theatre of armed conflicts between the imperial heirs for years to come: the Central European nation states. The Second Republic of Poland was one of them. Historiography has described these postwar struggles as rather unrelated conflicts. This book argues that they were much more part of one Central European Civil War. Since re-erected Poland was at the center of events, it provides a perfect case study ... More

Keywords: Great War, postwar period, nationalism, borderlands, civil war, Poland, Central Europe, Soviet Union, paramilitary violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198794486
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198794486.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jochen Böhler, author
Research Fellow, Imre Kertész Kolleg