Prazmowska, Anita

Dr Anita Prazmowska  


Position held

Professor of International History


Experience keywords:

Eastern Europe; Poland; cold war; communism; contemporary history; fascism

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Eastern Europe; Europe

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7601



Prazmowska, Anita J. (2018) ‘Frenchmen’ in Polish mines: the politics of productivity in coal mining in Poland 1946-1948 Europe-Asia Studies. ISSN 0966-8136


Prazmowska, Anita J. (2016) Wladyslaw Gomulka: a biography Communist lives. I.B.Tauris, London, UK. ISBN 9781848851337 (In Press)


Prazmowska, Anita J. (2013) The Polish underground resistance during the Second World War: a study in political disunity during occupation European History Quarterly, 43 (3). 464-488. ISSN 0265-6914

Prazmowska, Anita J. (2013) Anticipation of civil war: the Polish government in exile and the threat posed by the Communist movement during the Second World War Journal of Contemporary History, 48 (4). 717-741. ISSN 0022-0094


Prazmowska, Anita J. (2011) A history of Poland 2nd, Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230252356

Prazmowska, Anita J. (2011) Book review: bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin - by Timothy Snyder Times Literary Supplement (5629). 11-11. ISSN 0307-661X

Prazmowska, Anita J. (2011) Wladyslaw Gomulka In: Casey, Steven and Wright, Jonathan, (eds.) Mental Maps in the Early Cold War Era, 1945-1968. Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230249066

Prazmowska, Anita J. (2011) Book review: the lands between: conflict in the East European borderlands, 1870-1992 - by Alexander V. Prusin Times Literary Supplement (5629). 11-11. ISSN 0307-661X

Prazmowska, Anita J. (2011) Book review: communism, nationalism and ethnicity in Poland, 1944-1950 - by Michael Fleming Journal of Contemporary History, 46 (1). 227-229. ISSN 0022-0094

Prazmowska, Anita J. (2011) Poland, the 'Danzig Question' and the outbreak of the Second World War In: McDonough, Frank, (ed.) The Origins of the Second World War: an International Perspective. Continuum International Publishing Group, London, UK. ISBN 9781441164438


Prazmowska, Anita J. (2010) Turmoil in Poland. International Affairs at LSE (13 Apr 2010) Blog entry

Prazmowska, Anita J. (2010) Poland: a modern history I.B.Tauris & Co, London, UK. ISBN 9781848852730


Prazmowska, Anita J. (2009) Ignacy Paderewski: Poland Makers of the modern world: the peace conferences of 1919-23 and their aftermath. Haus Publishing, London, UK. ISBN 9781905791705


Prazmowska, Anita J (2004) Civil war in Poland, 1942-1948 Studies in Russia and East Europe. Palgrave: Macmillan Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 0333982126

Prazmowska, Anita J. (2004) A history of Poland Palgrave essential histories series. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780333972533


Prazmowska, Anita J. (2002) Poland In: Boyce, Robert and Maiolo, Joseph A., (eds.) The Origins of World War Ii: the Debate Continues. Palgrave, Basingstoke, UK, 155-164. ISBN 0333945395

Prazmowska, Anita (2002) The Kielce pogrom 1946 and the emergence of Communist power in Poland Cold War History, 2 (2). 101-124. ISSN 1468-2745


Prazmowska, Anita J. (2000) The Polish Socialist Party, 1945-1948 East European Quarterly, 34 (3). 337-359. ISSN 0012-8449

Prazmowska, Anita J (2000) Eastern Europe and the origins of the second world war Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780312233525

Prazmowska, Anita J. (2000) Poland's foreign policy: September 1938 - September 1939 Historical Journal, 29 (4). 853-873. ISSN 0018-246X


Preston, Paul and Partridge, Michael and Prazmowska, Anita J., eds (1999) British documents of foreign affairs: reports and papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Print Series A: the Soviet Union and Finland, 1946 University Publications of America, Bethesda, USA. ISBN 1556557647


Prazmowska, Anita J. (1996) The Soviet liberation of Poland and the Polish Left In: Gori, Francesca and Pons, Silvio, (eds.) The Soviet Union and Europe in the Cold War, 1943-53. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 76-88. ISBN 9780333653166


Prazmowska, Anita J. (1995) Churchill and Poland In: Parker, Robert Alexander Clarke, (ed.) Winston Churchill: Studies in Statesmanship. Brassey's, London, UK, 110-123. ISBN 9781857531510

Prazmowska, Anita J. (1995) The new right in Poland: nationalism, anti-semitism and parliamentarism In: Cheles, Luciano and Ferguson, Ronnie and Vaughan, Michalina, (eds.) The Far Right in Western and Eastern Europe. Longman, London, UK, 198-214. ISBN 9780582238817

Prazmowska, Anita J. (1995) Britain and Poland 1939–1943: the betrayed ally Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet studies (97). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521403092


Prazmowska, Anita J. (1994) Poland between East and West - the politics of a government-in-exile In: Gorodetsky, Gabriel, (ed.) Soviet Foreign Policy 1917-1991: a Retrospective. Cummings Centre series for Russian and East European studies. Frank Cass and Co. Ltd., London, UK, 86-96. ISBN 9780714645063


Prazmowska, Anita J. (1993) Britain and Eastern Europe during the Second World War In: Catterall, Peter and Morris, Catherine Jane, (eds.) Britain and the Threat to Stability in Europe, 1918-1945. Contemporary British history series. Leicester University Press, London, UK, 161-169. ISBN 9780718514839


Prazmowska, Anita J. (1992) The role of Danzig in Polish-German relations on the eve of the Second World War In: Hiden, John and Lane, Thomas, (eds.) The Baltic and the Outbreak of the Second World War. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 74-94. ISBN 9780521404679


Prazmowska, Anita J. (1988) Polish refugees as military potential: policy objectives of the Polish government in exile In: Bramwell, Anna C., (ed.) Refugees in the Age of Total War. Unwin Hyman Ltd., London, UK, 219-232. ISBN 9780044451945


Prazmowska, Anita J. (1987) Britain, Poland and the Eastern Front, 1939 Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet studies (53). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521331487


Prazmowska, Anita J. (1984) The Eastern Front and the British guarantee to Poland of March 1939 European History Quarterly, 14 (2). 183-209. ISSN 0265-6914


Prazmowska, Anita J. (1983) War over Danzig?: the dilemma of Anglo-Polish relations in the months preceding the outbreak of the Second World War Historical Journal, 26 (1). 177-183. ISSN 0018-246X

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