Polish Customs, Traditions and Folklore

Author: Sophie Hodorowicz Knab

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780781805155

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

View: 9086

Polish Customs, Traditions, & Folklore is organized by months beginning with December and Advent, St. Nicholas Day, the Wigilia (Christmas Eve) nativity plays, caroling and then New Year celebrations. It proceeds from the Shrovetide period to Ash Wednesday, Lent, the celebration of spring, Holy Week customs then superstitions, beliefs and rituals associated with farming, Pentecost, Corpus Christi, midsummer celebrations, harvest festivities, wedding rites, nameday celebrations, birth and death rituals. Line illustrations enhance this rich and varied treasury of folklore. Many of the customs and traditions found herein are extinct even in today's Poland. World wars, massive immigration, the loss of the oral tradition, urbanization and politics have changed the face of a once agrarian people and their accompanying life style. In the U.S., the desire for membership within the "melting pot," marriages outside one's ethnic group, movement to the suburbs away from the "old" communities where customs and traditions were once strong, further weakened the link. Although the purpose and meaning may have been lost and forgotten, the oczepiny ceremony (the unveiling) is still the mainstay of almost every wedding where the bride declares Polish heritage. Many Polish American communities still reenact the harvest celebrations, reminding themselves of their ancestors' reverence for the grains and gifts of bread. Eight million Americans still claim their ancestry as Polish, many still diligently practicing that which they learned at their parents' and grandparents' knees. Much has also been neglected or completely forgotten.

Polish Folk Music

Slavonic Heritage - Polish Tradition - Contemporary Trends

Author: Anna Czekanowska

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521300902

Category: Music

Page: 226

View: 3362

Within her study, Anna Czekanowska analyses the vocal and instrumental traditions of Polish folk music, tracing the background history, the influences of geography and politics, and the practice, often within contemporary society, of such social events as the harvest, the solstice and weddings.

Polish-American Folklore

Author: Deborah Anders Silverman

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252025693

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 3542

Integrating vivid photographs, firsthand observations, and interviews against a rich backdrop of ethnic practices and traditions, Deborah Anders Silverman explores how Polish Americans are creatively adapting the rural peasant folklore of the old country to life in multicultural, urban America. Silverman surveys rituals of courtship, marriage, coming of age, and funerals, also noting those customs that have been rediscovered after falling into disuse. She follows the trail of folk stories and delves into folk music and dance, particularly the polka, providing a detailed discussion of texts, contexts, and performance practices. She also describes birthing practices, home remedies, superstitions, folk blessings, and miracle cures. In addition, she offers a wealth of information on foodways and on the origins and celebration of holy days, from Christmas Eve vigils to the Dyngus Day festivals of the Easter season.Polish-American Folklore reveals a community that preserves distinctive traditions even though geographically dispersed in a new homeland. Polish Americans retain ties to their ethnicity though ethnic media, social clubs, churches, group events, and the Internet. This "Polonia without walls" is united by a resilient, dynamic, family-oriented culture that attracts not only Polish immigrants and their descendants but also newcomers from other ethnic and racial groups. By including first-person commentary from a wide range of Polish American individuals and families, from first-generation immigrants to non-Polish in-laws who embrace Polish foods, music, and traditions, Silverman brings to life a thriving ethnic subculture that values equally its Polish roots and its American harvest.

The Polish Country Kitchen Cookbook

Author: Sophie Hodorowicz Knab,Elliott Hutten

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780781808828

Category: Cooking

Page: 307

View: 1911

From top-selling author Sophie Hodorowicz Knab comes a new book that combines recipes for favourite Polish foods with the history and cultural traditions that created them. Arranged according to the cycle of seasons, this cookbook explores life in the Polish countryside through the year, with recipes for potato dishes in fall when they are freshest, cucumber specialties in summer when they are plentiful, and buckwheat groats in winter when other staples are not available. Included are over 100 easy-to-follow recipes such as Potato Pancakes with Chives, Apple Fritters, White Barszcz, and Cucumber Soup. Lovely woodcut illustrations and pearls of practical wisdom from the old Polish kitchen will delight readers.

Im Herzen Europas

Geschichte Polens

Author: Norman Davies

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406467097

Category: Poland

Page: 505

View: 6843

Polish Holiday Cookery

Author: Robert Strybel

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781809948

Category: Cooking

Page: 248

View: 7454

This book acquaints readers with traditional Polish foods associated with various occasions and furnished countless cooking tips and serving suggestions. The clearly written recipes facilitate the preparation of the dishes and their incorporation in the Polish-American mainstream culture. Calendar of Polish Festivities is devoted to those holidays and events connected to a specific time of year. Polish Rites of Passage focuses on life's milestones -- the family occasions that take place at various times of year. This "instruction manual for the culturally aware Polish American" offers over 400 recipes, along with a lexicon of basic foods and culinary concepts, ingredients and procedures, and sample menus.

American Folklore

An Encyclopedia

Author: Jan Harold Brunvand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135578788

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 812

View: 9613

Contains over 500 articles Ranging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and computer lore, Pecos Bill, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, more than 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, and crafts; sports and holidays; tall tales and legendary figures; genres and forms; scholarly approaches and theories; regions and ethnic groups; performers and collectors; writers and scholars; religious beliefs and practices. The alphabetically arranged entries vary from concise definitions to detailed surveys, each accompanied by a brief, up-to-date bibliography. Special features *More than 2000 contributors *Over 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, crafts, and more *Alphabetically arranged *Entries accompanied by up-to-date bibliographies *Edited by America's best-known folklore authority

The Essential Guide to Being Polish

50 Facts & Facets of Nationhood

Author: Anna Spysz,Marta Turek

Publisher: New Europe Books

ISBN: 0985062312

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 1774

Being Polish is no joke. For ten million people of Polish ancestry in the United States, as well as many who have settled in the UK since the fall of communism, it is a heartfelt matter -- and amid all the travel guides and guides to Polish language, folklore, and customs, there is no single, comprehensive, reader-friendly and yet ever-informative reference on what it means to be Polish. Enter The Essential Guide to Being Polish -- the go-to concise resource for anyone looking to reconnect with their culture or, indeed, hoping that their friends, children, or colleagues learn something about their heritage. Divided into three sections to make for an easy-to-follow format -- Poland in Context, Poles in Poland, and Poles Abroad -- this guide covers just about everything and does so in a style that is at once entertaining and informative: the country's history and geography, wars, Jews in Poland, the communist past, the post-communist past and present, language, kings and queens, religion/Catholicism (with special focus on Pope John Paul II), holidays, food, and drink. What is a real Polish wedding all about? That, too, is addressed succinctly and with flair in this guide. Other chapters cover literature, music, art, famous scientists, Polish men and Polish women, Poles in America, Poles in the UK, Poles and the EU, and last but not least, Polish pride. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Polnisch für Dummies

Author: Daria Gabryanczyk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 352770972X


Page: 384

View: 1352

Mit diesem Buch lernen Sie Polnisch. Neben der Betonung und der Grammatik lernen Sie Redewendungen und Begriffe, mit denen Sie Alltagssituationen meistern: sich auf Polnisch vorstellen, über Ihre Hobbys sprechen oder einen Tisch in einem Restaurant reservieren. Nebenbei lernen Sie die polnische Kultur kennen und bekommen Tipps für das Leben in Polen. Am Ende eines jeden Kapitels gibt es kleine Übungen, mit denen Sie Ihre erworbenen Sprachfähigkeiten leicht prüfen können. Dem Buch liegt eine CD mit Übungen zum Hören und Nachsprechen bei.

Die Handschrift von Saragossa

Author: Jan Graf Potocki

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036991557

Category: Fiction

Page: 745

View: 9055

Das Kultbuch der Kultbücher, das Tausendundeine Nacht des Abendlandes - 66 abenteuerliche und schaurige Tage voller Phantastik, Kabbalistik, Komik und Erotik -, neu ergänzt mit einem ausführlichen Nachwort von René Radrizzani. In formaler Anlehnung an Tausendundeine Nacht und Bocaccios Decamerone hat Jan Graf Potocki seinen Roman in die Erzählungen von 66 Tagen unterteilt, in denen der junge Hauptmann van Worden die Sierra Morena überquert, um in Madrid seinen Dienst anzutreten. Auf diesem Weg wird er nicht bloß in schaurige Abenteuer verwickelt, sondern darüber hinaus in die Erzählung von anderen Abenteuern ähnlicher, häufig erotisch-phantastischer Natur. Die Schauergeschichten entpuppen sich als das Machwerk der Gomolez, eines einst aus Granada verstoßenen Geschlechts, das einen neuen Führer braucht und hofft, ihn in van Worden zu finden, dessen Tauglichkeit sie auf die Probe stellen wollen.Diese Rahmenhandlung bildet das Gerüst für eine faszinierende Erzählkonstruktion ineinander verschachtelter Geschichten (aus der ersten erwächst die zweite, aus der zweiten die dritte ...). Potockis grandioser Roman bietet nicht nur eine verblüffende Sammlung unzähliger Erzählgattungen, sondern sprengt auch ideen- und geistesgeschichtlich jeden Rahmen.

The Polish Year

Author: Zofia Kossak

Publisher: Northern Pennsylvania Division Polish American Congress


Category: Folklore

Page: 99

View: 7503

"Presents customs, traditions, beliefs, myths, folklore, superstitions, and legends dating back in some cases hundreds of years and in others no doubt several thousand years ... The pagan roots of Christian practices are revealed as well as their adaptation to nobler purposes."--Page 7.


Napoleons Feldzug in Russland

Author: Adam Zamoyski

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406631711

Category: History

Page: 720

View: 1974

Napoleons Feldzug in Rußland war das vielleicht größte militärische Desaster aller Zeiten und eine menschliche Tragödie von beispiellosen Ausmaßen das erste historische Beispiel eines totalen Krieges. Adam Zamoyski hat mit 1812 das meisterhafte Epos über die Hybris eines Eroberers, den Wahnsinn des Krieges und einen der dramatischsten Wendepunkte der Weltgeschichte geschrieben. Das Ergebnis ist ein unvergeßliches Buch, das Geschichte so hautnah erzählt, wie es nur wenigen Autoren gelingt. "Ich konnte nicht schlafen, nachdem ich 1812 gelesen hatte. Eine der überwältigendsten Geschichten, die je erzählt wurden." Christopher Woodward "So brillant geschrieben, dass es unmöglich ist, das Buch aus der Hand zu legen& Ein Meistererzähler am Werk." Michael Burleigh "Mitreißend& Zamoyskis Darstellung des Feldzugs von 1812 ist ein Musterbeispiel an Eleganz und Klarheit." T. J. Binyon "Ein absolut bewundernswertes Buch." Antony Beevor

100 Chinesische Märchen mit Illustrationen (Das Zauberfaß, Der Panther, Das grosse Wasser, Der Fuchs und der Tiger, Der Feuergott, Morgenhimmel und mehr)

Author: Richard Wilhelm

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 8026863275

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 248

View: 4632

Inhalt: • Weiberworte trennen Fleisch und Bein • Die drei Reimer • Wie einer aus Gier nach dem Kleinen das Große verliert • Wer ist der Sünder? • Das Zauberfaß • Das Glückskind und das Unglückskind • Der neunköpfige Vogel • Die Höhle der Tiere • Der Panther • Das grosse Wasser • Der Fuchs und der Tiger • Des Tigers Lockspitzel • Der Fuchs und der Rabe • Warum Hund und Katze einander Feind sind • Die Menschwerdung der fünf Altem • Der Kuhhirt und die Spinnerin • Yang Oerlang • Notscha • Die Mondfee • Der Morgen- und der Abendstern • Das Mädchen mit dem Pferdekopf • Die Himmelskönigin • Nü Wa • Der Feuergott • Die drei waltenden Götter • Konfuzius • Der Kriegsgott • Die Heiligenscheine • Laotse • alte Mann • Die acht Unsterblichen • Die acht Unsterblichen • Die beiden Scholaren • Der Priester von Lauschan • Der geizige Bauer • Strafe des Unglaubens • Morgenhimmel • Der König Mu von Dschou • Weibertreu (Dschuang dsï und seine Frau) • Der König von Huai Nan • Der alte Dschang • Der gütige Zauberer • Wie einer den Höllenfürsten beschimpfte • Wie Muliän seine Mutter aus der Hölle holte • Die Blumenelfen • Der Bergelf • Der Geist vom Wuliän-Berg • Der Rossberg-Geist • Der Ameisenkönig • Der kleine Jagdhund • Der Drache nach dem Winterschlaf • Die Geister des gelben Flusse • Die Drachenprinzessin • Hilfe in der Not • Die verstoßene Prinzessin • Das Fuchsloch • Fuchsfeuer • Der Fuchs und der Donner • Der freundliche und der schlimme Fuchs • Der große Vater Hu • Die sprechenden Silberfüchse • Der Scherge • Die gefährliche Belohnung • Die Rache • Der Geisterseher • Die Geister der Erhängten • Gespenstergeschichten • Das tote Mädchen • Der unartige Knabe • Bestrafte Habgier • Die Nacht auf dem Schlachtfeld • Die Grabschänder • Go Schu Han • Die verwandelte Frau • Das Oger-Reich • Das geraubte Mädchen • . . .

Wearing the Letter P: Polish Women as Forced Laborers in Nazi Germany, 1939-1945

Author: Sophie Hodorowicz Knab

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781813594

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 5018

Author Sophie Knab's parents were Polish forced laborers in Germany during World War II. For years her mother was unable to discuss or answer questions about this period of her life. Compelled to learn more about her mothers experience and that of other Polish women, Knab began a personal and emotional quest. Over the course of 14 years, she conducted extensive research of postwar trial testimonies housed in archives in the U.S., London, and in Warsaw to piece together facts and individual stories from this singular and often-overlooked aspect of World War II history. As mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters, female Polish forced laborers faced a unique set of challenges and often unspeakable conditions because of their gender. Required to sew a large letter "P" onto their jackets, thousands of women, some as young as age 12, were taken from their homes in Poland and forced to work for the Reich for months and years on end. In this important contribution to World War II history, Knab explains how it all happened, from the beginning of occupation in Poland to liberation: the roundups; the horrors of transit camps; the living and working conditions of Polish women in agriculture and industry; and the anguish of sexual exploitation and forced abortions--all under the constant threat of concentration camps. Knab draws from documents, government and family records, rare photos, and most importantly, numerous victim accountsdiaries, letters and trial testimoniesto present an unflinching, detailed portrait of the lives of female Polish laborers, finally giving these women a voice and bringing to light to the atrocities that they endured.

Kleines Schottisches Kochbuch

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: International little cookbooks

ISBN: 9780862814861

Category: Cooking, Scottish

Page: 60

View: 9303


A Forest Picture, and Other Stories

Author: Henryk Sienkiewicz

Publisher: N.A



Page: 592

View: 4083

Pan Tadeusz oder Der letzte Einritt in Litauen

Nationalepos der Polen: Eine Adelsgeschichte aus dem Jahre 1811 und 1812 in zwölf Versbüchern

Author: Adam Mickiewicz

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 802721601X

Category: Poetry

Page: 316

View: 5361

Pan Tadeusz (vollständiger Titel: Pan Tadeusz oder Der letzte Einritt in Litauen. Eine Adelsgeschichte aus dem Jahre 1811 und 1812 in zwölf Versbüchern) ist ein großes Versepos des polnischen Schriftstellers und Philosophen Adam Mickiewicz und gilt als das späteste der großen Versepen in der europäischen Literaturgeschichte. Es ist das Nationalepos der Polen. Die Geschichte beginnt in Paris. Polnische Emigranten erinnern sich 1834 an den letzten Aufstand gegen den Zaren in Polen-Litauen. Adam Mickiewicz ist einer von ihnen und erzählt die Geschichte des Pan Tadeusz. Der junge Tadeusz Soplica kehrt 1811 nach Beendigung seiner Studien auf das polnische Adelsgut seiner Familie in Litauen zurück. Inhalt: Die Wirthschaft Das Schloss Kurmacherei Diplomatie und Jagd Der Streit Der Edelweiler Die Beratung Das Gasthaus Der Kampf Die Emigration. Jacek Das Jahr 1812 Lieben wir uns!