The Slovak-Polish Border, 1918–1947

  • Marcel Jesenský

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 134-236

About this book


The first English-language monograph on the Slovak-Polish border in 1918-47 explores the interplay of politics, diplomacy, moral principles and self-determination. This book argues that the failure to reconcile strategic objectives with territorial claims could cost a higher price than the geographical size of the disputed region would indicate.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Marcel Jesenský
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of OttawaCanada
  2. 2.Carleton UniversityCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-49686-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-44964-1
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