The award-winning book is the first volume of The Oxford History of Poland-Lithuania published by Oxford University Press.
During the award presentation ceremony at the Jagiellonian University in the southern Polish city of Kraków, Frost said: ”We foreigners have to write about foreign countries. It’s not always an easy task but it’s fun. A good historian asks questions but is not always able to answer them.”
He added that he wrote the book in order to gain a better understanding of Polish history.
Born in 1960, Robert I. Frost is a professor at the University of Aberdeen. He recalled his first visit to Poland during the communist period, saying he did not know any Polish at the time and had no idea that he would devote his whole life to the study of Polish history.
The Pro Historia Polonorum Award was presented to Frost during the third Congress of International Researchers of Polish History, which brought together 250 scholars from 37 countries.
Honorary awards for lifetime achievement went to Paul W. Knoll from the United States for his outstanding studies of medieval Poland, and to Adam Zamoyski, an American historian with Polish roots, for his contribution to the development of Polish studies and worldwide promotion of Polish history. (mk/gs)
In the latest episode of the Substandard (subscribe, review, etc.), we were supposed to spend most of the show talking about aging action stars, tied to the release of The Foreigner. The show took a turn, however, when Vic and I learned that JVL hates sandwiches.
Let that sink in for a moment.
OK, now that you’re prepared—now that you’ve steeled yourself against an unnameable grotesquerie—give the show a listen. I can’t promise you won’t be disgusted by what you hear, but you might be entertained. After the jump, I’ll rank the lunch meats for JVL so he can learn how to truly enjoy the greatness of a fine, handcrafted sandwich.
В сети появились кадры провокационной акции российского художника‐акциониста Петра Павленского по поджогу здания Банка Франции. На кадрах видно, как Павленский поливает горючей жидкостью окна на первом этаже банка и подносит спичку.