Marian Biskup und die deutsche Geschichtswissenschaft : Wahrnehmung und Wirkung
Marian Biskup and german historiography: perception and impact
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From the 1960s onwards Marian Biskup developed contacts to historians in both parts of Germany as well as in Austria based on his research on the Teutonic Order and the emergence of the Hohenzollern rule in Prussia. In particular contacts to West German historians became much closer within the framework of the Joint German-Polish Textbook Commission established in 1972. Interestingly, Marian Biskup did not only cooperate with those German historians providing a new access to the history of German-Polish relations as Klaus Zernack, but also to those as Udo Arnold, who were connected to the traditions of East German regional history as in the Historical Commission for East and West Prussia. All in all, however, despite Marian Biskup’s eminent role in organizational cooperation between Polish and German historians, the reception of his books in Germany remained inappropriately limited, not least due to the lack of Polish language skills among the majority of German historians.
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