Dr hab. Jakub Basista

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Associate professor at the Institute of History, Jagiellonian University


Jakub Basista is a historian specialising in early modern European and world history. His interests often take him to the 20th century as well. Currently he holds the post of deputy director of the Institute of History at the Jagiellonian University.

Selected publications

  1. Poland [in:] Encyclopedia of World's Nations, Ed. G.T.Kurian, (Facts on File Library of World History), Facts on File 2002, vol III, pp. 1716-1734.

  2. Poland– Left; Poland – Right; Solidarity [in:] Encyclopedia of Politics: The Left and the Right, Ed. Rodney P. Carlisle, Sage Publications 2005.

  3. Berman, Bierut, Gierek, Gomułka, Jaruzelski, Solidarity, Wałęsa, Wyszyński, [in:] The Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social and Military History, Ed. S. Tucker, ABC Clio, Santa Barbara, California 2007.

  4. [REVIEW]Teter Magda, Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church in the Post-Reformation Era, New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006 [in:] "The American Historical Review", 112, p. 1640–1641, December 2007.

  5. Unger Richard, Jakub Basista, eds, Britain and Poland-Lithuania. Contact and Comparison from the Middle Ages to 1795, Leiden, Boston, Brill 2008.

  6. Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent [in:] Milestone Documents of World Religions, David M. Fahey (ed.),  Schlager Group 2010.

  7. Rig Veda Americanus (Aztec hymns) [in:] Milestone Documents of World Religions, David M. Fahey (ed.),  Schlager Group 2010.

Courses taught at CES

  • Poltical and Social History of 20th Century CEE
  • Modern European State Formation