Member of the “Reduta Dobrego Imienia” Council, Professor Andrzej Nowak was awarded the Order of the White Eagle by the President of the Republic of Poland! As President Andrzej Duda emphasized – the Order for Professor Nowaka was awarded in recognition of his outstanding work in the field of history, for propagating patriotic values and for his monumental series of books entitled” The History of Poland”.
The professor is a figure in Polish Academia who needs no introduction. He is known for his passion and ability to portray history in an extremely interesting way which builds patriotism. But what’s more, Professor Andrzej Nowak in his works shows what for us Poles -for over 1050 years- apart from the foundation of Christianity, is most important-which is the essence of the duration of our nation – the great desire for freedom, which is after all the great element binding Polishness – said President Andrzej Duda.
Professor Nowak during the award ceremony stated: Finding myself among this group of distinguished people being decorated today is a great honor for me and raises a lot of feelings. The first of which is gratitude.
Andrzej Nowak was born on November 12, 1960 in Krakow, he is a historian and researcher of Polish-Russian relations. He is the head of the Department of Eastern European History and Studies on the Empires of the 19th and 20th Century in the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences as well as the Department of History of Eastern Europe at the Jagiellonian University. He specializes in the history of Russian political thought and Polish-Russian relations in the 19th and 20th centuries. In 2015, he was appointed by President Andrzej Duda as a member of the National Development Council. Since 2016, he has been a member of the College of the Institute of National Remembrance. He is also a member of the Council of “Reduta Dobrego Imienia”. Author of many articles and books, from the Professor’s achievements the following require special mention:
• How to break up the Russian empire? Poland’s Eastern Policy 1733-1921, Warsaw 2005.
• Poland and “three” Russias. A study of Józef Piłsudski’s eastern policy (until April 1920), Krakow 2001.
• Tales of political traditions. Piłsudski, Putin and others, Krakow 2007.
• History of Poland. Where do we (Poles)come from, vol. 1, Krakow 2014.
• History of Poland. From partitioning to a new Poland, vol. 2, Krakow 2015.
• History of Poland. The Kingdom of the Victorious Eagle , vol. 3, Krakow 2017
• Independent! 1864-1924. How Poles regained their homeland, Krakow 2018.
• Metamorphoses of the Russian Empire 1721-1921. Geopolitics, odes and nations, Kraków 2018.
• History of Poland. The Difficult Golden Age, vol. 4, Krakow 2019.