Norman Davies
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Norman Davies

British historian


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Norman Davies is UNESCO Professor at Jagiellonian University, professor emeritus at University College London and a historian. He earned a B.A. in history from Magdalen College at Oxford University, an M.A. at the University of Sussex, and a Ph.D. at Jagiellonian University.

His research interests have included the history of Central and Eastern Europe, particularly during the period of the Holocaust. Davies work has drawn criticism from some scholars for minimizing the existence of antisemitism and suggesting that the suffering of non-Jewish polish citizens has been ignored. His controversial views contributed to his inability to achieve tenure at Stanford University, based on questions about inaccuracies in his body of work.

He has been widely-recognized nonetheless. He has been awarded the Aleksander Gieysztor Prize, the Knight of Freedom Award, and the Order of the Cross of St. Mary’s Land. A member of the Polish Academy of Learning and the Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea, he has also been honored with the Order of the White Eagle, Poland’s most prestigious civilian honor. He is the author of Beneath Another Sky: A Global Journey into History, Trail of Hope: The Anders Army, An Odyssey Across Three Continents, and Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe.

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Ivor Norman Richard Davies is a Welsh-Polish historian known for his publications on the history of Europe, Poland and the United Kingdom. He has a special interest in Central and Eastern Europe and is UNESCO Professor at the Jagiellonian University, professor emeritus at University College London, a visiting professor at the Collège d'Europe, and an honorary fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford. He was granted Polish citizenship in 2014.

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Jagiellonian University
Jagiellonian University

Polish higher education institution

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University of Sussex
University of Sussex

University in Brighton and Hove, UK

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