introduction and ends with a concise but model summary. Butterwick utilizes archival sources effectively. He cautiously and gently, yet firmly, takes issue with the existing interpretations of experts when necessary. He successfully establishes a distinction between the private and public personae of Stanislaw August. Inevitably a balanced analysis of the man, his Anglophilia and its impact on Polish history results. Addi- tional strengths include an impressive bibliography of archival and secondary sources as well as a glossary, index, and illustrations. Poland's Last King and English Culture is a most welcome addition to histories of the eighteenth century. J o a n S. Skurnowicz L o r a s College Kevin Hannan. B o r d e r s of Language a n d Identity in Teschen Silesia. N e w York: Peter Lang, 1996. xxii, 255 pp. $49.95. Teschen Silesia is a small land with too much history. It occupies the territory of the former Duchy of Teschen, founded at the close of the thirteenth century and later included in the Habsburgs' province of Silesia. In 1740-42 Prussia seized seven- eighths of this province. The duchy remained with Vienna as the eastern half of the crownland of Austrian
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