Norman Davies's scientific contributions

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... Post-war reconstruction of cities is perhaps among the finest examples of 'resurrection', not only of complex urban structures but also of spirits of places, making room for new communities-disinherited and displaced (Davies, 2003;Jeleński, 2018). In Warsaw, a near-total reconstruction of a history spanning from the thirteenth to the twentieth century was based on grass-roots national pressure against political, conservational, and architectural ideologies which, in 1980, invoked UNESCO to include the reconstructed historic centre of Warsaw in the World Heritage List as it met two criteria: "…to be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance…" and "…to exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time…" (Jelenski, 2017). ...