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April 2009

Volume XXIX, No. 2

The Sarmatian Review (ISSN 1059-5872) is a triannual publication of the Polish Institute of Houston. The journal deals with Polish, Central, and Eastern European affairs, and it explores their implications for the United States. We specialize in the translation of documents.Sarmatian Review is indexed in the American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies, EBSCO, and P.A.I.S. International Database. From January 1998 on, files in PDF format are available at the Central and Eastern European Online Library (

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Editor: Ewa Thompson (Rice University)

Associate Editors: Tamara Trojanowska (University of Toronto), Bogdan Czaykowski, 1932-2007 (University of British Columbia).

Editorial Advisory Committee: George Gasyna (University of Illinois-Urbana), Janusz A. Ihnatowicz (University of Saint Thomas-Houston), Bożena Karwowska (University of British Columbia), Joseph A.Kotarba (University of Houston), Alex Kurczaba (University of Illinois-Chicago), Marcus D. Leuchter, 1909-2008 (Holocaust Museum Houston),Witold J. Lukaszewski (Sam Houston State University), Theresa Kurk McGinley (North Harris College-Houston), Michael J. Mikoś (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Jan Rybicki (Kraków Pedagogical University), Dariusz Skórczewski (Catholic University of Lublin), Piotr Wilczek (University of Warsaw).Copy Editor: Cyndy Brown

Web Pages: Lisa Spiro (Rice University).

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In this issue:
Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1461

Juliusz Domański, Justice and mercy in Wincenty Kadłubek’s system of political virtues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1463

Colleen McQuillen, Sanctity or Sanctimony in Stanisław Wyspiański’s Acropolis. .1468

Adam Mickiewicz, First Lecture in Collège de France, translated and annotated by Božena Shallcross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1476

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