A literary history of Poland.
"The lands of the Slavs are the cold- est of all . . . . When people breathe, icicles form on their beards, as if made of glass. . . ."
Thus, in 965 A.D., in the report of a Moorish Jew, Ibrahim-Ibn-Jakub, a diplomat from Cordoba, did the land now called Poland make its debut in recorded history. And thus do we learn of Mieszko I, self-styled King of the North and chief of the Polonians.