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Polish independence following the end of World War I marked a new era for a nation which had endured centuries of foreign partition. But the spirit of Polish nationalism — forged during this long period of external domination — has been frequently at odds with the modernising drives of democracy and communism. How can the ideals of nationalism survive in a modern nation-state?  Anita Prazmowska traces this conflict from the emergence of an independent Poland in 1918; through World War II, communism and the democratic victories of Solidarity; to the present day, when Polish membership of the EU is changing perceptions both within Poland and in the wider world. 

Poland: A Modern History presents a vivid and accessible portrait of Polands tumultuous history over the past century. It is a clear and concise introduction to a nation which, often at the epicentre of European political history, has nevertheless sometimes struggled to define its national identity.

About the Author

Anita Prazmowska is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics. Her previous books include Civil War in Poland, 1942-1948, Poland and the Eastern Front, Britain and Poland 1939-1943: The Betrayed Ally and A History of Poland.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations * Foreword * Introduction * Poland on the Eve of the First World War * The First World War and the Emergence of Independent Poland * Independent Poland in Inter-War Europe * The Outbreak and the Course of the Second World War * Post-War Poland * From Gierek to Solidarity * Post-Communist Poland * Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9781848852730
Author:
Prazmowska, Anita J., Professor
Publisher:
I. B. Tauris & Company
Author:
Prazmowska, Anita J.
Subject:
Former Soviet republics
Subject:
Europe - Former Soviet Republics
Subject:
Europe - Baltic States
Subject:
Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
Europe - Eastern
Subject:
World History-Eastern Europe
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 b/w illus.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Eastern Europe » Poland
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » Russia » Post Soviet Republics
History and Social Science » World History » Eastern Europe
History and Social Science » World History » General

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