Brian Porter-Szűcs (2014)

Poland in the Modern World. Beyond Martyrdom

Publishing house Wiley-Blackwell
Place of publication Chichester
Page references 320
Series A New History of Modern Europe (NWME)
Language English

ISBN: 978-1444332193

Poland in the Modern World presents a history of the country from the late nineteenth century to the present, incorporating new perspectives from social and cultural history and positioning it in a broad global context

Challenges traditional accounts Poland that tend to focus on national, political history, emphasizing the country's 'exceptionalism'.

Presents a lively, multi-dimensional story, balancing coverage of high politics with discussion of social, cultural and economic changes, and their effects on individuals' daily lives.

Explores both the regional diversity within Poland and the country's place within Europe and the wider world.

Provides a new interpretive framework for understanding key historical events in Poland's modern history, including the experiences of World War II and the postwar communist era.

(from the publisher´s website)

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