Monografia

Traba, Robert (2015)

The Past in the Present. The Construction of Polish History

Wydawnictwo Peter Lang
Miejsce wydania Frankfurt am Main
Ilość stron 333
Seria Eastern European Culture, Politics and Societies
Język Angielski

ISBN: 978-3-631-64047-0

What do we remember from our national past and why? What are the dangers of history being (mis-)appropriated by politicians? Past in the
Present provides a critical analysis of recent disputes over Polish historiography. The author uses theories of collective memory as a guideline,
and the Polish-German borderlands as his leitmotif. Western academic currents and long-standing (and often forgotten) Polish intellectual
traditions serve as backdrop. Throughout his work – with topics ranging from Golo Mann and Stefan Czarnowski to the «other side of memory»
and the «political cult of the fallen» – Traba advocates modernization and «polyphony» in the construction of a new Polish history.

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  • The Past in the Present

    Zrecenzował(a) mgr Ela Rossmiller

  • The Past in the Present. The Construction of Polish History

    Zrecenzował(a) prof. Katarzyna Stoklosa