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Poland (Hardcover) (Rafal Pankowski)

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Until the Second World War Poland was characteristically multi-cultural, with about one-third of its population belonging to minority communities. Today it stands out as relatively homogenous culturally.

Rather than providing a simple narrative account of Polish history and the nation-building process, this book highlights those historical moments that have had a lasting impact on Polish identity debates and on the self-definition of the nation in various historical-political narratives. It also offers a juxtaposition of the nation-building ideas espoused and symbolized by two key modern leaders, Jozef Pilsudski and Roman Dmowski, as well as a comparison of the national identity construction processes in Poland and other countries.

Poland: Inventing the Nation is essential reading for students of Polish history and Eastern European history seeking to understand Poland today.

Number of Pages: 272
Genre: History
Series Title: Inventing the Nation
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Rafal Pankowski
Language: English
Street Date: May 3, 2018
TCIN: 51654374
UPC: 9781474248914
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-5602
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