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Poland : A Modern History, Paperback / softback Book

Poland : A Modern History Paperback / softback


Polish independence following the end of World War I marked a new era for a nation that had endured centuries of foreign partition.

But the spirit of Polish nationalism - forged during this long period of external domination - has frequently been 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 Poland's 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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 312 pages, 8pp bw plates
  • Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781780762883



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