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: 30/10/2012
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781780762883