Poland in the Modern World: Beyond Martyrdom

Poland in the Modern World: Beyond Martyrdom – Brian Porter-Szücs
Wiley-Blackwell | 2014 | PDF

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.