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The Past in the Present

Autor: 
dr hab. Igor Kąkolewski
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Erscheinungsjahr: 
2015
ISBN: 
978-3-631-64047-0 hb

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.