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A Suburb of Europe: Nineteenth-Century Polish Approaches to Western Civilization [Hardcover]

By Jerzy Jedlicki (Author)
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In this lively and original book, the distinguished Polish historian Jerzy Jedlicki tells the story of a century-long Polish dispute over the merits and demerits of the Western model of liberal progress and industrial civilization. As in all peripheral countries of Europe, Polish intellectuals - conservatives, liberal, and (later) socialists - quarrelled about whether such a model would suit and benefit their nation, or whether it would spell the ruin of its distinctive cultural features.

This heated debate revolved around several pairs of opposing ideas: native cultures vs. cosmopolitan civilization; natural vs. artificial ways of economic development; Christian morals vs. capitalist laissez-faire; traditional customs vs. mobile society; romanticism vs. scientism, and so on. It is these various aspects of the main issue which the author analyzes and links together here.

The book has been abridged and fully revised for this English edition. Explanatory notes, a chronology, and maps have been added, together with a new Introduction highlighting the striking analogies with the present when, after a long period of isolation under communism, Poland is again assessing its place in the world.


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Studio: Central European University Press
Pages   307
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.27" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.34"
Weight:   1.54 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Central European University Press
ISBN  9639116270  
ISBN13  9789639116276  

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1Books > Subjects > History > Europe > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Europe > Germany > General
3Books > Subjects > History > Europe > Germany
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5Books > Subjects > History > World > 19th Century
6Books > Subjects > History > World > General
7Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Politics > History & Theory

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