By Patrice M. Dabrowski
"This publication represents the main subtle historiographical method of knowing nation-building. Patrice Dabrowski demonstrates super erudition... making awesome use of up to date newspapers and journals, in addition to archival material." —Larry Wolff, Boston university, writer of Inventing jap Europe
Patrice M. Dabrowski investigates the nation-building actions of Poles throughout the many years previous international warfare I, whilst the stateless Poles have been minorities in the empires of Russia, Germany, and Austria-Hungary. may well Poles keep a feeling of nationwide identification, or might they turn into Germans, Austrians, or Russians? Dabrowski demonstrates that Poles availed themselves of the facility to rejoice anniversaries of previous deeds and personages to reinforce their state from inside of, offering a floor for a countrywide discourse in a position to unifying Poles throughout political barriers and social and cultural variations. Public commemorations equivalent to the jubilee of the author Jozef Kraszewski, the bicentennial of the relaxation of Vienna, and the go back to Poland of the is still of the poet Adam Mickiewicz are reconstructed right here in vibrant detail.