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- PREFACE: (Przemysław Waingertner)
- The National Democracy’s Political Reflection on the Place of the Polish Nation in Central & Eastern Europe before 1918 – the Neo-Slavic Movement and the Czech Cause: (Michał Andrzejczak and Konrad Dziurdzia)
- Poland’s Relations with Southern Neighbours of the Second Republic of Poland (Czechia, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary) in 1918–1945 in Deliberations of Polish Political, Intellectual, and Cultural Circles: (Arkadiusz Adamczyk)
- Poland Towards Its Southern Neighbours in 1945–1989: (Andrzej Dubicki)
- Central Europe in the Polish Political Thought after 1989: (Paweł Ukielski)
- Between History and Modern Times – Poles’ Geopolitical Choices: (Tomasz Grzegorz Grosse)
- The Relations of Poland with Central And Eastern Europe – Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic, Slovakia) Romania and Hungary – In the 20th and the 21st Centuries, and their Internal and International Circumstances. An Attempt at Recapitulation: (Przemysław Waingertner)
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Professor Przemysław Waingertner – a historian, professor, holder of a post-doctoral degree in humanities, the head of the Chair of the History of Modern Poland of the University of Łódz´. The author and co-author of several monographs and more than 100 research papers on the Polish political thought and the Second Polish Republic.
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Przemysław Waingertner (Ed.)
Poland towards its Southern Neighbours
This is another publication from the series devoted to Polish political reflection on the integration of Central and Eastern Europe. The reader will find here texts of historians, political scientists, and experts in the field of international relations. The texts concern relations between Poland and Poles, and the nations of Central and Eastern Europe: Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania encompassing the period from the late nineteenth to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Apart from the facts concerning mutual relations between Warsaw, Budapest, Prague, Bratislava, and Bucharest, the authors discuss also their outset – Polish concepts shaping relations with Magyars, Czechs, Slovaks, and Romanians and their sovereign states that regained independence in the twentieth century.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Michał Andrzejczak and Konrad Dziurdzia
The National Democracy’s Political Reflection on the Place of the Polish Nation in Central & Eastern Europe before 1918 – the Neo-Slavic Movement and the Czech Cause
Poland’s Relations with Southern Neighbours of the Second Republic of Poland (Czechia, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary) in 1918–1945 in Deliberations of Polish Political, Intellectual, and Cultural Circles
Poland Towards Its Southern Neighbours in 1945–1989
Central Europe in the Polish Political Thought after 1989
Tomasz Grzegorz Grosse
Between History and Modern Times – Poles’ Geopolitical Choices
The Relations of Poland with Central And Eastern Europe – Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic, Slovakia) Romania and Hungary – In the 20th and the 21st Centuries, and their Internal and International Circumstances. An Attempt at Recapitulation
The monograph that we are submitting to the reader contains a number of analyses concerning relations that existed between Poland and Poles and states and nations of Central and Eastern Europe – Hungary (Hungarians), Czechia (Czechs), Slovakia (Slovaks) and Romania (Romanians) – from the late 19th century till the beginning of the 21st century. The analyses take into account not only facts concerning mutual relations between Warsaw and Budapest, between Warsaw and Prague (Prague and Bratislava) and between Warsaw and Bucharest but also their seed – conceptions elaborated by Polish political, social and intellectual elites devising the form of mutual relations with Magyars, Czechoslovaks (Czechs and Slovaks) and Romanians and sovereign states created (or restored) by them in the 20th century.
The highlighting of the Polish political reflection referring both to nations and states seems justifiable due to the complex history of Central and Eastern Europe during the past 150 years. A brief overview: global and regional military conflicts that dismantled and… demolished the regional order: the control of the aforementioned region by imperial powers – the monarchy of the Habsburgs, the German empire of the Hohenzollerns and the empire of the Romanovs – from the late 19th century; subsequently, the literal hegemony of two totalitarian states: the German Third Reich and the Soviet Union and the actual division of the region between them at the end of the first half of the 20th century; and, last but not least, the subjugation of Eastern European nations by the communist USSR for a number of decades (which involved the loss of their own statehood or the limitation of political sovereignty) resulted in the situation, in which ideas elaborated by Polish politicians, publicists and thinkers often had to be addressed not to official state authorities, but to the elites of underground irredentism or political Magyar, Czechoslovakian (or Czech and Slovakian) and Romanian emigration circles, which did not have their own state institutions.←7 | 8→
It is worth remembering that also Polish authors of these reflections very often had to present them in conditions of conspiracy – not as state leaders, but as underground political activists during the partitioning period or as political emigrants in the years of World War II and the post-war dominance of communist Russia over Central and Eastern Europe.
The reflection present in Polish political discourse for nearly 150 years with regard to the formation of such order in the eastern part of the Old Continent that would be desirable from the Polish perspective and favourable for the Polish national interest was characterised by a number of assumptions that resulted in specific political ideas.
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- 2020 (December)
- Polish diplomacy European integration Polish thought Geopolitics International relations Polish history
- Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2020. 244 pp.