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The Vicious Circle 1832–1864

A History of the Polish Intelligentsia – Part 2

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Edited By Jerzy Jedlicki

The three-part work provides a first synthetic account of the history of the Polish intelligentsia from the days of its formation to World War I. Part two (1832-1864) analyses the growing importance of the intelligentsia in the epoch marked by the triumph of the Polish romanticism. The stress is put on the debates of the position of intelligentsia in the society, as well as on tensions between great romantic ideas and realities of everyday life. A substantial part deals with the genesis, outbreak and defeat as well as the consequences of the national uprising in 1863, whose preparation was to a high degree the work of the intelligentsia. The work combines social and intellectual history, tracing both the formation of the intelligentsia as a social stratum and the forms of engagement of the intelligentsia in the public discourse. Thus, it offers a broad view of the group’s transformations which immensely influenced the course of the Polish history.

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Chapter 1: In lands foreign ................................................................................9 In exile, 1832-1845 1. The exodus ...............................................................................................................9 2. Parties .....................................................................................................................13 3. Poetry and politics ................................................................................................25 4. Years have passed ..................................................................................................31 5. The Nation and Europe ........................................................................................36 6. Messianism .............................................................................................................43 Chapter 2: Inheritors ..........................................................................................53 At home, 1832-1845 1. The defeat’s aftermath: repressive measures ......................................................53 2. The social situation of the intelligentsia .............................................................59 3. The strategy to adapt ............................................................................................72 4. Men-of-the-quill....................................................................................................77 5. The Poznań revival ................................................................................................90 6. Conspirators...........................................................................................................98 Chapter 3: Crisis ................................................................................................ 109 The Poznań Province and Galicia, 1846-1857 1. A terrible year, or two ........................................................................................ 109 2. The intelligentsia’s revolution ........................................................................... 116 3. Daily grind .......................................................................................................... 131 4. Doing something of use .................................................................................... 144 Chapter 4: The End of Tsar Nicholas’s epoch ....................................... 153 The Kingdom and the Lithuanian-Ruthenian guberniyas, 1846-1856 1. Off to Siberia! ..................................................................................................... 153 2. Professional environments ................................................................................ 163 83. Life, private and social ....................................................................................... 190 4. The visible horizon ............................................................................................ 198 Chapter 5: The struggle for primacy ........................................................ 211 At home and in exile, 1857-1862 1. Latency ................................................................................................................ 211 2. In diaspora .......................................................................................................... 237 3. The Poznań arrhythmia .................................................................................... 251 4. The intelligentsia in the Polish sense ............................................................... 254 Chapter 6: Jump into an abyss ..................................................................... 283 Warsaw and the country-at-large, 1862-1864 1. Impatience ........................................................................................................... 283 2. Rising and falling ............................................................................................... 315 Index ....................................................................................................................... 343

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