About the author(s)/editor(s)
Karol Modzelewski is a medieval historian and member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Italian L’Accademia dei Lincei. Now retired, he was a professor at the University of Warsaw. One of Poland’s most prominent dissidents of the communist era, he is credited with giving the trade union “Solidarity” its name. He served in the Senate after Poland’s first free elections in 1989 before returning to academia.
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