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dc.contributor.authorJUREK, Lidia
dc.identifier.citationFlorence : European University Institute, 2010
dc.descriptionDefence date: 22 November 2010en
dc.descriptionExamining Board: Prof. Arfon Rees (EUI and University of Birmingham) - Supervisor Prof. Philipp Ther (EUI and University of Vienna) Prof. Marta Petrusewicz (City University of New York) Prof. Bogdan Szlachta (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents an opportunity to look at an important aspect of the genesis of national identity-making in the specific stateless and multicultural context from which Polish nationalism emerged. It sheds additional light on the nation-building practices of Eastern Europe, which on the level of theory have remained understudied, or still fall prey to simplification, with the Kohnian dichotomy on Western civic and Eastern ethnic nationalism being the most persistent. These prevailing perspectives strongly essentialized East European nationalisms and gave them a solely Herderian birth certificate, interpreted as the source of their negative aberration. According to these theoretical apriorisms, it is the history of the Eastern peoples which has predestined them toward ethnic, illiberal, exclusive, organic, and in a word ‘Eastern’, nationalism. The Western type, on the other hand, has always navigated towards civil, voluntaristic, liberal, inclusive and proper nationalism. These premises became the starting point for the research on typologies of nationalisms since Hans Kohn and later John Plamenatz codified them in their influential works.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI PhD thesesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of History and Civilizationen
dc.subject.lcshPoland -- History -- Revolution of 1848
dc.subject.lcshPolish people -- Europe -- History -- 19th century
dc.titleThe Italian Risorgimento and the Polish intelligentsia's visions of the nation and national liberation (1848-1871)en

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