Poland in the Modern World presents a history of the country from the late nineteenth century to the present, incorporating new perspectives from social and cultural history and positioning it in a broad global context
- Challenges traditional accounts Poland that tend to focus on national, political history, emphasizing the country's 'exceptionalism'.
- Presents a lively, multi-dimensional story, balancing coverage of high politics with discussion of social, cultural and economic changes, and their effects on individuals’ daily lives.
- Explores both the regional diversity within Poland and the country’s place within Europe and the wider world.
- Provides a new interpretive framework for understanding key historical events in Poland’s modern history, including the experiences of World War II and the postwar communist era.
Keywords: World War II; Communism; Nationalism; Solidarity; Cold War; Warsaw; Stalin; Polish history; Jewish history; Pilsudski; Auschwitz; Krakow, European Politics, 20th Century & Contemporary European History, European Politics, 20th Century & Contemporary European History