Chauvinism, Polish style : the case of Roman Dmowski (beginnings : 1886-1905) / Grzegorz Krzywiec ; translated by Jarosław Garliński.

Krzywiec, Grzegorz, 1974- [Browse]
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Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang Edition, [2016]
586 pages ; 22 cm.


  • Polish studies, transdisciplinary perspectives ; v. 18. [More in this series]
  • Polish studies--transdisciplinary perspectives ; volume 18
Summary note
"The book addresses the genesis of Polish integral nationalism and the role of Roman Dmowski as a co-founder of this phenomenon in the development of Polish political thought at the fin-de-siècle. Based on extensive documentary research, it attempts to show a broader picture of modern Polish political and social thinking in context of the late 19th and early 20th East Central Europe. The author reflects on the significance of racial thinking and Social Darwinism of the new nationalist imagination, arguing that its intellectual foundations came from anti-positivist and anti-Enlightenment tradition. He challenges the widespread assumption that Polish nationalism in its early version cherished somehow mild attitudes toward minorities, especially the Jews, claiming instead that enmity toward 'Otherness' constitutes its ideological core. A major feature of the book is the contextualization of Polish nationalism against the backdrop of the fin-de-siècle European political thought"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-569) and index.
  • 1. The birth of a generation
  • Rebellion at school
  • 2. An idealistic revolt
  • 3. Racism, Polish style
  • 4. In the face of a crisis of civilization
  • 5. The Kilinski revolt
  • The collapse of Warsaw student radicalism in the first half of the 1890s in the Kingdom of Poland
  • 6. A journey towards ideals
  • Roman Dmowski's journalism, 1895-1905
  • The only conservative in Poland
  • Attitudes towards the Jews and the Jewish question
  • A vision of public order
  • 7. The modern Pole confronting turn-of-the-century challenges
  • National democracy at the turn of the century
  • Thoughts of a modern Pole seen by contemporaries
  • Conclusion
  • Abstract
  • Glossary of abbreviations
  • Index of names.
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  • 3631627572 (print)
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