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Państwo niesuwerenne w podręczniku historii
Non-sovereign state in a history textbook

Author(s): Jarosław Czubaty
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: history textbook; sovereignty; Kingdom of Poland

Summary/Abstract: The problem of sovereignty of individual state centres on the Polish territory in the nineteenth century has not been adequately studied, therefore it is very difficult to present it in textbooks for students whose knowledge of history is not developed. Yet the characteristics of sovereignty or non-sovereignty are key to the national and historical consciousness of Poles. In their textbooks, Anna Radziwiłł and Wojciech Roszkowski showed that, although the freedom of political life in the Kingdom of Poland was relatively large, it was, however, significantly lower than in the prepartition era. The Napoleonic Constitution significantly limited the political activity of citizens. The authors emphasized the similarity of the old and modern historical contexts – the times of the Kingdom of Poland and of the People’s Republic of Poland (PRL), encouraging students to think deeper about sovereignty and its absence.

  • Issue Year: 232/2014
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 97-105
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish