The Duchy of Warsaw — the First Modern Polish State? Cover Image

Księstwo Warszawskie — pierwsze nowoczesne państwo polskie?
The Duchy of Warsaw — the First Modern Polish State?

Author(s): Jarosław Czubaty
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Political history, Social history, Modern Age, 19th Century
Published by: Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Duchy of Warsaw; Napoleonic era; state; tradition; modernity

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with questions of the political system, state institutions and political life of the Duchy of Warsaw (1807– 1815). The author argues that the main features of the modern state are: the capacity for coordinated control over its territory and for stimulating a new cultural integration resulting from the developing national awareness of the people inhabiting it. They also include the willingness of the ruling elite to undertake initiatives promoting civilizational transformations and changes in the social structure and mentality – recognized as important criteria ofmodernity.

  • Issue Year: 125/2018
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 365-401
  • Page Count: 37
  • Language: Polish