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Polish Encounters, Russian Identity
     

Polish Encounters, Russian Identity

by David L. Ransel
 

At a time when Poland is emphasizing its distance from Russia, Polish
Encounters, Russian Identity points to the historical ties and mutual influences of
these two great Slavic peoples. Whether Poland adopted a hostile or a friendly
stance toward Russia, the intense responses of Russian thinkers, writers, and
political leaders to Poland and to

Overview

At a time when Poland is emphasizing its distance from Russia, Polish
Encounters, Russian Identity points to the historical ties and mutual influences of
these two great Slavic peoples. Whether Poland adopted a hostile or a friendly
stance toward Russia, the intense responses of Russian thinkers, writers, and
political leaders to Poland and to Polish culture shaped Russians' idea of
themselves and their place in the world. Countering the recent trend to deny the
rich interactions between Russia and Poland, this collection reminds readers that
these longstanding, if often difficult, contacts constitute an important and
enduring element in the consciousness of the peoples of both
countries.

The contributors are Manon de Courten, Megan Dixon,
Halina Goldberg, Leonid Efremovich Gorizontov, Irina Grudzinska, Beth Holmgren,
Judith Deutsch Kornblatt, Matthew Pauly, Nina Perlina, Robert Przygrodski, David L.
Ransel, Bozena Shallcross, Barbara Skinner, and Andrzej Walicki.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253110541
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
06/15/2005
Series:
Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
File size:
861 KB

Meet the Author

David L. Ransel is Robert F. Byrnes Professor of History and Director of the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University.

Bozena Shallcross is Associate Professor of Polish Literature at the University of Chicago.

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