The Resource Independence Day : myth, symbol, and the creation of modern Poland, by M.B.B. Biskupski

Independence Day : myth, symbol, and the creation of modern Poland, by M.B.B. Biskupski

Label
Independence Day : myth, symbol, and the creation of modern Poland
Title
Independence Day
Title remainder
myth, symbol, and the creation of modern Poland
Statement of responsibility
by M.B.B. Biskupski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 11th of November 1918, Polish Independence Day, is a curious anniversary whose commemoration has been only intermittently observed in the last century. In fact, the day -- and the several symbols that rightly or wrongly have become associated with it -- has a rather convoluted history, filled with tradition and myth, which deserves attention. Independence Day is more than just the history of a day, or the evolution of its celebration, but an explanation of what meaning has come to be associated with that date. It offers a re-reading of Polish history, not by a series of dates, but through a series of symbols whose combination allows the Poles to understand who they are by what they have been. Its focus is on the era 1914-2008, and the central actor is the charismatic Jozef Pilsudski. He came to represent a disposition regarding the meaning of Polish history which eventually penetrated virtually all of modern Polish society. The work is constructed by the analysis of memoirs, documents, coins, stamps, films, maps, monuments, and many other features making it a multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional volume
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
943.804
Index
index present
LC call number
DK4395.P55
LC item number
B57 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Independence Day : myth, symbol, and the creation of modern Poland, by M.B.B. Biskupski
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn813396823
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 200 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283639545
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
395200
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30008098
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)813396823
  • oso0191633402

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