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Poland From Partitions to EU Accession

A Modern Economic History, 1772–2004

Authors: Korys, Piotr

  • Reviews the complex path of development of modern Polish economy in last 200 years
  • Analyzes the importance of Polish industrialization in the European periphery
  • Provides extensive socioeconomic historical data of Polish lands
  • Provides an overview of crucial intellectual debates on modernization of Poland
  • Analyzes the effects of discontinuity on socioeconomic development
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About this book

This book surveys Poland’s move from being a post-feudal, backward, peripheral country to being a modern, capitalist, European state: from the partition of the commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania to the abolishment of ‘second serfdom’; late industrialization to state socialism; post-partition fragmentation to post-Second World War westward dislocation; and from the ‘Solidarność’ movement to accession into the European Union.

Could Poland really be considered an ‘underdeveloped’ nation throughout the last 200 years? What factors contributed to its ‘backwardness’? Has Poland yet managed to catch up with the West? This book, the first overview of the modern economic history of Poland to be published in English, addresses these and many other questions crucial for developing our understanding of the economic history of modern Central-Eastern Europe. The economic development of Poland is analyzed through data and statistics, as well as through analysis of the ideas that paved the way for the politics of economic and social modernization.

About the authors

Piotr Koryś teaches economic history at the Faculty of Economic Science at the University of Warsaw, Poland. He also holds the position of Research Fellow at the same institution. He spent the academic year 2016-2017 as Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, Austria, wherein he worked on this book. His research interests focus on both quantitative and qualitative modern economic histories of Poland and Central Eastern Europe.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: From the “Little Divergence” to Successful EU Integration: Towards Economic History of Modern Poland

    Koryś, Piotr

    Pages 1-33

  • The View from Afar: The Polish Economy Between the Golden Age and the Partitions (Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries)

    Koryś, Piotr

    Pages 35-41

  • The Age of Enlightenment Reforms and Partitions of Poland: Economy and Politics in the Late Eighteenth Century (1772–1795)

    Koryś, Piotr

    Pages 43-75

  • Between the Consolidation from Above and the Fragmentation of the State: Partitions, Duchy of Warsaw and Polish Lands After the Congress of Vienna (1795–1830)

    Koryś, Piotr

    Pages 77-114

  • On the Peripheries of the Modern Western World: Delayed Social Reforms and Unfinished Industrial Revolution (1830–1870)

    Koryś, Piotr

    Pages 115-149

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97126-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: December 7, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97125-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Poland From Partitions to EU Accession
Book Subtitle
A Modern Economic History, 1772–2004
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97126-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97126-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97125-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 390
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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