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Title:

The discrimination of Władysław Konopczyński in the People’s Republic of Poland

Subtitle:

Acta Poloniae Historica T. 114 (2016) ; Social Sciences and Politics in Early Twentieth Century East-Central Europe

Creator:

Biliński, Piotr (1974- )

Contributor:

Górny, Antoni. Tr. ; Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences ; Polish National Historical Committee

Publisher:

Instytut Historii Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Date issued/created:

2016

Description:

p. 159-189 ; 23 cm

Subject and Keywords:

Konopczyński, Władysław (1880-1952) ; history of historiography ; historiography - Poland - 1945- ; Stalinism - Poland ; science - political aspect - Poland - 1945-1970

Abstract:

This article discusses the relation of the eminent Polish historian Władysław Konopczyński (1880–1952) to the newly established communist rule. As president of the Commission of History of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, the editor-in-chief of the Polish Biographical Dictionary, and one of the few internationally known Polish historians who survived the war, the old Konopczyński enjoyed much prestige among his colleagues and in the Polish academia in general. For this and the other reasons indicated in the paper, the communist authorities choose him as the symbol of the ‘bourgeois’ scholarship and decided to discredit him and get rid of his person. The paper presents the ways in which the government exercised pressure on the scholar and his colleagues, causing Konopczyński’s resignation from all his posts, and depriving him the opportunities to teach and publish. Finally, the moral and practical results of this campaign on the historian’s collaborators and colleagues are analysed.

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Relation:

Acta Poloniae Historica

Volume:

114

Start page:

159

End page:

189

Resource Type:

Article : original article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

2450-8462 ; 10.12775/APH.2016.114.06

Source:

IH PAN, sygn. A.295/114 Podr. ; IH PAN, sygn. A.296/114 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY-ND 4.0] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of History PAS

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund