The Kashubs: Past and Present: Past and Present by Cezary Obracht-ProndzynskiThe Kashubs: Past and Present: Past and Present by Cezary Obracht-Prondzynski

The Kashubs: Past and Present: Past and Present

EditorCezary Obracht-Prondzynski, Tomasz Wicherkiewicz

Paperback | September 8, 2011

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The Kashubs, a regional autochthonous group inhabiting northern Poland, represent one of the most dynamic ethnic groups in Europe. As a community, they have undergone significant political, social, economic and cultural change over the last hundred years. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Kashubs were citizens of Germany. In the period between the two World Wars they were divided between three political entities: the Republic of Poland, the Free City of Danzig and Germany. During the Second World War, many Kashubs were murdered, and communist Poland subsequently tried to destroy the social ties that bound the community together. The year 1989 finally brought about a democratic breakthrough, at which point the Kashubs became actively engaged in the construction of their regional identity, with the Kashubian language performing a particularly important role.
This volume is the first scholarly monograph on the history, culture and language of the Kashubs to be published in English since 1935. The book systematically explores the most important aspects of Kashubian identity – national, regional, linguistic, cultural and religious – from both historical and contemporary perspectives.
Cezary Obracht-Prondzyński is Professor of Sociology at the University of Gdańsk, Poland. He is vice-president of the Kashubian Institute, a former editor-in-chief of Pomerania and editorial secretary for Acta Cassubiana. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Kashubian identity and history, including Kaszubi. Między dyskry...
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Title:The Kashubs: Past and Present: Past and PresentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.7 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:September 8, 2011Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3039119753

ISBN - 13:9783039119752

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Table of Contents

Contents: Cezary Obracht-Prondzyński/Tomasz Wicherkiewicz: Introduction – Józef Borzyszkowski: A History of the Kashubs until the End of Communism – Jerzy Treder: The Kashubian Language and its Dialects: The Range of Use – Jerzy Treder/Cezary Obracht-Prondzyński: Kashubian Literature: The Phenomenon, its History and its Social Dimension – Tomasz Wicherkiewicz: Language Policy and the Sociolinguistics of Kashubian – Cezary Obracht-Prondzyński: Dilemmas of Modern Kashubian Identity and Culture.

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«Man kann nur wünschen, dass diese ausführliche und in ihren Bewertungen recht ausgewogene Darstellung der kaschubischen Sache aus der Feder der Betroffenen ein breites Echo findet. Sie hat es verdient, da sie gegenwärtig die ausführlichste wissenschaftliche Darstellung zu diesem Thema in einer westlichen Sprache ist.» (Klaus Steinke, Informationsmittel für Bibliotheken 20, 2012/2)