History, the Peasantry, and the Polish Nation in the Thought of Michal Bobrzyński

  title={History, the Peasantry, and the Polish Nation in the Thought of Michal Bobrzyński},
  author={Philip Pajakowski},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  pages={249 - 264}
The most important historical works of today are those that take the past of a single nation and state as their subject, for the nation and the state are the highest natural, independently developing organism that humanity has yet achieved. Like most nineteenth-century historians, Michal Bobrzyński directed his research to the study of his nation's past and especially to the development of political institutions. History, for him, served to enhance a sense of nationhood among his readers by… 
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