TWO CENTRAL-EAST EUROPEAN MENTALITIES FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE STATE (Dwie mentalnosci Europy Srodkowo-Wschodniej z punktu widzenia panstwowosci)
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The author compares the Polish and the Hungarian mentality understanding mentality as the attitude of a common citizen towards their own nation state. He describes turning points in the history of Poland and Hungary since the Middle Ages up till the contemporary times of transformation. He focuses on the most typical differences in the perception of the histories of their own countries paying particular attention to the Jewish issue and the different situations of national minorities. The key corroboration of the theses presented in this article is based on the comparison of the differences between the writing of Polish and Hungarian which reflect distinct attitudes of the nations towards their own state.
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