SŁOWNIK PATRONÓW ULIC WARSZAWY pr. zb. pod red. Stanisława Ciepłowskiego, Wyd. DiG, Warszawa 2002, s. 319 + 1 nlb.
DICTIONARY OF PATRONS OF THE STREETS IN WARSAW (Collective Work ed. by Stanislaw Cieplowski, Warszawa 2002)
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The presented book was written by a group of experts on Warsaw under the supervision of Stanislaw Cieplowski. The authors of the review concluded that the patrons of the names of assorted sites in Warsaw place the city within the range of Mediterranean culture; the commemorated figures include predominantly representatives of the arts and culture, followed by assorted patriotic activists, a fact which is indubitably the consequence of the tumultuous history of the country. The patrons of Warsaw streets distinctly reflect bonds with the past. The names of streets continue to be a lively and vital topic of social discussions, and interventions in this domain are frequently regarded as an attempt at undermining long-embedded values and as an attack launched against a valuable non-material heritage.
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