Polish historiography of the end of 19th and beginning of 20th centuries did not pay much attention to the question of national consciousness among peasants. This problem became a research topic for historians only in the 1960s. The authoress tries to find an answer to this phenomenon: why did this very problem become attractive for historians at that very time and why was the research discontinued soon afterwards. She also discusses the changes in the understanding of national consciousness among Polish historians.
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