Development of Class Structure in Eastern Europe: Poland and Her Southern Neighbors
Emphasizing the development of class structure, this book is the first in English to describe the historical and social development of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Romania from medieval feudalism to modern capitalism. Historically these countries have maintained mostly peaceful relations among themselves in the past and now share the common characteristic of being Soviet "satellites." The author has devoted particular attention to Poland because of its unique political system, as well as its greater size, population, and cultural influence. The book is divided into three sections: part one reviews the early history and social structure of each country; part two provides a sociological analysis of social classes and their evolution over centuries; and part three examines the effect that World War II has had on these social classes.
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A GENERAL VIEW ON THE HISTORY OF EASTERN EUROPE
POLAND UNTIL WORLD WAR II
CZECHOSLOVAKIA UNTIL WORLD WAR II
HUNGARY UNTIL WORLD WAR II
ROMANIA UNTIL WORLD WAR II
THE NOBILITY AND THE BOURGEOISIE
FROM THE PROLETARIAT TO THE WORKING CLASS
THE EFFECTS OF WORLD WAR II ON SOCIAL STRUCTURE
STRUCTURAL CHANGES INTRODUCED BY THE IMPORTED REVOLUTIONS
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