Polish Discussions about the Status of Historical Sources in 1989–2019. Selected Examples and Applications
Oddział PAN w Krakowie/IH UJ
The aim of this article is to present selected methodological threads of the discussion on the status of historical sources which took place in Polish post‑war historiography. In the article, I present the concepts of the historical source formulated in 1957–1989, mainly by Gerard Labuda and Jerzy Topolski. Further in the text, I will present the discussion about Topolski’s concepts and characterize the peculiarities of contemporary history as regards historical sources. In the light of the presented classification of sources, I will reflect on the status of the documents created by the apparatus of repression of the Polish People’s Republic.
narration, narrative, contemporary history, source, historical sources, narracja, historia najnowsza, klasyfikacja źródeł
Historyka. Studia Metodologiczne 2021. t. 51 (numer specjalny), ss. 195–222