Travel guides in the context of creating cultural memory. Taming the landscape of the so-called Regained Lands
Analyzing postwar Polish travel guides relating to Lower Silesia, Opole Silesia and Western Pomerania, the authors distinguish two basic strategies of taming the landscape. The first, popularly applied, was proving the Polish character of the so-called Regained Lands, individual regions and places. The other strategy, which was not of a common character, was to a larger extent concentrated on the local dimension. The authors point to both mutual elements of images of the local past and elements specific of particular regions or places lying in the territories incorporated into Poland in 1945.