- Institution: Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
- Year of publication: 2018
- Source: Show
- Pages: 132-134
- DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/hso180109
The author hypothesizes that the corpses of Bruno of Querfurt (+1009) and his companions were buried among the Rus‘, possibly in Svyatopolk’s city of Turov. Such burial and cult could have influenced both the placing of the tomb of Vladimir and decorations of the St. Sophia church.
The paper discusses the credibility of Jan Długosz’s Annales by resorting to the example of Mroczek of Łopuchowo’s attempted assassination from 1412. The story as told by the Polish chronicler raises many doubts and therefore he cannot be trusted in everything he wrote.
The article deals with the consequences of a political agreement between King Ferdinand I and a part of the Bohemian opposition nobility, concluded in 1547 in order to restore stability following the Schmalkaldic War (1546–1547). The change in the tax system put Bohemian royal cities and owners of large estates at a considerable disadvantage while profits from manor farming and financial services remained virtually untaxed. This tax structure, applied for several decades, resulted in a rapid increase of debts and the ultimate collapse of the entire tax system in 1615. The resulting financial crisis was resolved by the Bohemian Landtag in 1615 by declaring bankruptcy of the treasury and taking over tax collection.
The paper presents the developments in the religious situation in the Czech Lands (especially in East Bohemia) in the 18th century before the Edict of Tolerance (1781). It is necessary to reflect on the official confessional politics of the ruling Habsburg dynasty and the single official Church as well as to present a real picture of the religious situation in the various parts of the Czech Lands.
The author describes activity of Poles who lived in Belarusian territories in 1918–1920. They were a group of cultural and economic importance who promoted the idea of maintaining Lithuania and Belarus in the Polish sphere of influence. They organized councils and committees and, later on, armed groups, wrote memorials and called upon the Polish government to save Belarus from the Bolsheviks. In their opinion, the entire region had to either be a part of Poland or an independent allied state. According to them, the Treaty of Riga which divided Belarus was a failure of Poland’s foreign policy.
This paper is an interpretation of Poland’s post-Partitions history as depicted in The Grabowski Saga, a story by Tadeusz Kudliński (1980). The focus is on the attitudes of the conservative Galician landed gentry to insurrectionary ideas.
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