New Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Gdańsk, Poland and Prussia

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Beata Możejko
Taylor & Francis, Mar 31, 2017 - History - 216 pages

New Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Poland and Prussia: The Impact of Gdańsk draws together the latest reseach conducted by local historians and archaeologists on the city of Gdańsk and its impact on the surrounding region of Pomerania and Poland as a whole.

Beginning with Gdańsk’s early political history and extending from the 10th to the 16th century, its twelve chapters explore a range of political, social, and socio-cultural historical questions and explain such phenomena as the establishment and development of the Gdańsk port and city. A prominent theme is a consideration of the interactions between Gdansk and Poland and Prussia, including a look into the city’s links with the State of the Teutonic Order in Prussia and the Kingdom of Poland under the rule of the Piast and Jagiellonian dynasties. The chapters are placed in the historical context of medieval Poland as well as the broader themes of religion, the matrimonial policy of noble families or their contacts with the papacy.

This book is an exciting new study of medieval Poland and unparalleled in the English-speaking world, making it an ideal text for those wanting to deepen their knowledge in this subject area.


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1 The political history of Gdansk from the town beginnings to the sixteenth century
2 Gdansk chancellery and registers in the fourteenth to fifteenth centuries
Poland and Lithuania competing with the Teutonic State to dominate the Southeastern region of the Baltic Sea the end of the fourteenth to 1409
Case study of Malbork
From St Adalberts mission to the Reformation victory
The phenomenon of privateer Paul Beneke and the great caravel Peter von Danzig
7 The city of Gdansk faces the threat of Danish privateers at the end of the fifteenth and during the sixteenth century
8 City constitution municipal laws and public order in sixteenthcentury Gdansk
Gothic panel painting in Gdansk
Artistic donations for St Marys Church in Gdansk during the reign of the Teutonic Order
11 Interregional marital alliances as an element of marriage strategies of the Greater Polish higher nobility in late medieval times from the late fourtee...
12 Ceremony and pleasure on the occasion of the visit to Gdansk in 1504 of Aleksander Jagiellonczyk King of Poland and his wife Helena

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Beata Możejko is Professor in the Department of Medieval History of Poland and Auxilliary Sciences of History, Institute of History, University of Gdańsk (Poland). Her main field of interest is history of late medieval Gdańsk and of Hanseatic League. She focuses also on the study of medieval society and King of Poland Kazimierz Jagiellończyk (1447-1492). In her recent monograph, she pays attention to Great caravel „Peter von Danzig" 1462-1475 (2011). She is aslo co-editor of the volumes: The natural history of food. Between Ancient Time and The Nineteenth Century (2012); Catalogue of documents and letters of the kings of Poland. From the State Archive in Gdańsk (to 1492) (2014) and In the era of sailing ships. Sea between Ancient Time and The Eighteenth Century (2015).

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