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The Oxford History of Poland-LithuaniaVolume I: The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union, 1385-1569$
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Robert Frost

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198208693

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208693.001.0001

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(p.60) (p.61) 6 Structures
The Oxford History of Poland-Lithuania

Robert Frost

Oxford University Press

Chapter 6 is dedicated to the social and political structures of Poland and Lithuania in the union’s early years. It considers the nature of the Polish nobility, the szlachta, and analyses the 1374 Koszyce privileges which laid the foundations of the consensual Polish political system. It presents the grand duchy of Lithuania as a composite state, stressing the distinction between the Lithuanian heartlands—Lithuania proper—and the annexed Ruthenian territories to the south and east. It considers the privileges issued by Jagiełło to the Lithuanian boyars, and the influence of these privileges on the development of the Lithuanian system, stressing that while they did not create the nobility, they set the framework for its future development.

Keywords:   Poland, szlachta, Koszyce privileges, Lithuania proper, annexed Ruthenian lands, composite state, boyars

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