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dc.contributor.authorWysmułek, Jakub
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-06T13:01:55Z
dc.date.available2021-07-06T13:01:55Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20210706_9789004448162_16
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/49764
dc.description.abstractThis volume offers the first comprehensive analysis of wills in late medieval Krakow. It presents the origins of testamentary acts in the Kingdom of Poland and its centre, Krakow, and their subsequent transformation from so called ‘canonical wills’ to ‘communal wills’. Wysmułek discusses the socio-cultural role of wills and sets them in their contemporary legal, social, and economic context. In doing so, he uncovers their influence on property ownership and family relations in the city, as well as on the religious practices of the burghers. Ultimately, this work seeks to change the perception of wills by treating the testamentary act itself as an important agent of historical social change – a ‘tool of power’. Readership: Urban historians of the late medieval period interested in the socio-cultural development of law, and anyone interested in medieval documentary history.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLater Medieval Europe
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBG General & world history
dc.subject.otherGeneral and world history
dc.titleHistory of Wills, Testators and Their Families in Late Medieval Krakow
dc.title.alternativeTools of Power
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1163/9789004461444
oapen.relation.isPublishedByaf16fd4b-42a1-46ed-82e8-c5e880252026
oapen.relation.isbn9789004448162
oapen.relation.isbn9789004461444
oapen.series.number23
oapen.pages420


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