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05 October 2022

Horodlo Union and the formation of the nobility of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the assessment of contemporary historiography

Journal of the Belarusian State University. History
Horodlo Union and the formation of the nobility of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the assessment of contemporary historiography

The article analyses achievements of contemporary historiography in the study of the role and significance of the Gorodel Union of 1413 in the formation of the gentry class of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The key subjects of scientific research of Polish, Lithuanian, Belarusian, Ukrainian and Russian historians are identified. It is emphasised that these subjects, as a rule, are not an independent historiographical problem and act as part of a broader research discussion about the causes and results of the Union of 1413 in the system of relations between the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Poland. In conclusion, it is noted that despite the differences in the interpretation of a number of specific issues, researchers generally agree in the statement that the acts of the Gorodel Union and the heraldic adoption, both in their content and in their consequences, are one of the key stages in the process of forming the nobility of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Source: Kozlovskaya N.V. (2021). Horodlo Union and the formation of the nobility of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the assessment of contemporary historiography. Journal of the Belarusian State University. History. №2: 61-73

Source web-site: https://journals.bsu.by/index.php/history/article/view/3751/4049

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