The image of Vlachs in the works by Jan Długosz

Balcanica Posnaniensia

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Title The image of Vlachs in the works by Jan Długosz
Obraz Wołochów w piśmiennictwie Jana Długosza
 
Creator Obara-Pawłowska, Anna
 
Subject Vlachs, Jan Długosz, Polish chronicles, ethnic “others”, the Middle Ages, 15th century
Wołosi, Jan Długosz, kroniki polskie, obcy etnicznie, średniowiecze, XV wiek / Vlachs, Jan Długosz, Polish chronicles, ethnic “others”, the Middle Ages, 15th century
 
Description Starting from the 14th century the the common border between Poland and Wallachia had a twofold dimension. On the one hand, after the annexation of the Ruthenian lands by Casimir the Great, Poland was directly bordering on Moldova, inhabited by the Vlachs, which together with the nearby Wallachia was becoming the subject of increasingly active diplomatic interventions of the Kingdom of Poland. On the other hand, however, the mountainous regions of southern Poland were a place where the groups of Vlachs settled, intermingled and, and co-existed with the Polish and Ruthenian population. As can be guessed, these circumstances resulted in an increased interest in the Wallachian people and a search for the basic information about this ethnic group by the representatives of the Polish political and intellectual elites. The purpose of the paper is to describe the opinions on Vlachs which can be found in the works of Jan Długosz, one of the most prominent chroniclers of the 15th century. The paper presents the opinions of this historian on such issues as: the origin of the Wallachian population, the circumstances of their emergence in the Slavic lands, religious relations, activities and typical Wallachian professions, and finally, the qualities which distinguished this nation.
Starting from the 14th century the the common border between Poland and Wallachia had a twofold dimension. On the one hand, after the annexation of the Ruthenian lands by Casimir the Great, Poland was directly bordering on Moldova, inhabited by the Vlachs, which together with the nearby Wallachia was becoming the subject of increasingly active diplomatic interventions of the Kingdom of Poland. On the other hand, however, the mountainous regions of southern Poland were a place where the groups of Vlachs settled, intermingled and, and co-existed with the Polish and Ruthenian population. As can be guessed, these circumstances resulted in an increased interest in the Wallachian people and a search for the basic information about this ethnic group by the representatives of the Polish political and intellectual elites. The purpose of the paper is to describe the opinions on Vlachs which can be found in the works of Jan Długosz, one of the most prominent chroniclers of the 15th century. The paper presents the opinions of this historian on such issues as: the origin of the Wallachian population, the circumstances of their emergence in the Slavic lands, religious relations, activities and typical Wallachian professions, and finally, the qualities which distinguished this nation.
 
Publisher Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
 
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Date 2018-02-20
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/bp/article/view/6968
10.14746/bp.2017.24.12
 
Source Balcanica Posnaniensia Acta et studia; Vol 24 (2017); 197-220
Balcanica Posnaniensia. Acta et studia; Vol 24 (2017); 197-220
2450-3177
0239-4278
 
Language pol
 
Relation http://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/bp/article/view/6968/12135
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Anna Obara-Pawłowska
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0
 

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