The nobility of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 16th-18th centuries. National and international contexts, Prof. Robert Kozyrski

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The author of the project is mainly interested in the attitude of the nobility attending three Lesser Poland regional assemblies (Kraków, Lublin and Sandomierz) to issues concerning Church-state relations over a long chronological period (16th-18th centuries). They fall within the current of socio-religious research, recently neglected, and constitute the basis for the analysis of societies in the aforementioned chronological span. Thus, the proposed research activities are focused on the following issues:
    • contacts of the assembling nobility with the Church hierarchy, mainly bishops,
    • the issue of religious tolerance and intolerance,
    • the conflicts between the nobility and the clergy, which directly translated into the content of the sessions of the regional assemblies, but also of the general assemblies,
    • patronage of the nobility towards church institutions,
    • involvement of the nobility and clergy in the affairs of the Republic, in its defence against external enemies and the resulting financial (tax) support.

 

Author: Robert Kozyrski