"Atlas of the Latin Church in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Eighteenth Century"

The application "Atlas of the Latin Church in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Eighteenth Century" was prepared by the Institute for Historical Geography of the Church in Poland on the basis of data published in the work of S. Litak with the same title (TNKUL, Lublin 2006). The original database prepared by B. Szady was created in 1993-1996 prior to the publication of the previous edition of Litak's study ("The Latin Church in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth around 1772: Administrative Structures", Institute of East-Central Europe, Lublin 1996, Religious and Ethnic Communities in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Second Half of the 18th Century, 1). Work carried out over the next decade resulted in the development of the source base, additions and corrections. At the same time, a map was prepared and editorial changes were made regarding the system of source and bibliographic abbreviations. 

The information presented in the application and in the downloadable files has been grouped into 4 sections: 1) churches, 2) monasteries and convents, 3) ecclesiastical boundaries, 4) secular boundaries. The whole resource has been provided with appropriate metadata and list of abbreviations.

Application (Polish version) is available at the link:

https://geo-ecclesiae.kul.pl/apps/latin-church-1772

WFS and data to download are available from the webpage:

https://geo-ecclesiae.kul.pl/latin-church-1772


"Religions and Denominations in the (Polish) Crown in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century".

The map is based mainly on sources and studies providing systematic information on the structures and distribution of temples and places of worship. It covers a total of 15,253 religious buildings, including 8311 Uniate, 5720 Latin, 841 Jewish, 276 Lutheran, 35 Orthodox, 22 Catholic of Armenian rite, 19 Mennonite, 14 Calvinist, 10 Czech Brethren, 3 Karaite, and 2 Islamic ones.

The information presented in the application and in the downloadable files has been grouped into 2 sections: 1) temples and places of worship, 2) borders. The entire resource has been provided with appropriate metadata and a list of abbreviations. From the application page you can also download the book by B. Szady, Geografia struktur religijnych i wyznaniowych w Koronie w II połowie XVIII w. /Geography of Religious and Confessional Structures in the (Polish) Crown in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century/, Lublin 2010.

Application (Polish version) is available at the link:

https://geo-ecclesiae.kul.pl/apps/confessions-crown-1772

WFS and data to download are available from the webpage:

https://geo-ecclesiae.kul.pl/confessions-crown-1772