Hofhierarchie in der Zeit der letzten Jagiellonen. Problemaufriss
Hierarchy at court in the period of the last Jagiellons. An outline of the subject matter
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The greatest hindrance in determining the hierarchy at the court of the last Jagiellons, Sigismund I the Old and his son Sigismund II Augustus, is the lack of any official documents and reliable accounts concerning this problem. Research on this subject can be conducted only on the basis of registers usually associated with sources on taxation, singularly preserved to our own times. Due to the lack of immediate sources, one is left with using multiple and scattered accounts and documents. On their basis, supplemented with a comparison with later periods, it is possible to make an attempt to recreate the hierarchical order at the royal court.
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