Die Methodologie und der Stand der Erforschung des Lebens an den Höfen der polnischen Herrscherinnen und Herrscher im Spätmittelalter
Methodology and state of research on the courts of female and male rulers in the Late Middle Ages
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Research on royal courts in the Late Middle Ages in Poland has a relatively short tradition. Polish medievalists studying the period of the Late Middle Ages have been from the very beginning concentrated, first and foremost, on discussing the genealogy of successive magnate families, politics of monarchs in relation to lands and royal subjects they managed, problems of agricultural and economic nature in the Polish state at that time, matters of church and monasteries and, most of all, wars and broadly understood political sphere. It should be noted here that the political, cultural and court related problems were most often situated at the margins of their interests. Naturally, this does not mean that these issues have not been studied as a number of works has been written by i.e. Aleksander Gieysztor, Małgorzata Wilska – which showed to a wider group of historians how important it was to study the cultural and social issues, and what a significant role they played in the context of political history – but they, however, still leave a certain deficiency in this area of research.
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