KATALOG ZABYTKÓW OSADNICTWA HOLENDERSKIEGO NA MAZOWSZU Jerzy Szałygin, Wyd. DiG, Warszawa 2004
CATALOGUE OF MONUMENTS OF DUTCH SETTLEMENTS IN MAZOVIA Jerzy Szałygin, Wyd. DiG, Warszawa 2004
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This is the first publication which systematically discusses the material heritage associated with Dutch settlements in terrains which historically belonged to Mazovia. A presentation of 191 Mazovian villages, arranged in alphabetical order and located upon the basis of Dutch law. The descriptions, enhanced with fragments of historical maps, contain information about the residential and farm buildings, and take into account their localisation, current preservation, types of construction, the layout of the interiors and a characteristic of the brick. The catalogue contains data pertaining to churches and cemeteries. The Dutch settlement movement developed from the seventeenth century to the 1940s, and was connected with the overflow land along various rivers, including the Vistula, the Bug and the Wkra. The specific type of farming was adapted to the natural conditions, which, in turn, determined given construction solutions and affected the shaping of the local landscape. The Dutch settlements in Mazovia comprise an exceptional phenomenon, whose merits are enhanced by the fact that they were one of the few to have survived in Poland on such a scale despite the severance of the cultural continuum after the second world war. The catalogue is supplemented by a copious bibliography and maps presenting the range of the phenomenon within the former boundaries of Mazovia.
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