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ZBIGNIEW HUNDERTZaciężne wojsko powiatowe sejmiku wiszeńskiego województwa ruskiego w latach 1671–1673

DOROTA WIŚNIEWSKA – Dla dobra rodziny. O aktywności politycznej kobiet w XVIII w. Wokół działalności Ludwiki z Poniatowskich Zamoyskiej w latach 1751–1772

REMIGIUSZ KASPRZYCKI – Krakowianie w walce o ochronę zwierząt w II Rzeczypospolitej


MAGDALENA LEMAŃCZYK – Polsko-niemieckie miejsca pamięci / Deutsch-Polnische Erinnerungsorte. O przekraczaniu „granic” i otwarciu się na „nowe”


MICHAŁ KOPCZYŃSKI – Od słowa do liczby i z powrotem: refleksja na marginesie dziejów statystyki i nauki o żywieniu


 Emanuel Pfoh, Syria – Palestine in the Late Bronze Age: An Anthropology of Politics and Power, Copenhagen International Seminar, Routledge, London–New York 2016 (Kacper Ziemba)

 Viktoria Räuchle, Die Mütter Athens und ihre Kinder. Verhaltens- und Gefühlsideale in klassischer Zeit, Reimer Verlag, Berlin 2016 (Rafał Matuszewski)

 Viaggio in Cina 1907–1908. Diario di Giovanni Vacca con lettere, conferenze, discussioni e altro materiale inedite, a cura di Tiziana Lioi, L’Asino d’oro, Roma 2016 (Wojciech Milej)

 Dzieje Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego 1816–1915, red. Tomasz Kizwalter, Piotr M. Majewski, Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Warszawa 2016 (Jarosław Czubaty)

 Paul Robert Magocsi, With Their Backs to the Mountains: A History of Carpathian Rus’ and Carpatho-Rusyns, Central European University Press, Budapest–New York 2015 (Piotr Wróbel)

 Magdalena Lemańczyk, Mniejszość niemiecka na Pomorzu Gdańskim, Instytut Studiów Politycznych Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Towarzystwo Kulturalne Ludności Niemieckiej „Ojczyzna” w Kwidzynie, Warszawa 2016 (Andrzej Sakson)



The levied district armed forces of the Regional Assembly of Wisznia, Ruthenian Province, in 1671–1673 and its role in Jan Sobieski’s military and political activities

According to the resolution of the 1670 parliament, regional assemblies in the Crown were obliged to levy their own troops, as part of district forces, in order to support the regular comput army (wojsko komputowe) in the fight against the Cossacks and the Tartars. The levying of troops as part of regional forces and not wojsko komputowe was motivated by a fear of strengthening the leader of the opposition at the time, Herman Jan Sobieski, and his closest allies, who had political control over a majority of the Crown army. In 1671 the levying of troops failed and the comput forces of both hetmans did not receive any reinforcements. Another attempt to levy district forces was made in 1671. In the Ruthenian Province it was in the hand of Sobieski’s political and military allies, who used their economic influence in Red Ruthenia for the purpose. The Regions of Lviv, Przemyśl and Sanok levied 8 armoured cavalry units of 100 horses each and 200 dragoon units. The man made colonel of the levy was the Ruthenian Governor, Stanisław Jan Jabłonowski, a high-ranking officer of the comput army. The regiment of the Regional Assembly of Wisznia was not ready until mid-1672; it began its service on 1 May for a period of two quarters. The levy took part in the military operations of 1672, e.g. in an expedition against the Tartars, and then provided Sobieski with political support during the Confederation of Szczebrzeszyn and Congress of Łowicz.  In 1673 some units of the district forces of the Regional Assembly of Wisznia were made part of the comput army. For such cavalry masters of the levy as Andrzej Modrzewski or Aleksander Chodorowski district service became a ticket to political and military careers.



For the Good of Family. The case of Ludwika Zamoyska, née Poniatowska 1751-1772

Historians write very little about Ludwika Zamoyska, née Poniatowska – the eldest sister of the king Stanisław August Poniatowski. Moreover, accessible sources do not fill this lacuna. However, the correspondence of family Zamoyski found in the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Kiev delivers a wide range of information concerning Ludwika’s life. The article is based on her letters to Jan Jakub Zamoyski (her husband) and one of the general of their army - Andrzej Wyszyński, written from 1751 to 1772. It elucidates Ludwika’s engagement for her husband’s career in the first years of their marriage. It seems though that after 1772 relations between Ludwika and Jan Jakub changed, which was a direct consequence of his involvement against the king during the confederation of Bar. Secondly, the paper concentrates on Zamoyska’s commitment to the success of the political party led by her parents and uncles (“Familia”), as well as on her efforts to support Stanisław August Poniatowski. Finally, it presents her strong position in the public sphere, which resulted from her familial background and activity.



The people of Kraków in the fight for animal protection in the Second Polsih Republic

The most important centres involved in the fight for animal protection in Poland before the Second World War included Kraków. What contributed to this was primarily the city’s academic-intellectual milieu. It was precisely to the Kraków botanist Prof Władysław Szafer that the Białowieża Forest owed the reintroduction of the European bison. Another Kraków scholar, Prof Stanisław Sokołowski, called for the protection of all animals in the Tatra Mountains in the 1920s. Significantly, members of the Animal Protection Association (hereinafter APA) established in Kraków in 1928 were commonly regarded as people of authority. They included Julian Nowak, the famous microbiologist, who served as Poland’s prime minister between 31 July and 13 December 1922, or the retired general Józef Stiller. The Kraków-based APA became more active in the 1930s thanks to its new president, Zygmunt Nowakowski. Thanks to Nowakowski – an actor, journalist, writer and great animal lover – Kraków theatres, newspapers and radio joined the campaign to help animals. Nowakowski would often defend the idea of animal protection against attacks by other journalists in the press. The activists managed to attract a lot of young people to the cause of animal welfare. The multifaceted activities of the Kraków animal rights activists set a good example for other cities in Poland.

In 1929–1939 the Kraków activists conducted a systematic campaign to improve the fate of animals. They did not shy away from criticising well-known local industrialists, lawyers or priests for their inappropriate treatment of dogs, cats, horses and birds. The increasingly common examples of those guilty of cruelty to animals being publicly denounced in the press as well as propaganda campaigns in the streets launched a slow though systematic process of change in society’s attitude to animals. Unfortunately, these initiatives ended with the outbreak of the Second World War. Its victims also included animals.



Polsko-niemieckie miejsca pamięci / Deutsch-Polnische Erinnerungsorte.

On crossing “borders” and opening up to the “new”

The article discusses a publication entitled Polsko-niemieckie miejsca pamięci (Polish-German Sites of Memory), with four volumes in Polish and a fifth volume in German, presenting the work of Polish scholars in the sphere of memory studies. The author examines the methodological premises of the publication, including its theoretical-analytical basis in the form of Pierre Nora’s category of lieux de mémoire (sites of memory) and Klaus Zernack’s concept of Beziehungsgeschichte (history of mutual relations). He analyses the essays examining three types of memory sites: shared, separate and parallel, concerning a wide range of social phenomena, including those from the political, socio-cultural and historical-geographical spheres. In addition, he discusses the main assets of the publication, namely its dialogic and polyphonic nature as well as innovativeness in theoretical, empirical and interpretative terms, all in large measure going beyond common interpretative patterns. The author stresses the significance of the open nature of the publication, which makes it possible to conduct analyses on many levels, i.e. pre- and postnational, regional and transnational as well as spatial-temporal and intergenerational. He also emphasises the value of the ordered and uniform, as much as possible, course of study, observance of procedures, appropriate selection of indicators and reliability of the research tool making it possible to conduct comparative analyses between texts. Particular attention is paid to Volume 5, Erinnerung auf Polnisch. Texte zu Theorie und Praxis des sozialen Gedächtnisses, which closes the German-language edition. The author analyses classic texts by Polish sociologists, philosophers and historians included in it, texts dealing with the theory of memory and contentious issues in memory studies in Poland.