The Polish letters of feud declaration during the wars with the Teutonic Order
Polské odpovědní listy ve válce s řádem německých rytířů
Source document: Studia historica Brunensia. 2019, vol. 66, iss. 1, pp. 107-119
ISSN1803-7429 (print)2336-4513 (online)
Persistent identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.5817/SHB2019-1-4
Stable URL (handle): https://hdl.handle.net/11222.digilib/142302
License: Not specified license
A medieval war demanded an officially written declaration. Polish war declarations from the time of war with the Teutonic Order are an integral part of war and political culture of that time. In construction the declarations were written analogically to ones in neighbouring countries. They were written in Latin, sometimes in German. In 1454 a gauche Polish language made its presence. In the last war of the Order (1519–1521), the documents were uniformly in Polish and the royal chancellery attempted with some success to establish a uniform model for the drafting of war declarations.
- Der vorliegende Aufsatz entstand im Rahmen des von der Narodowe Centrum Nauki (Polska) / National Science Center (Poland) geförderten Forschungsprojektes Nr. 2018/29/B/HS3/00793 "Royal Vassals. In Search of a Model of Relations between Polish Kings and Dependent Lords (from the second half of the 14th Century until the early 16th Century)."