Jerzy Lukowski, Townsmen (From Part 1. Structures of the unreformed Commonwealth),

In: Liberty's Folly The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the eighteenth century 1697-1795, Routledge, 1991, London.


Jerzy Lukowski offers a wealth of information on the late Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in this volume. In this excerpt, he gives

a particularly close look at the nature of Polish towns. The Jews' relationship to the noble town owners, the peasantry and their

position in the economy is well explained. 

Thanks are due to the author for his permission.


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