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Kith, Kin, and Neighbors: Communities and Confessions in Seventeenth-Century Wilno

David Frick

Abstract

In the mid-seventeenth century, Wilno (Vilnius), the second capital of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, was home to Poles, Lithuanians, Germans, Ruthenians, Jews, and Tatars, who worshiped in Catholic, Uniate, Orthodox, Calvinist, and Lutheran churches, one synagogue, and one mosque. Visitors regularly commented on the relatively peaceful coexistence of this bewildering array of peoples, languages, and faiths. This book shows how Wilno’s inhabitants navigated and negotiated these differences in their public and private lives. The book opens with a walk through the streets of Wilno, offering ... More

Keywords: Wilno, Vilnius, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Poles, Lithuanians, Germans, Ruthenians, Jews, Tatars, coexistence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780801451287
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451287.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Frick, author
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley