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Szlachta

Definition of the noun Szlachta

What does Szlachta mean as a name of something?

proper noun

  1. Nobility of Poland, Slovakia and Lithuania.

Explanation

The szlachta was a legally privileged noble class with origins in the Kingdom of Poland. It gained considerable institutional privileges during the 1333–1370 reign of Casimir III the Great. In 1413, following a series of tentative personal unions between the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Poland, the existing Lithuanian nobility formally joined this class. As the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth evolved, its membership grew to include leaders of Ducal Prussia and Ruthenian lands.

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Google previewA Country In The Moon (2011)

by Michael Moran

Szlachta is a Polish term of unclear definition but in simplified terms may be considered as the nobility or noble estate. Joseph Conrad translated it as the ' Equestrian Order' in a letter to John Galsworthy in 1907. This culturally, economically ...

Google previewWitchcraft in Early Modern Poland, 1500-1800 (2013)

by W. Wyporska

Szlachta is a broader term than its nearest English equivalent 'nobility' suggests, ranging from landless nobles and those who had even voluntarily enteredinto serfdom, to partowners ofavillage and great magnate families owning vast swathes ...

Google previewWars of the Age of Louis XIV, 1650-1715: An Encyclopedia of Global Warfare and Civilization (2008)

An Encyclopedia of Global Warfare and Civilization by Cathal J. Nolan

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Creativity (2011)

Marie's family came from the peculiarly Polish form of landed gentry known as szlachta, nobles who in previous centuries had fought for the...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology (2010)

by Clifford J. Rogers

Zoltán Kordé Szlachta The Polish term szlachta (nobility) derives from the etymon of the German word Geschlecht (family). The gentry as a social group arose from the knights (Latin nobiles, milites). In the fourteenth century knights began to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social History (1993)

by Peter N. Stearns

Thismay have beenthe result of the development ofthe socalled nobles' democracy, whichplacedmost powersinto thehands ofthe lower nobility, or szlachta. Even so,serfdom was introduced around AD 1500. Moreover,after the Unionof ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of NATO and Other International Security Organizations (2008)

by Marco Rimanelli

Szlachta, Bogdan, ed. Polish Perspectives on Communism. New York: Lexington, 2003. Taras, J., and S. Ganguly. Understanding Ethnic Conflict: International Dimension. New York: Pearson, 2002.

Google previewThe Wiley-Blackwell Dictionary of Modern European History Since 1789 (2011)

by Nicholas Atkin, Michael Biddiss, Frank Tallett

Poles (see SZLACHTA), claimed noble status. In practice, aristocratic power depended upon three things: social distinction, exercise of political authority, and economic strength generally deriving from landownership (see also RURAL ...

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Scrabble value of S1Z10L1A1C3H4T1A1

The value of this 8-letter word is 22 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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