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Free Courses «Vitebsk: Real and Popular History of the Native Town». «Traditions of Municipality in Vitebsk»

On the 24th of November the library hosted a regular session of the free courses «Vitebsk: Real and Popular History of the Native Town». This time the attention of the course makers was devoted to the traditions of municipality in Vitebsk.

The session encompassed the lecture by Maksim Makarov, Candidate of Historical Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Science and Technology park «Polytechnik», and Alexander Dovnar, Candidate of Historical Sciences and Head of the Department of Archeology and Sources Studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

In 2008 Maxim Makarov wrote his monograph «From Faubourg to Magdebourg: The Legal Status of the Population of Belarusian Region of Podvinie in the 14th – first half of 17th centuries». He made notice that even before the introduction of the Magdeburg Law the free population of Vitebsk had enjoyed another form of municipality – the Landrecht, and that the first legal municipal privileges had been offered to the people of Vitebsk by Grand Duke of Lithuania Sigismund II Augustus. Maxim Makarov also spoke about the coexistence of two municipal privileges in Vitebsk and what actually had caused the Vitebsk municipal law to be replaced by the Law of Magdeburg.

Alexander Dovnar's area of study is social and economic development of Belarus in the 15th- 18th centuries, when it was part of the Great Duchy of Lithuania. The scope of his research also includes problems of municipality and financial and economic activities of the municipal body in the 15th – 18th centuries. The researcher studied municipal privileges of Vitebsk at the Central Archives of Historical Records in Warsaw. As he said during the lecture, there are also two collections of municipal privileges from Vitebsk stored in the Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences in Vilnius. In his speech he also mentioned the specifics of the town's coat of arms.

Books recommended for those willing to make a more complex study on the subject of the lecture can be found at the Department of Local History Literature and Bibliography. The records of the lecture are uploaded to the project's community in VK: https://vk.com/histvitebsk.

 

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    Maxim Makarov
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    Alexander Dovnar
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