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Customs and culture in Poland under the last Saxon King : the major texts of Opis obyczajów za panowania Augusta III, Description of customs during the reign of August III, by Jedrzej Kitowicz, 1728-1804

Author: Jędrzej Kitowicz; Oscar E Swan
Publisher: Budapest, Hungary ; New York, NY, USA : Central European University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jedrzej Kitowicz was a parish priest in central Poland with a military and worldly past. In his later years, after putting the affairs of his parish in order, he composed a colorful chronicle of all aspects and walks of life under King August III. He seems to have written mostly from memory, creating in the process the most complete record that exists of society in eighteenth-century Poland. A man with omnivorous  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jędrzej Kitowicz; Oscar E Swan
ISBN: 9789633862759 9633862752
OCLC Number: 1051780568
Notes: Translation of: Opis obyczajów i zwyczajów za panowania Augusta III. Translated from the Polish.
Description: 396 pages : illustrations, plates (color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Religious denominations in Poland --
On piety --
The hospital of the baby Jesus --
The maiden canonesses --
On manger scenes --
Floral sunday --
Ash Wednesday: dark matins --
The passion service and the flagellants --
Easter processions and the entombment ceremony --
The resurrection ceremony and Corpus Christi procession --
Easter Monday and St. John's Eve --
Child-rearing --
The education of children past the age of seven --
Public schools --
On student privileges --
How Dabrowski lost his head --
On the Sejms --
Eating and drinking at the Sejmiks vetting delegates --
The marshal's courts --
On torture --
The crown tribunals --
The singlesticks circle --
Deputival honors and parades --
The conclusion of the tribunals --
The Radom Commission --
The Crown Foot Guard --
The company circle --
The company deputation for tax collection --
The march of the hussar and armored companies --
Foreign-style regiments --
The hetmans --
The sich and the haidamaks --
On orders --
Old-fashioned cookery --
New-fashioned cookery --
Noble tables and banquets --
On the potato --
Of beds and bedding --
On noble palaces and homes --
On costume or dress --
Women's wear --
Of snuff and snuff boxes --
Of bags and watches, rings and pins --
Household entertainments --
Of carnivals and kuligs --
Masked balls --
Of drinks and drinking --
On the more famous drunkards --
Of carriages and conveyances --
Public convocations --
On peasant customs.
Other Titles: Opis obyczajów i zwyczajów za panowania Augusta III.
Responsibility: translated, with a preface and commentary by Oscar E. Swan.

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