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Author Bajer, Peter Paul.

Title Scots in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 16th to 18th centuries : the formation and disappearance of an ethnic group / by Peter Paul Bajer
Published Leiden : BRILL, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (616 pages)
Series The northern world ; v. 57
Northern world ; v. 57
Contents List of Figures, Maps and Tables; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Conventions and Glossary; Introduction A New Perspective on Scottish Migration to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries; Chapter One Scottish Migration to Poland-Lithuania from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries: The State of Present Scholarship and the Sources; Manuscripts and Published Primary Sources; Database of Scots in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 1569-1795
Chapter Two Motives for Scottish Migration: The Socio-Political Situation in Scotland and in the Polish-Lithuanian CommonwealthPopulation Surplus, Living Standards and Poverty in Scotland: Grounds for Migration; Religious Conflicts, War, Pestilence and Primogeniture; Population and the Economy of the Commonwealth from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries; Polish-Lithuanian Society; The Commonwealth's Army from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries; Religious Freedom in Poland-Lithuania from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries
Chapter Three The Influx: The Scale of Migration of Scots to the Polish-Lithuanian CommonwealthThe Possible Scale of the Migration as Reflected in Accounts of Contemporaries; The Scale of the Migration as Reflected in State and Municipal Documents; The Chronology of Migration; An Attempt to Assess the Scale of the Migration Based on Parish Records; Chapter Four The Migrants and their Motives: The Social Make-Up of the Scottish Migration and Spheres of Commercial Activity; The Geographical Origins of the Migrants; Motives for Migration; The Commerce and Trade-Oriented Migrants; Women Migrants
MercenariesAcademics and Scholars; Clergymen; Diplomats and Agents; Chapter Five The Life of Scottish Migrants in Poland-Lithuania; Spheres of Commercial Activity; Purveyors to the Court: Scotsmen in Privileged Positions; The Scottish Quest for Ius Civile (Citizenship); The Financial Status of Scottish Traders in the Middle of the Seventeenth Century; The Organisation of the Scots in Poland-Lithuania; Chapter Six The Kirk: Scots in the Reformed Parishes--Defining Identity; The Reformed Church in Poland-Lithuania
Religious Toleration in Practice: Scottish Dissendentes, Confessional Prejudice and Religious TensionsScottish Communities in Large Protestant Cities: Parishes in Gdansk, Elblag, Torun and Königsberg; Scottish Protestants in the Catholic Cities; The Role of Rural Reformed Parishes; Scottish Faith Communities under the Patronage of the Nobility; The Scottish Impact on the Reformed Church in Poland-Lithuania; Chapter Seven Successful Integration: Scotsmen and the Polish Nobility; The Scottish Quest for Indygenat (Naturalisation as a Nobleman) and Nobilitacja (Ennoblement)
Summary This book offers an examination of Scottish migration to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: numbers of migrants; patterns of settlement; laws regulating their presence; their activities; their social advancement into the Polish nobility; their assimilation and then the eventual disappearance as a distinct ethnic group in Poland-Lithuania
Notes Religious and Professional Life of the Scoto-Polish Nobility
Description based on print version record
Subject Scots -- Poland -- History.
Scots -- Poland -- Social conditions.
Scotland -- Emigration and immigration.
Poland -- Emigration and immigration.
Poland -- Ethnic relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004210653 (electronic bk.)
9004210652 (electronic bk.)