Village court records and peasant credit in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Poland

@article{Guzowski2014VillageCR,
  title={Village court records and peasant credit in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Poland},
  author={Piotr Guzowski},
  journal={Continuity and Change},
  year={2014},
  volume={29},
  pages={115 - 142}
}
  • P. Guzowski
  • Published 1 May 2014
  • Political Science
  • Continuity and Change
ABSTRACT In fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Poland, village courts facilitated the registration of a variety of private transactions among peasants. This article uses the surviving court books of this period to explore the courts' development and functions, and to analyse the numerous peasant credit contracts found in their records. The aim of the article is to show that in late medieval and early modern Poland the village courts provided a well-established system for registering peasant… 

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