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The Commonwealth and the Catholic Church in 1788

Richard Butterwick

in The Polish Revolution and the Catholic Church, 1788–1792: A Political History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199250332
eISBN:
9780191730986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250332.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The fortunes of the Commonwealth and the Church in the eighteenth century are sketched via the career of Kajetan Sołtyk (1715‐88), successively bishop of Kiev and Cracow, who in 1767 was deported to ... More


The secularization of the bishopric of Cracow

Richard Butterwick

in The Polish Revolution and the Catholic Church, 1788–1792: A Political History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199250332
eISBN:
9780191730986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250332.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

On 17 July 1789 the sejm took the estates of the bishopric of Cracow for the treasury, leaving the future bishop an annual salary of 100,000 złotys. This decision followed months of ‘intrigues and ... More


The republican revolution

Richard Butterwick

in The Polish Revolution and the Catholic Church, 1788–1792: A Political History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199250332
eISBN:
9780191730986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250332.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explains how King Stanisław August and the Russian ambassador Otto Magnus von Stackelberg lost control of the confederated sejm that opened on 6 October 1788. With Russia engaged in war ... More


Propagating and sacralizing the Providential Revolution

Richard Butterwick

in The Polish Revolution and the Catholic Church, 1788–1792: A Political History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199250332
eISBN:
9780191730986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250332.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The first part of this chapter analyses the Providential rhetoric and civic and religious rituals (including oaths) by which the Constitution of 3 May 1791 was propagated and celebrated in the ... More


The Law on Royal Towns and the Constitution of 3 May 1791

Richard Butterwick

in The Polish Revolution and the Catholic Church, 1788–1792: A Political History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199250332
eISBN:
9780191730986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250332.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

During the negotiation of the new constitution between the king, Ignacy Potocki, Hugo Kołłątaj and others, the sejm was kept busy by the questions of sejmiks and a reform of procedure. The sejm ... More


Caesar's moral realm

Richard Butterwick

in The Polish Revolution and the Catholic Church, 1788–1792: A Political History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199250332
eISBN:
9780191730986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250332.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers the questions of legal codification, education, ‘police’, and censorship in terms of a conflict between the hosts of God and Caesar. Warsaw and Rome engaged each other on ... More


‘Une renaissance de barbarie’? The autumn of 1790

Richard Butterwick

in The Polish Revolution and the Catholic Church, 1788–1792: A Political History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199250332
eISBN:
9780191730986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250332.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The autumn of 1790 saw the decisive turning point of the Polish Revolution. The enlightened republican vision of Ignacy Potocki, already bogged down, encountered both a royalist counter‐attack and ... More


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