Senatorsfrom Ruthenian, Podolian and Belz voivodeshipat the Lublin sejm of 1569

Михайловський, Віталій Миколайович (2019) Senatorsfrom Ruthenian, Podolian and Belz voivodeshipat the Lublin sejm of 1569 Український історичний журнал (2). pp. 46-66. ISSN 0130-5247

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The paper addresses participation of senators from three voivodeships – Ruthenian, Podolian, and Belz – in the Lublin sejm of 1569. The sejm, which started on January10 and lasted till August 15 in 1569, marked the history with a conclusion of theunion between the Polish Kingdom and the Great Duchy of Lithuania. Practicallyevery study of the union and that time presents the incorporation of Volyn, Kyiv land,and Bratslav land as the main outcome of the sejm that led to the consolidationof Ukrainian lands within the Polish Kingdom. This fact became the main one innarrating the results of the Lublin sejm of 1569 in Ukrainian historiography. So far,there are no studies that address the position of senators and sejm members fromthe Ruthenian voivodeships of the Crown. At the moment of concluding the union,these voivodeships had over-a-hundred-year practice of participating in the Crownassembles and sejms. This paper demonstrates who could represent the Ruthenianvoivodeships in the senat. Church hierarchs and secular high officials could serveas senators. Catholic hierarchs included Lviv archbishop, and Peremyshl, Kholm,and Kamianets bishops. Secular senators included Ruthenian, Podolian, and Belzvoivodes, Lviv, Kamianets, Belz, Peremyshl, Halych, Kholm, Sanok, and Liubachcastellains. Not all of them, for objective reasons, could participate in the sejm. Thosesenators who did participate did not stand out as active contributors, as shown inthe two sejm diaries. The counsel of Ruthenian senators dated February 8, 1569had an important impact. All of them supported the union and the incorporation ofVolyn, Kyiv land, and Bratslav land on the king’s terms. Their addresses at the sejmrepresented the position of wealthy gentry who served as officers in the Ruthenianvoivodeships and took a pro-Crown and pro-king stand, but also took into accountsome local and regional specifics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Union of Lublin; Polish Kingdom; Ruthenian voivodeship; Podolianvoivodeship; Belz voivodeship; Ruthenian lands; senators.
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультет суспільно-гуманітарних наук > Кафедра історії України
Depositing User: Віталій Миколайович Михайловський
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2019 13:29
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2019 13:29

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