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Family Life And Family Tradition

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In contemporary Polish medieval studies, the dominant view is that which is expressed by Kazimierz Jasinski, that there was no strict system rather a complete freedom in the naming of children. It is with Boleslaw the Brave and his milieu that one sees the development of the idea of emphasising the high status and even higher aspirations of the family through the deliberate choice of names for children and grandchildren. Among the marital unions of the Piasts in the eleventh century those with the aristocracy of the German Reich and the Rurikids dominated. In the reigns of Mieszko I, Boleslaw I and Mieszko II, the unions with families ruling the marches of the Reich bordering Poland were of the greatest significance. This chapter examines the reasons why the information about the profanation of the remains of Boleslaw's parents is found in the pages of Ebo's "Life".

Keywords: Boleslaw the Brave; Ebo's life; family tradition; German Reich; Kazimierz Jasiński; Mieszko; Piast



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