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The analyses presented in this conclusory chapter, seems to show the functioning of the Piast tradition in Poland in two spheres. On the one hand the Piasts cultivated the family tradition for their own benefit. This was of no chronological depth, about 2-3 generations . On the other hand, the needs of the milieu of the ruler - and also in the period of interest here, above all probably the people of the Church, formed the background to the creation of the concept of the dynastic tradition for the benefit of wider groups outside the dynasty. The dual nature of the form of the maintenance of memory of the history of the dynasty - the memory of the family and the memory of its subject people - seems to have existed since the beginning of the rule of the Piasts, and maybe more accurately since about the year 1000.

Keywords: chronological depth; dynastic tradition; Piast tradition; Piasts; Poland



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