Bohemia and Poland

regions of Poland and Bohemia in 11th - 13th centuries

Based on Bohemian and Polish castellanies

Medieval Poland and Bohemia

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Bohemia and Poland

Regions of medieval Poland and Bohemia:

This map is based on divisions of medieval kingdoms of Poland and Bohemia into lands, such as Bohemia and Moravia (kingdom of Bohemia) and Silesia, Little Poland, Great Poland, Mazovia, Kujavia and Pomerania.

In both of kingdoms lands were further divided into castellanies, basic governmental units, which were seats of royal castellans. Originaly the castellans were beneficiaries of the kings. During the 13th cenutry these beneficiaries started concentrating more local power, started establishing hereditary rule over those castellanies. They also started establishing their own private villages and castles, which later became their private feudal domains.

 

Population estimates for medieval Bohemia and Moravia
circa 1050 C.E. 600.000 - 650.000
circa 1200 C.E. distinctively above 1 million
circa 1400 C.E. 2.500.000 - 3.000.000

Bohemia approximately 2/3, Moravia 1/3 of the figures

 

Bohemian castellanies in context of settled areas in 11th - 12th centuries

sources:

- SALAČ, Vladimír, ed. - Atlas pravěkých a raně středověkých hradišť v Čechách, Praha / Schleswig 2019

- ŽEMLIČKA, Josef - Přemysl Otakar I., Panovník, stát a česká společnost na prahu vrcholného feudalismu, Praha 1990

- ŽEMLIČKA, Josef - Čechy v době knížecí, Praha 1997

- ŽEMLIČKA, Josef - Počátky Čech královských, Praha 2002

- http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Maps_of_Poland

 

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