Origins of towns in southern Poland: the example of medieval Sandomierz

Autores: Andrzej Buko

Publicación: Archaeologia Polona, ISBN 0066-5924, Nº Vol. 32, 1994, pags. 171-184


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Sandormierz, a town located in south-western Poland, has a history dating back to the origins of the state of Poland. From the beginnings of statehood it had important functions in the political and administrative system of governing the state. The author focuses on the problems of the origins of the state: whether the early urban centre formed thanks to the changes resulting from the internal development of the existing before the appearance of the state of Poland main tribal centre or the town originated as a result of the formation of the early state of the Piast dynasty in mid-10th century