The Riddles, Myths and Facts concerning Maria (Lupu) Radziwiłł’s Last Will and Testament
Published by: Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas Švietimo akademija
Keywords: Maria (Lupu) Radziwiłł; dowry; will; Vasile Lupu; Janusz Radziwiłł; Bogusław Radziwiłł; Moldova; Poland; Lithuania; Moldovan-Polish dynastic ties
Summary/Abstract: The matter of Maria (Lupu) Radziwiłł’s inheritance represents one of the most neglected questions in the scientific study-domain. Historians usually approach only its hereditary side, whilst writers perceive the theme in a fictional context. According to the author, there is a number of terms and notions related to the topic that are often confused or used individually and are thus worthy of observance: 1) Maria (Lupu) Radziwill’s property derived from the dowry bestowed by her father Vasile Lupu; 2) weno (dota) – the dowry and the wedding gifts; 3) the Polish royals usufructuary bestowal on Polish land; 4) her spouse’s property.
- Issue Year: 97/2015
- Issue No: 1
- Page Range: 5-25
- Page Count: 21