The Riddles, Myths and Facts concerning Maria (Lupu) Radziwiłł’s Last Will and Testament Cover Image

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The Riddles, Myths and Facts concerning Maria (Lupu) Radziwiłł’s Last Will and Testament

Author(s): Lilia Zabolotnaia
Subject(s): History
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