Prospects of the Research on the Population and Family of the Kiev Voivodeship of the 18th Century Cover Image

Perspektywy badań nad populacją i rodziną województwa kijowskiego w XVIII wieku
Prospects of the Research on the Population and Family of the Kiev Voivodeship of the 18th Century

Author(s): Konrad Rzemieniecki
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Local History / Microhistory, Social history, Culture and social structure , History and theory of sociology, Social Theory
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Keywords: the Kiev Voivodeship; the 18th century; the size and structure of the family; population; natural movement; birth and death registers; state tax tables; censuses

Summary/Abstract: The article assesses the prospects of the research on the population and family of the Kiev Voivodeship in the 18th century. The article has been based on the analysis of archival existing materials, which potentially might become a basis for such research (birth and death registers of various religions, censuses, state tax tables). The diversity and quantity of the research material makes it possible to work out detailed analytical methods. The second half of the century is especially rich in sources, and the condition of the existing materials allows a detailed analysis of the state and dynamics of changes in the population of the whole region at several points of time. Prospects of the research on the structure and size of the family and household of various social and ethnic groups seem promising. Among other things the materials concerning two censuses carried out by the Polish and Russian authorities have survived. In spite of the territorial and chronological incompatibility of the materials they offer many possibilities to analyse most of the potential research questions, especially the ones concerning the second half of the century.

  • Issue Year: 37/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 149-158
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish