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Feudal duties of the population in the light of old polish law

Author(s): Marcin Konarski
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, History of Law, Economic history
Published by: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
Keywords: economic history;feudalism;old Polish law;podvodas;ducal law obligations

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this article is to analyse issues related to the public duties to provide transport services and traffic facilities in old Polish law. As is commonly known, the population was obliged to provide tributes and labour services to the ruler and the collection of tributes and the enforcement of the performance of all obligations was based on coercion; the application of coercion required a legal sanction. The transport and traffic obligations under consideration, apart from the tributes, were the heaviest burdens that the serfs had to bear, both in the case of fulfilling this obligation in the system of ducal [public] law (ius ducale) and serfdom ‑agricultural (private) legal system. In the latter case, such duties were usually included in the applicable standard of weekly work, and were often required outside the standard. The subject of the analysis are only transport and traffic services of a public nature, i.e. those required under ducal law. The author presents individual categories of these duties, referring to the relevant literature and citing the provisions of selected normative acts which regulate these public duties.

  • Issue Year: 15/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 22-35
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English