A Brief History of Warmia and Mazury
Liczba stron: 128
Wydanie: 2014 r.
The book presents a brief of two neighbouring regions of East Prussia inc orporated into Poland after 1945. Despite their geographical proxmity, these two regions, Warmia and Mazury, differ remarkably in terms of history, culture and religious practices. Both were once parts of the State of the Teutonic Order. In the years 1466-1772 Warmia became a province of Poland, and the inhabitants remained Catolic, while Mazury became part of the Protestant Duchy of Prussia. In 1772 both regions were runited under the Prussian State, which later became part of the German Reich.
Altough Warmians and Masurians were under German rule for most of their history, the majority of them continued to speak Polish. The combination of German and Polish cultures in Warmia and Mazury produced unique communites. On the one hand, they shared the characteristics of the national majorites, both Polish and German, and, on the other hand, they developed their own local customs and traditions.