Žiemgalių imigrantai Lietuvoje (XIII a. pabaiga)

Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Knygos dalis / Part of the book
Lietuvių kalba / Lithuanian
Žiemgalių imigrantai Lietuvoje (XIII a. pabaiga)
Alternative Title:
Semigallian immigrants in Lithuania (the end of the 13 th century)
Gediminas; Imigrantai; Kolonizacija; Lietuva; Pagonybė; XIII a. pabaiga; Žiemgaliai.
Colonization; Gediminas; Immigrants; Lithuania; Paganism; Semigallians; The end of the 13th century.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe problem of the paper: the Semigallian immigrants in Lithuania in the 13th century, their as the refugees place in the state territorial and social structures, their influence to state ideolody. During the 8th-9th decades of the 13th century from two to four Semigallian refugee groups reached Lithuania and settled here. Two fields called Semgalla existed in the districts ("valsčiai") of Viduklė, Ariogala (may be, even Raseiniai) in the 14th-15th centuries, two of those districts were constituent territorial administrative units. A Semigallian field was also in Paštuva (1323) that later was known as the district of Vilkija. Those were three of several settlements that made up the Semigallian origin territorial administrative units-fields, the lowest Samogitian districts links (elements). It may be, that the Semgallian lived in the district ("valsčius") of Šiauliai. They also could be searched somenhere not for from capital Vilnius during the reign time of Grand Duke Gediminas (1316-1341). Those refugees preserved in Lithuania their past social status that they had in their fatherland and they were included into the local social, military and economical structures. As the ethnic names of the mentioned immigrant settlements show, they must have had some administrative autonomy thanks to which they lived for a longer or shorter period in accordance with their customs and spoke their native language. It was the merit of the Lithuanian political organization, its ruling elite and the Lithuanian grand dukes testifying their mature and wise state policy. The Semigallians’ destiny left a deep and painful impression on the Lithuanian ruling dinasty. There is no doubt that the Baltic immigrants influenced the official state ideology. [From the publication]

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