Silva Rerum

Silva Rerum

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In historical Poland it was written by members of the szlachta (Polish nobility) as a diary or memoir for the entire family, recording family traditions, among other matters; they were not intended for a wider audience of printing (although there were a few exceptions); some were also lent to friends of the family, who were allowed to add their comments to them.It was added to by many generations, and contained various information: diary-type entries on current events, memoirs, letters, political speeches, copies of legal documents, gossips, jokes and anecdotes, financial documents, economic information (price of grain, etc.), philosophical musings, poems, genealogical trees, advice (agricultural, medical, moral) for the descendants and others - the wealth of information in silva is staggering, they contain anything that their authors wished to record for future generations).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 73g
  • Utilpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135657828
  • 9786135657821