History of the land of the Kashubs

Tags: — Yurek @ 9:21 pm 5 November 2008

History of Cassubia is lengthy and interesting. The Kashubs have lived in Pomerania for over a thousand years, but their written history begins as late as 1238 AD. Pope Gregor IX called then the Stettinian prince Bogusław “the prince of Cassubia”. It is the oldest document known that mentions Cassubia, by which is understood the Western Pomeranian principality that existed from the 12th to 16th century and reclined to German political influences and military power.

In Eastern Pomerania since the end of the 12th century also existed an independent principality ruled by Subisław and his progeny. The most famous of them was Świętopełk who ruled the Gedanian Pomerania in years 1219-1266. His son Mściwój II ruled the land since 1271, unfortunately he had no (more…)

Ethnic Kashubia according to Dr. Jan Mordawski (1999)

Tags: , , — Yurek @ 7:35 pm 6 September 2008

Geography of Kashubia according to Dr. Jan Mordawski

Kashubians in 20th century

This map is based on the studies conducted by Jan Mordawski as published in his book entitled “Geografia współczesnych Kaszub“ [en. Geography of Contemporary Kashubia], Gdańsk 1999.
In his book, Dr. Mordawski included territories of the following villages, counties, and cities: Krokowa, Gniewino, Łęczyce, Cewice, Czarna Woda, Dąbrówka, Bytów, Tuchomie, Lipnica, Przechlewo, Konarzyny, Brusy, Karsin, Kościerzyna, Nowa Karczma, Somonino, Żukowo, and Gdańsk (excluding the eastern part of the city) as the bounderies of Kashubia. Only cities with meaningful number of Kashubians (Gdynia – 30, 000, Gdańsk and Sopot – 20,000 each) and areas where at least 1/3 of the population declares themselves as Kashubians were added to the map.

Maps – Kashubia Throughout History

Tags: , , , — Yurek @ 2:52 pm 22 August 2008

Kashubia Throughout History

The presented maps are based on research of Prof. Dr Józef  Borzyszkowski as published in his book “Historia Kaszubów” [en. History of Kashubians], Gdańsk 1999.
They also reflect studies conducted by Dr Jan Modrawski as published in “Geografia współczesnych Kaszub” [en. Geography of Contemporary Kashubia], Gdańsk 1999.