CONTENTS

STUDIES

Maria Bogucka, Women and Religion in the Early Modern Period.
Almut Bues, Die Beziehungen der Habsburger zu Polen in den Jahren 1572 bis 1574.
Henryk Litwin, The Nations of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Controversial Questions.
Andrzej Karpiński, Criminality in Lwów at the End of the 16th and in the 17th Century.
Antoinette Fauve-Chamoux, Famille et ménage en France au XVIIe siècle.
Tomasz Wiślicz, An Insulting Gesture from 17th- and 18th-Century Rural Poland.

DISCUSSIONS

Michał Kopczyński, The Nobility and the State in the 16th-18th Centuries. The Swedish Model.
Jerzy Serczyk, Neue Interpretation der Beziehungen zwischen Rußland, Preußen/Deutschland und Polen.

REVIEWS

Maurice Michael, Paul Smith (eds), The Annals of Jan Długosz (Michał Zbieranowski); Hugo Weczerka (ed.), Stände und Landesherrschaft in Ostmitteleuropa in der frühen Neuzeit (Edward Opaliński); Überlieferung und Kritik: zwanzig Jahre Barockforschung in der Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel (Marceli Kosman); Karolina Targosz, Bluestockings in 17th Century Poland. The Intellectual Aspirations of Women of Royal Court Circles (Maria Bogucka); Małgorzata Borkowska, Everyday Life in Polish Convents in the 17th and 18th Centuries (Maria Bogucka); Angela Rustenmeyer, Diana Siebert, Alltagsgeschichte der Unterschichten im Russischen Reich, 1861-1914 (Janusz Żarnowski); Włodzimierz Suleja, Józef Piłsudski (Jan Molenda); Waldemar Grabowski, The Home Delegation of the Government of the Republic of Poland (Stanisław Salmonowicz); Boris Meissner, Dieter Blumenwitz, Gilbert Gornig (hrsg.), Das Postdamer Abkommen, III. Teil (Edmund Dmitrów).

ABSTRACTS

NEWS

Foundations and Founders (Edward Opaliński).
Gdańsk -- Its Position in the Past and in Recent Times (Maria Bogucka).

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR