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Courland goods Chronicles documentary sources to

The government of Courland was next to the then existing provinces Estonia (the present-day northern part of the Republic of Estonia) Livonia and the third of the Russian Ostseegouvernements, by the Baltic German nobility were each managed autonomously.

The Peter the Great after the acquisition of the northern Baltic region in the Treaty of Nystad 1721 the Baltic cities and knights promised privileges were first applied in Courland and enabled an autonomous self-government. Was able z. B. by resolution of the Baltic knighthoods 1816-1819 serfdom in Courland, Estonia and Livonia will be canceled, although they still around in Russia. more 40 Years has been. (Text source: Wikipedia)



  • Klopmann, Friedrich von: Courland goods Chronicles documentary sources to, Mitau: I. F. Steffenhagen & Son, 1856 and 1894, Bd. 1 and Bd. 2 See also Article: Database of Courland estates documents
  • Eduard Freiherr von Fircks: New Courland goods Chronicles. 1. Abt., Parish Kandau / processed according to the Guts-letter Laden and other sources and on behalf of Courland Knighthood Committees, 1900
  • Kurzeme goods Chronicles : New Series. I-II Delivery, (Kautz Warnemunde, Ruhenthal, Schwitten) Mitau : It. Behre's Commissions-Verlag, 1890
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