History of Lithuania: Primary Documents

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Site contains multiple records of the medieval ages history of Lithuania and Belarus.
(transcription in the Polish and Russian languages).

Document contains information about the battle written in the Simeonovskiy record
(April 5, 1242; transcription in the Old Slavic language and translation in the Russian language).

Document contains conditions of the relations between two sides.
(1264; transcription in the Old Slavic language).

Site consists of multiple documents of economic, juridical, and political nature. Agreements between princes and with foreign countries.
(13th-15th centuries; commentaries, Old Slavic language transcription).

Chronological commentary with links to primary documents from the Belorus past.
Includes relations and wars with France, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine.
(13th century to present; Belarus transcriptions, English translations, images, maps and commentary).

Document contains conditions of the union between Poland and Lithuania.
(July 14, 1385; transcription in the Byelorussian language).

Document contains rights for nobles who accept catholic religion.
(February 20, 1387; transcription in the Byelorussian language).

(December 16, 1388; transcription in the Old Slavic language).

Important historical parchments digitized by the Martynas Mazvydas Lithuanian National Library
(1465-1818; facsimiles)

Document includes rights of Lithuanian and Russian dukes to manage their properties on their own choice, equal rights of judicial procedures for Lithuanian and Russian dukes and boyars, and obligation for the renovation of the roads and castles.
Document gives recognition to the Russian dukes and boyars and confirms all Polish privileges for them.
(May 6, 1434; Russian translation).

Document contains rights for churches, cities, and people.
(May 2, 1447; transcription in the Old Slavic language).

Document contains epos about Lithuanian, Polish, Belarus, and Ukrainian nobilities.
(16th century; transcription in the Byelorussian language).

Document contains information about economic and social changes in the country.
(1529; transcription in the Russian language).

Document contains information about land and financial reforms.
(1557; transcription in the Ukrainian language).

Document contains information about economic, political, and social changes in the country.
(1566; transcription in the Old Russian language).

Document about decision of Lublen Seym to unite Poland and Lithuania in one country Rech’ Pospolita.
Document determines laws about king, Seym, money, and trade taxes.
(1569; Ukrainian translation).

Site contains commentaries and Image of the famine
(1571; commentaries in the Byelorussian language).

Site contains different translations of the statute, images of it, documents accompanying the statute
(1588; commentaries, facsimiles, transcription in the Old Slavic and Byelorussian languages).

Document contains articles about conditions of coexistence of Catholic and Orthodox churches
(1596; transcription in the Byelorussian language).

Provided by the Latvian National Library
(16th to 18th centuries; map facsimiles and descriptions)

(March, 1609; transcription in the Russian language).

( 1648 - 1678; transcription in the Russian language).

Site contains numerous documents about relations between Poland and Russia.
( 1772, 1793, 1795; commentaries , transcription in the Russian language).
( 1772, 1793, 1795; images, commentaries text in the Russian language).

(1789 - 1792; text in the English language).

(1791; text in the Russian language).

Document contains obligations and rights of two sides.
(October 20, 1791; transcription in the Polish language).

(December 19, 1795; transcription in the Russian language).

Site contains fragments of the documents about uprising and conditions before uprising.
( 1863 - 1864; commentaries , transcription in the Russian language).

Library of Congress guide to constitutional, legal and government documents.

Includes primary and secondary documents, provided by Don Mabry.
(Transcriptions, facsimiles and commentaries, mostly in English)

Digitization projects in Lithuania (and Eastern Europe), listed by Klaus Graf.
(Scroll down to "Litauen")

(Facsimiles).

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