The Town of Kunosa in the XVIth Century

Economic developments in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, especially after the middle of the 16th century, were accompanied by the emergence of a large number of new towns. It should be noted that, in the long run, some of these towns did not flourish and increase in size. Many, after an initial period of success lasting until the middle of the 17th century, never fully recovered from the cataclysmic series of wars and economic difficulties which followed. A few prospered even more briefly, practically disappearing from the map within one generation of their founding. This study examines the available information about one such town, a town which up to now has only been known to exist because of its inclusion on the famous Radziwill Map of Lithuania...

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