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I. City and Diocese – II. University

I. City and Diocese

Krakow (Cracow) is one of Poland's main centers of politics, economics, science, and the church, and from the 14th century until 1611 was the residence of the Polish kings.

In the 8th and 9th centuries Krakow was the center of a large Slavic tribe (Wiślanie). At times it was under the dominion of the Great Moravian Kingdom and Bohemia. The diocese was founded in 1000 as one of three in the archdiocese of Gniezno, which was established in the same year. Th…

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Potkowski, Edward, “Krakow”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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