Castles in Mazovia: history, state of preservation and use

Marek Jakubiak

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Vol no: 7

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The genesis of the erection of castles in the Polish lands dates back to the 12th-14th centuries. Individual rulers and princes liquidated the previous wooden and earth or stone fortresses, building brick residences – castles, which were to perform numerous functions, not only defensive ones. The article reviews the most important castles built in Mazovia on the initiative of the princely line of the Mazovian Piasts.