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Brückner: Trakai and Vilnius outside ethn. territory [Frozen]
Posted 2012-04-11 15:41 (#89931 - in reply to #89733) Subject: RE: Brückner: Trakai and Vilnius outside ethn. territory
Hard to understand why you write on another fork.
Bartas - 2012-04-05 22:00
P.S. About Brückner's quote - yes, in the 19th century town of Wilna was outside of Lithuanian ethnic territory. Town of Troki in the end of 19th century (that is sure) was out of also.
It is absolutely sure that in 19th century and up to WWI dominant ethnic group of Vilnius/Vilna/Wilno was Jews. Town was inside the ethnically mixed territory, without clear boundaries between ethnicities, languages and confessions. At the beginning of 19th century there prevailed Lithuanian speaking persons.
Regarding County of Trakai/Troki, at the end of 19th century (according census of 1897) number of Catholics was -169.309 persons (84.57%). Among them: Lithuanians-69.71%, Poles-12.91%, Belorusians-17.24%, Others-0.14%
Nope. You are wrong. Brückner writes about the area of the town, but not about the town itself. Also, you don't need to list all names of the town. We writting in English, Brückner writes about situation in 19th century and in English, German town was known under Wilna name. Aleksander Brückner was Polish thus he made mistake writing in German. Now about population, there are histoians who claims that area of Wilna ceased to be Lithuanian after the 1654-1667 war with Muscovy. Anyway in 19th begining century the area of town wasn't Lithuanian, maps by created by Lithuanian linguists: http://viduramziu.istorija.net/etno/etno19a.htm http://viduramziu.istorija.net/etno/etno20a.htm
As we can see the area of Troki ceased to be Lithuanian. The map is mainly based in census of 1897. Also not county, but uyezd of Troki is much larger than surroundings.