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Symbols of the self-government of Biała. On the work of the coat-of-arms, flag and official seal of the community

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symbols of the self-government   coat-of-arms   flag   seal   Opolean Silesia   urban-rural commune   Heraldic Commision


Silesian Quarterly Historical Journal “Sobótka” [Śląski Kwartalnik Historyczny „Sobótka”] has been published in Wrocław since 1946 – initially as a semiannual periodical and a yearbook with the title “Sobótka”, and since 1957 quarterly, with the current title. It is among the oldest regional scholarly journals in the field of history in Poland and a significant element of Polish humanities. “Sobótka” is considered one of the most important periodicals concerning Silesian studies, but the editorial team remains open also to material from other thematic fields. The journal serves for presentation of research on history of Central and Eastern Europe, with a special focus on Silesia and neighboring regions and countries, as well as on regional history. For several years, its publisher was the Wrocław Society of History Enthusiasts [Wrocławskie Towarzystwo Miłośników Historii], i.e. the Branch of the Polish Historical Society [Polskie Towarzystwo Historyczne]; currently, the journal is published under the auspices of the University of Wrocław.


Chaos, visible in the municipal heraldry of the town of Biała after 1945 and further exacerbated during the period of political transformation in the 1990s, caused the need among the members of the municipal authorities to set this issue in order and legally regulate it. The article, based on rich iconographic material, discusses the course of work on restoring the historical form of the coat of arms of Biała and developing and designing its flag and official seal.

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Uniwersytet Wrocławski Wydział Nauk Historycznych i Pedagogicznych Instytut Historyczny   click here to follow the link


e-ISSN 2658-2082   ISSN 0037-7511




pol   eng

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