Historical resources of Stakliškės

Raimonda Ragauskienė

Based on primary written and printed sources (Lietuvos Metrika [The Lithuanian Metrica], Kaunas Powiat court books etc.) as well as historiography issued in different languages, and using chronological theme sections, the present scientific study discusses the development of the settlement of Stakliškės from its very first reference in written sources during the period from the end-14th century to the end-18th century. The analysis of the development of the manor, settlement and the church in 16th-18th centuries was at the focus of attention as revealed through the relations of the manor, the settlement and the holding owners; also the history of the church is described and the corresponding register data are presented. The changes in territorial administrative ownership of the holding in Stakliškės are also shown.