Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Art Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Art Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Szczecin [Ger. Stettin]locked

  • Anna Bentkowska


Polish city in western Pomerania at the delta of the River Odra (Ger. Oder) and linked to the Baltic Sea. From the 10th century it was known as an important trade centre: excavated Byzantine, Arabic and English coins as well as jewellery confirm the extent of contacts. Excavations also show that Szczecin originated, typically for the Slav countries, as two settlements: the ruler’s seat located on the hill and the village, encircled by defensive earthworks with three gates, on the west bank of the Odra. A dependency, at different times, of the Holy Roman Empire, Denmark and Poland, Szczecin was ruled until ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Please subscribe to access the full content.