Dr. Olga Kozubska
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Dr. Olga Kozubska
Käte Hamburger Kolleg "Einheit und Vielfalt im Recht"
Servatiiplatz 9
48143 Münster

Olga Kozubska war von April 2022 bis März 2023 Fellow des Kollegs.

  • Vita

    Olga Kozubska studierte Geschichte in Lwiw, Budapest und Leuven. 2004 promovierte sie an der Ukrainischen Katholischen Universität in Lwiw, wo sie anschließend als Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Department of Classical, Byzantine and Medieval Studies tätig war. 2007 erwarb sie einen weiteren Doktortitel an der Central European University in Budapest mit einer Arbeit über städtische Entwicklung und deutsches Recht in der Galizischen Rus vom 13. bis 15. Jahrhundert. Es folgten Forschungsaufenthalte an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, am Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, am Institut für vergleichende Städtegeschichte in Münster und am Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien (CERES) in Bochum.

  • Forschungsprojekt

    Legal Plurality and the Establishment of Urban Order under Magdeburg Law in Historical Towns of Ukraine during the Late Medieval and Early Modern Times

    Religious heterogeneity of urban population was one of the most characteristic features in the historical lands of Ukraine: typically, a town was inhabited by Orthodox population (indigenous Ruthenians, but also Greeks, Wallachians and Moldavians) and Catholics (Poles, Germans, Italians, Hungarians). In addition, some towns had communities of Armenians, Jews and Muslims (mostly Tatars). The process of establishment of the urban order based on Magdeburg law demonstrated a variety of approaches: from an exclusive domination of Catholics over “the others” (as in Lemberg) to a co-existence of three Christian communities (Catholics, Orthodox and Armenians) each with its own court and a town-council (as in Kamianets of Podolia).

    The aim of this project is to demonstrate how legal pluralism manifested itself in the context of urban order and in the formation of urban institutions (town court and town council) after the grant of Magdeburg law, especially taking into account the ethnically and religiously heterogeneous character of the population. Using available sources, it will be possible to see in what towns which (religious) groups were accepted to/excluded from urban rights, who could be elected to the town council/town court and how, in general, religious diversity influenced the unification/pluralization of urban law. The geographical scope of this research is limited to three historical lands of present-day Ukraine: Galicia, Wolynia and Podolia.

  • Einschlägige Veröffentlichungen

    Kozubska, Olga, Das Magdeburger Recht in den historischen Ländern der heutigen Ukraine. Historiografie – Rezeption – Nachleben, in: Gabriele Köster/Christina Link (Hg.), Faszination Stadt. Die Urbanisierung Europas im Mittelalter und das Magdeburger Recht (Magdeburger Museumsschriften 1), Magdeburg 2019, 732-746.

    Kozubska, Olga, Becoming a Citizen. Formation of Communities and Urban Liberties in former Kievan Rus’ Principalities, in: Michel Pauly/Franz Irsigler (Hg.), Urban liberties and citizenship from the Middle Ages up to now, Trier 2011, 69-100.

    Kozubska, Olga, ‘propter disparitatem linguae et religionis pares non esse’. ‘Minority’ Communities in Medieval and Early Modern Lviv, in: Derek Keene/Katalin Szende (Hg.), Segregation – Integration – Assimilation. Religious and Ethnic Groups in Central and Eastern Europe (Historical Urban Studies XXX), London 2009, 51-67.

    Kozubska, Olga, German Law in Medieval Galician Rus’ [Rotreussen], in: Rechtsgeschichte (Rg) 13 (2008), 25-46.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12946/rg13/025-046

    Kozubska, Olga, Ius Theutonicum Magdeburgense in Ruthenian Privileges in the Fourteenth and the Fifteenth Century, in: Proceedings of the International Conference “European Cities of Magdeburg Law: Tradition, Heritage, Identity”, Krakau 2007.