Treaty of Zboriv

The Treaty of Zboriv was signed on August 18, 1649,[1] after the Battle of Zboriv when the Crown forces of about 25,000, led by King John II Casimir of Poland, clashed against a combined force of Cossacks and Crimean Tatars, led by Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky and Khan İslâm III Giray of Crimea respectively, which numbered about 80,000.

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According to the concluded agreement, the number of Registered Cossacks increased to 40,000; the Polish army and Jews were banned from the territory of the Kiev Voivodeship, Bratslav Voivodeship, and Chernihiv Voivodeship; governmental offices in the Cossack Hetmanate could be held only by Cossack leaders, the Orthodox Church was granted privileges[2] and the Crimean Khanate was to be paid a large sum of money.[3]

The treaty was ratified by the Diet, which was in session between November 1649 and January 1650, but hostilities resumed when Catholic bishops refused to recognise the provisions of the treaty (admission to the Senate of the Orthodox metropolitan of Kiev, Sylvestr Kosiv).[4]

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  1. ^ August 18, 1649 the Zboriv Peace was signed, which marked the founded of the ukrainian state - Hetmanate.
  2. ^ Government portal :: Cossack era
  3. ^ Władysław Konopczyński (1936). Dzieje Polski nowożytnej. Tom 2, Wyd. 2, Instytut Wydawniczy PAX, Warszawa 1986. ISBN 83-211-0730-3
  4. ^ КАМУНІКАТ, БЕЛАРУСКАЯ ІНТЭРНЭТ— БІБЛІЯТЭКА, Metropolita Kijowski Archived 2010-02-08 at the Wayback Machine

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