"Bei diesem amt viele unerträgliche verantwortungen zugemutet werden". Příspěvek k byrokratizaci v poddanských městech na hukvaldském panství
"Bei diesem amt viele unerträgliche verantwortungen zugemutet werden". Paper on the bureaucratization in liege towns at the Hukvaldy estate
The aim of this paper is to point to certain changes in the administration of liege towns on the example of the Hukvaldy Estate during the second half of the 18th century and at the beginning of the 19th century. It focuses primarily on personal attitudes and reactions of individual town administration officials to rise in duties and administrative agenda. As it follows from individual examples and mentions, the gradual bureaucratization was difficult to cope with especially for burgomasters and councilors. In most of the cases they had to combine the work for the town with a profession of a craftsman, farmer or a trader, which constituted their main source of livelihood. They had difficulties to manage the quantities of regulations and decrees and the language aspect was causing problems as well. By contrast, especially the town scribes corresponded to the vision of an educated and financially independent clerk and they thus constituted the cornerstone of the process of modernization and bureaucratization of the administration in liege towns.