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Transylvania’s Estate Assemblies in the 13th and 14th Centuries

  • Ion-Aurel Pop
From the journal Südost-Forschungen


The author argues that the Transylvanian Romanians participated - at least from time to time - during the 13th and the 14th centuries, at the exercise of the power in their country, together with the noblemen, the Saxons and the Szeklers. This participation took place in the framework of the official general assemblies (congregationes generales) of the land of Transylvania (regnum Transilvanum). The gradual exclusion of Romanians as a group from the general assemblies of Transylvania, which took place around 1366–1437, was mainly an act of religious and not of ethnic significance. But this exclusion started to create a special state of mind in the country which has prepared the future ethnic discrimination from the modern times.

Online erschienen: 2014-8-6
Erschienen im Druck: 2014-8-8

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