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Cryptographic Systems Used in the Romanian Countries between the 15th – 19th Centuries

Situated in the southeast of Europe, Romanian Countries had an intense diplomatic activity, even if this was not recorded accordingly in documents of the day.

The Thraco-Dacian Origin of the Paparuda/Dodola Rain-Making Ritual

This study presents an analysis about the rain-making ritual from Romania, called Paparuda, performed in the spring and in times of severe drought

The Use of History in Dracula Tourism in Romania

In this article I will examine what kinds of history and tradition are used and told in Dracula tourism in Romania, and which eras of history are highlighted and why.

Tomb of Vlad the Impaler may have been found in Italy

Researchers from Estonia believe that the remains of Vlad III, better known as Vlad the Impaler, are buried in a church in Naples, Italy.

The Romanian Countries in the Middle Ages: between Byzantium and the West

The 14th century represents an exceptional period for the Romanian Principalities. This time witnessed the creation of the medieval Romanian state with its two representatives: Walachia (situated to the south of the Carpathians) and, to the east, Moldavia.

Castles, Confusion, and the Count: Vlad the Impaler’s Impact on Tourism in Romania

Vlad the Impaler is often buried in the vampire myths of Count Dracula, even in Romania where the Impaler lived and died.

Prince Michael the Brave in the History of the Romanians

Michael the Brave was a Romanian prince, one of the greatest personalities of the Romanian history, who lived during the sixteenth century.

Contacts between the Romanians and Turkic nomads. Disinformation, mystification and xenophobia: N. Berend

It is not as much the lack of minimal knowledge of the history of medieval Moldavia which astounds the reader of the review, as the outpour of misinformation and a hardly veiled bias against Romanians.

Braşov (Kronstadt) in the Defence against the Turks (1438–1479)

Confrontation with Ottoman expansion began for Braşov at the end of the 14th century with the treaty with Mircea the Elder in the year 1395 which was part of King Sigismund of Luxembourg’s anti-Ottoman policy and was signed in Braşov.

Salt trade and warfare in early medieval Transylvania

For medieval man, salt was a strategic resource as important as iron and gold.

Vlad Dracula and Coeval Armatura

The famous/infamous European hero, crusader and voivod, Vlad “Tepes” Dracula III (1431-1476), was actually (for better or for worse) one of knightly peers of European Chivalry.

Anti-Ottoman Warfare and Italian Propaganda: The Crusader Background of the Ottoman Raid on Oradea in 1474

Anti-Ottoman Warfare and Italian Propaganda: The Crusader Background of the Ottoman Raid on Oradea in 1474 By Alexandru Simon Crisia Magazine, Vol.37 (2007) Introduction: In 1474, 10 years had passed since the last major royal Hungarian anti-Ottoman action. In 1464, Matthias (Mátyás, Matia) Corvinus’ second Bosnian campaign had been a relative success. In 1468, an […]

The Black Dragon – Music from the Time of Vlad Dracula

The Black Dragon – Music from the Time of Vlad Dracula Annette Bauer – recorders, voice, percussion, citole, bells Phoebe Jevtovic – voice, bells Shira Kammen – vielle, harp, voice Tim Rayborn – psaltery, percussion ‘ud, citole Tonight, we were delighted that we had a fantastic opportunity to attend a concert by Cançonièr. Cançonièr, “songbook” […]

The End of the Lower Danubian Limes: A Violent or a Peaceful Process?

The End of the Lower Danubian Limes: A Violent or a Peaceful Process? By Alexandru Madgearu Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica, Vol.12 (2006) Abstract: If we consider that the end of the limes signified the abandonment of the fortresses by the Byzantine army, then we should agree that this process was violent, but only before 598. […]

Dracula: From Historical Voievod To Vampire Prince

Vlad Dracula was a fifteenth century historical prince in Wallachia, a part of modern day Romania.

Holy Murals of Blue: Churches of Moldavia

Church walls entirely covered with colourful fresco paintings – a feature unique to the region of Moldavia in Romania. Moldavia has long been called the land where God lives. Many of the churches have frescoes here; seven of them have been inscribed as World Heritage. The Principality of Moldavia fought against Ottoman invasion in the […]

On the Medieval Urban Economy in Wallachia

On the Medieval Urban Economy in Wallachia By Laurentiu Radvan Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi: Economic Sciences Series, V.56 (2009) Abstract: The present study focuses on the background of the medieval urban economy in Wallachia. Townspeople earned most of their income through trade. Acting as middlemen in the trade between […]

THE VLACHS AND THE TROUBADOUR: Brief Analysis of Three Poems by Raimbaut de Vaqueiras

THE VLACHS AND THE TROUBADOUR: Brief Analysis of Three Poems by Raimbaut de Vaqueiras Agrigoroaei, Vladimir Studia Patzinaka, 6, 2008, pp. 37-57 Abstract The purpose of this short article is not that of interpreting, analyzing in detail, or clearing out the mystery behind the presence of the Vlachs in two (or three) troubadour texts written […]

Trois techniques d’excavation Nouvelles recherches sur le complexe Basarabi-Murfatlar

Trois techniques d’excavation Nouvelles recherches sur le complexe Basarabi-Murfatlar Agrigoroaei, Vladimir Studia Patzinaka, 4.1, 2007, pp. 45-71 Abstract Les églises rupestres de Basarabi-Murfatlar (département de Constanţa, Roumanie) se trouvent sur le versant nord-ouest d’une colline de craie, à quelques dizaines de mètres du Canal Danube-Mer Noire. Tout près, de l’autre côté de la colline, est […]

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