Medieval churches have harnessed the power of sunlight to define and accentuate sacred spaces, as well as indicate holiness
These two neighbouring nations had a tumultuous history during the Middle Ages. Here are five videos examining their changing borders.
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.
This study presents an analysis about the rain-making ritual from Romania, called Paparuda, performed in the spring and in times of severe drought
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.
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 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.
Vlad the Impaler is often buried in the vampire myths of Count Dracula, even in Romania where the Impaler lived and died.
Michael the Brave was a Romanian prince, one of the greatest personalities of the Romanian history, who lived during the sixteenth century.
Identity has become a subject of historical exploration as it is also one of the themes examined from the perspectives of various disciplines belonging to the social sciences such as sociology, psychology or anthropology.
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.
The most pertinent opinions can be expressed about this complex and subtle phenomenon not by appealing to the memory of documents and libraries, but living together in explicitly multi-cultural environments.
From their Balkan homeland the Vlachs began their migrations north in the thirteenth century, migrations that were accelerated no doubt by the beginning of Ottoman Turkish expansion into the Balkans.
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.
For medieval man, salt was a strategic resource as important as iron and gold.
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.
The relationships between the State and the Church in the Romanian Countries (14th-18th centuries) Flaut, Daniel Revista Romana de Studii Eurasiatice, Vol.4 (2008) Abstract…
Inspiration and Innovation: Orthodox Art in the Romanian Lands in the Fourteenth and FifteenthCenturies D-Vasilescu, Elena Ene (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK) 21st International Congress…
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)…
The Black Dragon – Music from the Time of Vlad Dracula Annette Bauer – recorders, voice, percussion, citole, bells Phoebe Jevtovic – voice,…
The End of the Lower Danubian Limes: A Violent or a Peaceful Process? By Alexandru Madgearu Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica, Vol.12 (2006) Abstract:…
The spirit of the transilvanian fortified churches…The people have left, their buildings remain Szaktilla, Sebastian Paper give at the 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium:…
Vlad Dracula was a fifteenth century historical prince in Wallachia, a part of modern day Romania.
Church walls entirely covered with colourful fresco paintings – a feature unique to the region of Moldavia in Romania. Moldavia has long been…