THE POLITICAL IMPACT OF THE MEDIEVAL MOLDAVIAN DYNASTY ORIGINS IN SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE

  • Staretu, S.
Abstract:
The origins of the Moldavian ruling dynasty are shrouded in mystery, due to lack of clear genealogical data regarding the ancestors of the orthodox aristocracy from northeastern Hungary. The regions of Maramuresh, Ung, Ugocsa, Bereg and Szatmar appear to be a center of orthodox noble life, with many different families being recorded by history in the 14th century. There are many signs that this aristocracy has powerful Serbian roots, evidence being provided by the presence of the iconography of Serbian dynastic saints like Simeon, Sava, or Stephen Decansky in Maramuresh, or in the royal cathedrals or royal and noble monasteries or churches in Moldavia like Roman, Voronet, Humor, Balinesti. An inscription in Putna monastery, now destroyed, speaks of the holy dynasty of Stephan the Great, in terms identical and unique to the terms used for describing the reality of the holy dynasty of the Nemanjic in medieval Serbian sources. The heraldry of the Moldavian royal house, as exemplified by the crest from the Bell of Bistrita Monastery, offers further evidence for this lineage, as heraldry found on the buttons of a member of a dynasty discovered by archeologists in his tomb in Radovtsi (Radauti). The idea of the Holy Serbian dynasty influenced politics in Europe in the late 14th century and early 15th century.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
Roman and Vlahata; Moldova; Halici; Serbia; Holy dynasty
Volume:
16
SGEM Book title:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016
Book number:
3.2
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
551-558
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
24 - 30 August, 2016
ISBN:
978-619-7105-77-3
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016, 24 - 30 August, 2016
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/B32/S10.071
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