Etnie şi confesiune în oraşul Iaşi (secolele XVII-XVIII) În viziunea călătorilor străini
Ethnicity and confession in Jassy according to foreign travel accounts (17th-18th centuries)
Published by: Universitatea »Dunarea de Jos« din Galati -Facultatea de Istorie, Teologie și Filosofie
Keywords: Moldavia; Jassy; ethnicity; Jews; Armenian; Catholics; foreign travellers.
Summary/Abstract: Jassy, like other cities of Moldavia, represented during the 17th-18th centuries a ethnic and confessional mosaic. In Jassy there lived Romanians, Armenians, Jews, Greeks, Gipsies, Saxons, Hungarians and others minorities. Generally, these minorities were involved in trade and other occupations, like usury and selling drinks. All these foreigners were organised in guilds and had the right to own houses and stores, but not estates. Armenians, for example, had a street named Armenian Street. Besides the Orthodox, the most numerous were the Catholics represented especially by Hungarians and Saxons. Their number varied depending on the country situation. As we learn from the foreign travellers who visited Jassy, the Catholics had the right to manifest their religion in complete freedom and could have their own churches.
- Issue Year: 2012
- Issue No: 04
- Page Range: 23-36
- Page Count: 14
- Language: Romanian