Hosting foreign legations in Transylvania-Saxon urban communities as reflected in the town account books (1613–1629) Cover Image
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Bewirtung ausländischer Legationen in den sächsischen Städten des Fürstentums Siebenbürgen im Lichte der städtischen Rechnungen (1613–1629)
Hosting foreign legations in Transylvania-Saxon urban communities as reflected in the town account books (1613–1629)

Author(s): Zsuzsanna Cziráki
Subject(s): Diplomatic history, Economic history, Local History / Microhistory, Political history
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Sibiu Hermannstadt; Braşov; Kronstadt; Sighişoara; Schäßburg; Bistriţa; Bistritz; 17th century diplomacy; Gabriel Bethlen prince of Transylvania; hosting of ambassadors; Ottoman Empire; Walachia;

Summary/Abstract: The study focuses on some aspects of diplomatic relations and ceremonies under the reign of Gabriel Bethlen, Prince of Transylvania (1613–1629), dealing with a special source type of Transylvanian-Saxon Archives, mainly the so called „Stadthannen¬rechnungen” (account books of the town villicus) of the main Saxon cities, Kronstadt, Hermannstadt, Schäßburg and Bistritz. The entries and comments of the city finance administrations shed light on important components of the early modern Transylvanian diplomacy, increasing our knowledge on Transylvanian relations with the Ottoman Empire and the neighbouring vassal countries. Moreover, the sources mentioned above reveal the conditions of hosting guests in urban communities of the Transylvanian-Saxons, highlighting organizational tasks and mecha¬nisms, every-day life, lifestyle and eating habits as well as ceremonial frameworks in case of distinguished guests.

  • Issue Year: XXIII/2015
  • Issue No: 23
  • Page Range: 189-201
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: German