A FOST FOLOSIT PASUL GHIMEŞ PÂNĂ ÎN VEACUL
Was Ghimeș Pass Used until the 17th Century?
Subject(s): History, Economic history, Local History / Microhistory, Middle Ages
Published by: Galaţi University Press
Keywords: Moldavia; Transylvania; trade; Ghimeș Pass; Oituz Pass; Trotus Valley;
Summary/Abstract: The author of this paper reanalyses the statement of some mediaeval chroniclers, who claimed that Moldavia and Transylvania were connected by only two commercial routes. There was actually a third, through Ghimes Pass, which had started being used as early as in the 15th century, although it did not have a name at that time. Eventually, its importance decreased when compared to Oituz Pass, as the latter was easier to control through guarding systems, and customs points could be more easily established in the area.
- Issue Year: 2018
- Issue No: 17
- Page Range: 5-26
- Page Count: 22
- Language: Romanian