Articles from (24-25)/2014

Norbert Elias şi teoria «societăţii de curte» ca geneză a modernităţii. Pertinenţa unei teorii



One of the theories with an explanatory role in the genesis of the modern world is that coined by the sociologist and historian Norbert Elias under the phrase «the court society» (Hofische gesselschaft, société de cour), which had an interesting historiographical career, and which ... Read More

Keywords: Norbert Elias, the court society, the curialization of the elites, the monopoly of violence, power and representation

Norbert Elias, „societatea de curte” și „procesul civilizării”

Alexandru-Florin PLATON


This study recreates Norbert Elias’s career and his scientific itinerary in first World War Germany, during the Weimar Republic, until the ascension of Nazism. His career of sociologist and historian is confronted with that of Ernst H. Kantorowicz, and evidences not only the common Jewish origins of t... Read More

Keywords: Norbert Elias, the court society, the civilizing process.

Cercetări recente cu privire la Curţile monarhice în epoca modernă timpurie: Jeroen Duindam



This study recreates from a historiographical perspective, the new scholarly landscape surfacing in the posterity of Norbert Elias’s studies, in critical detachment from his work, in particular the study of (west) European and Asian monarchic courts, but also the role played by dynasties in organizing... Read More

Keywords: political history, monarchic courts, premodern Europe, comparatism, interculturalism

Curtea Imperială în Epoca Sultanului Suleyman Magnificul între grandoare şi austeritate



The time of Suleyman the Magnificent represented an era of great development and flourishing of Ottoman power. The impact of a TV series dedicated to sultan Suleyman and his court evidenced a difficult to imagine interest for a topic that seemed antiquated and uninteresting. But, on the contrary, the succes... Read More

Keywords: imperial Ottoman court, Suleyman the Magnificent, the Sublime Pote, serail, harem

Societatea de curte rusă: de la Petru I la Ecaterina II



In the lapse of a century, from Peter I “the emperor and autocrat of all Russia” (1682-1725) to Catherine II the Great (1762-1796), the ascension of the Russian Imperial Court was achieved mainly in conformity with the “patterns” of the Versailles community. In fact, at the beginning... Read More

Keywords: court society, Peter I, the Russian Empire

Modelul social al curţii princiare a Transilvaniei: o încercare în aplicarea conceptelor lui Norbert Elias



The scholarship regrading the princely court in Transylvania gained prominence, enriching the knowledge concerning the princely state, the society and the culture of the principality. We can almost consider the results of this common enterprise, to which numerous scholars contribute, as preliminary studies ... Read More

Keywords: Norbert Elias, the court society, the Transylvanian principality

Curtea domnitorului Ioan Sigismund

Ildikó HORN


Officially, Ioan Sigismund Zápolya ruled for three decades under the name of Ioan II, in the eastern part of the Hungarian kingdom, carrying the title of king of Hungary, but actually he only took power from September 1559 on, after the death of his mother, Isabela Jagiellon. Even though initially he... Read More

Keywords: Ioan Sigismund, the Principality of Transylvania, the structure of power, the court from Alba Iulia

Modele de principesă la curtea princiară a Transilvaniei în secolul al 17-lea



The present study examines the role the feminine presence, especially that of princesses at the court of the Transylvanian principality from the middle of the 16th century until the end of the 17th. The true importance of the courts of the princesses was the fact that they had positive... Read More

Keywords: the Principality of Transylvania, the court society, Transylvanian princess courts, cultural and artistic patronage

Ceremonialul de la curtea lui Mihnea al III-lea Radu: semnificațiile încoronării (30 mai/9 iunie 1658)



This work is part of a more ample research which aims to present the evolution of the relationships between Wallachian boyars and the ruler Mihnea III between 1658-1659. In fact, the Coronation of Mihnea III Radu (30 May/ 9 June 1658) is significant from several perspectives. On the one hand, this ceremonia... Read More

Keywords: boyars, Wallachia, Mihnea III Radu, ceremony, coronation, ceremonial

Despre ceremonia înmormântării femeilor din familiile domneşti din Moldova

Diana-Maria EŞANU


The purpose of the present study is to highlight a less studied aspect concerning the court life in medieval Moldavia: the funeral ceremony of women from princely families – princes’ mothers, wives and daughters. Therefore, we are interested in the ceremonies which took place after the “gr... Read More

Keywords: Middle Ages, Moldavia, princely family, funeral ceremony, cortège, princely court

Curtea şi societatea de curte în Valahia lui C. Brâncoveanu (1688-1714)



This study aims to recreate some aspects of the manner in which the court society crystallized and organized itself during the long reign of Constantin Brâncoveanu. We examine the most significant symbolic moments that translate and develop the most significant symbolic moments of the prince and his c... Read More

Keywords: the princely court, the court society, power and representation, Constantin Brâncoveanu.

Curtea domnească – un model de imitat? Note de istorie socială românească la început de epocă modernă



The princely court has always been an object of interest, but does it become a model to emulate as well, as Norbert Elias suggests in his well-known book The Court Society? This is the main question that drives our examination. The Phanariot century, with its well-known instability, did not give enough brea... Read More

Keywords: princely court, civility, ipolopsis, mores, Phanariot regime

Ceremoniile de la Curtea princiară a României: tradiţii şi particularităţi în secolul al XIX-lea. Instituirea protocolului modern



La littérature cérémonielle, traditionnelle et moderne révèle le rôle important des cérémonies pour légitimer et honorer les autorités politiques impériales, royales ou princières accompagnées par des moments important... Read More

Keywords: la cérémonie politique, le protocole, fêtes religieuses, la cour princière.

Aspecte ale vieţii cotidiene la Curtea Regală a României: mese şi meniuri regale (1866-1930)

Ştefania DINU


The serving of the meal, a mandatory daily moment, is in equal measure, an element of socialization with multiple cultural valencies. The meal, its own manner of planning, of mise-en-scène, the menus, their contents but most of all the manner of their presentation, have literally reached the status of genuine art, and from this ... Read More

Keywords: the royal court of Romania, royal menus, culinary refinement, lunches and dinner paries

Ceremonialurile funerare ale Regilor Carol I și Ferdinand I ai României

Oana Elena BADEA


The deaths of the first two kings of Romania were faced with a vivid emotion by the Romanian people and by high ranking officials from abroad. The Funerals of Kings Carol I and Ferdinand I of Romania were organized under the laws and the Royal Protocol and according to the requirements that kings have shown... Read More

Keywords: funeral ceremonies, King Carol I, King Ferdinand I, Royal Protocol, will

Ex-libris-urile familiilor regale europene



Compte tenu du fait que les premiers livres étaient des objets de grande valeur, ils étaient possédés seulement par des gens riches, la noblesse. Ceux-ci marquaient leur propriété en appliquant des ex-libris reproduisant les symboles héraldiques de leur famil... Read More

Keywords: ex-libris, familles royales, héraldique, Europe, gravures, histoire de l’art, histoire du livre, culture, personnalités historiques

Naţionalizarea ştiinţei în Regatul României sfârşitul secolului al nouăsprezecelea – începutul secolului douăzeci



The nationalization of science was a process that began in the nineteenth century, due to emergence of the nation-states. It consisted in subordinating parts of the scientific knowledge to the aims and ideals of the nation-state. This process was specific, to a various extent, to all European countries. The... Read More

Keywords: science, nationalization of science, Romanian science, scientific institutions, nineteenth century-twentieth century

Donații, fonduri şi fundații la Universitatea din Cluj, 1920-1947 (I)



L’Université roumaine de Cluj a été organisée sous l’égide du Conseil Dirigent [1] (1919), dans des conditions dures, quand le pays était financièrement épuisé et apauvrie suite a la Grande Guerre. Pour que l’Université ... Read More

Keywords: L’Université de Cluj, les donateurs, les dons, les fondations, le roi Ferdinand I-er, Gheorghe Sion, Anna Hemmerle, Anastase Simu, les frères Liviu et Iulian Marțian.

Mircea Eliade şi cultura română văzută ca avanpost al viitoarei renaşteri spirituale a Europei

Adrian-Valentin MORARU


Mircea Eliade was one of the most important Romanian intellectual figure in the interwar era before his well-known international academic career. Deeply influenced by his Indian experience and by his first-hand contact with the nationalist Indian movement led by Gandhi, Eliade conceived after his return the... Read More

Keywords: Mircea Eliade, Romanian culture, spiritualism, interwar era, Traditionalism, East, West, Iron Guard


Tamás-János BÉLFENYÉRI, Clara FULEA, Silviu-Larion NICOARĂ, Mihai Teodor NICOARĂ, Alexandru LEȚIA


Gábor KLANICZAY, László KOSZTA, Tamás KÖRMENDI, Katalin SZENDE, Kornél SZOVÁK, Boglárka WEISZ, Attila ZSOLDOS, Nagyvárad és Bihar a korai középkorban. Tanulmányok Biharország történetéről  ... Read More

Keywords: recenzii