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Kronika Ulricha Richentala ako výnimočný prameň k dejinám Slovenska
The Chronicle of Ulrich Richental as an Exceptional Source for the History of Slovakia

Author(s): Daniela Dvořáková
Subject(s): History
Published by: Historický ústav SAV
Keywords: History; Kingdom of Hungary; Slovakia; Council of Konstanz; Sigismund of Luxembourg; Ulrich Richental; nobility

Summary/Abstract: The study is devoted to the Chronicle of the Council of Konstanz by Ulrich Richental, in which he described the events of the Church council of 1414 – 1418. The chronicle is also known from the point of view of Slovak history in relation to its mentions of the territory of Slovakia, which prove that in the 15th century, the territory of Slovakia was perceived as special and ethnically different in the framework of the Kingdom of Hungary. In several places, Richental mentions noblemen, whose property was located in the territory of present-day Slovakia as lords “in Windischen länden”. A closer geographical location, such as on the river Váh, is sometimes given. In Richental’s Chronicle, apart from the name “Hungary”, also called in one place “Ungerland”, we also find Slovakia designated as “Windenland”. Richental’s mentions of Slovakia are very valuable, but so far more or less unknown in expert literature.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 623-640
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Slovak