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Strategije stvaranja moći roda Ernuszta: od trgovaca do plemića


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Maras, Niko. (2018). Strategije stvaranja moći roda Ernuszta: od trgovaca do plemića. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Budak, Neven and Petrić, Hrvoje].

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The theme of this work is the rise of the Ernuszt kindred from traders to noblemen through power creating strategies. Their activities included a greater share of the territory of the Hungarian - Croatian Kingdom: their influence spread from modern Slovakia to Croatia and Serbia. In the first part of the paper, I give a brief description of the whole kindred since not much has been written about them in Croatian historiography, I discuss the issue of their origin and I describe the rise of John I – first known member of the kindred. In the second part I describe the activities of Sigismund, the most prominent member of the Ernuszt, who had a significant influence on the course of the events in the Hungarian - Croatian Kingdom. In the third part I outline the development of the Ernuszt estates in modern Croatia. I display those possessions as an essential factor of the Ernuszt's power, and to point out the importance of these lands after the disappearance of the kindred. In the last chapter I also present the heraldic heritage of the Ernsuzt. The strategies which the Ernuszt used to create power were crucial for the success and survival of the kindred during difficult times (Ottoman raids, dynastic struggles). Their fortresses played a key role during the Early modern period especially. Čakovec which was the stronghold of the Zrinski and Đurđevac essential for defending the border against the Ottomans.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ernuszts, the Hungarian - Croatian Kingdom, traders, strategies, estates, fortresses, coats of arms
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Budak, Neven and Petrić, Hrvoje
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 10:57
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2018 10:57

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