Vitez in grad. Vloga gradov v življenju plemstva na Kranjskem, slovenskem Štajerskem in slovenskem Koroškem do začetka 15. stoletja

The monograph ('Knight and Castle. The Role of Castles in the Life of the Nobility in Carniola, Sloven-Styria and Slovene-Carinthia up to the beginning of the 15th century') is expanded, updated and revised edition the author's book Med gradom in mestom  ('Between the Castle and the City') in 1994. It contains a survey of late medieval nobility in light of their homes during the 11th and 14 century. It is limited to the territory of Carniola and the Slovenian part of Styria and Carinthia. In the first part by answering questions on the origins of castles, especially legal question about the origin, status, ownership and possession of castles and internal relations between the landowners in the golden age of the nobility. The second part contains an analysis of over 180 castles, which were inhabited at least in the early 15th century, and their inhabitants. The author discusses the role of castles and cities in the aristocratic life, talking about the actual number, and the importance of developing medieval noble families of Slovenian, their control of castles on the spatial and political mobility of the nobility, the legal and political framework for the creation of the castles, the relation between politics and castles on the forms of ownership, possessory, the management of the castles, the castle as the capital of the castle, town and villages as places of business life nobility and the phenomenon of attraction for human settlement of the gentry of the 13th century. Text is added to the genealogical tables 76 of the most important noble families, 5 maps, 149 photos of noble crests and seals with a representation of the present 120 castles.


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23. May 2005


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