Familiares of the Serbian despots in and from the territory of Banat (1411–1458)

Krstić, Aleksandar (2019) Familiares of the Serbian despots in and from the territory of Banat (1411–1458). In: Politics and Society in the Central and South-Eastern Europe (13th–16th centuries). Editura Mega, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 93-109. ISBN 978-606-020-116-8

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Being vassals of the Hungarian crown, the Serbian despots Stephen Lazarević (1389–1427), George (Đurađ) Branković (1427–1456) and Lazar Branković (1456–1458) possessed large estates in the Kingdom of Hungary. They also held possessions in the territory of present-day Banat and Crișana between 1411 and 1458. As Hungarian barons and landowners, the Serbian rulers had numerous familiares among the local nobility. These familiares of the despots were usually entrusted with management of their estates in Hungary, including the territory of Banat. The Serbian rulers also appointed some of their Hungarian familiares on the military duties in Serbia (for example, the members of the Himfi and Pósafi families). It was not until the 1440s that Despot George started to assign positions at his Hungarian estates to some Serbian noblemen. The castellans of Vilagosvár (Şiria) and vice counts of the Torontal County should be mentioned among them. Some basic data about the familiares of the Serbian despots in and from Banat will be presented in this paper

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Volume of the International Conference (Timișoara, Romania, 25th–27th October 2017)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stephen Lazarević, George (Đurađ) Branković, familiares, Banat, Medieval Hungary
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
Depositing User: Istorijski Institut
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2022 14:58
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2023 11:46
URI: http://rih.iib.ac.rs/id/eprint/313

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