Category: History

The Bukovina Germans: A Community On The Verge Of Extinction

The Bukovina Germans (known in German as either ‘Buchenland Deutsche’ or ‘Bukowina Deutsche’) represent an ethnic German minority which previously lived in Bukovina, a historical region situated at the crossroads of Central and Eastern Europe (nowadays divided between Suceava County in northeastern Romania and Chernivtsi Oblast in western Ukraine) from about 1774, when the region…


The History Of Marriage In The United Kingdom

The history of marriage in the United Kingdom Before the Law on Marriages was adopted in 1753, which became the first legislative act in England and Wales that had anything to do with the institution of marriage, England was dominated by common-law marriage, which implied actual cohabitation and did not lead to any rights and…


The History Of Vaduz Castle In Liechtenstein, Central Europe

Vaduz Castle is the residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein, a micro-state situated in Central Europe, between Austria and Switzerland. This historical landmark is located on a hilltop at an altitude of 120 metres, overlooking the capital of Liechtenstein from its position. Vaduz Castle in Liechtenstein, Central Europe, between Austria an Switzerland. Image source: www.commons.wikimedia.org…


A Brief History Of Suceava, Bukovina, Romania During The Modern Period

Suceava (also known as ‘Sutschawa’ or ‘Suczawa’ in German) is a middle-sized town located in present-day Suceava County (German: Kreis Suczawa), northeastern Romania. It is the largest urban settlement of the southern half of Bukovina, a historical land situated at the crossroads of Central and Eastern Europe, nowadays divided between Romania and Ukraine, with a…


A Brief History Of Bukovina, Romania During The Middle Ages

Bukovina is a historical region situated at the crossroads of Central and Eastern Europe, nowadays divided between present-day Suceava County in northeastern Romania and Chernivtsi Oblast in western Ukraine. Prislop Pass and the high valley of the Bistrița (German: Bistritz) river, connecting Bukovina with Maramureș (German: Maramuresch) in northern Transylvania. Image source: www.commons.wikimedia.org Throughout the…