Category: History

On The Early Settlement Of The Transylvanian Saxons

This article will briefly describe the early settlement of the Transylvanian Saxons, an eclectic population of Western and Central European origins (stemming from present-day Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and even parts of north-eastern France) and one of the most important historical ethnic minorities in Romania as well as, at the same time, the eldest and…


A Brief History Of Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Transylvania, Romania

Sibiu (or Hermannstadt as it is known in standard German/Hochdeutsch as well as Härmeschtat or Hermestatt in the Transylvanian Saxon dialect) has been and is one of the most important historical towns in Transylvania and in Romania in general, a noteworthy urban centre in cultural, historical, and ecclesiastical/religious regards for both the Transylvanian Romanians and…


The European And British Colonisation Of Canada

The following article consists of my recent academic essay in the course ‘Canadian Culture and Literature’ as part of my MA degree in British culture and civilisation at Ștefan cel Mare University of Suceava (USV). Canada is the northernmost country in North America and a country with a relatively recent history compared to other countries…


The Battle of Hastings: Analysed From Several Historical Contexts

The following article consists of my recent academic essay in the course ‘The History of the British Isles’ as part of my MA degree in British culture and civilisation at Ștefan cel Mare University of Suceava (USV). Introduction The Battle of Hastings which took place in the year 1066 was undoubtedly a very important event…


A Brief History Of Mediaș/Mediasch, Transylvania, Romania

Mediaș (known in Standard German/Hochdeutsch as Mediasch, historically also as Medwisch, and in the Transylvanian Saxon dialect as Medwesch or Meddesch respectively) has been one of the most important urban settlements in southern Transylvania and one of the most important historical towns of the Transylvanian Saxons (known in German as ‘Siebenbürger Sachsen‘, i.e. Seven Citadels’/Castles’…