Alexandru Florin CIOLTEI
Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu, Facultatea de Științe Socio-Umane / ”Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
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10 / 2016
The beginning of institutionalized writing in the Middle Ages
The history of institutionalized writing in the Hungarian Kingdom is closely linked to the process of enforcing the royal authority within the provinces. The need to implement an administrative system became a must once the kingdom’s expansion turned into an accomplished phase. This was the context which led to the emergence of documents within the Hungarian Kingdom. One is able to state, that the medieval document, even through its primary form, represented the solution to various problems, economic, social and religious ones. The present paper aims to portray the history of institutionalized writing in the Hungarian Kingdom, emphasizing the administrative writing, its context of development, the causes that led to it emerging as such, the evolution of the practice of writing and its characteristics.
Keywords: medieval document, royal chancellery, the practice of writing, the Royal Kingdom
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