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4 / 2014
Historical Informations regarding the Black Church in Braşov (Kronstadt), in the oldest Saxon Chronicles of Transylvania (from the 16th century)
Preparing a critic edition of the oldest Transylvanian-Saxon chronicles of Braşov (and, in the same time, of entire Transylvania), dating from the 16th century, I selected and extracted from the 6 texts, all the information regarding historical monuments and cities, as ensembles of monuments. Because these narrative sources were written in Braşov, the most information are referring to buildings and monuments from Braşov (both, civil and military buildings) but also to monuments from Ţara Bârsei (Burzenland) and from entire Transylvania (such as fortified churches, the Castle of Făgăraş, Beclean Castle, etc.). The same chronicles are referring even to monuments from Sibiu and Bucharest (the princely palace, fortified by the voivode Mircea Ciobanul). In the present article I selected and extracted from the mentioned chronicles all information regarding the main parish Church of Braşov (known as the Black Church, after the Great City Fire from 1689), trying to establish the exact place of this information in the history of the mentioned monument, confronting them with the historic bibliography. These information are about the period from the end of the 14th century until the mid-16th century, after the Church Reform.
Keywords: The Black Church, Braşov, Kronstadt, Ostermayer, Mural Chronicle of Braşov
- Arhiva Bisericii Negre, Braşov [Black Church Archive, Braşov/Kronstadt], cota [file] I A 13.
- Arhiva Bisericii Negre, Braşov [Black Church Archive, Braşov/Kronstadt], cota [file] IV F 1, Tf. 2.
- Arhivele Statului Braşov, Fondul de Documente al Bisericii Negre [State Archive Braşov/Kronstadt, Document Fund of the Black Church] cota [file] IV F 52 .