Colegiul Tehnic „Mediensis” din Mediaş
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5-6 / 2018
News Regarding the Romanian Included in the Byzantine Manual of Diplomacy, Ekthésis Néa
The Byzantine manual of diplomacy – Ekthésis Néa – dates from the end of the 14th century. The manual was written or its writing started on September 1st 1386. Additions were also made during the 15th century. The news regarding the Romanians that are included in Ekthésis Néa can be divided in two categories: diplomatic news and religious news. The news that are found in the first category present the addressing formulas used by the ecumenical patriarch or by others high clergymen in the letters (pittakia) which were addressed to some of Romanian Principalities princes or addressed to the leaders of some political-territorial structures of the Balkan Vlachs. The news from the second category is referring to some transfers and appointments of metropolitans in the metropolitan chairs of Moldavia and Wallachia.
Keywords: Ekthésis Néa, pittakia, Wallachia, Ungaro-Wallachia, Dobrotitzas, Moldavia.