Fortificaţiile Pasului Oituz

  • Subiect: The fortifications of the Oituz pass Throughout history the Oituz pass (866 m) is known as the most important crossing between southeastern Transylvania and southern Moldavia. Therefore, it has been fortified from antiquity to modern times, with a number of facilities, which currently are in an advanced state of decay. In Roman times, the core of the pass defense was the auxiliary castra of Breţcu, with at least two watchtowers as advanced defense elements. In the 15th century, in the context of strained relations between the Kingdom of Hungary and Moldavia, in the Oituz Valley there was built a fortress with the role to control the traffic in the area. At the end of the 18th century, the fortress which was technically exceeded, was extended by the raising a redoubt on the ridge behind it. This extended fortified ensemble functioned until 1788, when it was conquered and burned by the Turks. In the mid-nineteenth century, in the context of cooled relations between the Habsburg Empire and Russia, the area of the medieval fortress was fortified with a complex network of redoubts, waves and dam walls, which were used until the early 20th century.
  • Limba de redactare: română, engleză
  • Secţiunea: Arheologie-Istorie
  • Vezi publicația: Acta Terrae Fogarasiensis: ActaTF
  • Editura: ALTIP
  • Anul publicaţiei: 2015
  • Referinţă bibliografică pentru nr. revistă: 4; anul 2015
  • Paginaţia: 137-160
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