November 30, 2021
 

Jimbor

Author(s)/Editor(s): FÜLÖP Károly

Year published: 1996

Page count: 16

Size: 12 x 19 cm

Languages: Hungarian

ISBN 973-97618-5-2

Publisher: UTILITAS

Stock availability: On order

Sell Price: 0.00RON

Jimbor

The Series Historic Buildings in Transylvania, launched in 1993, presents the most precious examples of Transylvanian built heritage connected to the Hungarian culture, with the purpose of drawing the general public's attention on values, heritage and our responsibilities towards these. The publications of this series are recommended especially to those who at present own or use such values, but also to those who are interested in history, architecture and the Transylvanian art.

Number 16 of the Series Historic Buildings in Transylvania presents the Jimbor settlement, placed at the border between the regions inhabited by Saxons and Szeklers. On a hill in the vicinity of the village, which at present has a majority population of Hungarian, in the 15th century a peasants' fortress was built, which in case of an attack served as refuge for the community. After losing its defensive role in the 18th century, the fortress was used as a warehouse for food and then abandoned at the middle of the 20th century.