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WESSELÉNYI DOMAIN OF JIBOU, A MODEL OF MULTISECULAR ARRANGEMENT
ROZALIA BENEDEK1, V. BENEDEK2
1 BabeĊŸ-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, Extensiilor Departament, Clinicilor sreet, no. 5-7, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, rozalia.benedek@geografie.ubbcluj.ro
2 University of Oradea, Faculty of History, PhD, Oradea, Romania, vasi_23nrn@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT. – Wesselényi Domain of Jibou, a Model of Multisecular Arrangement. Nowadays the nobiliary domains arouse the interest of specialists from various field and tourists. The typical nobility constructions are attractive both by their residential function –including curias, castles and palaces in Transylvania – and by the economic function of annexes composed of: mills, barns, stables, riding houses etc. These domains functioned as command centres of territorial arrangements from Medieval Age, premodern and modern ages with implications on the economic and social progress of ages and administrative structures, but also subsequent development. Our study aims to make a presentation of the nobiliary domain Wesselényi in Jibou, aiming to the identification of functions and strategic arrangements for valorisation of the domain as irradiation models of welfare and multiple values, which became a multisecular standard by: emblematic characters, decisive actions carried out by these characters, in Transylvania, Hungary and the Habsburg Empire, to which the Principality of Transylvania belonged until the Great Union of 1918. The management of Jibou domain of Wesselényi family was carried out by various state institutions after the nationalization of 1945, stipulated by Law 187/1945, occasion of new arrangement and valorisation strategies which will also be presented.
Keywords: arrangement, nobiliary domain, Wesselényi castle, Jibou, economy, botanical garden, brand
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