3rd Degree Scientific Researcher, PhD., “C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” Institute for Research in Social Studies and Humanities from Craiova, of the Romanian Academy;
A monastery from Oltenia, built by Matei Basarab, who decorated and endowed it with assets, Jitianu represents a place of worship and of Romanian culture. It was founded between 1632 and 1633, on the ground of an older wooden church, erected by the ban Barbu Craiovescu, at the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th century. The first mention in the documents of the wooden church was the charter from the 20th of June 1530 of Vlad Înecatul, through which it is given to Sadova monastery the estates of Nedeia and Zăval, because they were given “by the ban Pârvul of Craiova”.
The reconstruction of the ownership of Sadova monastery over the estates and the villages, could be done after a thorough analysis of the numerous documents from the Monastery register, along with other documents too. The typology of the papers that refer to the estates is extremely varied due to the great number of documents, and the period of time in which they were issued. There can be met charters of the rulers from Wallachia, from the 15th-17th centuries, sell and purchasing acts, books with the neighbouring areas, legal, ransom and confessing documents.
the monastery of Sadova, the estates, Matei Basarab, Wallachia, the Monastery register