The articles are of archaeological, historical and museological interest and are mainly related to the region of Banat, although some deal with Romanian and universal history as well
Jan. 1, 2011
This study aims to bring to historiographical light one of the few cases where the documents present a story
in which the main character is a woman, namely Barbara Moise.
She comes from a noble family in Caransebeș, the Moise family, which appears in documents from the
sixteenth century. She is destined to have her three marriages end in a relatively short period of time, without
children, and in each case the husband dies and the lady remains widow. Her first husband, Mihail Mâtnic,
is a member of a traditional family, a rich family, but his death brings a lot of debts for Barbara. The second
alliance, with Ioan Găman, the member of another big family from Caransebeș, is a deja-vu. Ioan borrows
money from his wife and gives her some of his possessions. After Ioan’s death, his family sought to reclaim
the possessions. The third, and the last known marriage, was to Petru Krichoway, also from Caransebeș.
Unfortunately, the end, happy or unhappy, is unknown.
It should be noted that her case was not unique, on the contrary, it was but one among others, probably many,
at that time. The annexes demonstrate the power of the man’s words, and the fact that the status of women was