You should definitely visit Pazin and his Archeological museum of Istria.

PAZIN is first time mentioned in 983. in the document that emperor Oton confirms his donation of fort Castrum Pisinum to the bishops of Porec. They handed over their fort to their lawyer cont Majnard Crnograd (von Schwarzenburg), who expanded his government on Tinjan and Kascerga and with that make a foundations which has total different destiny from the rest of Istria until Napoleon came. After Majnard s death briefly possession was managed by his daughter Matilda also known as countess of Pazin after marrying count Engelbert the possession become the ownership of counts of Goricki.

At that time in the constant conflicts of the three sides the power of counts Goricki is growing, but also of Venice which gained power over the coastal cities and gradually weakened the power of the Patriarchs of Aquileia, who are until then have right for majority of possession in Istria.

The Goricki were now named the counts of Gorice and Istria, and for a time they even sat in Pazin and had their palace there.

In their name in some parts of possession were managed by ministries and militamen – members of the non-liberty lower nobility, who not only with arms, but will well planned marriages coming to new possesion for the masters. At that time except wider area of Pazin and even Završje, Momjan, Sovinjak, Pietrapelosa, Lupoglav, Tinjan, Kršan, Kožljak, Žminj, Višnjan, Vižinada and some parts of possession or right in Motovun, Lovrec and Tar belonged to Goricki.

As the borders change too often they were subject to constant disputes, but also the cause of beginning the oldest Croatian international legal document ISTRIAN DIVORCE which was written at the same time in three language: Latin, Germany and Croatian – which is written in Glagolitic script.

 

 

 

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