Vzťah Dóciovcov s mestami na hornom a strednom Pohroní na konci stredoveku

The Relationship of the Dóci Family to the River Towns of the Upper- and Middle- River Hron Basin at the End of the Middle Ages

The Dóci (Dóczi; Dóczy) family belonged amongst the important noble houses in the Kingdom of Hungary in the late High Middle Ages; it had its estates mainly in the Transylvanian counties. A new branch of the house arose in the 15th century, with estates in the counties of Upper Hungary, neighbouring the free mining towns in the territory of contemporary central Slovakia. The study observes the relationships between the high noble family and citizens of the free mining towns during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The attempts of the Dóci family to intervene in the economic activity of the mining towns and vice versa, and logging that was performed by the mining towns in the Dóci woods were sources of conflict that led to violent confrontations. The study observes the impact of the central power – dynasty on the long-lasting dispute between noble families and the patricians of the free mining towns.