Voivodeship

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Voivodeship

In Poland, a political subdivision equivalent to a province.
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Transylvania ceased to exist as a voivodate within the Kingdom of Hungary in the year 1541, when this medieval kingdom fell apart under the Ottoman attacks.
The territory controlled by the prince of Transylvania nearly doubled in size (as compared to the times of the voivodate), and the country was led with the help of a Diet (parliament) which brought together the representatives of the Hungarian nobility, of the Saxons and of the Szeklers, groups increasingly referred to as "the three nations".
A similar bias led Vasary to deny any constructive historical role for the "Vlakhs in Cumania": their "small voivodates or kenezates ...