The Making of a Nation
Identities of the Croatian Nobility during the Second Half of the Fourteenth Century
Keywords:14th and 15th centuries, Kingdom of Croatia, nobility, nation, identity, corporate groups
During the 14th century, the state and governmental development brought forward the need to simplify a complex social reality. The management of this complexity eventually led to the formation of more tightly connected social groups, some of which can be considered as corporate groups. At the same time, different identities became clearly visible. Both processes can be observed in the Kingdom of Croatia during the Angevin reorganization of their dominions. The paper argues that these processes, among other things, nurtured the emergence of a pre-modern Croatian nation.