1993 Medieval Towns of Herceg-Bosna Jajce - Set
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JAJCE is a strategic town on the Pliva river where it flows into Vrbas. It is the ancient capital of the Croatian princes Hrvatinić and Tomašević. Remains indicate that there was a settlement here in Roman times but its name is unknown, we do know, however, that the cult of Mithraism flourished there. Jajce was first mentioned in 1396 in the “Conte di Jaicze” which refers to the Prince Hrvoje Vukčić Hrvatinić, a powerful Croatian magnate who ruled over northwest Bosnia and part of Dalmatia. The development of Jajce is tied to this Herceg (or ruler), it was an important road junction with considerable transit trade via Dubrovnik, Split and Trogir.