The Realm of St Stephen: A History of Medieval Hungary, 895-1526

The Realm of St Stephen: A History of Medieval Hungary, 895-1526


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This is a comprehensive textbook on the historiography of medieval Eastern and Central Europe. It traces the medieval kingdom of Hungary - which covered the vast territory of the Carpathian basin - from the conquest by the Magyar tribes in 895 until defeat by the ottomans at the battle of Mohacs in 1526.

The book is divided into two broad periods: the "national" Magyar kings of the Arpadian dynasty who had ruled from 895 were replaced in 1301 by rulers from a number of European dynasties, culminating in the radical changes to political and social structures of the 13th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781860640612
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/22/2001
Series: International Library of Historical Studies
Pages: 472
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.66(d)

About the Author

The late Pál Engel (1938-2001) was head of the Medieval Department at the Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. Andrew Ayton is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Hull.

Table of Contents

• Preface
• Introduction
• The Carpathian Basin Before the Hungarians
• The Pagan Hungarians
• The First Century of the Christian Kingdom
• The Twelfth Century
• Early Hungarian Society
• The Age of the Golden Bulls
• The Last Árpadiáns
• Charles I of Anjou (1301-1342)
• The New Monarchy
• Louis the Great (1342-1382)
• The Monarchy of Louis the Great
• The Years of Crises (1382-1403)
• Sigismund's Consolidation
• Sigismund's Foreign Policy (1403-1437)
• Trade and Towns
• The Rural Landscape
• The Age of John Hunyadi (1437-1457)
• King Matthias Corvinus (1458-1490)
• Hungary at the End of the Middle Ages
• The Age of the Jagiellonian Kings (1490-1526)
• Maps
• Genealogical Tables
• Abbreviations
• Endnotes
• Bibliography
• Index

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