Nobility, Land and Service in Medieval Hungary
The absence in medieval Hungary of fief-holding and vassalage has often been cited by historians as evidence of Hungary's early 'deviation' from European norms. This new book argues that medieval Hungary was, nevertheless, familiar with many institutions characteristic of noble society in Europe. Contents include the origins of the Hungarian nobility and baronage, lordship and clientage, the role of the noble kindred, conditional landholding, the organization of the frontier, the administration of the counties, and the establishment of representative institutions.
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This is a well-written book. Rady makes a compelling argument and does so in a style accessible to most readers. His thesis is easy to find, his points of argument are laid out systematically and he ... Read full review
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