Realm of St. Stephen: A History of Medieval Hungary

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I.B.Tauris, Jul 22, 2005 - History - 452 pages
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Now recognized as the standard work on the subject, Realm of St Stephen is a comprehensive history of medieval Eastern and Central Europe. Pál Engel traces the establishment of the medieval kingdom of Hungary from its conquest by the Magyar tribes in 895 until defeat by the Ottomans at the battle of Mohacs in 1526. He shows the development of the dominant Magyars who, upon inheriting an almost empty land, absorbed the remaining Slavic peoples into their culture after the original communities had largely disappeared. Engel's book is an accessible and highly readable history.
 

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Contents

The Carpathian Basin Before the Hungarians
1
The Pagan Hungarians
8
The First Century of the Christian Kingdom
25
The Twelfth Century
49
Early Hungarian Society
66
The Age of the Golden Bulls
83
The Last Arpadians
101
Charles I of Anjou 13011342
124
Trade and Towns
244
The Rural Landscape
267
The Age of John Hunyadi 14371457
278
King Matthias Corvinus 14581490
298
Hungary at the End of the Middle Ages
323
The Age of the Jagiellonian Kings 14901526
345
Maps
372
Genealogical Tables
380

The New Monarchy
140
Louis the Great 13421382
157
The Monarchy of Louis the Great
174
The Years of Crises 13821403
195
Sigismunds Consolidation
209
Sigismunds Foreign Policy 14031437
229
Abbreviations
385
Endnotes
387
Bibliography
396
Index
431
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About the author (2005)

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.

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