Realm of St. Stephen: A History of Medieval Hungary
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Realm of St. Stephen: A History of Medieval Hungary

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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...more
Paperback, 452 pages
Published July 22nd 2005 by I. B. Tauris (first published February 23rd 2001)
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Adrian Buck
A reminder of how dynamic medieval society could be, and the answer to a historical problem; how come Hungary didn't develop into a bourgeois society until the 19th century? The answer it seems is not the Black Death, but real property law. Schama is wrong, Széchenyi, Macfarlane and de Soto Polar right. Real property law in China, anyone?
Jen
Oct 30, 2011 Jen marked it as unfinished
Again, another book I really do want to finish, but scholastic side reading is tough when your brain is a bit squashed by the scholastic required reading. Still on the list for a definite go-back, though! (As a note to myself, I'm on page 66.)
Enrica
it seems the most complete volume about Hungary in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time that we can have in Italy
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