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Europica Varietas - Hungarica Varietas, 1526-1762 9789630576277

Europica Varietas - Hungarica Varietas, 1526-1762

ISBN-10: 9630576279
ISBN-13: 9789630576277
PUBLISHER: Akademiai Kiado
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Product Description: "The book contains essays written between 1980 and 1998 based on archival research done in Hungary and abroad. Varied as their topics may be, there is a key question common to them all, discussed at length in the last essay of the volume, i.e. the question of an undivided Europe." "Examining the changes in Hungary during the 16th to 18th centuries, they deal with the diplomatic efforts made in order to force back the Ottoman power, the problems of codifying the freedom of worship and conscience (1568, 1705) and the formation of public opinion, in the context of the struggles carried on for reforming and stabilizing Europe. They throw light on the diplomatic activities of the Principality of Transylvania and the plans for a confederation of Hungary, Poland, Bohemia, Silesia, etc. They draw attention to the efforts made by the Maritime Powers to establish a balance of power in Europe with a view to settling the relations of the Habsburg dynasty and Hungary with a peace treaty internationally guaranteed, efforts that ultimately failed (1711). A propos of the witch trials the activity of lay healers is highlighted, and in relation to the historical problems of 18th-century Hungary the techniques of co-existence of the various peoples in the Carpathian Basin and observations concerning the environmental vulnerability of the region are brought into focus." "Presenting a number of key figures in Hungarian history - such as Governor Gyorgy Martinuzzi, Peter Pazmany Archbishop of Esztergom, Miklos Zrinyi Ban of Croatia, Prince Ferenc II. Rakoczi, the polymath Matyas Bel, Queen Maria Theresa - these writings point out at the same time what relations Charles V, Erasmus, Comenius, the Holy See, the League of the Rhine, the Imperial Diets, the Duke of Marlborough, the English Ambassador George Stepney, Queen Anne and Van Swieten, among others, had with the Kingdom of Hungary and Transylvania, and what views they held concerning these nations."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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