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Hungary between two empires, 1526-1711, Géza Pálffy ; translated by David Robert Evans

Hungary between two empires, 1526-1711, Géza Pálffy ; translated by David Robert Evans
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non fiction
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Hungary between two empires, 1526-1711
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Géza Pálffy ; translated by David Robert Evans
Series statement
Studies in Hungarian history
"The Hungarian defeat to the Ottoman army at the pivotal Battle of Mohács in 1526 led to the division of the Kingdom of Hungary into three parts, altering both the shape and the ethnic composition of Central Europe for centuries to come. Hungary thus became a battleground between the Ottoman and Habsburg empires. In this sweeping historical survey, Géza Pálffy takes readers through a crucial period of upheaval and revolution in Hungary, which had been the site of a flowering of cultural, economic, and intellectual progress--but battles with the Ottomans lead to over a century of war and devastation. Pálffy explores Hungary's role as both a borderland and a theater of war through the turn of the 18th century. In this way, Hungary became a crucially important field on which key debates over religion, law, and monarchy played out. Reflecting 20 years of archival research and presented here in English for the first time, 'Hungary between Two Empires 1526-1711' offers a fresh and thorough exploration of this key moment in Hungarian history and, in turn, the creation of a modern Europe"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Hungary after Mohács: A Century of Direction Seeking, 1526-1601 -- On the Frontier of Two Empires -- Roads from Istanbul to Vienna: The Ottomans in Hungary -- The Bumpy Road to Vienna: The Habsburgs and the Hungarians -- The Road to Istanbul: The State of King John Szapolyai and His Son -- On a Narrow Path: The Principality of Transylvania -- Society Finds Its Way -- The Economy and Its Roads to Europe -- The Search for a New Home: Ethnic and Demographic Changes -- Finding Faith: Hungary's New Religion -- Seeking a Language: A Cultural Golden Age -- Looking in Vain for a Way Out: The Long Turkish War, 1591-1606 -- Decay and Rejuvenation: The Janus-Faced Seventeenth Century, 1606-1711 -- Peace or Civil War on the Border of the Two Empires? -- New Ottoman Campaigns to Achieve an Old Goal -- The Rise of the Hungarian Estates and the Break with Vienna -- Transylvania Flourishes, Then Decays -- Militarization and Self-Administration: Changes in Society -- Economic Decline and Reorganization -- Hungarian Populations Fall-Other Ethnic Groups Rise -- The Revival of Catholicism-a Prolonged War of Religion -- Half a Century of Cultural Progress-Half a Century of Military Crisis -- A Country Liberated but Ravaged: The Long Turkish War, 1683-1699 -- Independence Movement and Civil War: The Rákóczi Uprising, 1703-1711
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