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Nobility, Land and Service in Medieval Hungary : Studies in Russian and East European History - Martyn Rady

Nobility, Land and Service in Medieval Hungary

Studies in Russian and East European History

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"Nobility, Land and Service in Medieval Hungary " is the first Western language account of medieval landholding and noble society in Hungary. Rady indicates that although all noble land was held by the ruler, a complex web of relationships still permeated the Hungarian nobility. In his discussion of the institutions of lordship, clientage and office-holding, the author draws direct parallels between medieval Hungary and its better-known Western neighbors.

...this first reliable and scholarly English-language synthesis of Hungary's medieval institutions...will undoubtably become the standard Western work on this topic. Slavic Review

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Abbreviations used for Commonly Cited Sourcesp. xiii
List of Mapsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Werboczy and the Hungarian nobilityp. 1
A note on sourcesp. 8
The Eleventh and Twelfth Centuriesp. 11
The work of the early Arpad kingsp. 11
Householdsp. 16
Distinctions of menp. 20
Inheritance and the kindredp. 22
Origins of the Hungarian Nobilityp. 28
The aristocracy and landownershipp. 28
From servientes to noblesp. 35
Nobles and countiesp. 39
Territorial Lordshipp. 45
Dividing the landp. 45
Castle and lordshipp. 48
Immunity and jurisdictionp. 54
Land and statusp. 58
Authenticationp. 62
Oral testimony and the pristaldusp. 62
Loca credibiliap. 66
The loca credibilia and inquisitionsp. 70
Language and authenticationp. 74
Conditional Noblesp. 79
Praediales and nobiles iobagionesp. 79
Landholding in the Highlandsp. 85
Szoreny and the Southern Danubep. 90
The Kindred and the Quarterp. 96
The solidarity of the kindredp. 96
Inheritance law and the 'new donation'p. 97
The daughters' quarterp. 103
Prefectionp. 107
Familiaritasp. 110
'Public' and 'private' powerp. 110
Familiares and their dutiesp. 112
Lordship and its obligationsp. 120
Land and servicep. 123
The royal aula and the ethos of chivalryp. 126
Offices and Honoresp. 132
Definition and significancep. 132
Castles and honoresp. 133
Revenues and distributionp. 137
Honores as 'fiefs'p. 142
Military Obligationp. 144
Personal service and noble taxationp. 144
Banderiap. 146
Reform and differentiation of servicep. 149
A note on numbersp. 156
Counties and Corporationsp. 158
Crown and estatesp. 158
Counties and the settlement of disputesp. 162
The counties and the regnump. 169
The counties and familiaritasp. 173
Conclusionp. 179
Notesp. 183
Works Citedp. 213
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780333800850
ISBN-10: 0333800850
Series: Studies in Russian and East European History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 231
Published: 27th October 2000
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1