Nobility, Land and Service in Medieval Hungary

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2000 - History - 231 pages
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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.

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This is a well-written book. Rady makes a compelling argument and does so in a style accessible to most readers. His thesis is easy to find, his points of argument are laid out systematically and he ... Read full review

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MARTYN RADY is Senior Lecturer in Central European History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, and General Editor of the Slavonic and East European Review. His previous books include Medieval Buda (1985), Emperor Charles V (1988) and Romania in Turmoil: A Contemporary History (1992).

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