Nobility in Medieval and Modern Kingdom of Hungary

2/2010

A so-called "academic" History of Slovakia (first volume published in 1986) dedicated only several pages to a topic of nobility. Only the briefest data were provided and even these were obviously influenced by a class perception of the history which significantly misinterpreted
Tzv. „akademické" Dejiny Slovenska, ktorých prvý diel vyšiel roku 1986, venujú šľachte len the reality. This short, or even superficial image fully accepting requirements of contemporary ideology, did not emerge as a result of a proper and systematic research. To put it simply – the nobility was not a "modern" or "fashionable" topic to deal with at that time, therefore some foreign patterns (especially those ideological ones) had been assumed. Partially, positivistic as well as romantic attitudes of some older authors have been taken over and subsequently, such findings were filtered that they fit in a previously established concept. This situation has essentially changed since the 1990s. Researches turned their attention also to the topic of the nobility. Questions of its origin, contemporary status, differentiations, tasks, relations or even its everyday life have been addressed. The most recent findings concerning noble population and their life in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period are presented in this issue of Forum Historiae.

FORUM HISTORIAE 2/2010: Nobility in Medieval and Modern Kingdom of Hungary
EDITOR: Tünde Lengyelová
ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Blanka Szeghyová
TRANSLATION FROM HUNGARIAN: Tünde Lengyelová, Diana Duchoňová
TITLE IMAGE: Hungarian Noble Women from Transylvania
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Juraj Benko
AUTHORS: Péter Dominkovits; Diana Duchoňová; Daniela Dvořáková; Frederik Federmayer; Anna Fundárková; Tünde Lengyelová; Ján Lukačka; Tibor Neumann; Géza Pálffy; János J. Varga; Attila Zsoldos
© INSTITUTE OF HISTORY, SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 2010