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István M. Szijártó 
Estates and Constitution 
The Parliament in Eighteenth-Century Hungary

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Across eighteenth-century Europe, political power resided overwhelmingly with absolute monarchs, with notable exceptions including the much-studied British Parliament as well as the frequently overlooked Hungarian Diet, which placed serious constraints on royal power and broadened opportunities for political participation. Estates and Constitution provides a rich account of Hungarian politics during this period, restoring the Diet to its rightful place as one of the era’s major innovations in government. István M. Szijártó traces the religious, economic, and partisan forces that shaped the Diet, putting its historical significance in international perspective.

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List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements


Introduction


Part I: The Frameworks


Chapter 1. The Dualism of King and Estates
Chapter 2. The Workings of the Machinery of the Diet


Part II: The Structures of Politics


Chapter 3. The Dualism of King and Estates Dominated by Confessional Questions
Chapter 4. Taxes and Privileges
Chapter 5. Government and Opposition at the Diet
Chapter 6. Career Paths at the Diet
Chapter 7. Realignments on the Estates’ Side of the Political Arena


Part III: Interpreting Hungarian Politics in the 18th Century


Chapter 8. Texts and Discourse
Chapter 9. County and Gentry
Chapter 10. Historiographical Traditions and European Comparisons


Bibliography
Index

About the author


István M. Szijártó is Professor of History at Eötvös University, Budapest. He has published several books about the social and cultural history of politics in 18th-century Hungary as well as the theoretical and methodological problems surrounding microhistory.
Language English ● Format EPUB ● Pages 442 ● ISBN 9781789208801 ● File size 7.1 MB ● Publisher Berghahn Books ● City NY ● Country US ● Published 2020 ● Edition 1 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 7393534 ● Copy protection Adobe DRM
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