The military resolutions of the Regensburg Imperial Diet in 1594 Cover Image

Az 1594. évi regensburgi birodalmi gyűlés hadügyi rendeletei
The military resolutions of the Regensburg Imperial Diet in 1594

Author(s): Zoltán Péter Bagi
Subject(s): History
Published by: AETAS Könyv- és Lapkiadó Egyesület

Summary/Abstract: Following the conclusion of the Persian war in March 1590, the attention of the Sublime Porte again turned to Europe. After three years of uncertainty, waiting, and domestic struggle, Murad III gave in to the pressure of the ’Rumelian’ or ’Western lobby’, and, in the summer of 1593, after the defeat at Sisek of Dervish or Telli Hasan, Beglerbey of Bosnia, out of three possible theatres of war (the Kingdoms of Spain, Poland, and Hungary), sent his armies against the Austrian Hapsburgs. The court in Prague was caught unprepared by the Ottoman attack. Those around the emperor thought that the defence of the frontier in Hungary was impossible without the military and financial assistance of the Holy Roman Empire. At the Imperial Diet at Regensburg in 1594, an unprecedentedly high (80 Römermonat) aid was voted for by the Estates. In addition, on account of the religious wars flaring up again in the Netherlands and jeopardizing the internal peace of the Empire, the Estates deemed it necessary to revise the regulation of the activities of recruiters employed by alien powers. The author attempts to discuss as minutely as possible the sixteen articles of the Imperial Diet on that issue: the introduction or the reasons for renewing the articles (4 articles); the delimitation of the regulations, and the text of the oath the recruiting person and his guarantor had to swear (10 articles); the sanctions against those who caused damage and broke the rules (2 articles).

  • Issue Year: 2002
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 5-14
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Hungarian