The government's position on putting the question of the operata on the agenda (1830-1832) Cover Image

A kormányzat álláspontja az operátumok napirendre tűzésének kérdéséről (1830–1832)
The government's position on putting the question of the operata on the agenda (1830-1832)

Author(s): Orsolya Völgyesi
Subject(s): History
Published by: AETAS Könyv- és Lapkiadó Egyesület

Summary/Abstract: The paper examines the position of the government concerning the work of a national committee delegated by the 1827 Art. 8. These so called operata were originally to be put on the agenda of the Hungarian Diet planned for October 2, 1831. The session where the main point of the agenda was to discuss the work of the commission was finally summoned by the monarch for December 16, 1832. The paper claims that the reason for this delay was not only the pandemic of cholera, which broke out in the summer of 1931, but the deliberate postponing tactics of the government as well. The government, i.e. the Hungarian chief officers such as the comes palatinus, the chancellor, and the personalis praesentiae regiae, and the conference of ministers, recognized the necessity of discussing the operata, but also wanted to wait until it was clear what instructions had been drawn up for the county deputies so that it could make the order of the parlamentary debates on the operata with that knowledge. The other important goal of the government was to avoid the simultaneous summoning, long overdue, of the Hungarian and Transylvanian Diets. The Diet of Pozsony in 1832-1834 was in session longer that the government would have wished, but the conditions in Transylvania obliged the king to summon the Transylvanian estates for a Diet in 1934. The second goal thus failed. Handling Hungarian and Transylvanian affairs at the same time surpassed the abilities of the government, and the grave political conflicts emerging at the turn of 1834 and 1835 would be impossible to cope with by traditional means.

  • Issue Year: 1997
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 39-53
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Hungarian