THE PORTRAYAL OF KING LADISLAU V IN 
ENEA SILVIO PICCOLOMINI’S EPISTOLAE FAMILIARES Cover Image
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IMAGINEA REGELUI LADISLAU AL V-LEA ÎN EPISTOLAE-LE FAMILIARES ALE LUI ENEA SILVIO PICCOLOMINI
THE PORTRAYAL OF KING LADISLAU V IN ENEA SILVIO PICCOLOMINI’S EPISTOLAE FAMILIARES

Author(s): Andreea Mârza
Subject(s): History
Published by: Muzeul Naţional al Unirii Alba Iulia

Summary/Abstract: The letters of the Humanist Enea Silvio Piccolomini – Pope Pius II – provide essential political, historical, religious and philological data. A few of his letters (433) were collected in the incunabulum Pius II (Pope, 1458-1464) Epistolae Familiares, Nurenberge, Anthonius Koberger, 1496, Kal. Iunii XVI [V. 17], 4° kept at the Central University Library “Lucian Blaga” from Cluj. This study is dedicated to the portrayal of King Ladislau V, also known as Ladislau the Posthumous, in Piccolomini’s 433 letters. Ladislau was a fascinating character, who was claimed as a child by the Estates from Hungary, Bohemia or Austria. King Frederic V became regent during Ladislau’s minority, with Queen Elisabeth’s permission, and formally ruled Hungary and Bohemia. Ladislau had a short life, as he died in 1457. He was not the authoritarian type of ruler needed in the mid 15th century turmoil, as he often allowed local interest groups to have their say.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: Vol. 43/1
  • Page Range: 87-98
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Romanian