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Владавина права и грађанска равноправност срба у Хабзбуршкој монархији 1526-1792
The Rule Of Law And Civil Rights Of Serbs In The Habsburg Monarchy

Author(s): Vladan Gavrilović, Dejan Mikavica
Subject(s): History
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: Serbs; Hungarians; Viennese court; Habsburg Monarchy; Hungarian Assembly; civic equality; privileges

Summary/Abstract: Clerical and secular representatives of Serbian people in the multinational conservative and legitimist Habsburg Monarchy had been striving continuously for centuries to preserve legal and political presumptions needed for preservation of national identity and civic equality, which were based primarily on the privileges that Serbs received for their war merits from Hungarian kings and Austrian emperors since the end of the 17th century. Faced with open hostility of the ruling Hungarian classes toward their legal and political status and grasping the irreconcilable differences between their privileged status and Hungarian national law, Serbs tended to instigate sanctioning of ethnic and civic equality through implementation of their privileges into the Hungarian legislation, all this with the support of the Viennese court and their Church-National Assembly. The climax of these efforts was in the year when the Diet adopted laws which in great deal accepted their requests.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 1643-1654
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Serbian