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Variácie na zachovanie stavu
Variations on maintaining the status quo

On the Hungarian Parliament in the 19th century

Author(s): János Poór
Contributor(s): Diana Duchoňová (Translator)
Subject(s): Political history, 18th Century, 19th Century
Published by: Historický ústav SAV
Keywords: Hungary; Parliament; 18th/19th Century; Nobility; Taxation;

Summary/Abstract: Poór, János. Variations on maintaining the status quo. On the Hungarian Parliament in the 19th century. Historický časopis, 2015, 63, 1, pp. 27-46, Bratislava. The study is devoted to analysis of the defence of noble privileges and the position of the Hungarian nobility on the floor of parliament in relation to the monarch’s powers at the beginning of the 19th century. It analyses the discussions of various parliaments, especially on questions of property rights and the related rights to political representation, equality before the law, land tax and the bearing of public burdens. It examines the detailed argumentation and use of older legislation, as well as proposals for its use in favour of modernization (J. Hajnóczy, G. Berzeviczy). Special attention is devoted to the question of finance for the army, in relation to the traditional system of military service (insurrection). The author states that the achievement of change in the framework of the Hungarian constitutional system was not excluded, but the parliaments of the early 19th century did not set themselves such aims.

  • Issue Year: 63/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 27-46
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Slovak