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Leónidasz a végvidéken, Zrínyi Miklós (1508–1566)
Leonidas on the borderland. Miklós Zrínyi (1508-1566)

Author(s): Szabolcs Varga
Subject(s): History, Military history, Political history, 16th Century
ISSN: 2064-518x
Published by: Virágmandula Kft. - Kronosz Kiadó
Keywords: Zrínyi family; Szigetvár 1566; Kingdom of Hungary; Hungary in 16th Century; Anti-Ottoman War; Hungarian military history
Summary/Abstract: Due to the literary and specialist works published in the past two hundred years, all the inhabitants of the Carpathian Basin have come across the name of Miklós Zrínyi. It is a joyful fact but in reality we hardly know the Captain of Szigetvár. Although several historical biographies have been compiled, neither the wider public have taken them into their hands, nor the new achievements has been embedded in popular fiction. The mental picture of Zrínyi of those interested and that of the professional historians are strikingly different. This book is both a historical novel and a scholarly biography. The author attempts to answer the most important questions about Zrínyi and, at the same time, show the latest achievements in a form easy to follow. Thus, it oversteps the usual framework of a biography and reveals Zrínyi’s place and role in the contemporary milieu. The readers learn about the origin and medieval history of the Zrínyi family, Miklós Zrínyi’s nationality and identity, as well as his relationship with the Habsburg rulers. The work also touches upon the decisive issues of the Kingdom of Hungary. Apart from settling accounts with some common myths, the book also uses new aspects when talking about the significance of the 1566 siege. Another novelty is its dealing with the cult forming around Zrínyi, because without this cult, we cannot understand the 21st-century interest that inspired the publication of this book.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-615-5497-83-4
  • Page Count: 280
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Hungarian