Gesta Hungarorum: The Deeds of the Hungarians (Central European Medieval Texts) pdf epub fb2

Gesta Hungarorum: The Deeds of the Hungarians (Central European Medieval Texts) by Simon Kezai, Laszlo Veszpremy, Frank Schaer pdf epub fb2

Gesta Hungarorum: The Deeds of the Hungarians (Central European Medieval Texts) Author: Simon Kezai, Laszlo Veszpremy, Frank Schaer
Title: Gesta Hungarorum: The Deeds of the Hungarians (Central European Medieval Texts)
ISBN: 9639116319
ISBN13: 978-9639116313
Other Formats: lit txt mbr rtf
Pages: 235 pages
Publisher: Central European Univ Pr (July 1, 1999)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1471 kb
Size EPUB version: 1634 kb
Subcategory: Mythology & Folk Tales




Written between 1282-1285, the "Gesta Hungarorum" is a historical fiction of prehistory, medieval history and contemporary social history. The author divides Hungarian history into two periods: Hunnish-Hungarian prehistory and Hungarian history, giving a division which persisted in Hungary up to the beginnings of modern historiography. The text also illustrates the chronicler's legal-theoretical framework of corporate self government and constitutional law, inspired by French and Italian sources and practice, which made this chronicle become an integral part of Hungarian political theory as well as historical consciousness.