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Voices of the Churches, Voices of the Nationalities

Voices of the Churches, Voices of the Nationalities from Andreea Dancila-Ineoan, Marius Eppel, Ovidiu-Emil Iudean
Competing Loyalties in the Upper House of the Hungarian Parliament (1867 - 1918)

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Category: B├╝cher
Pages / Format: 260 S.; gebundene Ausgabe
Edit year: 21.02.2019
Publishing House: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Language: Englisch
ISBN: 9783631735558

<p>The volume directs its focus to the House of Magnates in the Hungarian Parliament. There, the Churches were granted voices through the inclusion of higher clergymen who stood for the confessions institutionalized in Transleithania. These clergymen gave voice not only to the concerns of their particular denomination, but also to the worries of the nationalities which took cover under the spiritual shepherds mantle. Therefore, the political roles that they assumed as members of the Upper House entailed the handling of multiple loyalties: towards the state, their national groups, or their own Churches. The parliamentary discourses they produced provide a chronicle of the political exercise in this environment and also allow a better understanding of the modernization of Dualist Hungary.

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