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Historiography on Andrew II of Hungary in the Fifth crusade (with special emphasis on Slavonic and Croatian component)


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Maleković, Dejan. (2015). Historiography on Andrew II of Hungary in the Fifth crusade (with special emphasis on Slavonic and Croatian component). Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Grgin, Borislav].

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The thesis deals with historiography's view on the role of Andrew II of Hungary and his crusaders in Palestine with a special emphasis on Slavonic and Croatian component. An overview of geopolitical framework and the idea of crusades introduces the issues under discussion. It shows the earlier state in Croatia and Slavonija regarding previous Crusade movements. Because of passive and negative experiences, the crusading idea started gaining acceptance at the dawn of Andrew's campaign. The paper studies the king's character and analyses various open questions of contemporary historiography, from the disagreeing views regarding the motivation behind the campaign to the concluding remarks on its importance. By analyzing the campaign and historiography's discrepancies, the thesis has the goal of providing a complete picture on the beginning of the development of the crusading idea in the region of Croatia and Slavonija. Sources are studied, as well as the thoughts of prominent Hungarian and global historians and the majority of domestic historiography. The fragmentation of theories and different influences conditioned the differing attitudes towards such a pan-European movement as were the Crusades. The reality of the fact that Slavonija and Croatia were separated at the time creates different approaches to the problems. While Slavonija experiences its rise, Croatia is being halted by dynastic ambitions of strong hinterland and a much more variegated influences. Both of the regna have weak financial power that diminishes the number of potential participants. The conflict between duke Domald and king Andrew II has a negative impact on crusading. The king's campaign in Palestine ends in a breakdown that ultimately forces him in a mighty conflict with Hungarian nobility resulting in the issuing of the Golden Bull of 1222.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: crusading, Andrew II, Crusades, Croatia, Slavonija, Zadar, Split, Hungary, Innocent III, knighthood, Acra, Babonić kindred
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Grgin, Borislav
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 09:07
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 09:07

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