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 The crusading letters of King Matthias
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King Matthias of Hungary

Date: 1458-90

Original Language: Latin


Matthias wrote about 140 crusading letters, mostly to the papacy, the kings of France and Naples, the Holy Roman Emperor and the Imperial Diet, and Venice. He regarded correspondence as an important royal political function. Between his accession in 1458 and 1471 he was the author of a quarter of the letters from his Chancery, and between …

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Barany, Attila, “ The crusading letters of King Matthias”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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