PÉTER TUSOR, Purpura Pannonica. The "Cardinalitial See" of Strigonium and its Antecedents in the 17th Century (CVH I/3), Budapest–Rome 2005. 334 p. + 17 suppl. (pictures, facsimiles, map)
This work written by the founding editor of the series presents through the example of Esztergom (Strigonium) the practice of the legal custom of crown-cardinals, that is, the evolution of regal influence upon the non-Italian members of the College of Cardinals, surveying the period between the 15th and 20th centuries.
The international utility of the volume, published in Hungarian, is ensured by the Italian and Latin source material from archives in Italy, Vienna, Brünn (Brno, CZ) etc., most of which is also quoted from verbatim and which are published in the Appendix (pp. 211–284), an index of the sources (pp. 285–290), a Bibliography (pp. 291–304), an Index (pp. 307–314), and an annotated Summary with chapter titles and a Table of Contents in English (pp. 315–334).