EDGÁR ARTNER, “Hungary as Propugnaculum of Western Christianity”. Documents from the Vatican Secret Archives (ca 1214–1606) (CVH I/1), published by KORNÉL SZOVÁK–JÓZSEF TÖRÖK–PÉTER TUSOR, Budapest–Rome 2004. ccvi + 336 p. + 11 suppl. (pictures, facsimiles, map)
The manuscript contains faithful transliterations of 206 largely unpublished historical documents from the period between the 13th and 17th centuries found in a wide variety of the fonds of the Vatican Archives. A significant portion of the Latin and Italian documents consists of papal (letter) breves, which are supplemented by tithe collectors’ documents and papal nuncios’ reports and instructions.
The volume includes a Hungarian apparatus, a Bibliography (pp. 271–276), a detailed Index (pp. 276–304) in Latin, and a copious, annotated Summary and a Table of Contents in English (pp. 305–335). (For the Introduction of the volume, see the Excerptum.)