By Nora Berend
It is a learn of the industrial, social, felony and non secular place of 3 minorities in the medieval Christian country of Hungary. The booklet demonstrates that the prestige of such minorities depended no longer easily on Christian spiritual tenets, yet on a bigger framework--including the felony and social process, fiscal probabilities, and conflicts among kings and the clergy. It additionally investigates the placement "at the gate of Christendom"--the frontier with the nomad world--and the best way this affected either Christian and non-Christian interplay and Christian ideology.
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At the gate of Christendom by Nora Berend