Coloman, King of Galicia and Duke of Slavonia (1208-1241)
Coloman, King of Galicia and Duke of Slavonia (1208-1241)
Medieval Central Europe and Hungarian Power
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List of Illustrations Foreword Introduction Part One: Coloman as Child Ruler of Galicia Chapter 1: The Galician Context in 1205 Chapter 2: The Agreement of Scepus Chapter 3: Coloman’s Coronation as King of Galicia“Date and Place Chapter 4: The Hungarian Elite and Coloman’s Court Chapter 5: Coloman’s Position in Halych, 1215—22“Campaigns and Opponents Chapter 6: Upholding the Galician Claim“Coloman’s Place in Hungary Part Two: Coloman, Duke of Whole Slavonia (1226—1241) Chapter 7: Coloman and Scepus, before 1226 Chapter 8: Coloman as Duke of Whole Slavonia from 1226 Chapter 9: Coloman’s Status, and the Inner Workings of the Duchy Chapter 10: Coloman’s Ecclesiastical and Secular Activities in Slavonia Chapter 11: Coloman’s Rule in Slavonia Chapter 12: Politics and Dynastic Affairs Chapter 13: Challenges in the Balkans Chapter 14: The Mongol Attack and Coloman’s Death Conclusion: Coloman in the Eyes of Posterity Bibliography

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"Font und Barabás gelingt dadurch eine wertvolle Ergänzung zu den bereits vorhandenen Publikationen über diverse Mitglieder der ungarischen Herrscherfamilie und das ungarische Mittelalter, wobei sie Koloman gekonnt in die zeitgenössischen Ereignisse im Königreich Ungarn und in Europa einbetten und ihn einerseits als Spielball der väterlichen Politik, andererseits als eigenständigen Akteur und Politiker identifizieren."
- Sonja Lessacher, sehepunkte 21 (2021), Nr. 10

"Als Begründung für die Abfassung des Buches geben Font und Barabás an, dass Coloman, der „may not be the most famous member of the Árpáds […] still deserves historical attention“ (S. 132). Diese Aufgabe hat die Publikation zweifellos erfüllt. [...] Zumindest eine der zahlreichen Lücken ist mit diesem begrüßenswerten Buch nun gefüllt."
- Anti Selart, Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 10 (2020), Nr. 1

Márta Font, Gabor Barabás

Coloman, King of Galicia and Duke of Slavonia (1208-1241)

Medieval Central Europe and Hungarian Power

A figure of crucial importance to scholarship on western and eastern Europe alike, King Coloman (1208—1241) here receives long-overdue scholarly treatment as a key figure of the thirteenth century. The Arpad prince ruled over a vast area in Central Europe which remained largely affiliated to the Western Church. Renowned for fighting the Mongol Empire, he had close relations with Pope Gregory IX, and he was a contemporary of Emperor Friedrich II, Philippe Auguste of France, and Henry III of England. Coloman controlled territories that comprise modern-day Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, and Bosnia and, as a result, he has long featured in various competing national historiographies. This study draws on Hungarian and other research that is inaccessible outside the region and places Coloman at the crossroads of Latin Christendom, Eastern Orthodoxy, and the Mongol Empire. It moves beyond previous national and religious narratives and foregrounds Central Europe in the history of early thirteenth-century Europe.

Márta Font

[Márta Font](, Professor and Departmental Head of the Institute of History at the University of Pécs, is a leading expert of the history of medieval Rus.

Gabor Barabás

[Gábor Barabás](, Adjunct Professor at the University of Pécs, is an expert in the history of medieval papal-Hungarian relations.