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A History of the Holy Crown of Hungary by Sámuel Decsy

On the occasion of one of the most important national holidays in the country, that is Saint Stephen's Day on 20 August., let us draw your attention to a beautifully illustrated rarity from the holdings of the library offering an in-depth overview of the history of the Hungarian Holy Crown. Sámuel Decsy's A' magyar Szent Koronának és az ahhoz tartozó tárgyaknak historiája [History of the Holy Crown and Other Coronation Regalia of Hungary] published in 1792 summarizes every piece of knowledge a researcher of his era could possibly acquire on the subject.

Szent Korona

One of the exquisite engravings of the book depicting the details of the Holy Crown

Published on - 2017-08-18 14:50:00
Category: Book recommendations