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"G. BARIŢIU" INSTITUTE

IANCU DE HUNEDOARA CA SIMBOL POLITICO-IDEOLOGIC PENTRU DOCTRINA INTERBELICĂ A COROANEI MAGHIARE


Șerban Turcuș

Abstract:
The doctrine of the Holy Hungarian Crown is the key ideological concept of the functioning of inter-war Hungary as a „kingdom without a king". One of the foundations of this doctrine, as evidenced by the correspondence kept in the Vatican's Apostolic Archive, was the use of Iancu de Hunedoara's figure as an institutional alibi to justify how the Hungarian republican government can take over the monarch's attributes even if he does not exist. It is used as an argument the period when Iancu de Hunedoara was governor of Hungary, pointing out that there is the Sacred Crown even in the absence of a crowned king. The main testimony on this subject is Cardinal Ján Černoch, Archbishop of Esztergom, who has a correspondence on this topic with the apostolic nuncio in Vienna in November 1918. It turns out that one of the pillars of the inter-war and current Hungarian state doctrine is Iancu de Hunedoara.
Keywords:
Holy See, Holy Crown, Hungary, Iancu de Hunedoara, ideology.