Brian Sandberg

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Crusading culture played a significant role in the conceptions and practices of religious warfare in the Early Modern Period, as French authors and militant nobles redeployed Hungary as a crucial theater of crusading war. Examining crusading warfare in Hungary reveals new facets of warrior nobles’ military activities in early modern France and abroad, building on recent studies of French noble culture. The article concludes that French readers developed notions of crusading warfare in part through reports of the war in Hungary, contributing to a burgeoning literature on the production, diffusion, and reception of early modern news and information across Europe.

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Brian Sandberg,Going Off to the War in Hungary: French Nobles and Crusading Culture in the Sixteenth Century, Hungarian Historical Review 4, no. 2 (2015): 346–383


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Legacy Department

Department of History


Research for this article was made possible by the generous funding of Institut d’Études Avancées de Paris, Northern Illinois University, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and with the support of the Medici Archive Project. Any views, ndings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. All translations are the author’s unless otherwise noted.




Hungarian Historical Review

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Copyright 2015 Brian Sandberg Emailed permission through Huskie Commons



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