- Mezey, Barna: HISTORY OF THE HUNGARIAN PARLIAMENT
- Kiadó: OSIRIS Kiadó
- Kiadás éve: 1999
- Oldalszám: 300
- Nyelv: English
- The Parliament is a permanent participant of the more than 1000-year-old Hungarian State. At the beginning, the Parliament was the decision-making organ of the nomad state, later became the nobles’ assembly of the young Christian state, in the era of the feudal dualism it became the most important stage of the division of powers between the land (regnum) and the king (rex). Regarding the centuries under the Habsburg dynasty, the fight for constitutional independence was the most important aim of the Hungarian estates: the Parliament became the protector of the estate rights and the traditional Hungarian constitutional system. In 1848, the representatives of the Parliament in a unique way in Hungarian history refused their privileges and elaborated the Hungarian bourgeois Constitution (the so-called Acts of April). Since that time, apart from dictatorial periods the Austrian dictatorship 1849 - 1867 after the suppression of the 1848 - 1849 revolution, the firs attempt at a Soviet-type state in 1919, the Nazi state under German occupation in 1944, and the Communist regime between 1948 and 1989 the Parliament has had key-role in the Hungarian state life and parliamentarianism.
The illustrated book, History of the Hungarian Parliament introduces the 1000-year-old institution: the history, the structure, the procedures, the acts and the documents of the Hungarian Parliament. The pictures illustrate events, places, buildings, plenary sessions and significant decisions of the parliamentary assemblies.