Selected Passages from Hungarian-Ottoman Wars between 1372-1699

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My books (ebooks and paperback/hardcover books alike, both in color and black-and-white print) are available on Amazon and Lulu Books:

“33 Castles, Battles, Legends”:

Magnificent castles and legendary heroes from the age of Hungarian-Turkish wars. Europe was torn by religious and dynastic wars in the 16th century while the mighty Ottoman Empire was getting ready to conquer the countries of the Christian world.

The Hungarians had contributed vastly more than their share to the steady development of the European civilization at this time.

Available: https://www.amazon.com/dp/198020490X

The Hungarian-Ottoman War Series aims to make this age more popular in the English language. Let us meet and pay tribute to the generations of long-forgotten heroes. In this book, I have chosen thirty-three castles from those which used to guard the northern part of the Hungarian Kingdom against the Ottoman Empire.

I described the history of these castles from the beginning until the 18th century and added a particular legend or battle, a siege that can be associated with the place. The legends and the battles were written as short history-fiction stories, based on traceable facts.

“The Ring of Kékkő Castle”:

It is historical fiction, a novel:

In the tumultuous year of 1634, Bálint Felföldi starts a quest to find the lost Ring of King Matthias Corvinus in the wildlands of the Hungarian Military Borderlands where the remnants of the once-great Hungarian kingdom mix with the Habsburg and Ottoman Empires.

At the center of this tale of adventure and intrigue is Bálint, the son of a Hungarian mother of the Székely frontier guards of the Carpathian Mountains and Scottish soldier-of-fortune who came to Hungary to serve the Prince of Transylvania.

Available: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1728873193

On his quest, he has adventures and overcoming obstacles, hardships, and foes that seek to undermine his efforts. The novel wishes to pay tribute to the Hussar and Hajdú warriors of the Hungarian Valiant Order of the Borderland who had been gloriously blocking the Ottoman Empire’s expansion into Europe for centuries.

“Castles of Hungarian History Weekly Planner for 2022”:

The “Castles of Hungarian History” is a simple but beautiful weekly calendar for 2022. Marvel the medieval majesty of these magnificent castles and cities in the Carpathian Basin where history was created. Plan your time and each week enjoy a different color woodcut or etching of 52 castles. It is the perfect gift for lovers of Hungarian history. It is available in paperback/hardcover.

Available: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09FS9ZM6K

The books are available in ebook edition, and in paperback/hardcover: both color and black-and-white editions can be obtained:

 There are countries where Amazon would not deliver paperback books. In this case, check out Lulu Books:

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/szantai

Also, they are obtainable here:

https://books2read.com/u/3L0kO7

My wall calendars for 2022:

https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/szantai

I have three Wall Calendars for 2022:

1. Castles of Hungarian history

Castles of Hungarian History is a simple but beautiful wall calendar for 2022.

Marvel the medieval majesty of these magnificent castles and cities in the Carpathian Basin where history was created. Plan your time and each month enjoy a different color woodcut or etching of 14 castles. It is the perfect gift for lovers of Hungarian history.

Here is the list of castles/cities that you can find in the Calendar: Cover page: Komárom (Komárno)

January: Pozsony (Bratislava, Pressburg) February: Buda March: Esztergom April: Drégely May: Tokaj June: Hatvan July: Eger August: Kassa ( Košice, Kaschau) September: Kolozsvár (Cluj, Klausenburg) October: Tata November: Várad (Nagyvárad, Oradea, Großwardein) December: Szolnok Back cover: Győr

You can find it here:

https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/szantai

2. Transylvanian Castles and Churches

2022 Wall Calendar:

There are many magnificent Hungarian and German Saxon castles, churches, and fortified churches in Transylvania, Romania. This Wall Calendar includes the following places:

Cover page: Berethalom (Birthälm, Biertan) Back page: Asszonyfalva (Frauendorf, Axente Sever)

Szászfehéregyháza (Deutsch-Weisskirch, Viscri) Prázsmár (Tartlau, Prejmer) Törcsvár (Türzdorf, Bran) Kézdiszentlélek (Sânzieni) Mese (Meschendorf, Meșendorf) Muzsna (Meschen, Moșna) Segesvár (Schäßburg, Sighișoara) Barcarozsnyó (Rosenau, Râșnov) Riomfalva (Reichesdorf, Richiș) Magyarszovát (Suatu) Nagyszeben (Hermannstadt, Sibiu) Brassó (Kronstadt, Brașov)

Check it out here:

https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/szantai

3. Chronicon Pictum

Chronicon Pictum (English: “Illuminated Chronicle”, Hungarian: “Képes Krónika”) is a medieval illustrated chronicle from the Kingdom of Hungary from the second half of the fourteenth century. It represents the great international artistic style of the royal courts in the court of King Louis I of Hungary.

The chronicle was written by Kálti Márk (lat. Marci de Kalt) shortly after the year 1358, with the last of the illuminations being finished between 1370 and 1373. The chronicle was given by the great Hungarian king Louis I to the French king Charles V, when the daughter of Louis, Catherine, was engaged to Charles’s son Louis I, Duke of Orléans.

Check it out here:

https://www.lulu.com/en/en/shop/gabor-szantai/chronicon-pictum/paperback/product-4grywj.html?page=1&pageSize=4

Puzzles of Hungarian history:

This section is under construction, I ask for your kind patience.

Here are T-shirts and all kinds of presents that are related to Hungarian history:

I have selected Hungarian and Transylvanian gold and silver coins as well as coats of arms that looked good so as to put them on clothes and other accessories. Check them out, if you like one of the designs, you will find the fitting color and size easily.

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