County Árva

Nepotism – the "Hidden" Aspect of the Liptov and Orava Counties´ Administration in the 18th Century

Janura, Tomáš

The phenomenon of nepotism belongs to the almost unknown aspect of the Hungarian county administration, although familial and personal ties represented crucial elements of political culture in the early modern period. State and local offices became ideal places for applying such personal ties and relations into practice. The state maintained a neutral attitude towards nepotism until the first half of the 18th century and no intervention was made against it in the county administration.

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