Notes around the mongol invasion of hungary

by Maria Grof-Tisza, November 2010


Erected in 1991, this Fight of Muhi memorial iis a guy-made hill with wooden crosses like a symbolic graveyard for individuals Christians

who died within the fight at Muhi in 1241 (700 years earlier). The monument is encircled with

concentric walkways, and it was created by Vadasz Gyorgy. Photo credit monostory.

The greater than one 1000 many years of a brief history from the Hungarian people is filled with devastating occasions, such as the catastrophic Mongol invasion that happened within the thirteenth century. Once the Mongol expansion westward toward Europe started, Hungary is at a condition of feudal anarchy. The Golden Bull of 1222, from King Andrew II (1205-1235), had given capacity to the magnates of Hungary to digital rebel from the king in certain conditions making the king first among equals (“primus inter pares”) of Hungarian nobles. King Bela IV (1206-1270) attempted to revive the king’s former power with little success.

The Hungarians first learned about the Mongol threat in 1229 after Andrew II granted asylum towards the fleeing Russian boyars. More news arrived 1237 when Julianus, a Dominican friar who had been leading Magyars in the upper Volga place to Hungary, was arrested through the Mongols. Julianus was delivered back to Bela IV having a letter from Batu Khan (1205-1255), the founding father of the Mongol Golden Horde in Russia. Within the letter Batu Khan purchased the Hungarian king to surrender his kingdom, but Bela didn’t reply.

Bela IV had learned about the Mongols again in 1239 whenever a Mongol pressure underneath the command of generals Jebe and Subutai defeated the Kun (Cuman) tribes. The Kuns requested for, and received, asylum in Hungary. In exchange they provided to become Western ChristianityThat might have enhanced Hungary’s prestige using the Pope. Also, the Kuns led to Hungary’s defense with forty 1000 players who have been familiar with Mongol-style warfare.

In the finish of 1240 Batu Khan sent another ultimatum to Bela IV to prevent harboring the Kuns. Bela rejected the ultimatum, and sent heralds through the kingdom having a bloody sword, that was the indication of national emergency. This gave the sign to rally the nobles and vassals towards the defense from the Hungarian kingdom.

The Hungarians needed more manpower from the devastating Mongol army. So Bela IV requested the papacy and also the rulers of Western Europe for help, however this aid came only by means of a little dark night-detachment, which switched to constitute little help. Bela also didn’t receive firm support on the Hungarian nobility. A few of the Hungarian magnates didn’t realize the significance from the Mongol danger, yet others wished for that defeat from the king’s army, which may pressure Bela to prevent his centralizing efforts would weaken the king&rsquos power. To help exacerbate the situation the Hungarian population didn’t be friends with the Kuns, after a riot where the Kun khan was wiped out, the enraged Kuns left Hungary for Bulgaria, looting Hungarian villages on the way.

About 220 years prior to the Mongol invasion, the tactics from the Hungarian army have been much like individuals utilized by the Mongols: light cavalry having a sudden hurry around the enemy, or perhaps a feigned retreat. Regrettably the Hungarians had stopped with such tactics through the thirteenth century, and even though the Kuns used light cavalry tactics, they’d left Hungary.. When Batu Khan’s army attacked Hungary, the primary pressure from the Hungarian army was the heavy knights and infantry. However the Hungarians were handicapped by too little appropriate tactical understanding and proper commanders. The Hungarian knights fought against a lot more like individual fighters than being an army.

In the finish of March 1241, the Hungarian army moved from Buda (the Hungarian capital around the banks from the Danube River) toward the invading military of Batu Khan to be able to steer clear of the Mongol invasion. The Hungarians showed up in the Hernad River and encamped on 10 April without getting yet engaged the Mongols. The region was good for nomadic tactics using the many tributaries from the Hernad and Tisza Rivers and also the numerous forests and meadows it wasn’t an area appropriate for any heavy cavalry army. The Mongols attacked first around the night of 11 April, and rapidly defeated Bela’s 60 1000 strong army in fight through the Sajo River in Muhi.

Following the defeat, Bela fled to Pozsony (present-day Bratislava), using the Mongols after him, until they made the decision to relax and relish the spoils from the war. The Mongols occupied the truly amazing Hungarian plains and during the cold months, after crossing the Danube River, they moved towards Austria. Once Batu Khan received this news concerning the dying from the Mongol khan, Ogedei, he and the forces moved to Asia. Batu would be a contender for that throne and for that reason needed to return for that election of the new ruler. This ended the immediate Mongol destruction in Hungary. The European Union was saved.

Even though the Mongols ravaged and controlled the Hungarian countryside, they couldn’t occupy the forts and prepared metropolitan areas like Fehervar, Esztergom, Veszprem, Tihany, Gyor, Sopron, Moson, Vasvar, Ujhely, Zala, Nitra, Komarom, Abaujvar, Pannonhalma. Because of this, the fortresses were strengthened or re-built and then they performed a substantial role later on good reputation for Hungary.

Hungary is at ruins, half the population was easily wiped by the Mongols. But the specter of another Mongol invasion brought to restored feeling of national unity and provided an excellent reason for King Bela IV to grow Hungary’s defenses because they build forty-four new stone castles within the next 10 years. Also, he expanded the Hungarian army with heavily armored cavalry. Today, his can be broadly considered because the second most significant founding father of the Hungarian nation after Stephen I.

References and recommended websites :

  • The Corvina Good reputation for Hungary (From earliest occasions until todays), 1991
  • Mogyeriektol Mohacsig, by Varga Domokos, 1992
  • The fight of Mohi (Muhi) Hungary and also the wikipedia entry for that Fight of Mohi
  • Pictures concerning the monument around the battlefield of Muhi
  • Fight of Mohi Heath (an animated fight map by Jonathan Webb)
  • The Mongol Invasion of 1241, an instalment from A 1000 Many years of the Hungarian Art of War
  • Hungarian history sites: Hungarian Background and Important Dates of Hungarian History
  • The Mongol invasions: Fight of Liegnitz, the Mongol Invasions of Europe and also the records in the ” New World ” Encyclopedia and wikipedia
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Dracones Scythicus:

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Ross Antonio Jose ATIENZA: I’m asian but not mongol

Góbi K. Pig Strong 9323: Azt hiszem hamarosan megérkeznek a románok…

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