The fourth issue of Historical Review for 2015 has been published.
Boglárka Weisz’s study is a thorough analysis reexamining and questioning the thesis that he emergence of the treasurer’s office in the Hungarian Kingdom in 14th century could be explained by an increase in the competences of the magister tavarnicorum. Veronika Tóth-Barbalics’ paper examines the selection, functions and activities of the leading functionaries of the Upper House of the Hungarian parliament, applying the methods of biography and prosopography. Barna Ábrahám’s essay aimes to give an overall picture of the situation, frameworks and possibilities of Slovak press during the First World War. Zsuzsanna Varga examines the land reforms in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe after 1944 in a chronological order with attention to different aspects, e.g. the social groups which were deprived of their landed wealth, the beneficiaries, the arable lands, regional differences, the procedure itself etc. Dániel Bácsatyai’s study tries to demonstrate that the prologue of the Illuminated Chronicle - a remarkable artefact of 14th century Hungarian historiography - contains a lengthy quotation from pope Boniface VIII’s decretal collection, the Liber Sextus, which might shed some light upon the author’s learning. The aim of András Vadas’ paper is to draw attention to the complexity of the regulations and customs regarding the construction of water-mills on rivers in medieval Hungary. Orsolya Manhercz’ study examines the circumstances of the visit of Austrian emperor (and Hungarian king) Francis Joseph to Hungary in 1852, characterizing the great emphasis on the evocation of the Hungarian revolution and fight for independence of 1848–1849 and the ambivalence caused by the contrasting emotions evoked by the revolution and the consequent events.