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Summary and Conclusion

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This chapter presents summary and conclusions of the book The Holy Wars of King Wladislas and Sultan Murad, which describes the political and institutional context and causes of the Ottoman-Hungarian conflict from 1438-1444 and provides the most accurate narration possible of the events themselves. In doing so, the book draws on the widest possible range of sources both primary and secondary. The sense of lost opportunity presented by the defeat at Varna was keenly felt by European contemporaries. In 1453 Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini sent Cardinal Zbigniew Oleśnicki a copy of his public correspondence. This included the letters Piccolomini had written during his time in Frederick's chancellery. The disparaging comments Oleśnicki found there, as well as perhaps recent news of the fall of Constantinople, prompted him to write a lengthy response to Piccolomini, at the end of which he discussed Wladislas and the characteristics of his reign in Hungary.

Keywords: Ottoman-Hungarian conflict; sultan Murad; Wladislas



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