Szent István Társulat
Publishing House of the Holy See

Address: 1053 Budapest, Veres Pálné u. 24.

President of the Szent István Társulat: Gábor Sarbak
Director: Olivér Farkas

Foreign rights coordinator:
Kinga Száraz

The history of Szent István Társulat
Szent István Társulat (St.Stephen Association) is the oldest publisher and ecclesiastical association in Hungary. It was established in the first half of the 19th century when the notions of the developing Western European bourgeoisie reached the Habsburg Empire and it became necessary for the Church to find up-to-date answers to the problems discussed.
That was the reason why the prebend Mihály Fogarassy established the first publishing company, widely supported by both ecclesiastical and secular powers. The company finally started working after a lengthy procedure of obtaining the necessary permissions at the time of the great Eureopean revolutions, in the spring of 1848 when the censorship of printed materials ceased to exist. Continue...(pdf)

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Szabolcs Anzelm Szuromi: Medieval canon law - sources and theory

The aim of this present volume is, in the main, to make clear the importance of those elements (Latin culture, theological texts of patristic authors, decrees, canons, etc.) which made significant influence on the development of the Church's discipline and in its interpretation in the Middle Ages. The medieval canon law collections give clear and detalied description of the canonical system, the ecclesiastical hierarchy, the daily sacramental life of the Church, the supreme authority of the Pope, and the judical competence and activity of the ecclesiastical tribunals. However, every element of the ecclesiastical disciplinary system has a singular bond to the doctrine of the Church. This characteristic integrity is that immutability which, even among the changing frameworks, has provided for constancy in the Church's institutionalized life throughout history.




Our responsibility for the created world

Circular Letter of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops Conference on the Protection of the Created World.
The Church desires to stregthen charity and solidarity on a theological basis in society, together with every human being of good will.




András Rónai: Atlas of Central Europe

The Atlas was published in Hungarian and English and contained 171 colour maps (the Hungarian edition had only 139) and 367 pages of text which provided the reader with a comprehensive description of the geology, geography, population, nationalities, religions, agriculture and transportation in the region.
The maps in the Atlas were complemented with brief explanations and statistics as well as with a precise list of information sources. The maps contained 3 860 000 statistical data for which the compilers not only had to obtain and process the official statistical publications of ten countries (they did not collect data from Albania and Turkey) but also had to work with gazetteers and detailed maps showing even villages. They had to prepare maps of unified scale and projection from all these sources.
The Atlas contains more statistics and maps; all it's data are based on scientific research and can be verified by official state publications. What is missing is not supported by statistics: the sufferings of people can not be mapped ...

Edited by Schanda Balázs: The constitution of the republic of Hungary

In order to facilitate peaceful political transition into a constitutional
state ready to realize a multiparty system, introduce parliamentary
democracy, and promote conversion to a socially alert market economy, Parliament submits the following text as the authorized version - until the ratification of its replacement - of the Constitution of Hungary.




Gessner, Volmark-Hoeland, Armin-Varga, Csaba: European Legal Cultures





Csaba Varga: Theory of the judicial process The establishment of facts





Csaba Varga: Codification as a Socio-historical Phenomenon


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