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Užhorod
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Užgorod (Czech Užhorod, Hung. Ungvár), in western Ukraine, belonged politically to the kingdom of Hungary from the Middle Ages to 1918; it went to Czechoslovakia in 1919 but was returned to Hungary in 1940. It was in the Soviet Union after 1945 and has been in independent Ukraine since 1991. In the conflict between Habsburg pressure for Catholic union and the pressure of the Reformed local rulers of Transylvania for conversion, on Apr 23, 1646, 63 priests of the Orthodox diocese of Mukačevo (Ukrainian Mukačivo, Hungarian Munkács) sealed the Union …

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Schneider, Johann, “Užhorod”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026255>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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