Although Hungary and Croatia are bonded together by 800 years of common statehood, many questions about the two countries' shared history are still unanswered. The place of the Dalmatian towns in the medieval Kingdom of Hungary and their relationship with the kings are among these unexplored fields of the Hungarian-Croatian past. This volume focuses on the beginnings of the common statehood and analyzes the place of the Dalmatian towns in the Hungarian Kingdom through the lens of the exercise of the Hungarian royal authority. The book guides the readers through several aspects of this relationship to show how the Hungarian royal court maintained its authority over the towns and who were the representatives of the kings of Hungary in Dalmatia. Judit Gál works at the Institute of History of the Research Centre for the Humanities and her main field of interest is the relationship between Hungary and the Balkans between the 11th and 15th centuries.