Why the tulip?

Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, studied in the Library of the British Museum in London. In the 19th century, the Library of the British Museum was a source of knowledge as important as the universities Oxford and Cambridge. So the Count Dracula speaks with enthusiasm on the basis of the culture learned in the Library of the British Museum: „…after the battle of Mohacs, we threw off the Hungarian yoke”. The victor in the battle of Mohacs was the sultan Soliman the Magnificent. During his rule,  the tulip was brought from Asia to Europe. Now the image of the tulip is on the Hungary coat of arms, and also was adopted as a graphic symbol by UDMR, the  ethnocratic corporatist organization of the Hungarian minority in Romania. Why?

Titus Filipas


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