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A Concise History of Hungary

A Concise History of Hungary

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Part of Cambridge Concise Histories

  • Date Published: April 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521667364

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  • This book offers a comprehensive thousand-year history of the land, people, society, culture and economy of Hungary, from its nebulous origins in the Ural Mountains to the 1988 elections. It tells above all the thrilling story of a people who became a great power in the region and then fought against--and were invaded by--Ottomans, Germans and Soviets. The Hungarian people preserved nevertheless a continuous individuality through their Ural-born language and a specifically Hungaro-European culture.

    • A comprehensive history of the Hungarian lands and peoples from early medieval times to the fall of communism
    • Illustrated by many photographs and maps which illuminate the text
    • Written by a very experienced, authoritative author, who has himself suffered from the dramatic upheavals in Hungarian history in the twentieth century
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Good illustrations and maps guide the reader through the events of the Hungarian past." CHOICE Jan 2002

    "Educated general readers seeking a well-informed, readable, and current individual perspective on Hungary's national past will find this book useful." Austrian History Yearbook

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521667364
    • length: 390 pages
    • dimensions: 213 x 137 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 48 b/w illus. 11 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Chronology
    1. From the beginnings to 1301
    2. Grandeur and decline: from the Anjou kings to the battle of Mohàcs, 1301–1526
    3. A country under three crowns, 1526–1711
    4. Vienna and Hungary: absolutism, reforms, revolution, 1711–1848
    5. Rupture, compromise and dual monarchy, 1849–1919
    6. Between the two wars
    7. Under Soviet domination, 1949–90
    8. 1990, a new departure
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Miklós Molnár, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

    Translator

    Anna Magyar

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