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Overview

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.
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"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

  • ISBN-13: 9780521667364
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Series: Cambridge Concise Histories Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 388
  • Sales rank: 1,029,256
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 1.02 (d)

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.
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