Historical Dictionary of Hungary

Overview

Formerly a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and situated in the very heart of Central Europe, modern-day Hungary is bordered by Austria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Slovenia. Hungary's economy and educational base are among the strongest in Central Europe, and its post-Communist struggle to move to a market economy is being strongly encouraged by the U.S. and the nations of Western Europe. One of the most vibrant and historically fascinating (and complex) areas of the world, Hungary and the...

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Overview

Formerly a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and situated in the very heart of Central Europe, modern-day Hungary is bordered by Austria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Slovenia. Hungary's economy and educational base are among the strongest in Central Europe, and its post-Communist struggle to move to a market economy is being strongly encouraged by the U.S. and the nations of Western Europe. One of the most vibrant and historically fascinating (and complex) areas of the world, Hungary and the forces that have shaped her current political framework are a timely focus for this needed work. The Historical Dictionary of Hungary provides a handy resource to this small European country, examining the key events, people and places crucial to its history. An extensive introduction leads the reader through the origins of the Hungarians in the Magyar people up to the present-day post-communist period. A listing of heads of state is provided, along with abbreviations and acronyms, maps, a chronology and a glossary of geographical terms. Entries describe important dates and figures in Hungarian history, and refer to related entries, thus providing the researcher with a solid background from which to continue research. The substantial bibliography lists relevant books and articles for further reading. A must for any public or university library.

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Editorial Reviews

H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
The maps...are admirably clear and effective in tracing territorial evolution... excellent ready reference ...the bibliograph[y] that conclude[s this volume is [a] valuable contribution, particularly since [it] include[s] recent works and articles that would be difficult to track down in other sources...students, teachers, and specialists are likely to find [this compilation] useful.
Choice
...balanced and objective...credit must be given the author for the enormity of the work and the unbiased presentation of controversial issues and figures. Recommended for colleges and universities with programs in Central European studies.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Filling a gap in the literature, this volume is recommended for all academic and large public library reference collections.
CHOICE
...balanced and objective...credit must be given the author for the enormity of the work and the unbiased presentation of controversial issues and figures. Recommended for colleges and universities with programs in Central European studies.
American Reference Books Annual
Filling a gap in the literature, this volume is recommended for all academic and large public library reference collections.
Journal Of European Studies
...an extensive chronology, a historical introduction, 667 pages of text and a vast...bibliography...its aim is to give all the necessary information about Hungary's past and present in the form of clearly written, unbiased entries...this aim is on the whole achieved.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
The maps...are admirably clear and effective in tracing territorial evolution... excellent ready reference ...the bibliograph[y] that conclude[s this volume is [a] valuable contribution, particularly since [it] include[s] recent works and articles that would be difficult to track down in other sources...students, teachers, and specialists are likely to find [this compilation] useful.
American Reference Books Annual
Filling a gap in the literature, this volume is recommended for all academic and large public library reference collections.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
The maps...are admirably clear and effective in tracing territorial evolution... excellent ready reference ...the bibliograph[y] that conclude[s this volume is [a] valuable contribution, particularly since [it] include[s] recent works and articles that would be difficult to track down in other sources...students, teachers, and specialists are likely to find [this compilation] useful.
CHOICE
...balanced and objective...credit must be given the author for the enormity of the work and the unbiased presentation of controversial issues and figures. Recommended for colleges and universities with programs in Central European studies.
Journal Of European Studies
...an extensive chronology, a historical introduction, 667 pages of text and a vast...bibliography...its aim is to give all the necessary information about Hungary's past and present in the form of clearly written, unbiased entries...this aim is on the whole achieved.
Booknews
Alphabetically arranged entries cover Hungarian history from 2000 B.C. to the current, post-communist period, focusing primarily on historical and political aspects while not excluding other aspects of society and culture. Includes a few maps and a glossary of geographic terms to accommodate repeatedly altered names of towns, provinces, and ethnic groups. An historical overview and a chronology are provided, as well as listings of heads of state, and of abbreviations and acronyms. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810832541
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Series: European Historical Dictionaries Series , #18
  • Pages: 834
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Bela Vardy, Ph.D., is a Professor of European History at Duquesne University, Director of Duquesne University History Forum, President of the American Association for the Study of Hungarian History, and Vice President of the International Association of Hungarian Historians. He is the author or co-author of over a dozen books and nearly 300 articles, chapters, essays and reviews.

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