Hungary's Historical Legacy: Essays in Honor of Steven Bela Vardy

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This book contains 19 studies by leading experts in the field of Hungarian political, cultural, economic, and literary history to honor Steven Béla Várdy, America's leading historiographer of Hungary and an internationally renowned scholar of Hungarian immigration studies. Topics include an overview of democracy's traditions in Hungarian history by Joseph Held, analyses of medieval legal history, the 18th and 19th century reform movements, 19th-century national issues, historiographical examinations of Trianon ...

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This book contains 19 studies by leading experts in the field of Hungarian political, cultural, economic, and literary history to honor Steven Béla Várdy, America's leading historiographer of Hungary and an internationally renowned scholar of Hungarian immigration studies. Topics include an overview of democracy's traditions in Hungarian history by Joseph Held, analyses of medieval legal history, the 18th and 19th century reform movements, 19th-century national issues, historiographical examinations of Trianon and the ZIPs region of Upper Hungary, the legacy of Oscar Jaszi, Transylvania in Soviet plans during World War II, peasant education before the war, U.S.-Hungarian cold war relations, the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and its assorted aspects in America, to linguistic and literary problems.

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Nineteen scholars of Hungarian political, cultural, economic, demographic, literary, and linguistic history contributed essays in honor of V<'a>rdy (Duquesne U.), a leading historiographer of Hungary. Chapters address topics such as the Trianon Treaty and its impact on the Hungarian psyche; Hungarian immigration and demography; US- Hungarian cold war relations; the pre-reform and reform periods of the 18th and 19th centuries; and the 1956 revolution and its aftermath. The collection includes a list of V<'a>rdy's publications, a survey of his academic contributions, and letters of tribute from colleagues and family members. Indexes proper names only. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780880334525
  • Publisher: East European Monographs
  • Publication date: 3/23/2000
  • Series: East European Monographs Ser.
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.81 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis P. Hupchick is associate professor of history at Wilkes University.

R. William Weisberger is professor of history and sociology at Butler County Community College.

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Table of Contents

In Honor of Steven Bela Vardy: An Editor's Preface
Steven Bela Vardy: A Complete Bibliography, 1965-2000
The Business of History: A Personal Tribute
Fortuitous Irony: A Personal Tribute
"Daddy's Little Girl:" A Personal Tribute
Letters of Tribute
Hungary's Historical Legacies: An Editor's Introduction
Is History the Enemy of Hungarian Democracy? Musing about the Past and Present 1
Historiography of the German Zips Region of Upper Hungary 24
Bela in America 38
Similarities between King St. Stephen of Hungary's Law Code and the Laws of Jaroslav the Wise of Kiev 45
Immediate Antecedents of the Hungarian Age of Reform 55
The Future of the Nineteenth Century 62
Hungarians, Czechs, and Croats: Nation Building in the Long 19th Century 74
The Trianon Peace Treaty in Hungarian Historiography and Political Thinking 89
The Ups and Downs in the Historiography of the Peace Treaty of Trianon 106
Oscar Jaszi's Vision of Peace 116
Education for a New Peasant Leadership: The Hungarian Folk College Movement, 1938-1945 130
Stalin's Wartime Plans for Transylvania, 1939-1945 146
Mother Tongue and the Language of the Home 155
American-Hungarian Relations and the Return of the Holy Crown 168
Imre Nagy: Father of the Soviet Collapse 187
1956: A Lawful Revolution in Hungary and the First War Between Socialist States. Personal Reminiscences, Pivotal Events, and a Synthesis 200
Purge and Patronage in Hungary, 1957-1958: Counterrevolutionary Repression, Economic Research, and Istvan Friss 209
A Postmodern Hungarian "Herstory:" Agnes Hankiss's Szephistoria 227
History Makers Testify: "Tanuk - Korukrol," 1977-1997 237
Index of Proper Terms 247
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