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The Phoenix Land by Miklos Banffy

As this memoir reveals, Count Miklos Banffy lived in a time and era of great transition. Banffy's life as a statesman and author residing in Hungary at the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, during the downfall of the Hapsburg dynasty, is detailed. His life story includes such notable accomplishments as obtaining Hungary's admission to the League of Nations and organizing the last Hapsburg coronation for King Karl in 1916. Banffy also reflects upon his country's experiences through World War I, the first socialist republic, and the terrifying communist rule of Bela Kun.

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ISBN-13: 9781900850858
Publisher: Arcadia Books Ltd
Publication date: 04/01/2003
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Count Miklos Banffy (1873-1950) was variously a diplomat, MP and foreign minister in 1921/22 when he signed the peace treaty with the United States and obtained Hungary's admission to the League of Nations. He was also responsible for organizing the last Habsburg coronation, that of King Karl in 1916. His Transylvanian Trilogy (They Were Counted, They Were Found Wanting and They Were Divided) was published before the outbreak of the Second World War. It was ignored under the communists, and has recently been republished to acclaim in his native country.

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