A Concise History of Hungary

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 30, 2001 - History - 370 pages
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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 which became a great power in the region and then fought against--and was invaded by--Ottomans, Germans and Soviets. The Hungarian people preserved nevertheless a continuous individuality through its Ural-born language and a specifically Hungaro-European culture. Free and independent since 1990, Hungary continues to seek its rightful position in Europe.
 

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An essential part of ones understanding of Europe requires knowledge of the area between Poland, Russia, and Greece/Turkey. This book offers a superior view of this area history under one cover. Read full review

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FROM THE BEGINNING UNTIL 1301
1
GRANDUER AND DECLINE FROM THE ANGEVIN KINGS TO THE BATTLE OF MOHÁCS 13011526
41
A COUNTRY UNDER THREE CROWNS 15261711
87
VIENNA AND HUNGARY ABSOLUTISM REFORMS REVOLUTION 171118489
139
RUPTURE COMPROMISE AND THE DUAL MONARCHY 18491919
201
BETWEEN THE WARS
250
UNDER SOVIET DOMINATION 19451990
295
1990 A NEW DEPARTURE
338
Bibliographical notes
356
Index
357
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