Budapest 1900: A Historical Portrait of a City and Its Culture

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Grove Press, 1990 - History - 255 pages
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John Lukacs, distinguished historian and native of Budapest, here offers a rich and eloquent depiction of one of Europe's great cities at its height. He provides a cultural and historical portrait of Budapest - its sights, sounds, and inhabitants; the artistic community; its class dynamics and politics; the essential role played by its Jewish population - and a historical perspective that describes the ascendance of the city and its decline into the maelstrom of the twentieth century. -- Publisher's description.
 

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Author John Lukacs starts with a description of the funeral in 1900 of the painter Mihály Munkácsy. The huge size of the man's funeral and its elaborateness, Lukacs suggests, says much about the high ... Read full review

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I enjoyed this book and found it useful for performing the task it describes. It is well organized and provides a historical interpretation of Budapest in the 1900s. I appreciate how goodreads ... Read full review

Contents

Colors Words Sounds
3
The City
29
The People
67
Politics and Powers
108
The Generation of 1900
137
Seeds of Troubles
182
Since Then
209
References
227
Bibliography
231
Acknowledgments
237
Index
239
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John Lukacs is the author of more than twenty books on history.

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