A History of Hungary: Millennium in Central Europe (Hardback)Laszlo Kontler (author)
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Laszlo Kontler adeptly steers the reader through ancient times, the great migration of peoples, and the creation and troubles of a Christian monarchy that arose in the region wedged between the Baltic and the Balkans, and the Germanic and Russian lands. He then explores factors such as socio-economic backwardness and foreign rule which put Hungary at a disadvantage in coping with the challenges of modernity - a process marked by revolutions, wars of independence, historic compromises and territorial losses. The book includes a detailed discussion of the 'socialist' period, while a brief Epilogue assesses the achievements and the difficulties of the present process of transition to democracy.
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Number of pages: 507
Weight: 817 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 31 mm
"This is a magnificent work and, indeed, the best survey of Hungarian history ever published in any language.. . . This is a book which serves not only the general reader but also the specialist with an interest in just one part of Hungary's history. It is comprehensive, inspiring and provoking." "--"Martyn Rady, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London