A History of Hungary: Millennium in Central Europe (Hardback)
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A History of Hungary: Millennium in Central Europe (Hardback)

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Hardback 507 Pages / Published: 02/10/2002
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A History of Hungary: Millennium in Central Europe provides a comprehensive yet approachable survey of Hungarian history from the prehistoric age to the present day. Politics and culture, economic, social and intellectual developments, and the wider European context are integrated in a single narrative.

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
ISBN: 9781403903167
Number of pages: 507
Weight: 817 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Kontler...goes beyond basic information to provide penetrating interpretations of crucial moments in the Hungarian past..."--P.W. Knoll, Choice
"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

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