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A History of Hungary

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9780253208675: A History of Hungary

"[A] weighty, erudite, but readily accessible general history of Hungary." —Library Journal

"An outstanding collection that is sure to become a standard work." —Choice

This unique collaboration of historians from Hungary, the United States, Canada, and Western Europe makes available to readers of English the best scholarship on the political, economic, social, and cultural development of Hungary from the prehistory of the Carpathian Basin and the origin of the Hungarian people through the transformation of communist Hungary into a multiparty republic in 1989. conceived as a comprehensive survey and reference work for students, teachers, and general readers, A History of Hungary is organized into chronological chapters, each written by the leading authority on that period.

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About the Author:

PETER F. SUGAR is Professor Emeritus of History and International Studies at the University of Washington. PÉTER HANÁK is Senior Research Advisor at the Institute of History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. TIBOR FRANK is Associate Professor of History at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.

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Twenty eminent and sober historians (14 Hungarian, four American, one Canadian, one Austrian) have contributed their scholarship to this weighty, erudite, but readily accessible general history of Hungary. The volume has been carefully edited "in accordance with specified uniform guidelines" to avoid the disjuncture sometimes achieved by collections of essays, and the result is a successful introductory history aimed at collegiate undergraduates and better-informed or interested general readers. Chronology of coverage extends deep beyond Jorg Hoensch's History of Modern Hungary: 1867-1986 ( LJ 10/1/88), and the analyses coordinate nicely the political, military, social, and economic components of Hungary's long and colorful history. A helpful bibliography of reasonable proportions includes many English citations.
- James B. Street, Santa Cruz P.L., Cal.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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