Author(s): Miklos Molnar
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 who became a great power in the region and then fought against--and were invaded by--Ottomans, Germans and Soviets. The Hungarian people preserved nevertheless a continuous individuality through their Ural-born language and a specifically Hungaro-European culture.
'Good surveys of Hungarian history are rare. Miklos Molnar's new book is an exception. It is analytical, opinionated, yet reliable - and an enjoyable read as well.' Budapest in Your Pocket Guide 'This book is one of a series of short, well written and authoritative histories of a variety of countries that Cambridge University Press is to be congratulated on publishing ... These books provide a superb introduction for the general reader or a traveller preparing for a visit.' Contemporary Review 'This is an impartial, even-handed, and altogether fair book, a pleasure to read. Molnar sets out to accomplish his task combining the qualities of an author and an academic: he is erudite, inquisitive, investigative, and broad minded. A Concise History of Hungary is a welcome addition to a growing family of shorter histories of Hungary in English'. Nationalities Papers
Chronology; 1. From the beginnings to 1301; 2. Grandeur and decline: from the Anjou kings to the battle of Moh...cs, 1301-1526; 3. A country under three crowns, 1526-1711; 4. Vienna and Hungary: Absolutism, reforms, revolution, 1711-1848; 5. Rupture, compromise and dual monarchy, 1849-1919; 6. Between the two wars; 7. Under Soviet domination, 1949-90; 8. 1990, a new departure; Bibliography; Index.