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A Concise History of Hungary Cambridge Concise Histories

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 Complex but worthwhile Most of the narrative deals with Hungary prior to the 19th Century but establishes a solid foundation for the political and economic tendencies that continue to the present day Contemporary events are not part of the story which ends with the 1998 election

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Rmans and Soviets The Hungarian people preserved nevertheless a continuous individuality through their Ural born language and a specifically Hungaro European cultur The topic is vast but well covered The author could think of a fluent narrative and avoid jumping back and forth and saying but on that later on every other page The interpreter who was presumably translating from French could have done a better job For example instead of Coloman the Learned the interpreter decided to name the king Coloman le Bibliophile Just don t be so lazy and check for the king s proper English name I know it was probably translated before Wikipedia but that s your job ffs

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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 Ge This book could have seriously used some stringent editing For anyone not deeply familiar with Hungarian history it will throw names and facts that are pretty hard to follow in a systematic way Here s an example paragraph book is full of pages like this a book filled with name drops and places and battles and treaties but makes it next to impossible to understand the context get a feel of the stakes and the motivations of actors that lead to a particular event Whatever random bits information from the book I happen to remember now right after reading it I doubt I will remember in a few months


About the Author: Miklós Molnár

Hungarian Historian & publicistMolnáer was influential in the field of central european identity & international relations



10 thoughts on “A Concise History of Hungary Cambridge Concise Histories

  1. says:

    This is a highly informative book on a most interesting topic The history of Eastern and Central European countries is not well known in the West and should be The history of Hungary is fascinating so this book should be gripping from the start Sadly it is let down by a poor translation from French but presumably from the original Hungarian

  2. says:

    The book offers what the title says a concise history of Hungary If you're interest in the country goes beyond that of a tourist I would recommend you give it a read The back cover gives a rather good summary of what's in the book itself This book offers a comprehensive thousand year history of the land people society cult

  3. says:

    Complex but worthwhile Most of the narrative deals with Hungary prior to the 19th Century but establishes a soli

  4. says:

    Like its Polish counterpart this is an excellent volume for those wanting to know a bit about a country’s history that what can be f

  5. says:

    This book could have seriously used some stringent editing For anyone not deeply familiar with Hungarian history it will throw names and facts that are pretty hard to follow in a systematic way Here's an example

  6. says:

    Not bad especially with the earlier bits but once you get up to post World War I the book becomes a paean to the author's grousy bitchy attitude Seriously I understand how terrible it must've been to live through some of the 20th cent

  7. says:

    The topic is vast but well covered The author could think of a fluent narrative and avoid jumping back and forth and saying but on that later on every other page The interpreter who was presumably translating from French could have done a better job For example instead of Coloman the Learned the interpreter decided to name the king

  8. says:

    I read this book together with Lendvai's The Hungarians Reading both books together helped me better understand

  9. says:

    In A Concise History of Hungary Miklós Molnár provides what the book's title promises a setting forth of Hungary's complex and often tragic history within the relatively manageable scope of 356 pages not counting the index For this work an entry in Cambridge University Press's Cambridge Concise Histories series Molnár goes as far back as historical evidence will allow and takes the reader as far forward as Hungary's 1

  10. says:

    I wrote a book about the Hungarian Revolution and I would put this book on the top of my Bibliography if it would have fit i

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