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The Hungarians

A Thousand Years of Victory in Defeat

Paul Lendvai

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Neuzeit bis 1918

Beschreibung

An updated new edition of a classic history of the Hungarians from their earliest origins to today

In this absorbing and comprehensive history, Paul Lendvai tells the fascinating story of how the Hungarians, despite a string of catastrophes and their linguistic and cultural isolation, have survived as a nation for more than one thousand years. Now with a new preface and a new chapter that brings the narrative up to the present, the book describes the evolution of Hungarian politics, culture, economics, and identity since the Magyars first arrived in the Carpathian Basin in 896. Through colorful anecdotes of heroes and traitors, victors and victims, revolutionaries and tyrants, Lendvai chronicles the way progressivism and economic modernization have competed with intolerance and narrow-minded nationalism. An unforgettable blend of skilled storytelling and scholarship, The Hungarians is an authoritative account of this enigmatic and important nation.

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Slovaks, Patriotism, Margrave, Ferenc, Aristocracy, Reprisal, Soviet Union, House of Habsburg, Historiography, Imperial-Royal, Peasant, Adviser, Swabians, Saxons, Austrians, Miklós Horthy, Historian, The Estates, Esztergom, Superiority (short story), Bratislava, Hegemony, Head of state, Counter-revolutionary, Debrecen, Mercenary, Treaty of Trianon, Reign, Dictatorship, Head of government, Jews, Secret police, Slovakia, Communism, Dalmatia, Matthias Corvinus, Lajos Kossuth, Nationality, Ottoman Empire, Austria-Hungary, Tax, Ethnic group, Hungarian State (1849), Tsarist autocracy, Archduke, Cumans, Hungarian nobility, Huns, Middle class, Kuruc, Slavs, Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, The Monastery, Kingdom of Hungary, Upper Hungary, Serbs, Hungarian language, Politician, Hungarian literature, Lajos, Stalinism, Russians, Imre Nagy, The Oligarchs, Croatia, Counter-Reformation, King of Hungary, Romanians, Armistice, Pogrom, Holy Roman Empire, Europe, Great power, Gyula (title), Magnate, Fidesz, Bourgeoisie, Vassal, Central Europe, Hungarian Revolution of 1956, Foray, Germans, South Slavs, Croats, Despotism, Hungarians, Czechs, Antal Szerb, Bolsheviks, Pechenegs, Czechoslovakia, Fatherland (novel), Nobility, Prince of Transylvania, Magyarization, Persecution, Foreign policy, Hungarian Crown, Germanisation, Politics