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A History of Hungary
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

A History of Hungary

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. Peter F. Sugar is Professor Emeritus of History and International Studies at the University of Washington. Péter Hának 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.

The Garden and the Workshop
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 274

The Garden and the Workshop

A century ago, Vienna and Budapest were the capital cities of the western and eastern halves of the increasingly unstable Austro-Hungarian empire and scenes of intense cultural activity. Vienna was home to such figures as Sigmund Freud, Gustav Klimt, and Hugo von Hofmannsthal; Budapest produced such luminaries as Béla Bartók, Georg Lukács, and Michael and Karl Polanyi. However, as Péter Hanák shows in these vignettes of Fin-de-Siécle life, the intellectual and artistic vibrancy common to the two cities emerged from deeply different civic cultures. Hanák surveys the urban development of the two cities and reviews the effects of modernization on various aspects of their cultures. He exa...

Bartók and His World
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 314

Bartók and His World

B�la Bart�k, who died in New York fifty years ago this September, is one of the most frequently performed twentieth-century composers. He is also the subject of a rapidly growing critical and analytical literature. Bart�k was born in Hungary and made his home there for all but his last five years, when he resided in the United States. As a result, many aspects of his life and work have been accessible only to readers of Hungarian. The main goal of this volume is to provide English-speaking audiences with new insights into the life and reception of this musician, especially in Hungary. Part I begins with an essay by Leon Botstein that places Bart�k in a large historical and cultural c...

The garden and the workshop
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 322

The garden and the workshop

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1999
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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A history of Hungary
  • Language: hu
  • Pages: 676
Budapest and New York
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 416

Budapest and New York

Little over a century ago, New York and Budapest were both flourishing cities engaging in spectacular modernization. By 1930, New York had emerged as an innovating cosmopolitan metropolis, while Budapest languished under the conditions that would foster fascism. Budapest and New York explores the increasingly divergent trajectories of these once-similar cities through the perspectives of both Hungarian and American experts in the fields of political, cultural, social and art history. Their original essays illuminate key aspects of urban life that most reveal the turn-of-the-century evolution of New York and Budapest: democratic participation, use of public space, neighborhood ethnicity, and ...

The Struggle for the Eurasian Borderlands
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 652

The Struggle for the Eurasian Borderlands

Major new account of the Eurasian borderlands as 'shatter zones' which have generated some of the world's most significant conflicts.

The American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies for 1994
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 701

The American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies for 1994

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1999
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  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

This bibliography is the only source for citations to North American scholarship on Eastern and Central Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic States, and the former Soviet Union.

Tamed Power
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 314

Tamed Power

Although Germany is larger than any other member of the European Union and plays a crucial role in the economic and political life of Eastern Europe, its power is now funneled through the institutions of the European Union rather than erupting in a narrow, power-defined sense of national self-interest.

Empire and Military Revolution in Eastern Europe
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Empire and Military Revolution in Eastern Europe

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-06-16
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  • Publisher: A&C Black

In terms of resource mobilization and devastation the wars between Russia, the Crimean Khanate and the Ottoman Empire were some of the largest of the 18th century, and had enormous consequences for the balance of power in Eastern Europe. Brian Davies examines how these conflicts characterized the course of Russian military development in response to Ottoman and Crimean Tatar threats and to determine under what circumstances and in what ways Russian military power experienced a "revolution" awarding it clear preponderance over the Ottoman-Crimean system. A central part of Davies' argument is that identifying and explaining a Military Revolution must involve examining the role of factors not purely military. One must look not only at new military technology, new force and command structure, new tactical thinking, and new recruitment and military finance practices but also consider the impact of larger demographic, economic, and sociopolitical changes.