Category Archives: Hungary

A Hero’s Many Faces: Raoul Wallenberg in Contemporary Monuments (The Holocaust and Its Contexts)

Raoul Wallenberg is widely remembered for his humanitarian activity on behalf of the Hungarian Jews in Budapest at the end of World War II, and known as the Swedish diplomat who disappeared into the Soviet Gulag in 1945. Today, Wallenberg’s … Continue reading

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The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans, and the Battle for Europe

In 1683, an Ottoman army that stretched from horizon to horizon set out to seize the ?Golden Apple,” as Turks referred to Vienna. The ensuing siege pitted battle-hardened Janissaries wielding seventeenth-century grenades against Habsburg armies, widely feared for their savagery. … Continue reading

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Terror and Toleration: The Habsburg Empire Confronts Islam, 1526-1850

Many negative stereotypes of Muslims can be traced to the clashes between the Ottoman Empire and Christian Europe in the Middle Ages. Paula Sutter Fichtner explores here the particular dynamics between the Ottoman and Austrian Habsburg empires and chronicles the … Continue reading

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Becoming My Mothers Daughter: A Story of Survival and Renewal (Life Writing)

Becoming My Mother’s Daughter: A Story of Survival and Renewal tells the story of three generations of a Jewish Hungarian family whose fate has been inextricably bound up with the turbulent history of Europe, from the First World War through … Continue reading

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The Royal Hungarian Army in World War II (Men-at-Arms)

The Royal Hungarian Army was Germany’s largest ally on the Eastern Front, providing a vital contribution in terms of both men and equipment. Information about the Hungarian Army in English is rare, and in this book co-authors Nigel Thomas and … Continue reading

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Vienna 1683: Christian Europe Repels the Ottomans (Campaign)

The capture of the Hapsburg city of Vienna was a major strategic aspiration for the Islamic Ottoman Empire, desperate for the control that the city exercised over the Danube and the overland trade routes between southern and northern Europe. In … Continue reading

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From the Cult of Waste to the Trash Heap of History: The Politics of Waste in Socialist and Postsocialist Hungary

Zsuzsa Gille combines social history, cultural analysis, and environmental sociology to advance a long overdue social theory of waste in this study of waste management, Hungarian state socialism, and post-Cold War capitalism. From 1948 to the end of the Soviet … Continue reading

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The Hungarian Revolution 1956 (Elite)

The Hungarian Revolution of October 1956 was the most important armed rising against the USSR during the Cold War. Inspired by riots in East Germany (1953), and the example of Soviet troop withdrawal leading to Austrian neutrality (1955), there were … Continue reading

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Crucibles of Political Loyalty: Church Institutions and Electoral Continuity in Hungary (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)

This book investigates one of the oldest paradoxes in political science: why do mass political loyalties persist even amid prolonged social upheaval and disruptive economic development. Drawing on extensive archival research and an original database of election results, this book … Continue reading

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At the Gate of Christendom: Jews, Muslims and ‘Pagans’ in Medieval Hungary, c.1000 – c.1300 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

This is a study of the economic, social, legal and religious position of three minorities within the medieval Christian kingdom of Hungary. The book demonstrates that the status of such minorities depended not simply on Christian religious tenets, but on … Continue reading

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