- Jankovics, Marcell. Book of the Sun. (2001) [buy now]
376pp. 169 illus. Cloth.
This book is about the Sun that united and still unites the peoples of the world, shaping their ideas and their symbols. The six handsomely illustrated chapters of the book examine the ideology behind sun worship, the meaning and uses of that ideology, the myths of the Sun, the role of the cult that led to monotheism, and the continuous impact of the Sun on universal culture.
Marcell Jankovics is a prominent Hungarian author specializing in mythology. Book of the Sun is his first monograph to appear in English. He is an artist and an internationally recognized maker of animated films. His films earned him an Oscar nomination and the Gold-Palm Prize at the Cannes film festival.
- Krausz, Tamas. The Soviet and Hungarian Holocausts, A Comparative Essay.. (2006) [buy now]
Based on newly available archival sources, Krausz examines the holocaust in the Soviet Union and contrasts it with the genocide in Hungary. He studies the roots of Soviet anti-Semitism and its impact on politics before the holocaust. He also explains why the holocaust was a taboo subject in Eastern Europe before the collapse of communism.
About the Author
Tamas Krausz is professor of Russian studies and chairman of the department of East European history at the University of Budapest.
- Romsics, Ignac. The Dismantling of Historic Hungary: The Peace Treaty of Trianon, 1920. (2002) [buy now]
280 pages, cloth
Table of Contents
The controversial Treaty of Trianon of 1920 whereby Hungary lost one-third of its territory and population to Romania, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia has been the focal point of Hungarian revisionism ever since its inception. This study clarifies both the character of the treaty and the bases of the controversy by reexamining the nationalities, conflicts of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, the war aims of World War I, the goals and decisions of the Paris Peace Conference, the terms of the Treaty and its execution.
Ignac Romsics is professor of history at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary
“A readable and reliable introduction to an important topic in Hungarian history and European diplomacy.” — Thomas Sakmyster, International History Review (2004)
A review by Géza Jeszenszky, a historian specializing in Hungary’s relations with the English-speaking world can be read here. (He was Foreign Minister between 1990-94, and Ambassador to the United States, 1998-2002.)
- Szvák, Gyula. False Tsars. (2000) [buy now]
180pp. Notes, Map, Index. Hardbound
Table of Contents and Foreward
- Szvák, Gyula. The Place of Russia in Europe and Asia. (2010) [buy now]
250 pages, Hardbound
About the Author
Gyula Szvák is professor of Russian history and director of the Russian Studies Center at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. He is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences and serves on the editorial board of two academic journals published in Russia: Rossiyskaya Istoriya and Istoriya i istoriki. He is the author of fifteen books on Muscovy and the age of Peter the Great. His previous English-language monograph, False Tsars, was published in 2000.