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  1. Ablonczy, Balázs. Pál Teleki (1879–1941). A Biography. (2006) [buy now]
    ISBN: 0–88033–595–5
    272 pages, Cloth.
    Table of Contents
    First Chapter

    This is the first biography of the geographer and conservative interwar prime minister Pal Teleki who contributed greatly to the shaping of Hungary’s pro-German policy and committed suicide to protest his country’s active support of Nazi Germany’s invasion of Yugoslavia.

    About the Author
    Balázs Ablonczy is senior research fellow at the László Teleki Institute’s Center for Central European Studies, Budapest.

  2. Banyar, Jozef and Jozef Meszaros. A Possible and Desirable Pension System. [buy now]
    ISBN: 978-0-88033-640-6
    Cloth, 200 pages

    Jósef Banyár and József Mészáros address issues surrounding the pension systems of developed countries, as well as societies that are experiencing falling birth rates and rising life expectancies. The authors focus on Hungary because it excellently illustrates the difficulties and demographic challenges facing Central Europe as it transforms economically.

    About the Authors
    Jósef Banyár is a mathematical economist. József Mészáros is director of the National Pension Insurance Directorate of Hungary.

  3. Bozoki, Andras and Miklos Sukosd. Anarchism in Hungary, Theory, History, Legacies. (2006) [buy now]
    ISBN: 0-88033-568-8
    300pp. Cloth.
    Table of Contents
    Introduction and Part One

    The authors examine the various currents of anarchism in fin-de-siècle Hungary. They stress that the anarchist and democratic movements echoed each other and, to some extent, developed in a reciprocal relationship.

    About the Authors
    Andras Bozoki is professor of political science at Central European University, Budapest. He is the author of a number of books and is the editor of The Roundtable Talks of 1989: The Genesis of Hungarian Democracy.
    Miklos Sukosd is associate professor of political science at Central European University, Budapest. He is the coeditor of Reinventing the Media: Media Policy Reform in East Central Europe.

  4. de Thassy, Eugene. Risky Region: Memoirs of a Hungarian Righteous Gentile(2012). [buy now]
    ISBN: 978-0-88033-672-7
    450 pp. Cloth.
    Table of Contents
    Chapter 1

    Eugene de Thassy describes life in Hungary between 1920 and 1945. He details his wartime experiences as a young army officer and joining with the antifascist resistance. His absorbing recollections recount efforts to save Jews and others facing persecution at a time of extreme difficulty and danger.

    About the Author
    Eugene de Thassy (1920–2008) was the member of an old landowning family and studied at Ludovika, the Hungarian military academy. During World War II he served as a military officer, and in 1944 he joined the resistance. He left Hungary for France in 1946 and, five years later, emigrated to the United States where he worked for Radio Free Europe and Voice of America. He is the author of many novels, short stories, and plays.

  5. Eörsi, László The Hungarian Revolution of 1956: Myths and Realities. (2001) [buy now]
    ISBN: 0-88033-591-2
    200pp. Cloth.
    Table of Contents
    First Chapter

    Published on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the revolution, this groundbreaking book reexamines the events of the uprising and the activities of some of its well-known participants, presenting them as historical actors rather than mythological figures.

    About the Author
    László Eörsi is a fellow of the 1956 Institute, Budapest and a recognized authority on the 1956 Revolution.

  6. Frank, Tibor. Picturing Austria-Hungary: The British Perception of the Habsburg Monarchy 1865-1870 Second, revised and enlarged edition [buy now]
    ISBN: 978-0-88033-560-7
    350 pages, cloth.
    Front Matter
    Table of Contents
    First Chapter

    This book explores a turbulent period in Austria-Hungary’s history from a primarily British perspective. The author utilizes resources from the contemporary press and travelogues to emphasize British interest in preserving the Habsburg Empire as a political entity and the balance of power in Europe.

    Review
    Review by Gabor Vermes of Rutgers University

    About the Author
    Tibor Frank is professor of history at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.

  7. Fülöp, Mihály. The Unfinished Peace: The Council of Foreign Ministers and the Hungarian Peace Treaty of 1947. (2009) [buy now]
    ISBN: 978-0-88033-649-9
    Cloth, 400 pages
    Table of Contents
    Introduction and Chapter 1

    Already published to critical acclaim in Romania and France, The Unfinished Peace examines the impact of the Council of Foreign Ministers on Hungary in the aftermath of World War II. The end of the war did not result in an overall, Versailles-type settlement. Instead, the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain established a forum for peacemaking that resulted in the Hungarian Peace Treaty of 1947. With its harsh territorial redistribution and clauses demanding reparation, the treaty generated the opposite of peace. It failed to establish a true concord among the peoples of the Carpathian Basin and provoked further unrest. The book follows these tensions and connects them back to the flaws of the treaty.

    About the Author
    Mihály Fülöp is professor of diplomatic history at the University of Debrecen and director of etudes associé at the Sorbonne. He has published widely in Hungarian and French, but this is his first book-length publication in English.

  8. Gerő, András. Emperor Francis Joseph, King of the Hungarians. (2001) [buy now]
    ISBN: 0-88033-464-9
    280 pp. Bibliography, Index. Hardbound.
    Table of Contents and Preface

    Reviewed by Zoltan Kosztolnyik in The American Historical Review, February 2002, p. 305

  9. Gerő, András. Hungarian Illusionism. (2008) [buy now]
    ISBN: 978-0-88033-629-1
    120pp.
    Table of Contents and Forward
    First Chapter

    About the Author
    András Gerő is professor of history and chairman of the department of history at Budapest University (ELTE) and professor of history at Central European University. He has published widely in English, German, and Hungarian.

  10. Gerő, András. Imagined History : Chapters from Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Hungarian Symbolic Politics. (2006) [buy now]
    ISBN: 0-88033-570-X
    403 pp. Biographical notes, Illustrations, Index. Hardbound.
    Table of Contents and Preface
    First Chapter

    About the Author
    András Gerő is professor of history and chairman of the department of history at Budapest University (ELTE) and professor of history at Central European University. He has published widely in English, German, and Hungarian.

  11. Gerő, András. The Jewish Criterion in Hungary. (2007) [buy now]
    ISBN: 0–88033–599–8
    Table of Contents and Preface
    First Chapter

    This book features five essays on why public debate about Hungary’s Jewish population has been confined to the dichotomy of assimilation and dissimilation instead of integration.

    About the Author
    András Gerő is professor of history and chairman of the department of history at Budapest University (ELTE) and professor of history at Central European University. He has published widely in English, German, and Hungarian.

  12. Gerő, András. Neither Woman Nor Jew: The Confluence of Prejudices in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy at the Turn of the Century. . (2011) [buy now]
    ISBN: 978-0-88033-669-7
    Cloth, 190 pages
    Table of Contents and Foreward
    First Chapter

    This book features five essays on why public debate about Hungary’s Jewish population has been confined to the dichotomy of assimilation and dissimilation instead of integration.

    Reviews:
    Alison Rose. Review of Gerö, Andràs, Neither Woman Nor Jew: The Confluence of Prejudices in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy at the Turn of the Century. HABSBURG, H-Net Reviews. May, 2011.

    About the Author
    András Gerő is professor of history and chairman of the department of history at Budapest University (ELTE) and professor of history at Central European University. He has published widely in English, German, and Hungarian.

  13. Gerő, András. Public Space in Budapest: The History of Kossuth Square. (2010) [buy now]
    Cloth, 230 pages
    ISBN: 978-0-88033-648-2
    Table of Contents and Preface
    Chapter 1

    Long-time expert on the social and political movements of Hungary, András Gerö turns his keen eye to the motivations, desires, and actions behind the design and decoration of Kossuth Square, a public space that faces Hungary’s Building of Parliament.

    About the Author
    András Gerő is professor of history and chairman of the department of history at Budapest University (ELTE) and professor of history at Central European University. He has published widely in English, German, and Hungarian.

  14. Gerő, András editor. The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy Revisited . (2002) [buy now]
    ISBN: 978-0-88033-505-8
    Cloth, 280 pages
    Table of Contents
    Chapter 1

    Reviews:
    Robin Okey. Review of Andràs Gerő; ed., The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy Revisited. HABSBURG, H-Net Reviews. March, 2011.

    About the Author
    András Gerő is professor of history and chairman of the department of history at Budapest University (ELTE) and professor of history at Central European University. He has published widely in English, German, and Hungarian.

  15. Glant, Tibor. Remember Hungary 1956. Essays on the Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence in American Memory (2007). [buy now]
    ISBN: 0880336161
    Table of Contents and Introduction
    First Chapter

    About the Author
    Tibor Glant is Professor of History at Debrecen University.

  16. Gyáni, Gábor. Identity and the Urban Experience : fin de siècle Budapest. (2003) [buy now]
    ISBN: 0-88033-551-3
    271 pages, cloth
    Table of Contents
    Introduction

    This book recounts the history of Budapest at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries, during the heyday of its development. Gyani creates a rich profile of Budapest’s citizens as they faced a newly congested social universe, rapidly evolving physical space, and extreme changes in their urban living experience as the city expanded.

    Reviews:
    Review by J.R. Steward published in Urban History, Volume 33, Issue 03, December 2006, pp 525 – 526.
    Metropolitan Identities in Fin-de-Siècle Budapest by Nathaniel Wood (University of Kansas) Published on H-Urban (February, 2009).

  17. Kornfeld, Baron Móric. Reflections on Twentieth Century Hungary: A Hungarian Magnate’s View (2007) [buy now]
    ISBN: 0880336145
    300 pages.
    Table of Contents
    Introduction

    About the Author
    Baron Moric Kornfeld (1882-1967) was a Hungarian industrialist, philanthropist, and intellectual.

  18. Péteri, György. Global Monetary Regime and National Central Banking. The Case of Hungary, 1921-1929. (2002) [buy now]
    ISBN: 0-88033-488-6
    200 pages, cloth

    The author examines the evolution of central bank cooperation and the international dimensions of national policies in the post–World War I reconstruction. The tensions between the demands set by the workings of the global monetary regime and the need for long term structural adjustment of a peripheral economy is one of the central themes of the volume.

    György Péteri is professor of history at the Norwegian University of Science.

    Reviewed for EH.NET by Elmus Wicker, Department of Economics, Indiana University

  19. Miskolczy, Ambrus. Romanians in Historic Hungary. (2008) [buy now]
    ISBN: 978-0-88033-632-1
    171 pages, cloth
    Table of Contents and Foreword
    Chapter 1
  20. Palffy, Geza. The Kingdom of Hungary and the Habsburg Monarchy in the Sixteenth Century. (2010) [buy now]
    ISBN: 978-0-88033-633-8
    Table of Contents
    Chapter 1
  21. Pastor, Peter and Graydon A. Tunstall (editors). Essays on World War I. (2012) [buy now]
    ISBN: 978-0-88033-686-4
    Cloth, 215 pages, dust jacket

    This collection of essays from military historians focus on various aspects of the eastern front during World War I.

    About the Authors
    Peter Pastor is professor of history at Montclair State University. He is the author and/or editor of four books and a number of essays dealing with prisoners of war and peace making during World War I.
    Graydon A. Tunstall is professor of history at the University of South Florida and is the author of two monographs and numerous essays on Austro-Hungarian military history. His last monograph, Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915 was published in 2010.

  22. Pritz, Pál. The War Crimes Trial of Hungarian Prime Minister László Bárdossy. (2004) [buy now]
    ISBN: 0-88033-549-1
    230 pages, cloth
    Table of Contents
    Prologue and First Chapter
  23. Réti, György. Hungarian-Italian Relations in the Shadow of Hitler’s Germany, 1933-1940. (2003) [buy now]
    ISBN: 0-88033-523-8
    280 pages, cloth
    Table of Contents
    Foreword, Preface, and Introduction

    This book examines the dual policy Hungary pursued in the 1930’s, through which it aimed to revise the Peace Treaty of Trianon by enlisting the help of the fascist powers. Despite its preference for Italian support, Hungary was forced into the German orbit by the late thirties, by which time Italy had become a junior partner of the Third Reich.

    György Réti is a retired Hungarian diplomat, historian, and author of a number of monographs published in Hungarian.

    Reviews:
    Bennett Kovrig in Slavic Review, Winter, 2004, p.862
    Benjamin G. Martin, Department of History, Columbia University. Review linked here. Published by: H-German (March, 2005)

  24. Romsics, Ignac Dismantling of Historic Hungary: The Peace Treaty of Trianon, 1920 (2002) [buy now]
    ISBN: 978-0-88033-505-8
    Cloth, 280 pages
    Table of Contents
    Chapter 1

    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 decision sof the Paris Peace Conference, the terms of the Treaty and its execution.

    About the Author
    Ignac Romsics is professor of history at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.

  25. Romsics, Gergely. Myth and Remembrance. The Dissolution of the Habsburg Empire in the Memoir Literature of the Austro-Hungarian Political Elite. (2006). [buy now]
    ISBN: 0-88033-566-1
    240 pages. Cloth.
    Table of Contents
    Introduction
  26. Seres, Attila. Hungarian-Russian Economic Relations, 1920–1941 (2012). [buy now]
    ISBN: 978-0-88033-692-5
    180 pages, Cloth.
    Table of Contents
    Introduction and Chapters 1 & 2

    This book is the first monograph-length study based on archival research in Hungary and Russia. It examines the history of Hungary’s attempts to establish and carry on trade relations with the Soviet Union during the interwar years. For Hungary, economic relations were motivated by the need for raw materials for its industries and a market for its finished industrial products. For the Soviet Union economic ties with Hungary were based on political considerations.

    About the Author
    Attila Seres is the deputy director of the Hungarian Cultural, Scientific and Information Center in Moscow. He received his PhD in 2006 from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. Before taking his post in Russia, he was research associate from 2003 to 2011 at the Institute of History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is the author of a monograph and of numerous articles on Hungarian-Russian and Hungarian-Romanian relations.

  27. Szvák, Gyula The Place of Russia in Europe and Asia. (2011) [buy now]
    ISBN: 978-0-88033-671-0
    Cloth, 250 pages
    Table of Contents and Foreword
    Chapter 1

    Gyula Szvak selects essays from the proceedings of the international seminars that took place between 1998 and 2008 under the auspices of the Russian Studies Center, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Among the contributors are Nicholas V. Riasanovsky, Paul Dukes, Nancy S. Kollman, Maureen Perry, and the recently deceased Ruslan G. Skyrnnikov.

    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.

  28. Szivos, Erika. Social History of Fine Arts in Hungary, 1867-1918. (2011). [buy now]
    ISBN: 978-0-88033-670-3
    300 pp., illus. Cloth.

    Erika Szivos places the fine arts and their practitioners in the political, cultural, and social context of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. She investigates the influence of European patterns on the public role of the arts and the changing status of the artist in fin-de-siècle Hungary.

    About the Author
    Erika Szivos is assistant professor in the Department of Economic and Social History at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and lectures on central European social, cultural, and urban history. A post-graduate Fulbright scholar at Boston University, she has also received research grants from the Andrew C. Mellon Foundation and Aktion Österreich-Ungarn.

    Reviews:
    Lungerhausen, Matthew. Hungarian “Vie Boehme” demythologized. Australian Studies Newsmagazine. Vol. 24, no. 1 (Spring 2012).

  29. Zeidler, Miklos. Ideas on Territorial Revision in Hungary, 1920-1945 (2008) [buy now]
    ISBN: 978-0-88033-615-4
    300 pages, Cloth
    Table of Contents
    First Chapter


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