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33 Hungarian Histories: Hungarian Identity Through Portraits

33 Hungarian Histories: Hungarian Identity Through Portraits
Borító: Fűzött
ISBN: 9781717753670
Nyelv: angol
Méret: 20,4
Oldalszám: 171
Megjelenés éve: 2018
2 990 Ft
2 691 Ft

33 Hungarian Histories: Hungarian Identity Through Portraits

Understand the Hungarian Mentality through 33 Captivating Stories of Inherently Magyar Personalities
Whether you’re in search of your Hungarian roots, are living in or travelling to Hungary or you’re just curious about the history of this tiny but ever-proud nation – this book is for you.

You don’t have to pick your way through long and boring history books. Each of these stories is packed with interesting facts you probably didn’t know before, peculiarities that’ll make you chuckle and an irresistible sense of humour that’ll stick with you long after you’ve read the last page.
Are Hungarians really descendants of Attila and the Huns after all?
Who was Vörösmarty, who received an entire square with an oversized statue on top in the very centre of the city?
Why is Ferenc Puskás still loved as “everybody’s little brother” today
Who was the “architect” of Trianon, the “national trauma” that lasts until today?
How exactly was this tiny nation involved in the discovery of something as vital as Vitamin C, as ubiquitous as the biro and something so horrendously destructive as the atomic bomb?
What makes the Hungarian people tick? Where is their strong pride rooted? How can this pride go hand in hand with a deep sense of loneliness, isolation and inferiority?
This book has the answers to all of these questions (any many more). It spans across centuries of Hungarian history from the dark Medieval Ages to the Atomic Era. And it provides invaluable and highly entertaining insights into the complexes, virtues and flaws of the modern Magyar existence.
This book is for everyone who is interested in Hungarian History and wants to understand the Hungarian mentality and identity – with all its flaws and virtues.


In Search of Roots
Attila the Hun, Our Hun
Chief Árpád, The Founding Father
Sándor Kőrösi-Csoma, Seeking Hungarian roots, founding Tibetology
Ármin Vámbéry, The Dervish in Disguise

Nation Builders
Mátyás, The King in Disguise
István Széchenyi, The Greatest of the Magyars
Albert Apponyi, The Architect of Trianon
Mihály Károlyi, The Red Count
Anna Kéthly, A Friend of Social Justice, a Thorn in the Side of Politicians
László Rajk, The Man who was Buried Three Times

Mihály Vörösmarty, The Voice of Despair and Hope
Franz Liszt, A Lover of Music and Women
Tivadar Csontváry, The Painter of Loneliness
Molnár Ferenc, The Bohemian Hungarian Who Conquered Broadway
Robert Capa, A Pacifist and Eye-witness to Five Wars
István Örkény, Chronicler of Absurdity
Zoltán Kodály, The Music Educator of a Nation

Sisi, Queen of the Hungarians
Tivadar Herzl, Architect of the Jewish Nation
Blaha Lujza, The Nation’s Nightingale
Béla Lugosi, The Resurrection of Count Dracula
Karádi Katalin, Legendary Sex Symbol
Ferenc Puskás, Everybody’s Little Brother

Móric Benyovszky, The Hungarian Made King of Madagascar
Rózsa Sándor, The King of the Betyárs
Ágoston Haraszty, The Father of California Wine
Ignaz Trebitsch, The Talented Mr. Trebitsch
László Almássy, The Hungarian Patient

Unbridled Geniuses
Arthur Koestler, A Man of Causes
László Bíró, The Man Who Gave His Name to a Pen
Albert Szent-györgyi, The Man Behind Vitamin C
Leo Szilárd, Doctor A-bomb
Pál Erdős, The Vagabond of Mathematics

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