This definitive handbook features wide ranging coverage of all the sights, from the elegant Budapest, to the villages of the Northern Uplands and the historical towns of the Danube Bend. Includes practical advice on exploring the great outdoors, such as tips on cruising the Danube, hiking in the hills and horse-riding on the Great Plain, plus the lowdown on where to sample the country's famous wines.
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.
With numerous air and rail links, keen foreign interest in the local property market, a solid spot in the world's top-10 conference destinations for business, and significant recent investment in hotels, spas and other facilities, Hungary's tourist industry is booming. The first edition of Bradt's Hungary was voted Best Guide Book of the Year by the British Guild of Travel Writers; this thoroughly updated second edition further strengthens the guide, offering expanded coverage of the resort-destination of Lake Balaton (which now has its own airport), new walking trails in the countryside, details of the best thermal baths, information on dental and medical tourism, and much more.
How has Hungary, a country once in the vanguard of political and economic reform under Communism, become a chilling example of the new threats confronting democracy in Central Europe? Lendvai offers readers an unsparing and dispassionate account, based on his intimate personal knowledge of Hungary's major political figures and its political culture
Discover the history, land, wildlife, economy, transportation, communication government, holidays, festivals, sports, leisure, and culture of Hungary. This book discusses HungaryÍs history including Chief rpàd, King Stephen, Ottoman rule, trisection, Lajos Kossuth, the 1956 Revolution and EU admission. Geographic features such as the Danube River, Transdanubia, the Great and Little Alf_lds and Lake Balaton are examined, as well as plants and wildlife. Major cities such as Budapest, Debrecens, and Miskolc are highlighted. Hictoric landmarks such as the Matthias Church, House of Parliament, Royal Palace and National Gallery, and State Opera House are introduced. Also covered are famous Hungarian writers from Bàlint Balassa to Peter Esterhazy, musicians such as B_la BartÑk, Franz Liszt, and artist LàszlÑ Moholy-Nagy. In addition, bold glossary terms, phonetic spellings, a fast facts page, a graphic timeline, a recipe, an index, maps, and full-color photos accompany this easy-to-read text.
Now recognized as the standard work on the subject, Realm of St Stephen is a comprehensive history of medieval Eastern and Central Europe. Pál Engel traces the establishment of the medieval kingdom of Hungary from its conquest by the Magyar tribes in 895 until defeat by the Ottomans at the battle of Mohacs in 1526. He shows the development of the dominant Magyars who, upon inheriting an almost empty land, absorbed the remaining Slavic peoples into their culture after the original communities had largely disappeared. Engel's book is an accessible and highly readable history.
In Church and Society in Hungary and in the Hungarian Diaspora, N�ndor Dreisziger tells the story of Christianity in Hungary and the Hungarian diaspora from its earliest years until the present. Beginning with the arrival of Christianity in the middle Danube basin, Dreisziger follows the fortunes of the Hungarians' churches through the troubled times of the Middle Ages, the years of Ottoman and Habsburg domination, and the turmoil of the twentieth century: wars, revolutions, foreign occupations, and totalitarian rule. Complementing this detailed history of religious life in Hungary, Dreisziger describes the fate of the churches of Hungarian minorities in countries that received territories from the old Kingdom of Hungary after the First World War. He also tells the story of the rise, halcyon days, and decline of organized religious life among Hungarian immigrants to Western Europe, the Americas, and elsewhere. The definitive guide to the dramatic history of Hungary's churches, Church and Society in Hungary and in the Hungarian Diaspora chronicles their proud past and speculates about their uncertain future.