The so-called ‘kurgan’ is dated from the Bronze Age period. Reconstruction efforts have just started to preserve the invaluable relic from the ancient past.
Charlemagne’s figure, as well as the myths and legends associated with him, had a great influence on medieval Western European chronicles and fiction, but medieval Hungarian historiography—similarly to Central European—was surprisingly little affected by it.
‘The right to free worship, a bulwark of Hungarian society, is due to the religious freedom conferred by the Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790).’
Life in the East was not at all easy for the newcomers, as they had to preserve their traditions while developing their identity in a completely new social and religious environment.
By the turn of the century, not only the development of today’s historic parts of Budapest took place, but, among other things, huge investments also began in the area of Lágymányos Lake between today’s Liberty Bridge and Rákóczi Bridge.
Low headroom, tiled stations, old signs—read this article, and you will learn much more than that about the charming Millennium Underground Railway.
A line-up of expert historians presented the story of how the many different nations living by the River Danube had collaborated with each other over the tides of history and of the ambitions to create a confederation of independent Danubian nations.
The story of the individual districts is a brief summary of the past centuries not only from the point of view of their names: if we look at them on the map, we can immediately see that the history of their establishment and development is also the history of the expansion of Budapest.
This article looks at some interesting twists and turns in the early history of the two major political parties that still determine the political landscape of the United States: the Democratic and the Republican Parties.
As his main research interest was the Austro-Hungarian Empire and he had also extensively written on Emperor Franz Joseph, it was András Gerő who first initiated the establishment of the Institute of Habsburg History.
EU memory politics places almost exclusive emphasis on Nazism and downplays the significance of Communism in the historical experience of East-Central European members states.
Budapest was unified on 17 November 1873, and in the decades that followed the capital went through remarkable development, becoming the beautiful city that we know today.
Was Stepan Bandera a Nazi collaborator or a martyr of Ukrainian independence? Selective Ukrainian collective memory can hardly provide an answer.
It is incorrect to believe that protests took place only in the final years of the USSR. Demonstrations and rebellions were an integral part of Soviet history from the very birth of the Empire.
John C. Swanson’s book Tangible Belonging provides not only a rare insight into the life of German-speaking villagers in Hungary, but also into the complexity of ethnic identity and interwar minority formation.
The Great Patriotic War, the Russian Empire and Ukraine are the three recurring themes that constitute the pillars of the Russian President’s historical narrative.
All empires and major powers have a strong sense of their own exceptionality, so criticizing Russia in that regard is not reasonable.
After Peter the Great, Alexander II is known to be the greatest reformer of the Russian Empire. What his rule teaches us is that historic development does not go in a straight line—usually, when a country takes two steps forward, it also takes a step back.
Alexander III of Russia is known to be Putin’s favourite tsar. During his reign, he advocated for Russification, for Russia’s interests in global affairs and for the ‘inviolability of autocracy’.
The Herm of St Ladislaus is the most valuable piece of medieval Hungarian metalsmithing and an important symbol of nationhood.
With its magnificent views of Lake Balaton, the fragrance of lavender oil and the physical presence of ancient history, breathtakingly beautiful Tihany still captures the imagination of its visitors.
Today marks the 496th anniversary of the Battle of Mohács. It is one of the most frequently mentioned events in Hungarian history. The reasons for the defeat are still the subject of historical debates.
The main tenets of Erhard’s programme still apply today. Lax fiscal policy and monetary stimulus do not result in long-term, sustainable economic growth. Prosperity is ultimately a result of increasing productivity. Low taxes, low inflation, monetary rigour and the uninterrupted operation of the free market are essential in order to achieve success.
If one spends some time in Hungary, one may come to the opinion that the Serbs a ‘stubborn’ and ‘rather barbaric people’. This kind of anti-Serbian language dominated contemporary British reports.
According to the Doctrine of the Holy Crown, the Crown itself has a personhood that is identical to Hungary. The Doctrine holds that Hungary is of the Holy Crown, everything that Hungary is, belongs to the Crown himself.
This article will help you understand why this position was so coveted by those seeking to control the country – among them the Nazi occupiers of 1944 and the Communists.
It is a key and unique fact that the existing county system of Hungary continues to bear the signs of the state organization efforts of Saint Stephen.
Let’s try to keep the illusion awake in ourselves that we can cross to Nagyvárad or drop by to Nagyszalonta and then run from Makó to Arad, as it used to be – so natural, so self-evident. And then all of a sudden, we realise it was no longer possible.
Did you know that Elizabeth II is a descendant of the Hungarian conqueror Árpád — of the female branches?
Written in elegant expository prose, László Bernát Veszprémy’s book chronicles the main political episodes of one of Hungary’s watershed moments: the year 1921.
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