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Hungary Between 1890-1945
CEUS-R 349
Balazs Ablonczy

This class carries Culture Studies credit & COLL S & H distribution credit

Course objectives

The course offers an overview of the Hungarian History in first half of the twentieth century (cca. 1890-1945). A country, membre-state of the Habsburg Monarchy, native land of Béla Bartók composer, Béla Lugosi, actor  and Béla Kun, the first communist dictator in Central Europe in 1919 was at the same time a country of multiple faces: social tensions between the underclass and the bourgeoise and the magnates, a cultural life who inspired many great spirits of the 20th century. THe Great War and the revolutions destroyed the liberal era and an authoritarian, conservative regime took place in Hungary under the direction of the Admiral Horthy. Counter-revolution, consolidation and stabliziation were the main topics of this quart of century (1920-1944). A disastrous hungarian participation in the second world war made obvious: Hungary had to became a Soviet satellite. The course focuses on politics, culture and on economics as well, to highlight this many disputed period of the hungarian history.