The Hungarian-language volume co-edited by Ferenc Laczo, Editor of our Review of Democracy, is a major attempt to rethink the last 150 years of Hungary.
Its authors (historians, literary scholars, ethnographers, economists, political scientists and sociologists) draw on the cross-border connections and global embeddedness of the country and its inhabitants. They analyze crucial but little known or under-reported stories in a scholarly yet accessible style. The ways, in which the country has been a somewhat idiosyncratic, yet highly integral, part of global history over the last century and a half, are presented in a meaningful way.
The chapters on the Numerus Clausus Act in 1920, and how and why the Teller family moved to the U.S. in 1935 were authored by Agnes Kelemen, Research Assistant in our Democracy in History Workgroup.
Learn more about the volume (in Hungarian) here.