The Will to Survive is set to become the standard work on Hungary. -International Affairs. Another helpful feature of the book are some of the discussions of economic development in Hungarian history.
The Will to Survive is set to become the standard work on Hungary. It is incredible to read that serfdom existed even up to the twentieth century in Hungary.
Bryan Cartledge's history of Hungary is just such a book. It only stays constrained to 500 pages because of its very small typeface - published in a typical 11- or 12-point font, the book might well stretch to 800 pages or so. All for a relatively small country like Hungary? When the country in concern has been aEvery now and then, a comprehensive history of a single nation achieves the scope of a work like Norman Davies' Europe, encompassing thousands of years and a cast of hundreds. Bryan Cartledge's history of Hungary is just such a book.
Sir Bryan Cartledge studied history at Cambridge and Oxford. Cartledge became captivated by Hungarian history
Sir Bryan Cartledge studied history at Cambridge and Oxford. After joining the British Foreign Service in 1960, he enjoyed a spectacularly successful diplomatic career, serving as private secretary for Overseas Affairs to two prime ministers and as ambassador to Hungary (1980-83) and the Soviet Union (1985-88). He was knighted in 1985. Cartledge became captivated by Hungarian history. His book, The Will to Survive, is not only a labor of love but also a thoroughly scholarly work that should be on the shelves of experts and interested readers alike.
The Will to Survive describes how a small country, for much of its existence squeezed between two empires, surrounded by hostile neighbours and subjected to invasion and occupation, survived the frequent tragedies of its eventful history to become a sovereign democratic republic within the European Union.
Sir Bryan Cartledge served in the British Diplomatic Service from 1960 to 1988. His fondness and fascination for Hungarians and their history dates back to his time as Ambassador in Hungary during the early 1980s. The result of his labour of love is a tome that weighs in at 604 densely printed pages. Non-native readers may be discouraged by the minutiae even if they are delivered with style and gusto.
The Will to Survive: A History of Hungary (2007 and published by Columbia University Press in 2011) a highly acclaimed volume by Bryan Cartledge, former British diplomat.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Subjected to invasion, occupation, and frequent historical tragedy, the country has nevertheless survived and even flourished, becoming a stable, sovereign democratic republic with a seat in the European Union.
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