The Hungarians: A Thousand Years of Victory in Defeat

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C. Hurst, 2003 - Hungarians - 572 pages
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This is a comprehensive history of a legendarily proud and passionate but lonely people. Much of Europe once knew them as child-devouring cannibals and bloodthirsty Huns but it was not long before the Hungarians became steadfast defenders of Christendom and fought heroic freedom struggles against the Tartars, the Turks and, among others, the Russians.

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Review: The Hungarians: A Thousand Years of Victory in Defeat

User Review  - Paul Haspel - Goodreads

Paul Lendvai's The Hungarians is the kind of history that can justly be called magisterial. This wonderfully thorough work of historical synthesis recounts the story of the Hungarian people from the ... Read full review

Review: The Hungarians: A Thousand Years of Victory in Defeat

User Review  - Paulo Reimann - Goodreads

Great book. I started out of a Brazilian-Hungarian curiosity. I have studied Hungarian history but mostly under my parents view. The book initially felt too scholarly but I progressed the 600 pages ... Read full review

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Paul Lendvai was for 22 years a "Financial Times" correspondent and later became Editor in Chief of ORF, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation.

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