Similarities and Differences in Polish and Hungarian History

Zsinka, László (2013) Similarities and Differences in Polish and Hungarian History. In: Magyar-lengyel barátság - történelem, gazdaságpolitika, kultúra, 4. March 2013, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary.

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In my lecture I would like to give a general introduction to a comparative approach of Polish and Hungarian history. I am convinced it could be not only an interesting, but a relevant issue as well. This approach could be touching emotionally for average Hungarian and Polish people because both nations strongly felt last centuries that they had common historical fate in East Central Europe. There is evidence which prove that Polish-Hungarian friendship is not only a modern phenomenon, but it is originated from the historical past. Historical memory calls the attention that Polish-Hungarian friendship was rooted already in the early modern history, and it was not constructed by historians, but a special relationship between the two nations was a widespread and accepted concept for the wider public in Hungary. I can cite the well-known proverb which represents it: „Pole and Hungarian – two good friends, joint fight and drinking are their ends.” In this lecture I don’t want to give a complete list of differences and similarities, but to call the attention to some interesting aspects of two nations’ common historical fate.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Divisions:Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for International Studies
ID Code:1162
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:10 Apr 2013 15:08
Last Modified:10 Apr 2013 15:08

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