Hungarian-British Diplomacy 1938-1941: The Attempt to Maintain Relations by Andras D. Ban (Hardback, 2004)
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- DescriptionThis book deals with the relationship of Britain and Hungary during the crucial years 1938-1941. In addition to archival research in London and Budapest, mostly about the relations of the governments, Ban's work broadens into political, social, intellectual and cultural history. This is one of its exceptional assets, including materials hitherto overlooked or disregarded, as it relates to more than diplomatic history - even though, in dealing with the latter too, Ban's mastery of archival and other evidence is extraordinarily valuable. From 1938 to 1941 both Hungarian ambitions and Hungarian society were divided. The principal ambition was still to revise the frontiers imposed on Hungary by the Treaty of Trianon in 1920. However, at the same time, a minority of Hungarians (including Prime Minister Teiki as well as many officials of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry) recognised that at least equally important as the cause of frontier revision was the protection and revision of as much Hungarian independence as was possible in the shadow of an immensely powerful and dominant Germany. This division of attitudes, ideas and purposes ran through the society and bureaucracy of Hungary at large.
- Author BiographyAndras D. Ban was born in 1962 in Hungary, and studied International Relations at Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He was a member of the Research Group for the Study of Hungarian History, and researched the changes in British perception of Hungary during the Interwar period. He wrote on British foreign policy and edited the papers of Gyorgy Barcza, the Hungarian Minsister in London in 1938-41. In 1995, he carried out research at the Hoover Institutition into American Hungarian Relations in 1938-41. In 1996 he compiled Pax Britannica: The Foreign Office Papers on Plans for a Postbellum East Central Europe. He published numerous papers on the subject of Central Europe. The present book was first published in 1998 in Budapest. Andras Ban died in 2001 at the age of 38.
- Author(s)Andras D. Ban
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication11/03/2004
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFrank Cass Publishers
- Content Note1, black & white illustrations
- Weight544 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsWith printed dust jacket
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