Great Expectations and Interwar Realities: Hungarian Cultural Diplomacy, 1918-1941

September 12, 2017

This monograph by Zsolt Nagy, Assistant Professor at the department of History at University of St. Thomas, Minnesota examines the development of interwar Hungarian cultural diplomacy in three areas: universities, the tourist industry, and the media—primarily motion pictures and radio production. It is a story of the Hungarian elites’ high hopes and deep-seated anxieties about the country’s place in a Europe newly reconstructed after World War I, and how these elites perceived and misperceived themselves, their surroundings, and their own ability to affect the country’s fate.

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