Minority Hungarian Communities in the Twentieth Century


The authors review the twentieth-century history of Hungarian communities that became minorities within Czechoslovakia, Romania, Yugoslavia, and Austria after World War I. They trace these developments over ninety years of social, political, economic, and cultural upheaval and examine in detail the relationship between such communities and the majority nations in which they found themselves. The volume also follows changes in these groups' political and legal statuses.

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Table of contents 


Preface to the Series

I. Changes of Sovereignty and the New Nation States in the Danube Region 1918–1921

1. The Break-Up of Historical Hungary - László Szarka
2. Hungary at the Peace Talks in Paris - László Szarka
3. The Creation of Hungarian Minority Groups
- Romania (Nándor Bárdi)
- Czechoslovakia: Slovakia (Attila Simon)
- Czechoslovakia: Transcarpathia (Csilla Fedinec)
- The Serb-Croat-Slovene Kingdom (Enikõ A. Sajti)
- Austria (Gerhard Baumgartner)

II. Between the Two World Wars 1921–1938

1. Nation States and Minorities in Central Europe - László Szarka
2. International Minority Defense System: The League of Nations - Ferenc Eiler
3. The Policies Towards Hungarian Communities Pursued by Hungary’s Neighboring Countries - Nándor Bárdi
4. Disputes, Plans and Proposals for Handling the Minority Question - Nándor Bárdi
5. Territorial Revision and Minority Protection in Hungarian Politics - Nándor Bárdi and Ferenc Eiler
6. Outcomes and Inconsistencies in Hungarian Policy on Territorial Revision - László Szarka
7. Minority Hungarians and Central European Land Reforms - Attila Simon and Attila Kovács
8. Minority Hungarian Societies - Nándor Bárdi
9. Minority Hungarian Culture, Art, Science and Scholarship - Tamás Gusztáv Filep
10. Case Studies
- Romania (Nándor Bárdi)
- Czechoslovakia: Slovakia (Attila Simon)
- Czechoslovakia: Transcarpathia (Csilla Fedinec)
- Yugoslavia (Enikõ A. Sajti)
- Austria (Gerhard Baumgartner)

III. The World War II Years 1939–1944

1. Returnee Hungarians - Tamás Gusztáv Filep
2. The Autonomy Question in Transcarpathia - Csilla Fedinec
3. Case Studies
- Romania (Béni L. Balogh and Nándor Bárdi)
- Slovakia (Árpád Popély)
- The Banat (Enikõ A. Sajti)
- The German Reich: Burgenland (Gerhard Baumgartner)

IV. From the End of World War II to the Communist Takeover 1944–1948

1. Hungary and the Situation of the Hungarian Minorities in 1945 - László Szarka
2. The Losses of Hungarian Minorities - Mihály Zoltán Nagy
3 Case Studies
- Romania (Csaba Zoltán Novák)
- Czechoslovakia (Árpád Popély)
- The Soviet Union (Csilla Fedinec)
- Yugoslavia (Enikõ A. Sajti)
- Austria (Gerhard Baumgartner)

V. In the Eastern European Single-Party States 1948–1989
1. The Models for Communist Minority Policy - Stefano Bottoni and Zoltán Novák
2. Hungary and the Hungarians Beyond Its Borders - Nándor Bárdi
3. Demographic Features - Patrik Tátrai
4. Collectivization and Rural Change - Nándor Bárdi and Márton László
5. The Education Question - Csilla Fedinec
6. The Development of Cultural, Artistic and Scientific Institutions - Tamás Gusztáv Filep
7. Case Studies
- Romania (Stefano Bottoni and Csaba Zoltán Novák)
- Czechoslovakia (Árpád Popély)
- Yugoslavia (Árpád Hornyák)
- The Soviet Union (Csilla Fedinec)
- Austria (Gerhard Baumgartner)

VI. From the Change of Regime to the Recent Past 1989–2005

1. Minority Rights in International Relations - Balázs Vizi
2. Hungarian Minorities and the Change of System, 1989–1991 - László Szarka
3. The Policy of Budapest Governments towards Hungarian Communities Abroad - Nándor Bárdi
4. Demographic Processes in Minority Hungarian Communities - László Gyurgyík
5. The Education Issue - Attila Papp Z.
6. The Position of the Hungarian Language - Orsolya Nádor
7. Cultural and Scientific Activity Among Hungarian Minority Communities - Nándor Bárdi, Csilla Fedinec and Attila Papp Z.
8. Case Studies
- Austria (Gerhard Baumgartner)
- Croatia (János Vékás)
- Romania (Nándor Bárdi)
- Serbia (János Vékás)
- Slovakia (Judit Hamberger)
- Slovenia (János Vékás)
- Ukraine (Csilla Fedinec)

VII. Other Hungarian-Speaking Communities In and Beyond Hungary’s Neighboring Countries

1. Hungarian-Speaking Jews in the Carpathian Basin - Viktória Bányai
2. Hungarian-Speaking Jewish Communities Overseas - Viktória Bányai
3. The Csángós of Moldavia - Zoltán Ilyés
4. Hungarian-Speaking Gypsies in the Carpathian Basin - Péter Szuhay
5. The Hungarian Diaspora Beyond the Carpathian Basin up to 1989 - Ilona Kovács
6. Some Social and Demographic Features of the Hungarian Diaspora in the West and Its Institutions - Attila Papp Z.
7. The Contact Dialects of Hungarian - Miklós Kontra
8. Population Movements in the Carpathian Basin - Tamás Stark

Biographies of Key Personalities
The Authors
Historical Regions of Minority Hungarian Communities in the Carpathian Basin
Maps (made by László Sebõk)
Name Index
Place Index
Volumes Published in "Atlantic Studies on Society in Change"