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Budapest: A Cultural History (Cityscapes)

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The views of Budapest by the River Danube are unparalleled in Europe. On one side the Buda Hills reach almost to the riverside, with Castle Hill and Gellért Hill offering outstanding panoramas. Pest, linked to Buda by a series of imposing bridges, with its mixture of late nineteenth-century Historicist and early twentieth-century Art Nouveau architecture, is still very much a "turn-of-the-century" city.

For more than fifty years prior to the Second World War, Budapest was one of the outstanding cultural capitals of Central Europe, on a par with, and in some ways ahead of, Vienna and Prague. Now no longer "hidden" behind the Iron Curtain, much of that old atmosphere has returned. With its rich and often turbulent history, its unique thermal baths, its excellent public transport system, its street cafés and broad-ranging cultural scene, Budapest is a captivating metropolis, currently being rediscovered as one of the liveliest cities in the region.

* City on the Danube: Straddling the majestic river, Budapest's setting is unique; bridges and baths, cafes and squares; an architecture than recalls the pre-1914 era.

* City of fusions: Bartók and Kodály fused folk and classical; the tradition continues with Budapest's vibrant mixture of live folk, gypsy, klezmer and jazz.

* City of the unknown: Breaking through the barrier of the Hungarian language, often described as impenetrable, presented here are writers and poets deserving international recognition.

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For more than fifty years prior to the Second World War, Budapest was one of the outstanding cultural capitals of Central Europe, on a par with, and in some ways ahead of, Vienna and Prague. Now no longer hidden behind the Iron Curtain, much of that old atmosphere has returned. With its rich and often turbulent history, its unique thermal baths, its excellent public transport system, its street cafes and broad-ranging cultural scene, Budapest is a captivating metropolis, currently being rediscovered as one of the liveliest cities in the region.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: By the Danube

Chapter Two: Avenue of Dreams

Chapter Three: City of Cafés

Chapter Four: Heroes and Others

Chapter Five: Hearts and Minds

Chapter Six: City of Baths

Chapter Seven: Written in Stone

Chapter Eight: From Markets to Menus

Chapter Nine: Music Fusion

Chapter Ten: Jews and Gentiles

Chapter Eleven: Above the City

Chapter Twelve: And Below

Further Reading (xx)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195314953
Author:
Dent, Bob
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Foreword by:
Szirtes, George
Foreword:
Szirtes, George
Author:
null, Bob
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Europe - Eastern
Subject:
Historical geography
Subject:
Europe - Austria & Hungary
Subject:
History, World | European | Eastern Europe
Subject:
History, World | European | Other European Nations
Subject:
Budapest (Hungary) Description and travel.
Subject:
Budapest (Hungary) Civilization.
Subject:
World History-Austria
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cityscapes
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 halftones
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
8.18x5.45x.55 in. .64 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , For more than fifty years prior to the Second World War, Budapest was one of the outstanding cultural capitals of Central Europe, on a par with, and in some ways ahead of, Vienna and Prague. Now no longer hidden behind the Iron Curtain, much of that old atmosphere has returned. With its rich and often turbulent history, its unique thermal baths, its excellent public transport system, its street cafes and broad-ranging cultural scene, Budapest is a captivating metropolis, currently being rediscovered as one of the liveliest cities in the region.
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