Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. ×
User Journal

Journal stoolpigeon's Journal: Hungarian History 9

I ordered some books about Hungary, as my knowledge of the area is woefully inadequate. I'm starting with A Concise History of Hungary. My knowledge of geography is just abysmal. I have to keep stopping to look places up on wikipedia. Google maps has also been very helpful.

Next I'll be reading, The Hungarians: A Thousand Years of Victory in Defeat.

The concise history is just that, and quite a bit shorter than "The Hungarians". I'm hoping though that on reading the second, longer history I'll pick up more having gone over a shorter version already.

The history of the Hungarians goes back far enough that there is quite a bit that isn't known all that well. A lot has to be guessed from linguistic studies. Like all histories there are controversies over some versions of various aspects. And I realize that all this history is only useful to a point. I'm really hoping though that it just gives me an appreciation for the place.

To get a (hopefully) better look at things as they are now, I'll be reading Culture Shock! Hungary: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette. I don't think any of this will replace what I learn once I get there, but I like to do what I can to show up somewhat prepared. And my job will actually involve working with people from 20 different countries in the area, so this is just a start. What little I learned about Europe growing up was primarily focused on Western Europe. So I have a lot of work to do.
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Hungarian History

Comments Filter:

After a number of decimal places, nobody gives a damn.