The Failure of the Central European Bourgeoisie

New Perspectives on Hungarian History

  • Authors
  • Balázs A. Szelényi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Balázs A. Szelényi
    Pages 1-16
  3. Balázs A. Szelényi
    Pages 43-62
  4. Balázs A. Szelényi
    Pages 63-87
  5. Balázs A. Szelényi
    Pages 89-114
  6. Balázs A. Szelényi
    Pages 115-139
  7. Balázs A. Szelényi
    Pages 141-160
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 161-246

About this book


This comprehensive study traces the history of over forty royal free towns from the sixteenth-century to 1848 in the territories of what today are Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania. Szelényi argues that these towns have been a neglected feature of national meta-narratives in Eastern Europe because their dwellers were often German speakers.


absolutism enlightenment Europe history Hungary kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-53543-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-60154-3
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