Who are contemporary Hungarians and what is their self-image in Central Europe?What were the reasons for Budapest’s great development at the turn of the 19th and 20th century? What is Hungarians’ idea of Poles? What does the Danube mean to them? What links Széll Kálmán Square in Budapest with Elvis Presley, Mao Zedong, and the Kremlin?
These questions will be addressed by the contributors to the 26th issue of “Herito” magazine dedicated to Hungary. In this issue László F. Földényi, Éva Forgács, László Németh, and Csaba G. Kiss examine Hungarian dilemmas, Rafał Wiśniewski discusses the phenomenon of Budapest circa 1900, Adam Balcer, Balázs Ablonczy, and Krzysztof Wołosiuk write about the Hungarian fascination with the East, while Robert Nemes explores Hungarian provinces – those of the past and the present.