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U320/U520  Budapest as National and International City
Lynn Hooker

Second-eight weeks course!

 

Even before Budapest was officially created by the unification of Buda, Obuda, and Pest in 1873, it was a place with multiple personalities: a commercial and artistic center, a meeting place for the many nationalities of this diverse region, and an oftentime capital city of Hungary.  This course explores the cultural and political history of this ever-changing city from its formation to the present.  Historical writings, chiefly those by historian Péter Hanák and sociologist Judit Bodnár, will be supplemented by literature, art, film, and music produced by Budapest-based artists.  The language of course readings will be English, although those with Hungarian reading knowledge will be encouraged to explore sources in their original language.

 
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Days and Time:  Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00-6:30.