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Holly Case New Directions Lecture

REEEC New Directions Lecture: Holly Case, "The Noblesse Oblige of Megalomania: The Hungarian History of an Idea"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
REEEC
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Mar 18, 2021   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Holly Case (Professor of History, Brown University)
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Registration
Registration
Contact
REEEC
E-Mail
reec@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Russian, E. European & Eurasian Center: Speakers

During the Second World War, a Hungarian madman wrote to Tsar Boris of Bulgaria to ask for his eleven-year-old daughter's hand in marriage. The man explained that he had found a way to put an end to the Second World War such that both sides and all nations could emerge as victors. It was a perfectly mad idea, yet one that had preoccupied Hungarian politics since the nineteenth century. Did someone else really have to lose in order for Hungary to win, or vice versa?

 

Holly Case is Professor of History at Brown University.

 

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