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University of Pécs, Department of History, Hungary
History paper by Gergely, Marianna (all papers)
"How Many Roads Must a Man Walk Down?" - Individual Lives Examined Through the Lens of Economic and Political Transitions in Hungary in the 20th Century
Based on the study of Virág Rab, I further examine the economic and political transitions of Hungary during the 20th century through the viewpoint of the individual. In my study, I would like to present the effects of political and economic transitions on the lives of the individuals, with specific focus on the problems of starting a life over again.
Through the lives if István Bibó (1911-1979) a prominent Hungarian politician and internationally recognized political theorist, Béla Király (1912-2009), a chief colonel and politician well-known in the USA, and finally, through the turns of the life of a common man, I will examine the impact of such large scale tranitions on the lives of contemporary individuals.
Brief Professional Bio:
Marianna Gergely studied History and English Linguistics and Literature at the University of Pécs, Hungary and graduated in 2012. The title of her thesis was: "Brussels' Therapy: Attempting to Evict the Financial Traumas of the First World War" (2011). She had also attained first place in the foremost Hungarian inter-university competition on modern history (OTDK) with this research. Her current research still focuses on economic history of modern Europe and Hungary.