In This Review

The Politics of Backwardness in Hungary, 1825-1945
The Politics of Backwardness in Hungary, 1825-1945
By Andrew C. Janos
Princeton University Press, 1982, 370 pp.

The author has two main goals: to write a political and social history of Hungary and to place it in the perspective of broad general movements of European and global change. He is highly successful on the first count, moderately so on the second, and always stimulating.