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Triano 100 - Trianon's Impact on Marriage and Divorce

The scale of the dramatic changes caused by the Trianon Treaty immensely and fundamentally affected the Hungarian society in all possible ways – from economic and political and legal perspectives alike. Families and couples did not stay intact either. Trianon had a profound impact on the number of marriages and divorces, too.

Published on - 2020-12-02 03:46:00
Category: Anniversaries
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New titles published abroad – 2020

The Library of Parliament places strong emphasis on the acquisition of timely and relevant foreign resources related to its main scope of collection, that is law, political science, history, international organizations and foreign parliaments.

Published on - 2020-11-30 03:54:00
Category: Book recommendations
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Trianon 100 – Wagon-dwellers in Hungary after Trianon

The Hungarian Childcare League settled an agreement with the then Speaker of the National Assembly with the help of which in the first few years of the 1920s the organisation could provide shelter to around 300 "wagon-dweller" children migrating from the former Hungarian territories in rooms on the ground- and mezzanine floors within the Upper-House wing of the Parliament's building. In our latest article we offer an insight into the historical context of this humanitarian move.

Published on - 2020-11-26 02:20:00
Category: Anniversaries
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Review of a Rare Book: the Kingdom of Hungary through a 17th-century Italian Author's Spectacles

This volume entitled Ungria restaurada compendiosa noticia de dos tiempos... by the Italian author, D. Simpliciano Bizozeri was published in Barcelona, 1688 and is part of the library's Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection. It was originally written in a Tuscan dialect and later translated into Spanish. The library owns this Spanish edition. The work provides an overview of fortresses and castles around the Kingdom of Hungary, while highlighting the functions and significance of various towns in the country from Pannonhalma through Eger to Gyula.

Published on - 2020-11-19 10:27:00
Category: Book recommendations
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Women's entry to higher education in Hungary approved 125 years ago

In accordance with Franz Joseph I's "supreme decision" dated 18 November 1895, after a long struggle it had finally become possible for Hungarian women to attend university faculties of medicine, pharmacy and humanities. On the occasion of the anniversary, we now offer a brief summary of the history of women's education in Hungary.

Published on - 2020-11-18 11:38:00
Category: Anniversaries
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UNESCO's Constitution Adopted 75 years ago

In the United Nations Charter which was signed on 16 November 1945, article 57 provided for the creation of a specialized agency in the fields of education and culture to be named United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). On the occasion of the 75th anniversary we summarize the history and activities of this remarkable institution.

Published on - 2020-11-16 02:30:00
Category: Anniversaries
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