Paper $22.95 ISBN: 9781551647159 Will Publish April 2020 N/F/S Canada, Ireland & United Kingdom
Cloth $69.95 ISBN: 9781551647173 Will Publish April 2020 N/F/S Canada, Ireland & United Kingdom
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The Forgotten Revolution

The 1919 Hungarian Republic of Councils

Edited by András Göllner

The Forgotten Revolution

Edited by András Göllner

Distributed for Black Rose Books

225 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $22.95 ISBN: 9781551647159 Will Publish April 2020 N/F/S Canada, Ireland & United Kingdom
Cloth $69.95 ISBN: 9781551647173 Will Publish April 2020 N/F/S Canada, Ireland & United Kingdom
E-book $11.95 ISBN: 9781551647197 Will Publish March 2020 N/F/S Canada, Ireland & United Kingdom
After the ravages of World War I and the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Budapest was engulfed by revolution and marauding foreign armies in 1919. Factory workers, disillusioned ex-soldiers, landless peasants, artists, and intellectuals began forming grassroots councils to get the country back on its feet. This groundswell produced a unique cross-class alliance in pursuit of social justice, constitutionalism, and sustainable economic development, which quickly led to the formation of the Hungarian Republic of Councils. After only four months, however, this radically new experiment in self-government ended in tragedy and virtually all of the Republic’s leadership were executed. Over time, the revolution has not only been smeared by the Hungarian right wing but also misunderstood and largely forgotten by the rest of the world. 
 
This volume will set the historical record straight on the heroic but tragic events of 1919, paying tribute to the people who gave their lives to a tenacious and courageous idea. These essays bring together internationally respected scholars from Europe and North America, including Péter Csunderlik, Raquel Varela, Kari Polanyi Levitt, Lajos Csoma, Judith Szapor, Christopher Adam, András B. Göllner, Marie-Josée Lavallée, and Dimitrios Roussopoulos. 
 
Contents
Preface. By András B. Göllner Introduction. By Péter Csunderlik 1. The Hungarian Commune and the European Revolutionary Movement. By Raquel Varela 2. 1919 Vienna and Budapest: A Tale of Two Cities. By Kari Polanyi Levitt 3. Workers’ Councils and the H
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