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One History – Multiple Explanations. Interpretations of Hungarian History - "On the vineyards of Tokaj..." - Lecture 12 - by Krisztián Ungváry

"On the vineyards of Tokaj..."
Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 At the request of the Blinken OSA Archivum, historian Krisztián Ungváry is giving lectures on controversial issues of 19th and 20th-century Hungarian history. The lecture series outlines different interpretative frameworks and patterns on controversial pivotal points in Hungary's recent history. 

12. "On the vineyards of Tokaj..." - The birth and survival of a modern legend and the persistent Hungarian crisis behind it
Of all national anthems, the Hungarian is the only one in which an alcoholic beverage appears. This alone is reason enough to look at the place of Tokaji wine in the Hungarian public consciousness. My presentation aims to provide interpretative insights into the images of Tokaji and its worldwide fame in Hungary.