By John Lukacs
Budapest, like Paris and Vienna, skilled a outstanding exfoliation on the finish of the 19th century. when it comes to inhabitants progress, fabric growth, and cultural exuberance, it was once one of the most efficient metropolitan facilities of the realm, the cradle of such abilities as Bartók, Kodály, Krúdy, Ady, Molnár, Koestler, Szilard, and von Neumann, between others.
John Lukacs offers a cultural and old portrait of the cityits attractions, sounds, and population; the inventive and fabric tradition; its type dynamics; the basic position performed via its Jewish populationand a historic point of view that describes the ascendance of the town and its decline into the maelstrom of the 20 th century.
Intimate and interesting, Budapest 1900 captures the dignity of a urban on the flip of the century, poised in the intervening time of its maximum achievements, but already dealing with the calls for of a brand new age.