Ferenc Eckhart:

Pioneer of Social and Constitutional History Writing in Hungary

  • László Dávid Törő
Keywords: historiography, social history, historism, nationalism, professionalism, constitutional history


An influential historian of constitutional and economic history, Ferenc Eckhart, contributed greatly to the Hungarian historical writing in the first half of the 20th century. He paved the way for a much more historical and analytical view of constitutional history while fiercely debating narrow-minded, nationalist interpretations of Hungarian constitutional history. This paper attempts to give a short overview of this ouvre and to highlight the progressive elements in his historical writing.

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