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Egy polgári arisztokrata
A civil aristocrat

Kálmán Kánya (1869-1945)

Author(s): Imre H. Tóth
Subject(s): History, Diplomatic history, Political history, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949)
ISSN: 2064-518x
Published by: Virágmandula Kft. - Kronosz Kiadó
Keywords: Hungarian foreign policy;Diplomacy;foreign minister;Interwar Hungary
Summary/Abstract: Kálmán Kánya was one of the most important figures, and, from 1933 to 1938, the official leader of Hungarian foreign policy between the two world wars. His person and activity – among others – are even more extraordinary because he attempted to give a new interpretation to the position and scope of duties of the foreign minister. Compared with his predecessors, he followed an active and systematic policy, and his conceptions were often implemented even against the Prime Ministers’ convictions. Kánya’s activity and mainly his manners brought him many admirers and also a lot of opponents. As a member of the former imperial foreign policy, he could hardly accept Hungary’s serious loss of prestige following the First World War. As the first secretary of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the ambassador sent to Berlin and later as the minister, he attempted to restore and preserve the prestige of the old days. Beside the turns of Kálmán Kánya’s career and the foreign affairs intertwined with them, readers might get an insight into contemporary social and political life as well as the closed world of diplomacy which is often regarded as splendid by outsiders.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-615-5497-54-4
  • Page Count: 262
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Hungarian