HUNGARIAN MILITARY FLAGS
The story of the military flags of Hungary drawn in this book by the Kossuth-prize winning author represents the history of Hungary from 800 AD until today in three distinct eras:
* Ancient Hungarian flags (800-1000) extending from the depiction of the Turul totem animal on the main standard of the Atilla clans to the red and silver striped coats of arms of the ruling Arpad-dynasty.
* Kingdom of Hungary (1000-1800) with its Christian symbolism. The main flag motives of this era: the red-silver Arpad stripes, the apostolic double cross on top of a green triple mound over a red background and the figure of Virgin Mary, Our Lady of the Hungarians.
* End of the 18th century, when the three-color banner, the Hungarian national tricolor was born, using the red, silver and green colors of the national coat of arms. Its variants mean the Hungarian flag; the state flag if decorated with the coat of arms, national flag without the coat of arms and a military flag with the colors placed in a wolf tooth pattern.
Very little text. Cover-to-cover color illustrations with captions in Hungarian and English. Series presents the military culture, weaponry and warfare spanning various historical periods.
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Updated as of 12/07/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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