THE DOUBLE-HEADED EAGLE LANDED: THE RECONSTRUCTION OF MEDIA, LITERARY AND CULTURAL HISTORY AT THE TURN OF THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES IN WESTERN HUNGARY
Ágnes Dóbék, Gábor Mészáros and Gábor Vaderna (Eds.) 2019: Media and Literature in Multilingual Hungary 1770-1820.Budapest, Reciti Conference Vols. 3. p. 285 https://www.reciti.hu/2019/5169
One can admire the noteworthy display of a curtain and drapery shop window at the foot of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. The burgundy velvet background and the golden pelmet highlight the majestic coat of arms of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy with the double-headed eagle. A historical age is over but its memory still haunts us in this shop window. The presence of the coat of arms in a hidden corner of the square, among other things, points back to a historical age in which the lives of the people of the multilingual Pannonian Plain are closely linked. The volume titled Media and Literature in Multilingual Hungary 1770-1820containing English and German essays takes the cultural and literary relationships into account.