The Scientific Prose as a New Interspace of Historical Memory. National Talking and Rethinking the Possibilities of the Second World War Hungarian History (1938–1944) Cover Image

A tudományos próza mint a történelmi emlékezet új köztes tere. Újragondolás és nemzeti kibeszélés lehetőségei a második világháborús magyar történelemről (1938–1944)
The Scientific Prose as a New Interspace of Historical Memory. National Talking and Rethinking the Possibilities of the Second World War Hungarian History (1938–1944)

Author(s): Márton Erdős
Subject(s): History, Modern Age
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: national history; scientific prose; rethinking; World War II; Hungary;
Summary/Abstract: Scientific prose means giving voice to silent national history with modern texts, based on reviewed and rethought history. Our reviewed historiography is framed by an attempt at synthetizing a problem centred on chronological historical narrative. History and narrative are no more, but at the same time not less, than science, fiction, and art. Regarding the history of Hungary during the Second World War, it is of outstanding importance that national history should be interpreted in an international context, creating a series of complex and high-quality historical works with many aspects.We should eliminate the empty, unilateral, and harmful method of post-Marxism and give space to understanding and understandable historiography written from a national perspective. The task of the Hungarian historian regarding the Horthy era and the Hungarian national history in the Second World War is to be the advocate and not the prosecutor. The historical figures of Miklós Horthy, Pál Teleki, László Bárdossy, and Miklós Kállay should be given their rightful place in history; the hidden correspondence between historical figures and the era they lived in should be identified. It is also necessary to harmonize facts and subjective heroism. We suggest that a new historical philosophy should be outlined, whose main aim is to restore the whole Hungarian nation’s self-esteem.Pathos and irony are the emotions evoked by these texts, related with objectivity, prioritizing correct decision-making. There is a new trend today: the days of research solely based on unexplored sources are gone by; bibliographies should also be considered as scientific sources.

  • Page Range: 375-381
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Hungarian