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dc.contributor.authorBatonyi, Gabor
dc.date.accessioned2023-05-31T17:12:31Z
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-15T14:31:20Z
dc.date.available2023-05-31T17:12:31Z
dc.date.available2023-06-15T14:31:20Z
dc.date.issued2023-04
dc.identifier.citationBatonyi G (2023) Touching Base: Hungarian Intelligence and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies in the 1960s. Slavonic and East European Review. 101(2): 313-356.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/19461
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThis article deals with a neglected dimension of Cold War history, namely the role of minor Communist secret services in subverting cultural relations with Britain. In particular, the article examines the efforts of Hungarian State Security to penetrate a university centre in London during the 1960s. Drawing on hitherto unexplored archival material, it documents the intensive attempts made to monitor or cultivate individuals at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies — notably the historian Dr László Péter — as part of a wide-ranging and ambitious intelligence offensive on the tenth anniversary of the 1956 Revolution. Paradoxically, this heightened espionage activity took place at a time of enhanced bilateral ties. The historical records analysed here provide new insight into the duplicity of Hungary’s foreign policy, and the hypocrisy of the post-revolutionary regime’s cultural ‘opening’ to the West, during a defining decade.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights(c) 2023 The Author. Full-text reproduced with author and publisher permission.
dc.subjectEastern Europeen_US
dc.subjectSlavonic studiesen_US
dc.subject1960sen_US
dc.subjectHungarian intelligenceen_US
dc.titleTouching Base: Hungarian Intelligence and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies in the 1960sen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2023-05-30
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1353/see.2023.a904398
dc.rights.licenseUnspecifieden_US
dc.date.updated2023-05-31T17:12:32Z
refterms.dateFOA2023-06-15T14:33:34Z
dc.openaccess.statusopenAccessen_US


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