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Books

The project, called Digitized Parliamentary Database (DPD) has involved digitization of 1864 titles in 2248 volumes. They are works in Hungarian language in the fields of law, political science, history and the history and operation of the National Assembly. A considerable part of the books are copyright protected and can therefore be read only on computers on the premises of the Parliamentary Library. Works in the public domain can be freely accessed. Click here to browse among the digitized books.Works by scholars of law and social science and politicians – all of them noted in their fields – can be found in the Digitized Parliamentary Database. See in Hungarian language biographies of authors of major works that were published in the 19th and 20th centuries.Book reviews and descriptions are attached to some of the major works that are likely to attract special attention. The reviews offer an insight into the era when those works were published and their very style and wording are a good read. Click here for the reviews in Hungarian.

Reference books have also been digitized to ensure a one-stop access to indispensible data.

The Reference books section of the DPD differs from the other sections as the criterion of selection here was type of content instead of quality of content. The works in this section cover our main fields of collection policy, which by the way also guided us when deciding what to digitize. The digitized books in this section offer facts (e.g. statistics, lists of names, definitions of concepts, biographies and dates).

Clicking here you can find reviews to some of those books.

Click here to browse among the digitized reference books.

In Hungary the interwar period was a golden era for legal and political science literature as far as legal language and argumentation were concerned. That is why works conceived in that period have been amply digitized. Works by Ödön Kuncz, Béni Grosschmid Béni (pen name: Benő Zsögöd), Győző Concha, Zoltán Magyary, István Ereky, Gyula Moór, Barna Horváth, Móric Tomcsányi, Albert Irk and others are cornerstones of Hungarian legal culture and argumentation. We consider it as our duty to make them widely accessible. The digitized stock also includes legal and political science monographs from the post-1945 era, mainly in civil law and criminal law.

Click here for descriptions of law books and here if you wish to browse among relevant digitized books.

This section comprises books on the history, organization and operation of the National Assembly. The digitized works satisfy the following criteria: written in Hungarian mostly between 1850 and 1945 and can be found in physical form in our library. Some noteworthy works written after 1945 have also been included.

Click here for descriptions of books about the National Assembly and here to browse among the books themselves.

Most of the digitized political and historical books are in Hungarian, were written between 1850 and 1945, cover issues that date to between the Period of Reforms (1830–1848) and the end of the Second World War, and all of them are part of our library’s stock. The dominant majority of works that satisfy the above criteria have been digitized. We have included one noteworthy work each to illustrate outstanding events in the post-1945 history of Hungarian parliamentarism.

Click here for descriptions of political and historical books and here if you wish to browse among relevant digitized books.

Works by scholars of law and social science and politicians – all of them noted in their fields – can be found in the Digitized Parliamentary Database. See in Hungarian language biographies of authors of major works that were published in the 19th and 20th centuries. Those books of selected authors have been digitized that are part of our library’s stock. Articles and essays by the same authors can also be found in digitized periodicals. The biographies focus on milestones in the lives of authors and their fields of research. At the end of the biographies see a list of books either digitized under this project or not digitized yet but to be found in this library.

It is always indicated at a book’s title whether it has already been digitized and whether it is freely available on the Internet or, being under copyright protection, can only be read on users’ computers in our library. Links of books listed at the end of biographies take you to the digitized books.

Works in Hungarian language in the fields of law, political science, history and the history and operation of the National Assembly can be found in the Digitized Parliamentary Database. Book reviews and descriptions are attached to some of the major works that are likely to attract special attention. The reviews offer an insight into the era when those works were published and their very style and wording are a good read. Click here for the reviews in Hungarian.

Many of the book reviews on the portal are abridged versions of the original. By clicking on the title of works in the reviews you can reach the digitized books themselves. In case the book concerned in copyright protected, it can only read on computers of our library.