ISBN: 9781785512827

Publication date: 22 Jul 2020

Author: Kusnyír, Éva
Sárospatak, a peaceful little town in north-eastern Hungary, holds
legendary status within the country's cultural landscape. Its school,
the Reformed Church College of Sárospatak, has trained several important
writers, artists and politicians across the Central-European region's
500-year history. This volume presents the institution's history through
the lens of 37 books, documents and items from the collection. What was
life like for a 17th century Hungarian student? Which physical
experiments were pioneering? Why did Béla Bartók want to enrol his son
in a countryside secondary school? These are only a few of the questions
raised by the authors that introduce the reader to the colourful
traditions of this remarkable school.