Reformed College of Sárospatak
Áron Kovács and Éva Kusnyír
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 five-hundred-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.
Éva Kusnyir is an ethnologist, folklorist and museologist, and the curator of the Museum of the Reformed Church College in Sárospatak, Hungary. Áron Kovács PhD is a historian and the curator of the Manuscript Collection.