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Once upon a time, DEBRECEN was the site of Hungary's greatest livestock fair, and foreigners tended to be snooty about "this vast town of unsightly buildings", with its thatched cottages and a main street that became "one liquid mass of mud" when it rained, "so that officers quartered on one side were obliged to mount their horses and ride across to have dinner on the other". Even so, none denied the significance of Debrecen (pronounced "Deb-retzen"), both economically and as the fount of Hungarian Calvinism. From the sixteenth century onwards there wasn't …
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