Professor Tóth Ferenc
Professor Ferenc Tóth (1967) is a senior research fellow of the Institute of History at the Research Centre for the Humanities (formerly RC of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences). His research areas include the history of conflicts between Christianity and Islam (especially Turkish Wars in Hungary in 17th and 18th Centuries), the history of French-Hungarian Connections in the early modern Period (1664-1815), Hungarian orientalists during the 18th Century and the history of the activity of Hungarian agents in French service (for example François baron de Tott). He has published 25 books and over 200 studies including 'Ascension sociale et identité nationale. Intégration de l'immigration hongroise dans la société française au cours du XVIIIe siècle (1692-1815)', Budapest (Officina Hungarica IX), 2000, 'Saint-Gotthard 1664, Une bataille européenne', Panazol (Ed. Lavauzelle), 2007, 'Un diplomate militaire français en Europe orientale à la fin de l’ancien régime. François de Tott (1733-1793)', Istanbul (Editions Isis), 2011, he also published the memoirs of Baron de Tott in both French and Hungarian editions.