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Alternate Names of Places: A Worldwide Dictionary

Alternate Names of Places: A Worldwide Dictionary

by Adrian Room
     
 

This new type of geographical dictionary lists past and present alternate names of more than 7,000 places. It focuses particularly on placenames with official or semiofficial status rather than nicknames or colloquial abbreviations. Alternate placenames are important for historical and geographical reasons, and although they predominate in countries that have

Overview

This new type of geographical dictionary lists past and present alternate names of more than 7,000 places. It focuses particularly on placenames with official or semiofficial status rather than nicknames or colloquial abbreviations. Alternate placenames are important for historical and geographical reasons, and although they predominate in countries that have undergone wars and invasions, such alternate names can equally well result from political or administrative changes. In addition to the factual data related to each entry, the dictionary also comments on names and their origins where appropriate. Appendices focus on placenames in non-English languages and on places which have been renamed in fictional works.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
excellent
Choice
a valuable resource for those interested in history, geography, or toponymy. Recommended
ARBA
a very useful source for researchers and for casual readers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786437122
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/17/2009
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

The late Adrian Room was a noted toponymist and onomastician. The author of more than 50 reference books about words and names, he lived in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

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