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Overview

The Historical Atlas of Central Europe covers the area from Poland, Lithuania, and the eastern part of Germany to Greece and western Turkey and extends in time from the early fifth century to the present. This new edition of the Historical Atlas of East Central Europe, first published in 1993 to great acclaim, incorporates the enormous political changes that have taken place since 1989, taking into comments from seventy-five reviewers from seventeen countries. The final third of the volume has been completely reconceptualized and reconfigured with new maps, text, and statistical tables. The bibliography has been updated and expanded.

About the Author: Paul Robert Magocsi holds the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author or editor of twenty-four books, including A History of Ukraine and the two-volume Of the Making of Nationalities There Is No End.

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Editorial Reviews

Independent
A magisterial work, containing superbly drawn maps . . . with a lucid and impartial text that sets every important development in perspective.
Orientalia Christiana Periodica
A jewel of a reference work which shall certainly continue to be used by generations of scholars to come.
Library Journal
This first-rate sequel to the Historical Atlas of East Central Europe takes a mostly chronological approach to the region, providing histories of the various areas, as well as maps that show not just political boundaries but also population and population movements, canal and railroad construction, industrial growth, linguistic distribution, and cultural and educational institutions, among other factors. An effective use of color makes for maps that are easy to read and interpret. There is considerably more to this revised edition than the name change; the previous edition, though up-to-date for its time, was published just as the Soviet empire was crumbling and the Soviet Union itself was splintering into l5 independent republics. The current edition has integrated those historical changes and of 109 color maps presents 21 that are new and 41 that are substantially revised. As to the title change, Magocsi (chair, Ukrainian studies, Univ. of Toronto; A History of Ukraine) points out that "the articulate elements in many countries of this region consider eastern or even east-central to carry a negative connotation and prefer to be considered part of Central Europe." He adds that "precise boundaries" for the area are not fixed but are often a matter of opinion, so he has been guided mainly by geographical criteria. Wherever you believe "Central Europe" starts and ends, this volume is highly recommended for academic and larger public libraries.-Edward Cone, New York Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up-When Magocsi's The Historical Atlas of East Central Europe (Univ. of Washington, 1993; o.p.) was published, it recorded the recent splintering of the Soviet Union; this new edition integrates those boundary changes and also includes more than 60 new or revised maps and tables. The atlas's new title reflects a choice based on geographical criteria and the wording reflects the preference of the population of the countries in question. The volume is arranged chronologically, with coverage beginning about A.D. 400 (roughly the time of the demise of the Roman Empire) and continuing through the end of the 20th century. The maps and tables provide information on military affairs; population and population movements; economy; ethnolinguistic distributions; and religious, cultural, and educational institutions. All are extremely well done. The use of color in the maps significantly eases reading and interpreting them. Well-written, objective historical summaries of that region's development at the time accompany the maps. Several of these synopses are also new or revised. This scholarly work has a four-page listing of map sources and a seven-page bibliography. The extensive index includes cross-references. This is an excellent resource for large public and academic libraries. High schools offering an AP course in European history should also consider purchase.-Peg Glisson, Mendon Center Elementary School, Pittsford, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295981468
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: History of East Central Europe Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 12.04 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Introduction to the Original Edition
Note to the Revised Edition
1 Central Europe: geographic zones 2
2 Central Europe, ca. 400 5
3 Central Europe, 7th-8th centuries 8
4 Central Europe, 9th century 10
5 Early medieval kingdoms, ca. 1050 13
6 The period of feudal subdivisions, ca. 1250 16
7 Poland, Lithuania, and Bohemia-Moravia, 13th-15th centuries 20
8 Hungary-Croatia and Venice, 14th-15th centuries 23
9 Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, and the Ottoman Empire, 14th-15th centuries 27
10 Central Europe, ca. 1480 31
11 Economic patterns, ca. 1450 34
12 The city in medieval times 37
13 Ecclesiastical jurisdictions, ca. 1450 42
14 Central Europe, ca. 1570 46
15 Protestant Reformation, 16th century 48
16 Catholic Counter Reformation, 16th-17th centuries 51
17 Education and culture through the 18th century 54
18 Central Europe, 1648 57
19 Poland-Lithuania, the Habsburgs, Hungary-Croatia, and Transylvania, 16th-17th centuries 59
20 The Ottoman Empire, the Habsburgs, Hungary-Croatia, and Transylvania, 16th-17th centuries 63
21 Central Europe, ca. 1721 67
22 Poland, Austria, and the Ottoman Empire, 18th century 70
23 The Napoleonic era, 1795-1814 73
24 Central Europe, 1815 76
25 The Austrian and Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1815-1914 78
26 The Balkan peninsula, 1817-1912 83
27 The Balkan peninsula on the eve of World War I 87
28 Canal and railway development before 1914 90
29 Population, 1870-1910 93
30 Ethnolinguistic distribution, ca. 1900 97
31 Cultural and educational institutions before 1914 100
32 Germans in Central Europe, ca. 1900 104
33 Jews and Armenians in Central Europe, ca. 1900 107
34 The Catholic Church, 1900 111
35 The Orthodox Church, 1900 114
36 Central Europe, 1910 118
37 World War I, 1914-1918 121
38 Central Europe, 1918-1923 125
39 Poland, Danzig, and Lithuania in the 20th century 130
40 Belarus and Ukraine in the 20th century 135
41 Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia in the 20th century 140
42 Austria and Hungary in the 20th century 145
43 Romania and Moldova in the 20th century 149
44 Yugoslavia in the 20th century 153
45 Slovenia, Trieste, and Istria in the 20th century 159
46 Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 20th century 162
47 Albania and Macedonia in the 20th century 166
48 Bulgaria and Greece in the 20th century 170
49 Central Europe, ca. 1930 174
50 World War II, 1939-1942 177
51 World War II, 1943-1945 181
52 Central Europe after World War II 185
53 Population movements, 1944-1948 189
54 Population in the 20th century 194
55 Ethnolinguistic distribution, ca. 2000 197
56 Central Europe, 1980 202
57 Industrial development, 1945-1989 205
58 Education and re-education in the 20th century 208
59 The Catholic Church in the 20th century 211
60 The Orthodox Church in the 20th century 216
61 Central Europe, 2000 221
Map sources 225
Bibliography 229
Index 236
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