Historical Dictionary of Bulgaria

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Bulgaria contains more than 600 cross-referenced entries on Bulgarian historical periods, places, terms, organizations, events, and personalities. The number of entries dealing with historical figures and events has increased and all of the first edition entries are updated. The newest insights of Bulgarian historiography, as practiced in Bulgaria and abroad, are also reflected. In addition, the book includes a brief introduction to Bulgarian history from the ...
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Overview

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Bulgaria contains more than 600 cross-referenced entries on Bulgarian historical periods, places, terms, organizations, events, and personalities. The number of entries dealing with historical figures and events has increased and all of the first edition entries are updated. The newest insights of Bulgarian historiography, as practiced in Bulgaria and abroad, are also reflected. In addition, the book includes a brief introduction to Bulgarian history from the earliest times through 2005 (including the formation of the cabinet); a chronology of Bulgarian history; lists of Bulgarian political parties, administrations, and leaders; and several maps. A comprehensive bibliography facilitates further reading.
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Editorial Reviews

H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
Detrez has produced a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date repository of Bulgaria's experience...the Historical Dictionary of Bulgaria is not only an invaluable source of knowledge about thecountry, but also a book that is likely to stay in the main reference source on Bulgaria for a long time.
Reference Reviews
The huge amount of esoteric information in this magnum opus by a scholar who very evidently 'knows his stuff' qualifies this historical dictionary for long life and high utility. Indispensable reference.
Reference and Research Book News
Containing more than 600 cross-referenced entries, this alphabetically arranged volume describes Bulgaria's most important events, people, places, and historical periods. The second edition features an introduction offering a brief overview of Bulgarian history from antiquity through the 2005 parliamentary elections. Also included are maps, a chronology, a list of acronyms, and an extensive bibliography organized by topic. Detrez teaches East European history and culture at the U. of Ghent.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
Detrez has produced a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date repository of Bulgaria's experience...the Historical Dictionary of Bulgaria is not only an invaluable source of knowledge about thecountry, but also a book that is likely to stay in the main reference source on Bulgaria for a long time.
Booknews
A handy source on the important personalities, political parties, administrative structures, and recent events that are shaping the new Bulgaria. Researchers can use the dictionary's concise entries to discover important people, places, and events in Bulgaria's past, or to learn about its economy, society, and culture. Included are a chronology of Bulgarian history, a transliteration scheme for Cyrillic script, and lists of Bulgarian rulers, cabinets, and political parties and organizations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810849013
  • Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Series: Historical Dictionaries of Europe Series , #46
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 6.76 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Raymond Detrez is the founder and director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Ghent. He is a member of the Belgian Centre for Slavic Studies and the Belgian Society for Byzantine Studies. His interdisciplinary research is related mainly to Balkan history from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries and focuses on aspects of pre-national and national group identities.

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Table of Contents

Editor’s Foreword, Jon Woronoff
Preface
Reader’s Note
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Maps
Chronology
Introduction
THE DICTIONARY
Appendixes
A. Rulers of Bulgaria
B. Bulgarian Prime Ministers and Their Terms of Office
C. Bulgarian Political Parties and Organizations
D. Bulgarian Cabinets November 1989 to Present
Bibliography
About the Author

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