Historical Dictionary of Bulgaria

Historical Dictionary of Bulgaria

by Raymond Detrez
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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 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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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.
CHOICE
Bulgaria was once the poorest and the least known of the Eastern Bloc countries. After the fall of the communist regime in 1989, Bulgaria made democratization strides, becoming a member of NATO (2004) and the European Union (2007). Unfortunately, corruption was rife and remains so. This edition follows the format of the previous two, which were authored by Detrez (Univ. of Ghent); he published the first in 1998 and is coauthor of Europe and the Historical Legacies in the Balkans (2008). The current volume replaces the earlier editions and, like them, supplies maps, acronyms, abbreviations, and appendixes of political parties, heads of state, prime ministers, and Bulgarian cabinets from 1989 to present. The introduction covers Bulgarian political history, and the chronology covers historical beginnings in antiquity through November 2014. The dictionary section has been expanded and updated with more than 700 cross-referenced entries. The fine classified bibliography (with an introduction) is organized by subject (widely ranging from Bulgaria's ethnicity and politics to its flora and fauna), has been greatly enlarged with citations in English and other languages, and includes a separate listing of Internet resources. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic audiences; general readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810849013
Publisher:
The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Europe Series, #46
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
6.76(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.69(d)

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