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Historical Dictionary of Estonia

Historical Dictionary of Estonia

by Toivo Miljan
     
 

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This Dictionary provides an encyclopedic overview of Estonia from the 12th Century to the present, with two-thirds devoted to the past 100 years, and one-quarter covering the past decade and half. The only such work on Estonia in English, it consists of detailed, analytical articles on the economic, political, and social transition of Estonia from the beginning of its

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This Dictionary provides an encyclopedic overview of Estonia from the 12th Century to the present, with two-thirds devoted to the past 100 years, and one-quarter covering the past decade and half. The only such work on Estonia in English, it consists of detailed, analytical articles on the economic, political, and social transition of Estonia from the beginning of its written history to its membership in the European Union.

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Written by a noted Estonian native and political science scholar, this "historical dictionary" includes much more than basic dictionary definitions. The extended definitions...[are] detailed and often contain useful cross-references....This volume would most likely be of interest to libraries...that support study and scholarship relating to the Baltic States.
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...an informative reference work focused on the present state of the Estonian nation and its orientation toward the future....this work is a welcome addition to the growing body of reference works about Estonia and should be considered an integral part of any well-rounded reference collection on Eastern Europe.
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The second edition, updating the first after a decade, continues in the publisher's ‘Historical Dictionaries of Europe’ series. These ubiquitous dictionaries all follow the same arrangement, providing a few maps, a chronology, and an introductory essay followed by the dictionary section, political appendixes, a glossary, and a bibliography. As the editor points out, the revised dictionary section offers more ‘persons, places, and events’ than the 2004 edition. Miljan describes himself as a native of Estonia who returned to his home country, and his introduction brings events up to March 2015. The entries, necessarily brief, cover a galaxy of information. For example, one learns that Neeme Järvi (Detroit Symphony Orchestra emeritus music director) is Estonian and largely responsible for introducing the music world to the work of Estonian musicians. Entries shed light on Estonian exiles, WW II, the German occupation, displaced persons, Finno-Ugric peoples, and many historical topics pertaining to the USSR. . . .The bibliography…provides a convenient way to verify the spelling of names. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic audiences and general readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810865716
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/13/2004
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Europe
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
624
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Toivo Miljan is Professor Emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario. He is the founding Director of EuroFaculty to restructure teaching and learning of Economics, Law and Political Science at the national universities of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

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