Historical Dictionary of Kosova

Historical Dictionary of Kosova

by Robert Elsie
     
 

Historical Dictionary of Kosova, with its more than 370 entries, presents Kosova in a broad framework that covers the many positive aspects of of the country and its people. It focuses not only on the many political issues worthy of attention, but also informs the interested reader about Kosova's rich culture and a long history. The dictionary entries cover the

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Historical Dictionary of Kosova, with its more than 370 entries, presents Kosova in a broad framework that covers the many positive aspects of of the country and its people. It focuses not only on the many political issues worthy of attention, but also informs the interested reader about Kosova's rich culture and a long history. The dictionary entries cover the significant persons, including politicians, professors, writers, and artists; major political parties and organizations; historic places such as mosques, churches, and monasteries; the country's substantial natural resources; and the events that have shaped Kosova and its people. These elements are complemented by an introductory essay, chronology, and extensive bibliography.

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Reference and Research Book News
Currently a UN protectorate, Kosova nevertheless has a "long and torturous" history forged over centuries, according to the author. He provides information on that history in the form of 379 dictionary entries, primarily profiling historical persons and contemporary public figures and political leaders, as well as some notable scholars and artists. Also included in the volume are a map of Kosova, a list of abbreviations and acronyms, an overview of major place names, a list of political parties and organization, a list of heads of government and state, a chronology, an introductory essay, and a bibliography.
American Reference Books Annual
Articles range in length from a few sentences to several paragraphs..., and the majority are biographical and do not appear elsewhere in English....helps to fill a large gap in English-language materials on this region.
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Highly recommended.

Central and Eastern European Review
...this is an extremely objective reference work, whose useful information will be lasting.
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Highly recommended.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Articles range in length from a few sentences to several paragraphs..., and the majority are biographical and do not appear elsewhere in English....helps to fill a large gap in English-language materials on this region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810853096
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/19/2004
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Europe Series, #44
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.72(h) x 1.00(d)

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