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Historical Dictionary of Slovakia

Historical Dictionary of Slovakia

by Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
     
 

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The Historical Dictionary of Slovakia offers in its second edition an up to date series of cross-referenced dictionary entries on Slovak political, social, and economic development since the creation of the second Slovak Republic in 1993 until its admission into the European Union in 2004. It includes all of the political actors: the presidents, prime ministers, and

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The Historical Dictionary of Slovakia offers in its second edition an up to date series of cross-referenced dictionary entries on Slovak political, social, and economic development since the creation of the second Slovak Republic in 1993 until its admission into the European Union in 2004. It includes all of the political actors: the presidents, prime ministers, and party leaders, and many leading academics and cultural personalities, including those from the national minorities. It also contains entries on the various institutions of the Slovak Republic like the judiciary, the armed forces, the media, and parliamentary committees as well as entries that explain Slovakia's position and role in international organizations like NATO and the European Union. The historical survey explains how Slovakia, in its post-Communist transformation, was almost excluded, but in the end became a full member of these two institutions. To the entries on Slovak history of the first edition, the second edition adds personalities, concepts, and events that marked this nation's struggle for survival over the centuries. The bibliography is expanded and contains the most recent works in Western languages on Slovakia as well as the most recent seminal publications in the Slovak language on various aspects of Slovakia's history. This second edition enables the scholar and the researcher to have easy access to the background and to the role of most of the institutions and personalities of contemporary Slovakia.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Considers not just the official eastern European state that came into existence in 1993, but the history and development of the region and people through the previous states that incorporated them, including tribal entities, the Hungarian kingdom, and Czechoslovakia. Kirschbaum (political science and international studies, York U., Canada) supports the articles on people, places, events, trends, institutions, and so on, with a brief historical introduction, a chronology, and maps ranging from the ninth century to the present. Well cross- referenced. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
CHOICE
The dissolution of Czechoslovakia on November 25, 1992 (the 'Gentle Divorce') gave birth to the Second Republic of Slovakia on January 1, 1993. Until then, except for the six-year period, 1939-45, of the First Republic of Slovakia, the Slovaks had been part of other nations–Moravia, Hungary, and twice Czechoslovakia. Thus, with independence, the Slovaks were able to fulfill a deep sense of self-identity. Kirschbaum has written all three editions of this title (2nd ed., 2007; 1st ed., CH, Jun'99, 36-5420), using the same format of chronology, introduction, dictionary, and bibliography. In this volume, the chronology is updated to June 29, 2013. The 1,000-plus expanded dictionary entries on people, places, things, and events are broad in scope and complement the introduction. Throughout, the author discusses the challenges Slovakia has met since independence. The bibliography is extensive and divided into sections titled 'General,' 'Culture,' 'Economics,' 'History,' and 'Society.'. . . . .Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers.
American Reference Books Annual
This is an update to the 2007 Historical Dictionary of Slovakia by the same author. The book includes a very detailed chronology of Slovak history from 179 C.E.-January 2013 followed by a substantial historical overview that includes information on the development of Slovakia politically and economically since 1993. Entries include people, places, concepts, key events, organizations and political parties, and even important periodical publications. January 2013 marked two decades of democratic government within the country, the longest period of democracy in the country’s history. An appendix contains a list of all of the rulers of the Slovak lands, from 623 C.E.-2013. The book also contains an extensive bibliographic essay of works on Slovak history in English, Slovak and several other languages, as well as helpful Websites for archives, libraries, and Slovak ministries. Overall, this is an important update that most large university libraries will want to acquire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810864696
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/08/2006
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Europe
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
424
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Stanisalv J. Kirschbaum, born in Bratislava, Slovakia, is Professor of International Studies at York University, Glendon College.

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