Historical Dictionary of Slovenia

Historical Dictionary of Slovenia

by Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj, Plut-Pregelj Leopoldina
     
 

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Slovenia is a newly independent European state, which until 1991 was a constituent republic of Yugoslavia. Since the collapse of communism and the disintegration of Yugoslavia, Slovenia has established a parliamentary democracy and is building a market economy. "The Historical Dictionary of Slovenia" is a valuable reference work for students, scholars, researchers,

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Slovenia is a newly independent European state, which until 1991 was a constituent republic of Yugoslavia. Since the collapse of communism and the disintegration of Yugoslavia, Slovenia has established a parliamentary democracy and is building a market economy. "The Historical Dictionary of Slovenia" is a valuable reference work for students, scholars, researchers, and those interested in its economy, politics, and culture. While introducing scholars and researchers to the rich history and culture of the Slovenes, its bibliographies and entries on education, geography, towns and cities, and economic development focus on historical aspects often glossed over in broader works on Yugoslavia. Important Slovenes and events of the last decade are highlighted and discussed extensively. Includes a brief survey of Slovene history, an extensive bibliography, and six maps.

Author Biography: Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj has taught in the Department of Pedagogy, University of Ljubljana, and is currently a research scholar at the University of Maryland. Carole Rogel has taught Modern European History at Ohio State University.

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Offers some 400 entries on terms, people, organizations, concepts, and events in the history of the newly independent European state, focusing on the post-1945 period and especially the past decade, with entries on education, geography, and economic development as well as politics and culture. Includes a brief survey of Slovene history, maps, a chronology, and a guide to pronunciation. For students, scholars, researchers, and those interested in the region. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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An ideal introduction for background information to this forward-thinking little country and covers many aspects which are certainly not found in tourist guides....A worthwhile addition to the reference shelves.
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Hundreds of entries describing the people, places, events, and organizations associated with the Slovenes and material on their political, economic, social, cultural and religious lives. Although the authors concentrate on the elements leading directly to independence, they also provide a solid background along the way and pay close attention to the factors that made Slovenia's economy the strongest amongst former Soviet bloc nations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810831131
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
European Historical Dictionaries Series
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.03(d)

Meet the Author

Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj is assistant professor of didactics at the Department of Pedagogy, Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana and a research associate at College of Education, University of Maryland. She has published three books and over 70 articles. Carole Rogel retired from Ohio State University where she taught history. In addition to numerous articles, she has published The Slovenes and Yugoslavism 1890-1914 (1977), The Breakup of Yugoslavia and the War in Bosnia (1998), and The Breakup of Yugoslavia and Its Aftermath (2004).

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