Historical Dictionary of Slovenia

Overview

For more than 1,300 years Slovenes had lived in Eastern Europe without having a separate Slovene state, but in December of 1990, they voted for independence, or, put more appropriately, for "disassociation" from Yugoslavia. Unfortunately, Slovenia had to fight for its independence, which it did not fully achieve until 1995 after its bloody disintegration with Yugoslavia was over. Since independence, however, Slovenia has prospered; its economy is far ahead of other former communist states and in 2004 Slovenia ...

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Overview

For more than 1,300 years Slovenes had lived in Eastern Europe without having a separate Slovene state, but in December of 1990, they voted for independence, or, put more appropriately, for "disassociation" from Yugoslavia. Unfortunately, Slovenia had to fight for its independence, which it did not fully achieve until 1995 after its bloody disintegration with Yugoslavia was over. Since independence, however, Slovenia has prospered; its economy is far ahead of other former communist states and in 2004 Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the European Union, the only republic of former Yugoslavia to do so. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Slovenia covers the history of Slovenia and its struggle to gain independence from communism. This is done through a detailed chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on some of the more significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets.

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March 2008 American Reference Books Annual
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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.
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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810847170
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Series: Historical Dictionaries of Europe Series , #56
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 616
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 1.58 (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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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Guide to Slovene Pronunciation Part 4 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 5 Chronology Part 6 Maps Part 7 Introduction Part 8 THE DICTIONARY Part 9 Appendix 1: Rulers of Slovene Lands Part 10 Appendix 2: Selected Macroeconomic Indicators of Slovenia, 1995-2005 Part 11 Bibliography Part 12 About the Authors

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