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International Encyclopedia Of Learned Societies And Academies

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This book provides historical sketches of the most significant national and international learned societies and academies located outside the United States. Complementing Joseph Kiger's Research Institutions and Learned Societies, which covers the United States, this volume includes profiles, arranged alphabetically, on some 100 organizations located in fifty-three countries.

Each profile provides comprehensive, uniform, up-to-date information, including founding, history, ...

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Overview

This book provides historical sketches of the most significant national and international learned societies and academies located outside the United States. Complementing Joseph Kiger's Research Institutions and Learned Societies, which covers the United States, this volume includes profiles, arranged alphabetically, on some 100 organizations located in fifty-three countries.

Each profile provides comprehensive, uniform, up-to-date information, including founding, history, purpose, activities, governance, current operations, and location of offices and archives, on the subject society. Entries conclude with sources of additional information. Appendices include chronologies, genealogies, and topical listings. The work includes a full index.

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Provides historical sketches of the most significant learned societies and academies located outside the US. Complementing Kiger's Research Institutions and Learned Societies (Greenwood, 1982), which covers the US, this volume includes profiles, arranged alphabetically, on 100 societies located in 50 countries. Each profile provides comprehensive, uniform, up-to-date information on both the history and current operations of the subject society. Entries conclude with sources of additional information. Appendices provide chronologies, genealogies, and topical listings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313276460
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/30/1993
  • Pages: 396
  • Lexile: 1360L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

JOSEPH C. KIGER is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Mississippi.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Afghanistan

Albania

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Bangladesh

Belgium

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

China, People's Republic of

China, Republic of

Colombia

Commonwealth of Independent States

Croatia

Cuba

Czechoslovakia

Denmark

Egypt

Finland

France

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Hungary

India

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Jordan

Korea, Republic of

Mexico

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Pakistan

Philippines, Republic of the

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Slovenia

South Africa, Republic of

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Uruguay

Vatican City State

Venezuela

Appendix 1: Chronology

Appendix 2: Genealogy

Appendix 3: Areas of Interest

Index

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