Place-Name Changes, 1900-1991

Overview

New in paperback! This new and revised edition of Place-Name Changes Since 1900, originally published in 1979, contains over 4,500 name changes worldwide, ranging from small villages to entire countries. Much has changed in the world in the 13 years that have passed since the original work appeared, and the new edition takes full account of recent developments in Germany, the former Soviet Union, and other East European countries such as Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. An appendix gives the official names of ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $105.00   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$105.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(187)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

New in paperback! This new and revised edition of Place-Name Changes Since 1900, originally published in 1979, contains over 4,500 name changes worldwide, ranging from small villages to entire countries. Much has changed in the world in the 13 years that have passed since the original work appeared, and the new edition takes full account of recent developments in Germany, the former Soviet Union, and other East European countries such as Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. An appendix gives the official names of countries of the world as of January 1, 1992. The bibliography has been updated and enlarged. Now more than ever, the work will prove an essential reference tool for all those who wish to keep abreast with the latest developments on the world stage. Cloth edition previously published in 1993. Paperback edition available August 2002.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Zom Zoms
This update of the original 1979 gazetteer provides information for approximately 4,500 places that have had name changes since 1900. Beginning with essays on why place-name changes occur and how the author has identified the changes included here, the bulk of the book is an alphabetical listing of places, followed by an appendix of official country names in the country's language, and an extensive bibliography of other books that provide place-names. Included are "officially decided or decreed" renamings, with most of the new entries for the former Soviet Union, China, and Africa. For example, more than a dozen places that changed their names from some form of "Stalin-" can be found Main entries are current names in English former names and former variant spellings of names are cross-referenced to the present names, followed, if necessary, by foreign-language versions. Each main entry contains an identification of the type of place e.g., city, village, mountain, island, capital; a broad locator e.g., northern Brazil, suburb of Chicago, IL, USA; the former name or names; and the year in which the former name ceased to be used. Chinese names are transliterated via the Wade-Giles system; this means the main entry for "Beijing" is "Peking" Although much of the information here remains unchanged since the earlier edition, the updated information for all parts of the world makes this book useful even for those libraries that have the earlier edition. Recommended for large public and academic libraries.
Booknews
We know about explosive name changes of late in the former Germanies, Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and such; but for decades former colonies have been reconstituting native names, villages and towns have been memorializing recent heroes or celebrities, and real estate developers have changed their marketing strategies. Room cites some 4,500 names of villages, towns, regions, and countries, providing the current name, description and location (e.g. a township in Virginia), the former name, and when the change was made. Most of the changes are officially sanctioned, but some are just so popular that they have become current. Includes an appendix of the official names of countries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810826007
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1993
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Adrian Room (MA, Oxford) is the author of about 35 popular reference books, mainly on the origins of words and names. He has taught English and modern foreign languages at a number of schools and colleges, and in 1984 left his post as Senior Lecturer in Russian with the Ministry of Defence to pursue writing full-time. He has long specialized in the field of place names, and his first book on the subject (and his first book overall) was Place Names of the World (David & Charles, 1974). His recent publications include Dictionary of Place-Names in the British Isles (Bloomsbury, 1989) and Street Names of England (Paul Watkins, 1992). He is currently working on two new dictionaries of first names, and his largest work ever on the subject of names will be published as Brewer's Dictionary of Names (Cassell, 1992). He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the English Place-Name Society and the American Name Society.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)