Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Croatia by Robert Stallaerts
The Republic of Croatia is one of the new countries that resulted from the collapse of the former Yugoslavia. To its own people, however, it is a very old country with a long-awaited chance to forge a nation. In this revised edition, the author helps readers to understand what happened to Croatia and why, and the current status of the divided country more than 10 years after it became a new state. It sticks to the facts, emphasizing that the Croatian perception of history will play a dominant role in the ideology and political behavior of the Croats for a long time to come. The chronology has been brought up to date, new entries have been added, and existing entries have been expanded. The bibliography has been revised to include recent works that have appeared since the publication of the first edition.
Robert Stallaerts, who presents this broad panorama, has studied Yugoslavia and its components for nearly three decades, including several years at the Institute for Economic Studies in Belgrade. He also attended courses in Dubrovnik and Zagreb, in present-day Croatia. Stallaerts, who is a researcher at the State University of Ghent, has written extensively on Yugoslavia and Croatia with special interest in the interaction between ethics and economics and the economics of self-management and participation.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Maps of Croatia Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Editor's Foreword Chapter 4 Reader's Note Chapter 5 Acronyms and Abbreviations Chapter 6 Chronology Chapter 7 INTRODUCTION Chapter 8 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 9 BIBLIOGRAPHY Chapter 10 About the Author