Historical Dictionary of Bosnia and Herzegovina by Cuvalo, AnteHistorical Dictionary of Bosnia and Herzegovina by Cuvalo, Ante

Historical Dictionary of Bosnia and Herzegovina

byCuvalo, Ante

Hardcover | August 14, 2007

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Diversity has always been at the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina's character; even its dual name and physical geography display a particular heterogeneity. The medieval Bosnian state never enjoyed lasting political and ideological unity as its feudal, regional, and religious rifts pulled at the country's seams. Furthermore, because of its location and by a quirk of history, three major world religious and cultural traditions (Catholicism, Islam, and Orthodoxy) became cohabitants in this small Balkan country. Recently, the rebirth of its statehood has been exceptionally bloody and its diversity has been shaken. Even eleven years after the guns were silenced, the country is still under the "benevolent" protection of the international community, whose officials are keeping the state-building process in perpetual suspense, with no final result in sight. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Bosnia and Herzegovina sheds light on the uncertain situation Bosnia and Herzegovina faces, while providing essential background information. This is accomplished through a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and more than 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on individual topics spanning Bosnia and Herzegovina's political, economic, religious, and social system along with short biographies on important figures.
Ante Cuvalo currently teaches at Joliet Junior College. He has authored three books and many articles dealing with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and the former Yugoslavia.
Title:Historical Dictionary of Bosnia and HerzegovinaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:504 pages, 8.85 × 5.92 × 1.47 inPublished:August 14, 2007Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810850842

ISBN - 13:9780810850842

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Note on Spelling Part 4 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 5 Maps Part 6 Chronology Part 7 Introduction Part 8 THE DICTIONARY Part 9 Bibliography Part 10 About the Author

Editorial Reviews

Ante Cuvalo's Historical Dictionary of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a serious piece of work by a scholar who knows his subject matte. It comprises a useful tool for both a specialist in, and a beginner to the study of Bosnia and Herzegovina..The summaries are generally of a high quality, and even the expert on Bosnian history will likely be able to glean useful information from them..if the reader should find an entry for what interests them in the dictionary, they are likely to be satisfied..The structure is a good one, rendering the book accessible and convenient as a reference work..In sum, Cuvalo's historical dictionary is to be highly recommended.