Historical Dictionary of Bulgaria by Raymond DetrezHistorical Dictionary of Bulgaria by Raymond Detrez

Historical Dictionary of Bulgaria

byRaymond Detrez

Hardcover | June 26, 2006

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Few states have fought as hard or as long to be established as that of the Republic of Bulgaria. The Bulgarians have over the centuries created their own principalities, kingdoms, and republics only to have them crushed by stronger entities, including the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. While recently, the communist regime was largely dominated by and overly submissive to the Soviet Union. Fortunately, about fifteen years ago, a new republic arose, which began revamping the economy, reviving the political life, and forging a new place in Europe. This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Bulgaria contains more than 600 cross-referenced entries on Bulgarian historical periods, places, terms, organizations, events, and personalities. The number of entries, dealing with historical figures and events, has been considerably enlarged, and all of the entries of the first edition that have remained were carefully updated. The newest insights of Bulgarian historiography as practiced in Bulgaria and abroad are also reflected. In addition, the book includes a brief introduction into Bulgarian history from the earliest times until mid-2005 (including the formation of the current cabinet), an easy-reference chronology of Bulgarian history, several maps, and lists of Bulgarian political parties, administrations, and leaders. A comprehensive bibliography is included to facilitate further reading on Bulgaria and Bulgarian history.
Raymond Detrez is professor of East European history and culture and director of the Centre of Southeast European Studies at the University of Ghent.
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Title:Historical Dictionary of BulgariaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:704 pages, 8.7 × 6.76 × 1.69 inPublished:June 26, 2006Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810849011

ISBN - 13:9780810849013

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 3 Maps Part 4 Chronology Part 5 Introduction Part 6 Reader's Note Part 7 THE DICTIONARY Part 8 Bibliography Part 9 Appendixes Chapter 10 A. Rulers of Bulgaria Chapter 11 B. Bulgarian Prime Ministers and Their Terms of Office Chapter 12 C. Bulgarian Political Parties and Organizations Chapter 13 D. Bulgarian Cabinets November 1989 to Present Part 14 About the Author

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Containing more than 600 cross-referenced entries, this alphabetically arranged volume describes Bulgaria's most important events, people, places, and historical periods. The second edition features an introduction offering a brief overview of Bulgarian history from antiquity through the 2005 parliamentary elections. Also included are maps, a chronology, a list of acronyms, and an extensive bibliography organized by topic. Detrez teaches East European history and culture at the U. of Ghent.