Historical Dictionary Of Estonia by Toivo MiljanHistorical Dictionary Of Estonia by Toivo Miljan

Historical Dictionary Of Estonia

byToivo Miljan

Hardcover | May 21, 2015

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Estonia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, glossary, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Estonia.
Toivo Miljan is Professor Emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario. He is the founding Director of EuroFaculty to restructure teaching and learning of Economics, Law and Political Science at the national universities of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
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Title:Historical Dictionary Of EstoniaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:646 pages, 9.25 × 6.32 × 1.99 inPublished:May 21, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810872447

ISBN - 13:9780810872448

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Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword, Jon WoronoffPrefaceReader's NoteAcronyms and AbbreviationsMapsChronology IntroductionTHE DICTIONARYAppendixesHeads of GovernmentForeign MinistersEstonian Participation in ElectionsGlossaryBibliographyAbout the Author

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The second edition, updating the first after a decade, continues in the publisher's 'Historical Dictionaries of Europe' series.  These ubiquitous dictionaries all follow the same arrangement, providing a few maps, a chronology, and an introductory essay followed by the dictionary section, political appendixes, a glossary, and a bibliography.  As the editor points out, the revised dictionary section offers more 'persons, places, and events' than the 2004 edition.  Miljan describes himself as a native of Estonia who returned to his home country, and his introduction brings events up to March 2015.  The entries, necessarily brief, cover a galaxy of information.  For example, one learns that Neeme Järvi (Detroit Symphony Orchestra emeritus music director) is Estonian and largely responsible for introducing the music world to the work of Estonian musicians.  Entries shed light on Estonian exiles, WW II, the German occupation, displaced persons, Finno-Ugric peoples, and many historical topics pertaining to the USSR. . . .The bibliography.provides a convenient way to verify the spelling of names. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic audiences and general readers.