Historical Dictionary of Honduras by Harvey K. MeyerHistorical Dictionary of Honduras by Harvey K. Meyer

Historical Dictionary of Honduras

byHarvey K. Meyer, Jessie H. Meyer

Hardcover | August 1, 1994

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Honduras, one of five original Central American states, became a separate republic in 1839 following independence in 1821. It is perhaps least-known of the five. Located centrally in the isthmian area, pre-historic Honduras was the site of a swirling encounter of major cultures-Nahua, Maya, Chibcha. A similar maelstrom has been the bloody internecine warfare of the past century and a half. Mountainous, long inaccessible, exploited rather than developed, Honduras nevertheless possesses a remarkable cultural history, and its share of distinguished leaders such as Francisco Morazan, often compared to George Washington and Simon Bolivar. Honduras has a wealth of natural resources, from minerals amd timber to agriculture and fisheries. Literally devoted to banana culture, its political and military patterns have earned the term "banana republic"; its poverty is second only to that of Haiti in the Western hemisphere. Events of the 1980's decade brought Honduras to the fore-front of world attention because of the Contra-Sandinista border encounters and the extensive United States military build up, economic power, and political influence.
Harvey K. Meyer, Ed.D., retired from the University system of Florida having served in various capacities such as Professor, the University of Florida, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Florida Atlantic University. He was also the founding Director of the Instituto Nacional Tecnico Vocacional in Managua, Nicaragua. Author of two...
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Title:Historical Dictionary of HondurasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:736 pages, 8.7 × 5.84 × 1.78 inPublished:August 1, 1994Publisher:Scarecrow Press

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ISBN - 10:0810828456

ISBN - 13:9780810828452

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"...this is an outstanding volume, perhaps the best yet published in Scarecrow's historical dictionary series. Academic and public collections at all levels. |s B.E. Coutts, CHOICE"