Historical Dictionary of Kosovo by Robert ElsieHistorical Dictionary of Kosovo by Robert Elsie

Historical Dictionary of Kosovo

byRobert Elsie

Hardcover | November 15, 2010

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As the seventh and probably last state to arise from the ruins of the former Yugoslavia, Kosovo is the newest country in Europe. For centuries, Kosovo, also known as Kosova, was part of the Ottoman Empire, and for most of the 20th century, it was a province of what was once Yugoslavia. After the military conflict in 1998-1999 and a period of administration by the United Nations, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia on February 17, 2008. Focusing not only on Kosovo's turbulent recent years, the second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Kosovo also relates the country's rich culture and long history. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Kosovo.
Robert Elsie is the author of over 50 books and numerous articles. He has served as a translator and interpreter of Albanian, most recently before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and he presently works for the Hague Tribunal.
Title:Historical Dictionary of KosovoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:452 pages, 8.98 × 5.81 × 1.28 inPublished:November 15, 2010Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810872315

ISBN - 13:9780810872318

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Editorial Reviews

The first edition of this book (CH, Apr'05, 42-4390) was titled Historical Dictionary of Kosova. Elsie (independent scholar) has renamed this second edition to reflect the official name of the country, which became independent in 2008. Nearly 100 entries have been added, for a total of 475, the majority of which deal with persons, historical and contemporary, who have had some impact on the development of Kosovo; most relate to Albanian Kosovars. Boldface type within articles indicates cross-references. The section on acronyms not only lists the name equivalent but also gives the English translation. The extensive bibliography now includes works in languages other than English. A chronology that begins in 547 becomes much more detailed through the 1980s up to July 2010. The introduction gives a short history of Kosovo. Seven maps are included. Summing Up: Highly recommended.