Historical Dictionary Of Paraguay by R. Andrew NicksonHistorical Dictionary Of Paraguay by R. Andrew Nickson

Historical Dictionary Of Paraguay

byR. Andrew Nickson

Hardcover | June 17, 2015

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Land-locked Paraguay is one of the smaller nations of Latin America, whose global image is now changing very rapidly. In the process, the tired stereotype of a "forgotten" country comprising only military dictators, Nazis, and steam trains is being rapidly discarded. Indeed Paraguay is now no longer off the map and its unique history is attracting growing interest. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Paraguay covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 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 Paraguay.
R. Andrew Nickson is Honorary Reader in Public Management and Latin American Development at the University of Birmingham with experience of teaching, research and consultancy on public administration reform, local governance, decentralization and reform of urban water supply. He had long-term work attachments in Sierra Leone, Nepal and...
Title:Historical Dictionary Of ParaguayFormat:HardcoverDimensions:764 pages, 9.3 × 6.38 × 2.22 inPublished:June 17, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810878194

ISBN - 13:9780810878198

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Table of Contents

Foreword by, Jon WoronoffPrefaceAcronyms and AbbreviationsMapsGeneral Map Administrative Departments Provincia Gigante de las IndiasChronologyIntroductionTHE DICTIONARYAppendixesAppendix 1: Colonial Governors of ParaguayAppendix 2: Presidents of ParaguayAppendix 3: Mayors of AsunciónAppendix 4: United States Ambassadors to ParaguayAppendix 5: Place Name ChangesBibliographyAbout the Author

Editorial Reviews

It is explained that many aspects of this tumultuous history have not yet been adequately studied, so that even now interpretations of the most important events are strongly contested. Although the book is inevitably dominated by politics, the author has devoted due coverage to economic, social and cultural life, with which he is well acquainted. . . .In spite of the title of the series, its volumes usually give a great deal of attention to the events and personalities of recent years, and this is no exception.