Historical Dictionary Of Slovakia by Stanislav J. KirschbaumHistorical Dictionary Of Slovakia by Stanislav J. Kirschbaum

Historical Dictionary Of Slovakia

byStanislav J. Kirschbaum

Hardcover | November 14, 2013

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On the stroke of midnight on 1 January 2013, the inhabitants of Slovakia celebrated a major milestone in their history: two decades of democratic government and personal freedom. This is so far the longest period of such rule in their history. This anniversary surpasses by a few months their only previous, generation-long, experience, namely in the First Czecho-Slovak Republic (1918-1938). The difference, of course, is that the Slovaks no longer share a state with another nation but run their own affairs. Slovakia is now an accepted and recognized member in the family of nations whose athletes, artists, and other notable personalities are acknowledged around the world. It is a member of international organization's and multilateral institutions and participates in efforts to maintain peace and enhance prosperity around the world. The third edition of Historical Dictionary of Slovakia provides a thorough update of the many accomplishments that Slovakia has achieved. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The cross-referenced dictionary section has over 1000 entries on significant persons, places and events, political parties and institutions, literature, music and the arts. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Slovakia.
Stanislav J. Kirschbaum is professor and chairman of the Department of International Studies at York University's bilingual Glendon College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In addition to his appointment at York University, he has taught at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and has held visiting professorships at Université Laval in...
Title:Historical Dictionary Of SlovakiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:488 pages, 9.28 × 6.34 × 1.55 inPublished:November 14, 2013Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810880296

ISBN - 13:9780810880290

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Editorial Reviews

This is an update to the 2007 Historical Dictionary of Slovakia by the same author. The book includes a very detailed chronology of Slovak history from 179 C.E.-January 2013 followed by a substantial historical overview that includes information on the development of Slovakia politically and economically since 1993. Entries include people, places, concepts, key events, organizations and political parties, and even important periodical publications. January 2013 marked two decades of democratic government within the country, the longest period of democracy in the country's history. An appendix contains a list of all of the rulers of the Slovak lands, from 623 C.E.-2013. The book also contains an extensive bibliographic essay of works on Slovak history in English, Slovak and several other languages, as well as helpful Websites for archives, libraries, and Slovak ministries. Overall, this is an important update that most large university libraries will want to acquire.