Historical Dictionary Of Slovakia

Author: Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081088030X
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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.

Historical Dictionary Of Slovakia

Author: Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081086469X
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The Historical Dictionary of Slovakia offers in its second edition an up to date series of entries on Slovak political, social, and economic development since the creation of the second Slovak Republic in 1993 until its admission into the European Union in 2004.

Historical Dictionary Of Slovakia

Author: Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
Editor: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press
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Slovakia is a result of the sudden splintering that occurred throughout Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Slovakia is unique though, in that it initially struggled to maintain itself after the velvet overthrow of communism in Czechoslovakia and the eventual amicable split between the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. Despite possible friction between numerous minorities in Slovakia and problems of reconfiguring economic and political principles to fit the problems of the new state, the Slovak Republik has been a model of a peaceful transition from communism to capitalism in Eastern Europe. Though the state only officially existed beginning in 1993, the Historical Dictionary of Slovakia takes a broad view of its history, iincluding the formation of other states in between, wheter tribes, kingdoms, or its part in World War II and in the recent state of Czechoslovakia. The book includes ample coverage of its economic and political realities, as well as individuals that will figure prominently in the future course of this infant state. A brief introduction, a chronology of important historical events, and a series of five maps of early Moravian empires to commun

A History Of Slovakia The Struggle For Survival

Author: Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250114756
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This classic book offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date history of Slovakia, from its establishment on the Danubian Plain to the present. While paying tribute to Slovakia's resilience and struggle for survival, it describes contributions to European civilization in the Middle Ages; the development of Slovak consciousness in response to Magyarization; its struggle for autonomy in Czechoslovakia after the Treaty of Versailles; its resistance, as the first Slovak Republic, to a Nazi-controlled Europe; its reaction to Communism; and the path that led to the creation of the second Slovak Republic. Now fully updated to the present day, the book examines the vagaries of Slovak post-Communist politics that led to Slovakia's membership in NATO and the European Union.

History Of Slovak Literature

Author: Peter Petro
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773514027
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Become an influential political and cultural tool; Slovak writers and poets played an important role in promoting and protecting the culture and language of their people against invading cultures.

Historical Dictionary Of The Czech State

Author: Rick Fawn
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810856484
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Czechoslovakia has been at the center of some of the most difficult - and tragic-episodes of modern European history: its sacrifice to Nazi Germany at Munich, the Communist Coup of 1948, and the military crushing of the Prague Spring. It has also enacted momentous change almost magically, as in the peaceful overthrow of communism in 1989 and then the negotiated end to the country in 1992. Czechoslovak history has consequently produced enduring political metaphors for our times, such as the Velvet Revolution and Velvet Divorce. This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Czech State has been thoroughly updated and greatly expanded. Featuring a chronology, introductory essay, appendix, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries, this detailed, authoritative reference provides descriptions of the Czechs as a people; the territory they inhabit; their social, cultural, political, and economic developments throughout history; and their interactions with neighbors and the wider world.

The A To Z Of Slovakia

Author: Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461672155
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The A to Z of Slovakia offers an up to date series of cross-referenced dictionary entries on Slovak political, social, and economic development since the creation of the second Slovak Republic in 1993 until its admission into the European Union in 2004. It includes all of the political actors: the presidents, prime ministers, and party leaders, and many leading academics and cultural personalities, including those from the national minorities. It also contains entries on the various institutions of the Slovak Republic like the judiciary, the armed forces, the media, and parliamentary committees as well as entries that explain Slovakia's position and role in international organizations like NATO and the European Union. The historical survey explains how Slovakia, in its post-Communist transformation, was almost excluded, but in the end became a full member of these two institutions.

Historical Dictionary Of The Gypsies Romanies

Author: Donald Kenrick
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810864401
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Originating in India, the Gypsies arrived in Europe around the 14th century, spreading not only across the entirety of the continent but also immigrating to the Americas. The first Gypsy migration included farmworkers, blacksmiths, and mercenary soldiers, as well as musicians, fortune-tellers, and entertainers. At first, they were generally welcome as an interesting diversion to the dull routine of that period. Soon, however, they attracted the antagonism of the governing powers, as they have continually done throughout the following centuries. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Gypsies (Romanies) seeks to end such prejudice by clarifying the facts about this nomadic people. Through a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics, the history of the Gypsies and their culture is told.

Historical Dictionary Of World War Ii

Author: Anne Sharp Wells
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810879441
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The Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War against Germany and Italy relates the history of this war through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps and photos, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 300 cross-referenced entries on the countries and geographical areas involved in the war, as well as the nations remaining neutral; wartime alliances and conferences; significant civilian and military leaders; and major ground, naval, and air operations. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about World War II.

Historical Dictionary Of The Cooperative Movement

Author: Jack Shaffer
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810866317
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Cooperatives are found everywhere, doing all kinds of things. They are critical elements in the economies of a large number of countries around the world, large and small. Their affairs are carried out by elected leadership that runs the gamut from the illiterate to the scholarly. Their membership is made up of people of all socio-economic backgrounds. It is those members who, through their support and their needs, determine the successes and failures of cooperatives. But cooperatives as a popular movement will also be judged in other ways. A judgment will be made on the totality of their impact: local, national, and international. People will ask about how they helped ameliorate the economic and social problems of the dispossessed. But they will also inquire about their influence on economic systems, whether these were made more humane, egalitarian, and inclusive in their benefits because of cooperative principles and practices. Their impact on the international order will be judged collectively by how they contributed more than resolutions to peace, to justice, and to human inclusiveness. This volume provides snapshot views of the cooperative movement in all its diversity. The only single source one can consult to find so much information on the different kinds of cooperatives, significant figures, including philosophers, pioneers, officials, and leaders, and the situation in a large number of countries. With a list of acronyms, an extensive chronology, appendixes, and a comprehensive bibliography.