Historical Dictionary of Kosovo

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Scarecrow Press, 15.11.2010 - 452 Seiten
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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.
 

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Historical Dictionary of Kosovo

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Updating the 2004 edition, released when Kosovo was still a Serbian province, this indispensable subject guide aims to increase our understanding of Europe's newest country while incorporating ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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The Dictionary
17
Appendix A Overview of Major Place Names in and around Kosovo
297
Appendix B List of Heads of Government and States
299
Appendix C List of Kosovo Political Parties and Organizations
301
Bibliography
303
About the Author
395
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Über den Autor (2010)

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.

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