Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe

An Introduction to the People, Lands, and Culture

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A contemporary analysis of the people, cultures, and society within the regions that make up Eastern Europe.

A contemporary analysis of the people, cultures, and society within the regions that make up Eastern Europe.

• Discusses the geography, history, political development, and economy of nations such as Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Albania, and many others

• Includes historical profiles of significant people such as Konstantin Päts and Lydia Koidula, cultural events such as the Song Festival, and key events such as the sinking of the ferry Estonia

• Presents maps of the entire region and each of the 16 countries, including Latvia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and Greece

• Includes discussions of Eastern European languages

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An antidote to the stereotype of Eastern Europe as a monolithic, backward, and totalitarian entity, this three-volume resource offers a look at the history and culture of each nation in the region. Coverage includes three groups of countries, each marked by geographical proximity and a general commonality in historical development. The first volume covers the northern tier of states, including Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. The second examines lands that were once part of the Habsburg Empire and the third looks at the lands once dominated by the Ottoman Empire. Each chapter discusses a single country in terms of its geography, people, history, political development, economy and culture, as well as the challenges it now faces. Every chapter also contains short vignettes that exemplify the uniqueness of the country. Accessible to high-school level students and above, and general readers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2005
ISBN: 1576078000 (set : hardback : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: R940.09717 EAS
Characteristics: 3 v. (xii, 928 p.) : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Frucht, Richard C. 1951-

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