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Place-name changes 1900-1991 /
compiled by Adrian Room.
Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1993.
xxiv, 296 p. ; 23 cm.
0810826003 (alk. paper)
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Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1993.
0810826003 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-295).
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... a useful gazetteer for all reference libraries.......
... Reference libraries will find this a most useful acquisition as it will serve as an authoritatively written gazetteer.....
... unique in its presentation........
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Reference & Research Book News, March 1994
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Long Description
New in paperback! This new and revised edition of Place-Name Changes Since 1900, originally published in 1979, contains over 4,500 name changes worldwide, ranging from small villages to entire countries. Much has changed in the world in the 13 years that have passed since the original work appeared, and the new edition takes full account of recent developments in Germany, the former Soviet Union, and other East European countries such as Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. An appendix gives the official names of countries of the world as of January 1, 1992. The bibliography has been updated and enlarged. Now more than ever, the work will prove an essential reference tool for all those who wish to keep abreast with the latest developments on the world stage. Cloth edition previously published in 1993. Paperback edition available August 2002.
Main Description
Contains over 4,500 name changes worldwide, ranging from small villages to entire countries.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. v
Introductionp. vii
Definition of a Name Changep. xiii
Arrangement of the Entriesp. xvii
Place-Name Changes 1900-1991p. 1
Official Names of Countries as of January 1, 1993p. 279
Bibliographyp. 289
About the Authorp. 296
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