The Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe: From the Congress of Vienna to the Fall of Communism

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Date: Winter 2000
From: Reference & User Services Quarterly(Vol. 40, Issue 2)
Publisher: American Library Association
Document Type: Book review
Length: 519 words

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The Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe: From the Congress of Vienna to the Fall of Communism. Ed. by Richard Frucht. New York: Garland, 2000. 974p. acid free $145 (ISBN 0-8153-0092-1). www. garlandpub.com.

The Eastern Europe region has long had a tortured history, caught as it is between more powerful neighbors (Germany, Russia, the Ottoman Empire), but it also has been frequently ignored in the U.S. unless there is a war in the area. For many years now, Frucht (Northwest Missouri State University) has been trying to expand public understanding of this area, and this volume is an important contribution to that effort. More than two hundred international specialists have written hundreds of entries that cover places, movements, events, terms, and important people. The longest entries that form the foundation of...

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A69653589