Historical Dictionary of Malta

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Scarecrow Press, Apr 27, 2010 - History - 338 pages
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Malta, a 'tiny pebble kicked by the 'boot' of Italy into the middle of the Mediterranean,' has been visited and influenced over the centuries by many different peoples and cultures. The site of the oldest free-standing, man-made structures known to exist, Malta has been occupied by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Arabs, Normans, the Knights of St. John, Swabians, Angevins, French, and British. Most recently, Malta has become the smallest (in both population and landmass) member country of the European Union. This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Malta compiles the unusually rich and long history of the islands comprising the country of Malta. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-reference dictionary entries describing all of the major places, persons, institutions, and events that have shaped the history of the archipelago.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
xi
Maps
xiii
Editors Foreword
xix
Readers Note
xxi
Acronyms and Abbreviations
xxiii
Chronology
xxvii
Introduction
1
The Dictionary
21
Bibliography
245
About the Authors
281
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Uwe Jens Rudolf is a Professor of Accounting and Management at Luther College, he was born in Germany and emigrated to the US after WWII. He has taught German, accounting and international business courses at Luther College since 1971 and traveled extensively as a business consultant in Germany, France, Japan and China. Warren G. Berg is Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Management after a distinguished forty-year career at Luther College, is a native of Chicago and the first Fulbright lecturer posted to Malta. He established a bond between Malta and Luther College that continues today.

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