Historical Dictionary of Estonia

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Rowman & Littlefield, May 21, 2015 - History - 646 pages
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Estonia is a small European Union country (population 1.3 million but physically the size of Netherlands and Switzerland) at the historic interface of East and West, Europe and Russia, free from Soviet occupation only for twenty-five years. Estonia boasts many notable achievements in the past has one of the most advanced economies in the region. It has made impressive progress politically, having shed a half century of communist domination and shifted to democracy, making it a model for other transitional states. It is at the forefront of Internet services: its secure digital ID cards are used for all interactions with government agencies, for voting at elections, and among government agencies, as well as in private banking.

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Estonia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, glossary, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Estonia.
 

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Contents

Editors Foreword
xi
Preface
xiii
Readers Note
xv
Acronyms and Abbreviations
xvii
Maps
xxi
Chronology
xxv
Introduction
1
THE DICTIONARY
25
Heads of Estonian Government
493
Estonian Foreign Ministers
497
Estonian Participation in Elections 19892015
499
Glossary
503
Bibliography
505
About the Author
565
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About the author (2015)

Toivo Miljan is Professor Emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario. He is the founding Director of EuroFaculty to restructure teaching and learning of Economics, Law and Political Science at the national universities of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

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