The Historical Dictionary of Argentina contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.
Author: Bernardo A. Duggan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Historical Dictionary of Argentina contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
Argentina Feitlowitz, Marguerite. A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina and the Legacies
of Torture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Guest, Iain. Behind the
Disappearances: Argentina's Dirty War Against Human Rights and the United ...
Author: Jacques Fomerand
The second edition of Historical Dictionary of Human Rights contains a chronology, an introduction, an extensive bibliography and the dictionary section has more than 1.000 cross-referenced entries.
The Historical Dictionary of the "Dirty Wars" describes the period, including the background and aftermath.
Author: David R. Kohut
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
During the 1970s and 1980s, national-security regimes in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay declared war on suspected subversives, carrying out campaigns of mass human rights violations. The Historical Dictionary of the "Dirty Wars" describes the period, including the background and aftermath.
Author: Marvin Alisky
Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of Lat
For almost three thousand years Mexico was the site of some of the most advanced Indian civilizations, most notably the Aztec and Mayan. In many ways, these civilizations were more advanced than their European contemporaries, especially in such spheres as astronomy, mathematics, and city organization. Upon seeing the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlán, for the first time, Spanish explorer Bernal Díaz del Castillo was awed by its beauty and confessed he had never seen a city in Spain that could match it. However, Díaz del Castillo's arrival coincided with that of Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conqueror of Mexico who captured the Aztec capital in 1521. Since then, it has been known as Mexico City. Mexico's struggle--and eventual success--through the subsequent years to become an independent country is chronicled in the second edition of Historical Dictionary of Mexico. It covers the history of Mexico from its great Indian civilizations to the controversial election of Felipe Calderón in 2006. This is done through a detailed chronology, an introduction, a map, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on some of the more significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets.
Author: Ian Buchanan
Offers a multitude of hard-to-find facts on the important people, events, and organizations involved in the Olympic movement.
Features more than 3,000 dictionary entries covering history, politics, geography, economics, the environment, culture, and a myriad other topics that include writers, artists, playwrights, and important figures, many of which were not ...
Author: Salvatore Bizzarro
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Surveys the radical changes that have occurred in recent years in every aspect of Chilean life. Features more than 3,000 dictionary entries covering history, politics, geography, economics, the environment, culture, and a myriad other topics that include writers, artists, playwrights, and important figures, many of which were not included in the previous edition. Also included are 24 photographs of the paintings of famous Latin American artists, and an exhaustive bibliography of more than 1,200 resources subdivided by topic and fully annotated.
Author: Benjamin C. Garrett
Human experience with nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) warfare has been limited, especially in comparison to conventional forms of warfare. Our experience with nuclear warfare is confined to a period of less than one week during the end of World War II, when the United States successfully used two nuclear weapons against targets in Japan. The course of biological warfare and modern use of biological weapons are difficult to track owing to the difficulty of differentiating deliberate use from natural outbreaks. However, the keen potential of biological weapons in acts of terror was shown in the mass disruption caused in the fall 2001 experience in the U.S. with the release of anthrax through the American postal system. Chemical weapons have been used in a handful of conflicts since their introduction to modern warfare during World War I, most recently during the Iran-Iraq War during the 1980s. Despite this limited experience, NBC warfare continues to exert a certain fascination among states. The Historical Dictionary of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare covers the development and use of NBC weapons as well as efforts to limit or control the use of these weapons through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, and dictionary entries. Over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries provide a unique selection of terms related to NBC warfare, ranging from basic descriptions of substances used in NBC warfare to details on incidents and episodes where NBC weapons were used. Entries are structured around historical events, persons important to NBC warfare, countries where such weapons have been developed or used, and international treaties and treaty-related organizations.
Author: William H. Brackney
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press
Fills a gap in reference, providing a one-volume, updated reference to the Baptists. Cross-referenced entries include biographical, geographical, ecclesiastical, theological, and thematic discussions. The work is comprehensive and accurate, making it an ideal tool for both first-time scholars of the Baptists, and more experienced researchers. As a quick and accurate ready-reference, this volume will be an important addition to academic and church libraries and any serving those interested in religious history.
Author: Richard Steven Conley
The 1980s and early 1990s were remarkable for the triumph of conservatism in the United States and its closest allies. The victories of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in the United States were complemented by the electoral successes of Margaret Thatcher in the United Kingdom and Brian Mulroney in Canada. The relationship between Reagan and Bush and their conservative counterparts was particularly important in providing a united front on foreign policy, whether the target was the Soviet Union, Communist insurgencies in Africa or Latin America, or Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. The Reagan-Bush era witnessed some of the most dramatic events of the latter half of the twentieth century: the collapse of the Soviet Union, a presidential assassination attempt, political scandal, a stock market crash, military invasions, and the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger. The Historical Dictionary of the Reagan-Bush Era relates these events and provides extensive political, economic, and social background on this era through a detailed chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, events, institutions, policies, and issues.
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Includes "Bibliographical section".
Author: Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj
Publisher: European Historical Dictionari
A valuable reference work for students, scholars, researchers, and those interested in the economy, politics, and culture of Slovenia.
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Author: Olga Elaine Rojer
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
In her comprehensive study of the German exile in Argentina from 1933 -1945, Olga Elaine Rojer examines a fascinating historical paradox: over 45,000 Germans fled the Nazis and settled in Argentina, the Nazi playground of South America. Yet the Germans, unwelcome and unsuited to life in exile, survived through an intricate support network of organizations, publishers, schools, journals, and even theatre. Rojer looks at Latin American life for the German-speaking exile, focusing on the literature produced by the refugees.