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History Eastern

Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture

by (author) Paul Robert Magocsi & Ivan Pop

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2002
Category
Eastern, Encyclopedias
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780802035660
    Publish Date
    Nov 2002
    List Price
    $148.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442674431
    Publish Date
    Feb 2005
    List Price
    $153.00

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Description

The Carpatho-Rusyns are central European people, numbering approximately 1.2 million, who live within the borders of five states: Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, and Hungary. They have never had a state of their own. Disregarded and suppressed by most governments that ruled over them in the past, the Rusyn people have had to fight to retain their identity, culture, and language. This work is an attempt to redress the loss of historical memory and knowledge caused by decades of repression by investigating and explaining the historical past and culture of Rusyns in all countries where they live, including immigrant communities in the United States, Canada, and Yugoslavia.

The encyclopedia contains over 1,100 alphabetically arranged entries in areas such as individuals, organizations, political parties, periodicals, historical terms, geographic regions, historical events, and on themes such as architecture, archaeology, cinema, communism, ethnography, geneaology, geography and economy, historiography, history, the internet, language, literature, nationalism, printing and publishing, and radio and television. The first encyclopedic work on Rusyns to appear in English, this book has laready proven to be an indispensable resource for European and Slavic studies specialists, and for general readers interested in international relations and nationalism.

The Revised and Expanded Edition has been fully updated: New data and references have been provided for most existing entries ans many entirely new entries have been added.

About the authors

Paul Robert Magocsi, FRSC, is professor of history and political science and holds the John Yaremko Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto.

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Ivan Pop is former distinguished research fellow at the Institute of Slavic and Balkan Studies in Moscow.

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