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Historical Atlas of Central Europe

Revised and Expanded Edition

Paul Robert Magocsi

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  • Published: 2002
  • Subject Listing: Slavic Studies
    Geography
  • Bibliographic information: 288 pp., 109 color maps, 46 tables, bibliog., index, 9” x 12”
  • Territorial rights: World rights except Canada, UK, and Europe
  • Series: History of East Central Europe, vol. 1
  • Contents

Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2003

The Historical Atlas of Central Europe covers the area from Poland, Lithuania, and the eastern part of Germany to Greece and western Turkey and extends in time from the early fifth century to the present. This new edition of the Historical Atlas of East Central Europe, first published in 1993 to great acclaim, incorporates the enormous political changes that have taken place since 1989, taking into account comments from seventy-five reviewers from seventeen countries. The final third of the volume has been completely reconceptualized and reconfigured with new maps, text, and statistical tables. The bibliography has been updated and expanded.

New Features:
- Twenty-one new maps
- Forty-one revised maps
- Eleven maps of newly independent countries
- Eleven new chapters
- Eight new thematic maps covering twentieth-century population changes, distribution, education, and Catholic and Orthodox churches

Paul Robert Magocsi holds the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author or editor of twenty-four books, including A History of Ukraine and the two-volume Of the Making of Nationalities There Is No End.
Contents
Foreword
Introduction
1) East Central Europe: geographic zones
2) East Central Europe, ca. 400
3) East Central Europe, 7th-8th centuries
4) East Central Europe, 9th century
5) Early medieval kingdoms, ca. 1050
6) The period of feudal subdivisions, ca. 1250
7) Poland, Lithuania, and Bohemia-Moravia, 13th-15th centuries
8) Hungary-Croatia and Venice, 14th-15th centuries
9) Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, and the Ottoman Empire, 14th-15th centuries
10) East Central Europe, ca. 1480
11) Economic patterns, ca.1450
12) The city in medieval times
13) Ecclesiastical jurisdictions, ca. 1450
14) East Central Europe, ca. 1570
15) Protestant Reformation, 16th century
16) Catholic Counter Reformation, 16th-17th centuries
17) Education and culture through the 18th century
18) East Central Europe, 1648
19) Poland-Lithuania, the Habsburgs, Hungary-Croatia, and Transylvania, 16th-17th centuries
20) The Ottoman Empire, the Habsburgs, Hungary-Croatia, and Transylvania, 16th-17th centuries
21) East Central Europe, ca. 1721
22) Poland, Austria, and the Ottoman Empire, 18th century
23) The Napoleonic era, 1795-1814
24) East Central Europe, 1815
25) The Austrian and Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1815-1914
26) The Balkan Peninsula, 1817-1912
27) The Balkan Peninsula on the eve of World War I
28) Canal and railway development before 1914
29) Population, 1870-1910
30) Ethnolinguistic distribution, ca. 1900
31) Cultural and educational institutions before 1914
32) Germans in East Central Europe, ca. 1900
33) Jews and Armenians in East Central Europe, ca. 1900
34) The Catholic Church, 1900
35) The Orthodox Church, 1900
36) East Central Europe, 1910
37) World War I, 1914-1918
38) East Central Europe, 1918-1923
39) Poland, Danzig, and Lithuania in the 20th century
40) Belarus and Ukraine in the 20th century
41) Czechoslovakia, the Czeck Republic, and Slovakia in the 20th century
42) Austria and Hungary in the 20th century
43) Romania and Moldova in the 20th century
44) Yugoslavia in the 20th century
45) Slovenia, Trieste, and Istria in the 20th century
46) Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 20th century
47) Albania and Macedonia in the 20th century
48) Bulgaria and Greece in the 20th century
49) East Central Europe, ca. 1930
50) World War II, 1939-1942
51) World War II, 1943-1945
52) East Central Europe after World War II
53) Population Movements, 1944-1948
54) Population in the 20th century
55) Ethnolinguistic distribution, ca. 2000
56) East Central Europe, ca. 1980
57) Industrial development, 1945-1989
58) Education and re-education, 1945-1989
59) The Catholic Church, 2000
60) The Orthodox Church, 2000
61) East Central Europe, 2000
Map Sources
Bibliography
Index
Reviews

"This first-rate sequel to the Historical Atlas of East Central Europe takes a mostly chronological approach to the region, providing histories of the various areas, as well as maps that show not just political boundaries but also population and population movements, canal and railroad construction, industrial growth, linguistic distribution, and cultural and educational institutions, among other factors. . . . There is considerably more to this revised edition than the name change; the previous edition, though up-to-date for its time, was published just as the Soviet empire was crumbling and the Soviet Union itself was splintering into 15 independent republics. The current edition has integrated those historical changes and of 109 color maps presents 21 that are new and 41 that are substantially revised." - Library Journal

"This excellent new Atlas is highly welcomed, as it helps us to understand the complex and story history of Central and Eastern Europe and will serve teaching in a substantial way." - Central Europe History

Praise for the first edition:

“Every international news reporter and diplomat should be locked in a room with Magocsi’s atlas and not allowed out until he/she has fully assimilated its content. We may then see some accuracy in the news coverage by the former and wisdom in the decisions of the latter.” - International Journal of Kurdish Studies

“A magisterial work, containing superbly drawn maps . . . with a lucid and impartial text that sets every important development in perspective.” - Independent

“This historical atlas . . . is distinguished by a high level of scholarship, meticulous fairness in an area of conflicting claims, and by the quality of the graphic design of the maps.” - Jewish Chronicle

“A jewel of a reference work which shall certainly continue to be used by generations of scholars to come.” - Orientalia Christiana Periodica

“A masterful job in covering a huge area through 1,600 years of history, . . . [this atlas] will become the standard work in the area, a magnificent introduction to the subject.” - Slavic Review

“A superb reference tool for those interested in the region and an essential aid for those involved in teaching the history of East Central Europe.” - Journal of Refugee Studies

“A valuable reference work for historians of Europe and a treasure house for the merely curious.” - Business Library Review

“The maps in this book are marvels of cartographic art. Professor Magocsi’s commentary is a model of short and objective scholarship.” - Contemporary Review