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Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations

Ethnic and National Groups Around the World A-Z

by James Minahan

 

This is the definitive reference on the nationalism and national groups that helped to shape 20th-century politics, and are poised to shape the world of tomorrow.

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May 2002

Greenwood

Pages 2432
Volumes 4
Size 7x10
Topics Geography and World Cultures/Culture
Description

Nationalism is a mighty force in the 21st century. It has not been so politically significant since prior to World War I. While current trends tilt toward regional economic groupings, national identity—and demands for greater political and economic autonomy—has created a national, regional, and international groundswell since the end of the Cold War. An expanded sequel to Minahan's award-winning guide to some 200 groups, Nations Without States: A Historical Dictionary of Contemporary National Movements (1996), this book provides an easy-to-use, accurate, and up-to-date guide to over 300 developed or emerging national groups worldwide. Providing fuller historical profiles of each group, this is the definitive reference on the nationalism and national groups that helped shape 20th century politics—and will likely shape the politics of tomorrow.

Included are numerous new national groups that have emerged since the publication of Minahan's 1996 book. Many of these remain unknown outside of their own regions. Others make headlines. The evolution of each group is traced from its earliest history to the present day, making the book an indispensable reference for those wishing to understand the world's growing multitude of national groups.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Entries
Appendices
Index

Reviews/Endorsements

Reviews

Freelance writer Minahan brings out a worthy successor to his Nations without States....This very useful compilation is recommended for undergraduate and public libraries.—Choice

Of interest to libraries with a news-conscious clientele.—Library Journal

This reference work is an update of James Minahan's award-winning Nations Without States: A Historical Dictionary of Contemporary National Movements (Greenwood Publishing, 1996). Since that time there have been many changes in the world that have affected the people Minahan includes in this unique work. Although expensive, this is worth the price because there is nothing else like it. Here you find out about all of the peoples of the world who exist without being recognized as states with all the advantages that countries enjoy, such as having their own language, own government, and own representation in organizations like the United Nations....Just flipping through each volume is fascinating. Because the information is so well researched and not available anywhere else, it as a must purchase for any high school, college, or public library. Index. Highly Recommended.—Library Media Connection

...the ^IEncyclopedia of the Stateless Nations^R is a useful and timely set that brings together information that is increasingly important. It is a work that will definately appeal to high school and public libraries. Undergraduate libraries will also find this set helpful.—Against the Grain

This work will assist students attempting to understand the complex relations among countries of the world past and present....This set is appropriate for large high schools with an advanced academic focus.—School Library Journal

^BStarred Review^R Here you find out about all the peoples of the world who exist without being recognized as states with all the advantages that countries enjoy, such as having their own language, own government, and own representation in organizations like the United Nations....flipping through each volume is fascinating. Because the information is so well researched and not available anywhere else, it is a must purchase for any high school, college, or public library. ^BHighly Recommended.^R—Library Media Connection

^IEncyclopedia of the Stateless Nations^R is an excellent introduction to the resurgence of nationalism since the end of the cold war and is recommended for all academic libraries....public and school libraries....—Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

...this volume could not come at a better time for teachers and students searching for current information about national and ethnic groups....As a single source of hard-to-find information about little-known nations, this set more than fulfills its promise and does so concisely, factually, and without bias.—VOYA

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