The A to Z of Bulgaria
Few states have fought as hard or as long to be established as that of the Republic of Bulgaria. The Bulgarians have over the centuries created their own principalities, kingdoms, and republics only to have them crushed by stronger entities, including the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. While recently, the communist regime was largely dominated by and overly submissive to the Soviet Union. Fortunately, about 15 years ago, a new republic arose, which began revamping the economy, reviving the political life, and forging a new place in Europe. The A to Z of Bulgaria contains more than 600 cross-referenced entries on Bulgarian historical periods, places, terms, organizations, events, and personalities. The number of entries, dealing with historical figures and events, has been considerably enlarged, and all of the entries of the first edition that have remained were carefully updated. The newest insights of Bulgarian historiography as practiced in Bulgaria and abroad are also reflected. In addition, the book includes a brief introduction into Bulgarian history from the earliest times until mid-2005 (including the formation of the current cabinet), an easy-reference chronology of Bulgarian history, several maps, and lists of Bulgarian political parties, administrations, and leaders. A comprehensive bibliography is included to facilitate further reading on Bulgaria and Bulgarian history.
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Editors Foreword Jon Woronoff
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Agrarian National Union Aleksandur April AtoZ Balkan became Boris BSDP Bulgar Bulgarian Agrarian National Bulgarian Communist Party Bulgarian National Bulgarian Socialist Party Byzantine chair cheta church coalition Committee Communist Party BCP communist regime cooperation coup d'etat cultural d'etat of 9 Danube December Democratic Forces UDF Democratic Party Dimitrov cabinet Dimitur Dobrudja Eastern Rumelia economic elections ethnic European Exarchate February Filip Dimitrov foreign garia garian Georgi Greece Greek IMRO Internal Istanbul Ivan Kostov January July June leader Lukanov Lyuben Berov Macedonia monastery National Assembly National Union BANU NMSS October Ottoman Empire parliamentary Patriarchate Petur Plovdiv political Politician Pomaks population president prime minister regime in November Roma Romania Russian September 1944 Serbia Simeon Slavic Social Democratic Socialist Party BSP Sofia Soviet Union Stamboliyski Stefan Thrace tion Todor Todor Zhivkov Treaty Tsar Turkish Turks Union of Democratic Uprising Vasil Veliko Turnovo Videnov Western Yugoslavia Zhan Videnov Zhivkov