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Historical dictionary of Ecuador


The Historical Dictionary of Ecuador, this newest addition to Rowman & Littlefield’s longstanding series "Historical Dictionaries of the Americas," is notable for its succinct yet descriptive entries covering vast expanses of time, while frequently emphasizing current events. The author, Lauderbaugh (emer., Jacksonville State Univ.), is a historian who has previously written three books on Ecuador and holds the distinction of induction into Ecuador's National Academy of History. The bulk of the entry on education covers 1980 to the present, and the entry on foreign relations dedicates substantial space to the topics of the Snowden affair and Julian Assange. Unlike other volumes in the series, this work does not include lists of useful web resources, such as current newspapers, media, or government sources, nor does it include statistical summaries of demographics or the economy. The chronology, which emphasizes late-20th and 21st-century events, and a well-organized bibliography are, however, uniquely useful. Altogether this is a well-informed text, although due to the nature of user preference for online reference works, the ebook edition may be a better investment than the print. - Note de l'éditeur

  • Disponible - 984.1 LAU

    Niveau 2 - Histoire