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Known popularly as the land of guerillas and drug dealers, Columbia also boasts a tradition of representative government and a literary heritage filled with poets and prize-winning novelists. Davis provides a quick reference to a nation whose history reaches back to 10,000 BC. Intended for both the general reader and the beginning specialist, it includes material from all major periods, 14th century to the present. A preliminary essay introduces the reader to the distinguished characteristics of Columbian geography, society, and history. A chronology that traces the development of Columbian history and a series of alphabetically arranged entries that explain it from the core of the work. The format of this edition is essentially the same as that of the first, but the content is significantly improved. More than 1,500 entries identify major public figures, important events (battles, conventions, laws, treaties, natural disasters), national institutions (constitutions, administrative subdivisions, agencies), geographical features (mountain ranges, rivers, regions), Indian groups, and archeological sites. Greater attention has been given to authors, painters, and sculptors, and to political events since 1975. Recent statistical data has been incorporated, and special attention is given to the constitution of 1991. With a bibliographical guide and four maps. From reviews from the first edition "An excellent source..." -- CHOICE "Probably one of the best of the... series.... An excellent bibliographic essay... " -- Donald J. Lehnus, ARBA
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Robert H. Davis (BA, Illinois College; MA, PhD, Vanderbilt), a senior member of the History Department, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, has directed its foreign studies center in Nottingham, England, and both its Latin American and International Studies programs on campus. He is a corresponding member of the Academia Columbiana de Historia (Bogota).Review:
...the dictionary is handily cross referenced and an excellent starting point for those interested in gaining specific knowledge about Colombia. (The British Bulletin Of Publications On Latin America, The)
... substantial work.... authoritative... first-rate and creates the necessary perspective.... indispensible for all Hispanic and Americanist libraries. (Reference Reviews)
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