Library Journal Best Reference, 2000
Booklist/RBB Editor's Choice, 2000
Choice Outstanding Academic Book, 2000
The 1046 entries in this widely praised encyclopedia cover all of the countries and regions of Eastern Europe: Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, the countries that once made up Yugoslavia, plus additional coverage of European Russia. Entries range from the detailed to the concise, offering the reader a comprehensive introduction into a country's history during the last two centuries.
The content also covers diverse political ideas and movements, the leading figures who shaped the region's political destiny, as well as the major artists, writers, and other culturally significant individuals during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.