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Encyclopedia of the Barents region. In 2 volumes

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Язык: английский
ISBN: 9788253038575
Автор: Editor-in-chief Mats-Olov Olsson; Co-editors: Fredrick Backman, Alexey Golubev, Björn Norlin, Lars Ohlsson; Assistant and graphics editor Lars Elenius
Издательство: Pax forlag
Год издания: 2016
Статьи: обзорные / словарные
Указатели: статей алфавитный
Списки: карт
Списки участников: авторы статей
Кол-во статей всего: 415
Иллюстрации: есть
Цветные иллюстрации: да
Кол-во страниц: 1152
Расположение словарных статей: алфавитное
Переплёт: твёрдый
Авторы/редакторы: Олссон Матс-Олов / Бакман Фредрик / Голубев Алексей Валерьевич / Норлин Бьёрн / Ольссон Ларс / Элениус Ларс
См. группу новостей: Encyclopedia of the Barents region


The Barents Region is a newly constituted transnational region including the northernmost counties of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. It was established in 1993 in order to stimulate collaboration across national borders in the most northern parts of Europe.

The Encyclopedia of the Barents Region contains 415 articles covering the history, culture and economy, as well as the background to the establishment of the Barents Region. The articles also review the cultural, socio-economic, and political prerequisites for a continued and intensified transborder interaction among the citizens inhabiting these sparsely populated areas in the European North. All thirteen member regions participating in the Barents collaboration are presented in articles describing their history and development illustrated with photographs and specially drawn maps.

One major objective of the Encyclopedia of the Barents Region is to connect the past with the present development of the region, thereby filling a gap in the recording of European history and, hopefully promoting the world’s interest in an area of the globe with such spectacular nature and such a rich variety of ethnic groups and cultures.

About 300 authors, mainly academics living and working in the Barents Region, have contributed articles to the Encyclopedia. Together with its companion publication, The Barents Region. A Transnational History of Subarctic Northern Europe, a textbook intended for university students of history previously published by Pax (2015), the Encyclopedia presents information on a broad range of topics that should appeal not only to experts in academia and government but also to students and the general public. It will, hopefully, facilitate and stimulate interaction among citizens in the region in their various capacities as businessmen, administrators, professionals, and tourists.


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