Place Names of the World - Europe PDF ePub eBook

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Place Names of the World - Europe free pdf Place names are a window into the history and characteristics of a country. Their names reflect the migrations of peoples, their religious and cultural traditions, local languages, conquests and fortifications long since disappeared. They also reflect the topography and industrial development of a place. John Everett Heath, drawing on his experience and contacts at the FCO, has developed a reference text of the origins of European place names. The text is ordered by country alphabetically. It includes a historical section, putting the place name into context, and references those events, which have had an impact on the geography of a country, and those foreign influences, which have played a part in shaping the place name. This volume is confined to the 38 countries of Europe, together with Andorra, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, Cyprus and the Vatican City. All place names of cities and towns of particular importance and interest are included.

About John Everett-Heath

JOHN EVERETT-HEATH has travelled widely both on business and privately. He has also lived in Cameroun, Cyprus, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Oman, USA, Yemen and Yugoslavia. He is a fellow of The Royal Geographical Society and has written and contributed to numerous books.

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Author : John Everett-Heath
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 01 August 2000
ISBN : 033377759X
EAN : 9780333777596
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 376 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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