Alternate Names of Places: A Worldwide Dictionary by Adrian Room PDF

By Adrian Room

ISBN-10: 078643712X

ISBN-13: 9780786437122

This new form of geographical dictionary lists earlier and current trade names of greater than 7,000 areas. It focuses relatively on placenames with legitimate or semiofficial prestige instead of nicknames or colloquial abbreviations. trade placenames are very important for ancient and geographical purposes, and even though they predominate in nations that experience gone through wars and invasions, such trade names can both good consequence from political or administrative adjustments. as well as the real info regarding each one access, the dictionary additionally reviews on names and their origins the place acceptable. Appendices concentrate on placenames in non–English languages and on locations which were renamed in fictional works.

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