Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?: The Place Names That History Left Behind

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Pavilion Books, 2007 - Počet stran: 158
Do you still find yourself referring to Zaire or Czechoslovakia, or wondering whether it should be Moldavia or Moldova, Burma or Myanmar? Dozens of countries, cities and counties have changed their identity over the years. Some of the names we remember from our schooldays or from news headlines just a few years ago are now gone. For example, whatever happened to Tanganyika? This new book by Harry Campbell is a fascinating trawl through the place names that history left behind: the stories about where they came from, what happened to them and what they were replaced by. The stories behind the place names include: Biafra, British Heligoland, Ceylon, Flintshire, Friendly Isles, Islands of Samson and the Ducks, Leningrad, Little Britain, Macedonia, Muscat, Pleasant Island, Stalingrad, Tanganyika, West Britain, Yugoslavia and Zaire. From the major political movements (the Leningrads and Stalingrads of the Socialist Soviet Republic) to enticing destinations (Pleasant Islands, the Friendly Isles), 'Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?' reveals how the atlas of yesteryear became the maps of today.

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Recenze od uživatele  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

A good little book on the countries that used to exist but sadly or otherwise no longer do. Always good to see Moresnet and Rutland getting a mention but there are plenty of opportunities for anyone ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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I am afraid that this this book is nothing but pure etymology, and I am even more afraid the author is fully aware of this. Despite that, he ploughs on through the entire work, toying with our ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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O autorovi (2007)

Harry Campbell is a freelance lexicographer who used to work for Larousse and Harper Collins. Alexander McCall Smith is a novelist best known as the creator of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

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