This work is a completely new Historical Dictionary for Cuba (the first since 1988). It gives a comprehensive and detailed coverage and analysis of all of the key elements, factors, biographies, narratives, and treaties in Cuban history from the 1400s to the present day, with an emphasis on the decades after 1959.
Historical Dictionary of Cuba, Third Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 1.000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities as well as aspects of the country’s politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Cuba.
Antoni Kapcia is an emeritus professor in the Centre for Research on Cuba, University of Nottingham, UK. He has been researching on Cuba since 1971, on aspects of modern and contemporary Cuban history, with a particular emphasis on political, cultural, and intellectual history. He has written five single authored books, one joint-authored book, and has edited two collections.
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This third edition by Kapcia substantially updates and improves the 2001 edition with new and expanded entries synthesizing historical events in context rather than exhaustively listing individuals, facts, and events that can easily be found in other, more accessible digital sources. The bibliography, which includes useful prefatory remarks on the nature of Cuban studies scholarship, does not seek to be comprehensive and is more thoughtfully curated than the previous edition…. [T]he fully revised content in this volume makes it worth replacing the previous edition… Recommended. General readers through faculty.