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Encyclopedia Bulgarska Kniga (Encyclopedia of the Bulgarian Book)

By (author) Annie Gergova
Format: Hardback
Language: Bulgarian
Publisher: Pensoft Publishers, Sofia, Bulgaria
Published: 30th Apr 2004
Dimensions: w 297mm h 210mm
ISBN-10: 954642210X
ISBN-13: 9789546422101
Barcode No: 9789546422101
This original, unique and wonderfully illustrated Encyclopedia provides a superlative and highly authoritative historical and contemporary account of the handwritten and printed book, book industry and associated topics in relation to the development of Bulgarian literature. The Encyclopedia contains more than 1200 rubrics, basic definitions and articles, prepared by 80 of the leading experts from various Bulgarian academic institutions, including the University of Sofia, the Academy of Sciences, and the National Library. The contents include: 1) reference to the most important handwritten and printed books that are of significance in the national spirituality and cultural identity of Bulgaria, both in the past and today; 2) institutions and societal tendencies in all fields of the publishing industry, the centers of literary development, and the most important organizations and personalities involved in organizing and disseminating literature; (3) scientific and applied scientific fields of the knowledge related to literature and publishing; 4) traditional and new forms of publicity, distribution, conservation and accessibility, and library information processing of literary documentation; 5) legislative principles and acts that regulate free access to information, the freedom of the press, and copyright; 6) technical terms, data, reports and reference books important for literature and the printing processes, and for information transfer. This Encyclopedia is an essential acquisition for libraries, both general and with specialized Slavic and linguistic collections, and for organizations and individuals with interests in history, library organization, book publishing and trading, and for everyone with an interest in Slavic and Eastern European literature and culture.

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