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Slovenia Culture Smart

Author : Jason Blake
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Slovenia seems closer to Austria or Italy than to its Balkan neighbors. The richest of the Slavic nation-states, it has an entirely Western tradition, having belonged in the past to the Roman Empire, the Frankish kingdom, the Holy Roman Empire, the Republic of Venice, the Habsburg monarchy, and the First French Empire. After the Second World War it became part of the Republic of Yugoslavia, before declaring independence in 1991. This extraordinary cultural legacy is what sets Slovenia apart, matched by an amazingly varied topography packed into a small area. Traveling toward the coast, you see changes in the landscape and in the architecture. This reflects both the natural and the historical variety: the Venetians built their buildings one way, the Austrians another. Slovenia's natural beauty is astonishing. Legend relates that when God was allotting nature's bounty, he forgot Slovenia. His last-minute solution was to take bits of the best from other places: gorgeous Alpine ranges, the less craggy Pohorje mountains, the Pannonian plain stretching toward Hungary, hill after hill rolling southward into the horizon, the unique karst landscape, rivers aplenty, and a few miles of Adriatic coastline. Never having had a glorious unified kingdom in the past, Slovenians identify themselves not by blood or history but by their language, which differs from the other languages of the ex-Yugoslavia. The older generation is fluent in Serbo-Croatian, which helps for politics and trade, but has little of its historical baggage, and the country has geo-political importance as a politically stable stepping stone to the Balkans. As far as nationhood goes, Slovenia's golden age is now. There is a sense of change in the country—mostly for the better, and not the dull stampede toward materialism that one sees in some other former Eastern bloc countries. As a tourist destination Slovenia has it all, from medieval ruined monasteries to whitewater rafting. The people of this lovely land are genuinely glad that others are "discovering" their country. There are no real language problems; the younger people all speak English. Moreover, membership of the EU means that this is a country in transition. Culture Smart! Slovenia will introduce you to the inner world of this moderate, orderly, and conservative people who have emerged into the post-Communist world hungry for change.

Culture Smart Slovenia

Author : Bob Burgher
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Whether your customers are traveling in luxury or with just a pack on their back, it's important that they have a safe, fun, and easy-going trip. Bad etiquette and a misunderstanding about customs can put an otherwise very exciting trip on hold faster than a bad case of food poisoning. Readers are going to want to know about the CULTURE SMART! customs and etiquette series and will find them as indispensable as their passports. The CULTURE SMART! titles are not your basic travel guides: they are consistently updated customs and etiquette references for more than 25 countries, with six new titles available this fall. Now more than ever, travelers are more than just sightseers and tourists; they're ambassadors making impressions of the United States wherever they go. Readers will find these to be invaluable for pointing them on their way to a safe and fun trip abroad.

Culture Smart

Author : Brendan Frederick R. Edwards
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Bahrain Culture Smart

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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include: * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken "Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel "... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel "...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer "...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine "...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times

Small but Smart The Structural and Functional Professionalization of the Slovenian Armed Forces

Author : Maja Garb
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Das Werk beschäftigt sich mit den historischen und politischen Hintergründen der "Slovenian Armed Forces" und Ihrer Entwicklung zu einer Berufsarmee. Ein Fokus liegt auf der Teilnahme der Slowenischen Streitkräfte an internationalen Operationen und Missionen sowie auf den vorangehenden nationalen Entscheidungsprozessen.

Lonely Planet Slovenia

Author : Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet Slovenia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll the leafy streets of Ljubljana, dive into the great outdoors at Lake Bled or sip some of the world's best Merlot in Vipava; all with your trusted travel companion.

Croatia Culture Smart

Author : Irina Ban
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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include: * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken

Serbia Culture Smart

Author : Lara Zmukic
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Serbia, a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, covers the southern part of the Pannonian plain and the central part of the Balkans. The dominant power in the former Yugoslavia, it has had a bad press in the West. However, the truth is much more nuanced and interesting than that portrayed by the media. Serbia is a country with wonderful scenery, architectural riches, and a vibrant arts scene, waiting to be discovered by Westerners. Serbs are proud, passionate, and generous people with an independent streak. They have always had to fight for survival, first against the Ottoman Turks and then against the Habsburg Empire. Following the First World War, they took the lead in forming independent Yugoslavia. They resisted Hitler heroically. Under Tito's rule Yugoslavia steered an independent course. After his death the multinational state disintegrated amid bitter conflict. The war over the secession of the province of Kosovo saw Serbia bombed by NATO forces for two and a half months. The Serbian people's reaction to their hardline Communist regime was the Bulldozer Revolution—a campaign of civil resistance that returned the country to democracy in 2000. Against this turbulent backdrop, the visitor to Serbia needs to be well informed and sensitive to people's feelings. Culture Smart! Serbia introduces you to a diverse, complex, and dynamic society. It offers background information on Serbian history and customs, and essential advice on what to expect and how to behave in different circumstances. If you show interest and respect, you will receive a warm welcome and lasting loyalty in return.

In Half

Author : Jasmin B. Frelih
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It's 2036, twenty-five years after the 'Great Shutdown' destroyed the global communications network. In this post-Internet world, three childhood friends come together to celebrate their fiftieth birthdays. But with Zoja, a radical poet; Evan, an addict theatre director; and Kras, a former minister for war in attendance, this was never going to be a subdued occasion... This hilariously anarchic debut plunges the reader into a world that is at once unthinkable and disturbingly familiar. Alarming, exhilarating and keenly focused on the contradictions of modernity, this is an astounding novel from a powerful new voice.

Nordic Central and Southeastern Europe

Author : Wayne C. Thompson
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Nordic Central and Southeastern Europe 2008

Author : Wayne C. Thompson
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Eastern Europe

Author : Lucien Ellington
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A contemporary analysis of the people, cultures, and society within the regions that make up Eastern Europe. Eastern Europe: An Introduction to the People, Lands, and Culture sheds light on modern-day life in the 16 nations comprising Eastern Europe. Going beyond the history and politics already well documented in other works, this unique three-volume series explores the social and cultural aspects of a region often ignored in books and curricula on Western civilization. The volumes are organized by geographic proximity and commonality in historical development, allowing the countries to be both studied individually and juxtaposed against others in the region. The first volume covers the northern tier of states, the second looks at lands that were once part of the Hapsburg empire, and the third examines the Balkan states. Each chapter profiles a single country--its geography, history, political development, economy, and culture--and gives readers a glimpse of the challenges that lie ahead. Vignettes on various topics of interest illuminate the unique character of each country. * Discusses the geography, history, political development, and economy of nations such as Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Albania, and many others * Includes historical profiles of significant people such as Konstantin Päts and Lydia Koidula, cultural events such as the Song Festival, and key events such as the sinking of the ferry Estonia * Presents maps of the entire region and each of the 16 countries, including Latvia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and Greece * Includes discussions of Eastern European languages

Recommended Inns and Pubs of Britain

Author : FHG Guides
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Planning a trip to the UK? FHG Guides are the perfect companions for any adventure in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. From B&Bs to golf courses to country hotels and pubs, these handy guides are complete with contact information, photos, descriptions, prices, facilities, and ratings for more than 400 towns and counties. Try the Cleaderscroft Hotel, a picturesque Victorian hotel in St. Agnes where you stay in spacious rooms just minutes from the beach and have a homemade breakfast every morning. Or visit the Hall Farm Guest House in Taunton where you can enjoy walking, riding, and fishing all within easy reach of the sea. Visit Ayrshire, Cornwall, and Fife in the best the UK has to offer. FHG Guides provide vital information in finding that perfect place to play a round of golf on pristine greens, spend the night at B&Bs that offer a sense of home and comfort, and savor the outstanding food.

Recommended Country Hotels of Britain

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Planning a trip to the UK? FHG Guides are the perfect companions for any adventure in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. From B&Bs to golf courses to country hotels and pubs, these handy guides are complete with contact information, photos, descriptions, prices, facilities, and ratings for more than 400 towns and counties. Try the Cleaderscroft Hotel, a picturesque Victorian hotel in St. Agnes where you stay in spacious rooms just minutes from the beach and have a homemade breakfast every morning. Or visit the Hall Farm Guest House in Taunton where you can enjoy walking, riding, and fishing all within easy reach of the sea. Visit Ayrshire, Cornwall, and Fife in the best the UK has to offer. FHG Guides provide vital information in finding that perfect place to play a round of golf on pristine greens, spend the night at B&Bs that offer a sense of home and comfort, and savor the outstanding food.

MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures

Author : Modern Language Association of America
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Vols. for 1969- include ACTFL annual bibliography of books and articles on pedagogy in foreign languages 1969-

Historical Abstracts

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Public Accounts of the Province of Alberta for the Year Ending

Author : Alberta. Treasury Department
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New Emerging Economies and Their Culture

Author : Janez Prašnikar
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Globalisation has changed the political and economic picture of the contemporary world. This book addresses the questions of globalisation, international trade, microeconomics and new business models and comparative economic systems. The author discusses the integration of cultural and strategic fit in the development of competitive advantages of firms. The role of corporate and national culture on the efficiency of international companies is analysed. A special contribution of the book is that it offers tools for the research of the international alliances with the companies in most important developing countries.

Index to the Correspondence of the Foreign Office for the Year

Author : Great Britain. Foreign Office
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Index to the Correspondence of the Foreign Office

Author : Great Britain. Foreign Office
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