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Secrets of the Seven Smallest States of Europe Andorra, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City

ISBN-10: 0781810329

ISBN-13: 9780781810326

Edition: 2005

Authors: Thomas M. Eccardt

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 362
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

A Short Introduction to Some Small Places
The Microstates in Size Order
Micropatrology
A Small World: The Geography of the Microstates
Locating the Microstates
A Bird's-Eye View
Subdivisions
Other Characteristics
Territorial Changes
A Short Tether: How Independent Are the Microstates?
The Five Criteria in Practice
International Organizations
Customs, Monetary, and Postal Unions
Letting Your Big Sister Do It
Limits to Sovereignty
Staying Independent
Microeconomics: The Economies of the Microstates
Agricultural Beginnings
Transformations
Diversification
Microstate Industries
Fuzzy Financial Figures
Banking
International Economic Organizations
Assets
Lilliputians: The People of the Microstates
Origins
Microstate Populations
Cultural Areas
Foreigners
Citizenship and Naturalization
Emigration
Refugees
Women
Polyglots
Dress
Sports
Crime
Micromanagement: Government in the Microstates
Democracy
Types of Government
Legislatures
Administrations and Politics
Judiciaries
Constitutions
Human Rights
A Worm's-Eye History of Europe
Microstate History
Foundations
Ancient Empires
Christianity
Holy Roman Empire
Guelfs and Ghibellines
The Papacy
Pawns on a European Chessboard
Napoleon
The Congress of Vienna
The Risorgimento
The March of Democracy
Neutrality
World Wars
Present and Future of the Microstates
Big Fish in Little Ponds: Monarchy and Religion in the Microstates
Hiring and Firing a Monarch
Power and Wealth
The Princely Families
Religion
Small Talk: Language and Education in the Microstates
Official and Unofficial Languages
Nurturing a Language
A Little Linguistic Geography
A Multilingual Prayer
Education in the Microstates
Andorra: The Pyrenean Microstate
A History of Fits and Starts
A King of Andorra?
A Catalan Culture
Visiting Andorra
Basic Data
National Holidays
Major Dates in Andorra's History
Foods
Places to Visit
Liechtenstein: The Business Microstate
Remote-control Rule
A Resident Ruler
Visiting Liechtenstein
Basic Data
National Holidays
Major Dates in Liechtenstein's History
Foods
Places to Visit
Luxembourg: The Giant Microstate
The Good Old Days
The Bad Old Days
Independence
World Wars
Visiting Luxembourg
Luxembourg and the World
Basic Data
National Holidays
Major Dates in Luxembourg's History
Foods
Places to Visit
Malta: Microstate in the Middle
The Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Rhodes, and Malta
Art and Architecture
An Archaeologist's Dreamland
Life on Malta
Basic Data
National Holidays
Major Dates in Malta's History
Foods
Places to Visit
Monaco: The Aristocrat of Microstates
The Lords of Monaco
The Princes of Monaco
Prince Rainier III and Family
Visiting Monaco
Monegasque Culture
Basic Data
National Holidays
Major Dates in Monaco's History
Foods
Places to Visit
San Marino: The Freedom Microstate
Legends and Early History
Guelfs versus Ghibellines
Modern History
Government
Visiting San Marino
Culture and Recreation
Basic Data
National Holidays
Major Dates in San Marino's History
Foods
Places to Visit
Vatican City: The Papal Microstate
The Papal States
Vatican City
Visiting the Vatican
Basic Data
National Holidays
Major Dates in the History of the Vatican and the Papal States
Foods
Places to Visit
Touring the Microstates
Niche Sovereignties
Traveling between the Microstates
Setting Off for the Microstates
Select Bibliography
Index