Historical Dictionary of Costa Rica by Theodore S. Creedman

By Theodore S. Creedman

Creedman's unique Historical Dictionary of Costa Rica seemed in 1977. the hot version is almost 50% greater, the fruit of numerous summers the writer spent operating during this best a part of vital the United States. the sooner textual content has been up-to-date. Its insurance has additionally been significantly prolonged, specially in admire to ecomonic and cultural historical past. The bibliography has been pointed out to this point, and a chronology has been extra. The author's loss of life intervened in June 1985, while simply the 1st draft of the recent version have been written. His pal Gary G. Kuhn, professor of heritage, college of Wisconsin-La Crosse, accomplished the paintings, to which the sequence editor, Laurence Hallewell, has additionally contributed.

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Unhappily, this has now become apposite for the author himself. Dr. Creedman died soon after sending me the first draft of the new manuscript. In accordance with his last instructions, I then approached Professor Gary Kuhn of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He most generously agreed, not only to answer all my subsequent queries, but also to read and carefully check the entire manuscript. My transfer from Ohio State to the University of Minnesota made it possible for us to meet and consult with some regularity.

It was an eloquent statement of their friendship for Ted and their respect for his work. His friends miss him as much his family. It is my hope that this book will prove useful and productive in increasing the understanding of peoples for one another. I believe that was Ted's desire, too. MICHAEL CREEDMAN SAUSALITO, CALIFORNIA Page ix Introduction The history of Costa Rica has been one of the most unusual in Latin America. In its uniqueness and seeming simplicity lies the enigma as to what is its true national character.

ART MUSEUM. See: MUSEO DE ARTE COSTARRICENSE. ARTE NUEVO. A school of painting dominated by abstract and expressionist work, and flourishing in Costa Rica in the 1960s. See: PAINTING. ARTIEDA (City of). A short-lived settlement founded by Diego de Artieda in 1577. It was located on the Bay of Almirante, now in Panamanian territory. ARTIEDA CHIRINOS, Diego de (d. 1590). *Governor of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, he founded the city of Espíritu Santo (current day *Esparza). During his administration the official boundaries of the province of Costa Rica were fixed.

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