The present publication is the first attempt to provide a Slavic encyclopedia in English. Edited by Joseph S. Roucek of the University of Bridgeport, assisted by a board of collaborators, the encyclopedia attempts a coverage of the most important developments in the history of the Slavonic peoples, including those living outside the territorial limits of the Slavonic states as well as those who have joined the stream of America's civilization.
The scheme of the encyclopedia is much like that of the Encyclopedia Britannica, except that it is limited to one volume of 1,445 pages. The treatment is not limited to Russians, Czechoslovaks, Poles, Yugoslavs and Bulgarians but includes such subdivisions as Slovenes, Slovaks, Croats, Lusatian Serbs, Galicians and Ukrainians. The idea of Pan-Slavism is not stressed. The approach is strictly descriptive, empiric and scientific. The volume will supply a gap in the knowledge pertaining to the history and culture of