This book is a first comprehensive reader on the topic of exonyms. It aims to highlight the exonym question in general from a multi- and interdisciplinary perspective. It examines the benefits of exonyms, the current trends of exonym use, and the standardisation efforts related to exonyms on the national as well as on the international (UN) level. It is supplemented by a bibliography of further important reference works. Most authors are members of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN), more specifically of its Working Group on Exonyms.
Peter Jordan is atlas editor and cultural and political geographer at the Austrian Institute of East and Southeast European Studies in Vienna (Austria) and teaches at the universities of Vienna, Klagenfurt, Rijeka and Cluj-Napoca. Within the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) he co-convenes the Working Group on Exonyms.
Milan Orozen Adamic was researcher and editor at the Anton Melik Geographical Institute, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and is now Slovenia's ambassador in Croatia. Within the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) he convenes the Working Group on Exonyms.
Paul Woodman is Secretary of the United Kingdom Permanent Committee on Geographical Names and has been a member of UNGEGN for three decades. He has a particular interest in exonyms and in the political and cultural aspects of toponymy.