CATALOGUE OF BULGARIAN ORDERS AND MEDALS, T.Petrov FIRST ENGLISH EDITION
Author: Todor Petrov, one of the best specialists and phalerist on Bulgarian awards.
Printed : on 13 October 2005, by Military Publishing House Ltd.; 5th revised and updated edition, FIRST ENGLISH EDITION
Pages: 326 pp. , hard cover, large format 230 x 300 mm
Luxury book with great many high-quality pictures and information!
The new edition of the renown Bulgarian author- phalerist is enriched with more interesting facts and details as well as with better exposition of the awards. The studies of Todor Petrov are even more profound now. The nice design, good organization and numerous high quality photos are the features of this edition.
The book comprises 4 main parts:
1. Establishment and Development of Bulgarian System of Distinction (1878-2005); 2. Bulgarian Orders, Decorations and Medals (1878-1946); 3. Honorary Titles, Orders and Medals of the PeopleÂ’s Republic of Bulgaria (1946-1990); 4. Orders and Medals in the Republic of Bulgaria (1990-2005), brand new part!
This structure and the applied method of study provide the possibility for distinctions to be systemized and classified in separate subparts: Orders, Decorations, Medals or Honorary Titles, within the above-mentioned parts.The decorations are arranged in a chronological order, according to date of institution. The book also contains several tables with the number of people awarded with the awards of higher rank.
It is an interesting fact that there have passed 23 years since the first edition of the present book was published in Bulgarian. There have been four editions of the book so far. The current version is the first one published entirely in English and comprising the newest Bulgarian awards (1990-2005). The author hasn't limited himself to Bulgarian medals and orders only. He has also provided interesting details about certain titles (Hero of PRB, Dimitrov Prize, MotherHeroine etc.), badges (of the Red Cross, Long Service Cross etc.) and sub types of medals (different emissions, variants etc.).
So far this book has provided the most detailed description of Bulgarian awards. It is the fruit of a many-year research (over 20 years) and the authorÂ’s deep interest into the presented matter.