". . . a history of Carniola (Slovenia) is a necessity for school and home," relates author August Dimitz as he substantiates his reasons for writing a 1,500+-page book (in the German language) about Slovenia in 1875. What better person was there to write this work that focuses on the cultural development of the Slovene people than Dimitz who served as the Secretary of the Carniolan (Slovenian) Historical Society for over 25 years during the mid 1800s.
The Slovenian Genealogy Society International, Inc., recognized the value of Dimitz' work and had it translated into English and published in four volumes, realizing this work is an incomparable historical resource for all English-speaking Slovenes and their descendants. A "must read" for anyone interested in knowing the history of Slovenia from primeval times to 1813.