Almanach de Gotha 2000: I.
Genealogical and biographical detail of all living members, with family and, where appropriate, state histories.
With entries for 1200 families packed into over a thousand pages, Almanach de Gotha 2000: I takes the internationally-known little red book into a fourth century of production. Even those who do not know what the Almanach de Gotha is, know what it stands for. Restored in 1998 after an absence of fifty-six years, the Almanach has been published annually since then, as it was each year from 1763 to 1944, continuing to chronicle the genealogical and biographical detail of every living member of every ruling and formerly ruling royal and princely house in Europe. It is a fascinating work of reference, contemporary (almost half the member states of the EU have a reigning dynasty at their head) and historical, with family and state histories for every house from the mighty Habsburg and Romanovs to tiny Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg.