Historical Dictionary of Costa Rica contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
David Díaz-Arias is full professor of History and Director of the Center for Central American Historical Studies at the Universidad de Costa Rica. He has published many articles, essays, and books examining the constitution of populism, social movements, state building, national identity, civil war, peace process, and memory battles in Central America and Costa Rica during 19th-20th centuries.
Ronny Viales-Hurtado is full professor of History and researcher at the Universidad de Costa Rica. He has published many articles, essays, and books examining inequality, poverty, economic and environmental history, and social studies of science.
Juan José Marín Hernández (1968-2015) was a full professor of History at the Universidad de Costa Rica. He authored, co-authored, and edited several books and published more than 40 essays in academic journals and books. He worked on topics like social control, local history, the history of prostitution, and the history of health.