Historical Dictionary of France

Historical Dictionary of France

by Gino Raymond
     
 

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From the construction of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower to the Fall of the Bastille and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen to NapolZon Bonaparte's defeat at Waterloo to Albert Camus' L'Etranger and the existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre, France has been a part of some of the greatest and most memorable events in human history. Author Gino Raymond…  See more details below

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From the construction of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower to the Fall of the Bastille and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen to NapolZon Bonaparte's defeat at Waterloo to Albert Camus' L'Etranger and the existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre, France has been a part of some of the greatest and most memorable events in human history. Author Gino Raymond relates the history of these events in the second edition of the Historical Dictionary of France. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on kings, politicians, authors, architects, composers, artists, and philosophers, a thorough history of France is presented.

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Booknews
From the theater of the absurd to Emile Zola, entries provide information on political, economic, social, and cultural events, persons, and institutions of France. Also included are a chronology of history from 52 BC to 1997, a guide to the succession of political regimes and heads of state, and an introductory essay which situates France geographically, politically, economically, and culturally. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
March 2009 American Reference Books Annual
An excellent resource for anybody interested in learning more about the history of France and its influence on politics, art, history, philosophy, and culture....The authority of the book is good, and is free from obvious bias....accessible...recommended...should be considered essential for the reference collection.
May 2009 Booklist
Topics from the arts, sciences, and politics are covered with great breath and precision.... An exceptional introductory essay serves as a refresher for readers on French geography, people, and history....This updated, valuable reference is a must-have for academic and larger public libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810862562
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/23/2008
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Europe , #64
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
File size:
1 MB

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Gino Raymond is Professor of Modern French Studies in the University of Bristol.

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