Placenames of France: Over 4,000 Towns, Villages, Natural Features, Regions and Departments

Placenames of France: Over 4,000 Towns, Villages, Natural Features, Regions and Departments

by Adrian Room
     
 

From Arles and fontana to sanctus, Joinville-le-Pont and Notre-Dame-des-Champs, this work is an alphabetical dictionary of more than 4000 placenames in France (including Corsica; and Monaco and Andorra). Natural features such as rivers, mountains and islands; administrative regions1such as historical provinces and modern departments; and inhabited centers such as

Overview

From Arles and fontana to sanctus, Joinville-le-Pont and Notre-Dame-des-Champs, this work is an alphabetical dictionary of more than 4000 placenames in France (including Corsica; and Monaco and Andorra). Natural features such as rivers, mountains and islands; administrative regions1such as historical provinces and modern departments; and inhabited centers such as cities, towns and villages are all listed.

When possible, entries include examples of the early forms of the names and cross-references are provided as appropriate. The text concludes with four appendices: "Key Elements in French Placenames," "Revolutionary Placenames," "Names of Paris Metro Stations" and "Names of Major Features in Paris."

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"The author researched his material exhaustively and has produced a resource that appears to be the first of its kind in English...appendices provide a wealth of information...highly recommended"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786445912
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/10/2009
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

The late Adrian Room was a noted toponymist and onomastician. The author of more than 50 reference books about words and names, he lived in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

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