Historical Dictionary of Republic of the Congo by John F. ClarkHistorical Dictionary of Republic of the Congo by John F. Clark

Historical Dictionary of Republic of the Congo

byJohn F. Clark, Samuel Decalo

Hardcover | August 9, 2012

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The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Republic of the Congo provides a comprehensive set of references on the country's history, politics, economics, and culture. It traces the careers of the country's leading personalities into the era following the democratic experiment of the 1990s. It updates the country's social, economic, and political evolution through the first decade of the 21st century.Clark and Decalo provide a snapshot of the Republic of the Congo through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and the dictionary section of over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, leading political figures, institutions, economic enterprises, ethnic communities, and cultural features. It provides information on many aspects of Congolese society, culture, and society not available on any web-based source or in any other publication. It is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Republic of the Congo.
John F. Clark is professor of politics and international relations at Florida International University; he specializes in the politics and foreign policies of francophone Central Africa. Samuel Decalo is professor of Political Science at the University of Natal and visiting professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
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Title:Historical Dictionary of Republic of the CongoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:570 pages, 9.15 × 6.24 × 1.58 inPublished:August 9, 2012Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810849194

ISBN - 13:9780810849198

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Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword (Jon Woronoff) Acknowledgments Acronyms and AbbreviationsMapsChronologyIntroductionThe DictionaryAppendix A: French Colonial Governors, 1880-1960Appendix B: Heads of State of Independent Congo, 1960-2012Bibliography About the Authors

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In its fourth edition, J .F. Clark's Historical Dictionary of Republic of the Congo adds considerably to the previous work of Virginia Thomson, Richard Adloff and Samuel Decalo and makes an important contribution to a small body of English language scholarship on a country that, in the words of the series' editor, Jon Woronoff, had more than enough "history" for one of Africa's smallest countries. . .Structurally, the dictionary faithfully retains the organization of its predecessors. . .[There] are hundreds of alphabetically ordered, clearly written dictionary entries. . . .Clark's detailed research and updates result in an excellent reference book that will appeal to casual readers, students as well as researchers wishing to explore an aspect of Congolese history or locate additional literature in English and the French language. As such, it is a highly recommended addition to both public and academic library reference collections.