Historical Dictionary of the Central African Republic by Pierre KalckHistorical Dictionary of the Central African Republic by Pierre Kalck

Historical Dictionary of the Central African Republic

byPierre Kalck, Xavier-samuel Kalck

Hardcover | December 16, 2004

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The history of Central Africa, little known and little studied, is one of the world's most "tragic." The Central African Republic is a country that is poorly researched, and for which little information exists in English. Historical Dictionary of the Central African Republic, Third Edition, fills this gap in the literature, covering events that have taken place in the country since the publication of the last edition in 1992. Although the condition of the country has improved, the CAR remains one of the continent's poorest nations, faced with innumerable problems, not the least of which is forming a satisfactory government. The world's knowledge of this country is often dependent on reports that surface in the news, are sensationalistic, and does not allow for a thorough analysis. Substantial new material covers the people, events, institutions, and political parties that have played a significant role in the history of the Central African Republic. A list of acronyms and abbreviations, an extensive chronology, and an introductory essay that reviews the history of the country before and since its independence complement the more than 800 dictionary entries. The bibliography provides reference for numerous books, journal articles and websites as sources of information about current events and developments.
The late Pierre Kalck has served as Dr. Abel Goumba's cabinet director when the latter was president of the Governing Council of Ubangui-Shari. Kalck was also President Barthélémy Boganda's representative to the president of the Community. He was chosen by the Central African government to be its representative to the GATT and the ECOS...
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Title:Historical Dictionary of the Central African RepublicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 8.72 × 5.9 × 0.87 inPublished:December 16, 2004Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810849135

ISBN - 13:9780810849136

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 4 Map Part 5 A Note on Spelling Part 6 Chronology Part 7 Introduction Part 8 THE DICTIONARY Part 9 Appendix: Heads of Government Part 10 Bibliography Part 11 About the Author Part 12 About the Translator

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The places, events, and protagonists of the tragically bloody history of this little known African nation are presented in this reference. The third edition updates all information through the end of 2003. The volume contains a chronology summarizing the country's history, a dictionary of people, events, and places; and an updated and exhaustive bibliography.