Historical Dictionary Of The French Fourth And Fifth Republics, 1946-1991

Hardcover | March 1, 1992

EditorWayne Northcutt

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This unique guide to the French Fourth and Fifth Republics is a comprehensive reference work that includes over 250 entries on a variety of topics--ranging from politics and economics to foreign and defense policy to social and cultural history. It is an interdisciplinary work that will serve as a handy reference tool for those seeking information on contemporary France. The contributors represent a number of fields, including history, political science, literature, and language. Entries are on both specific events or people and broad thematic topics, such as political, economic, social, and intellectual trends, which help to provide an overview of France since World War II and to place individual entries in a specific context. The volume also includes a short chronology and appendixes classifying entries by categories and listing presidents and prime ministers of the Fourth and Fifth Republics. Each entry concludes with a short bibliography of additional sources.

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This unique guide to the French Fourth and Fifth Republics is a comprehensive reference work that includes over 250 entries on a variety of topics--ranging from politics and economics to foreign and defense policy to social and cultural history. It is an interdisciplinary work that will serve as a handy reference tool for those seeking...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:552 pages, 9.53 × 6.43 × 1.38 inPublished:March 1, 1992Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313263566

ISBN - 13:9780313263569

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?This is the last volume in a series of reference dictionaries covering French history since 1789. The volume includes 269 entries on the people, institutions, issues, and policies in French politics since 1946. Most entries are at least a page in length and include a brief bibliography for further reading. More important entries run up to four pages in length. In addition, the user is directed to related entries for further information. The contributors include some of the most prominent French historians, political scientists, and sociologists. The information is accurate, concise, and comprehensive on most people and institutions... This volume is recommended for reference collections in academic and larger public libraries.??Library Journal