Historical Dictionary of France

By (author) Gino Raymond

Hardback - £140.00

Publication date:

23 October 2008

Length of book:

528 pages


Scarecrow Press

ISBN-13: 9780810850958

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 Napoléon 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.
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.