The Historical Dictionary of France shows how and why France rose and then declined. it includes entries on its rulers and leaders, passing through empires and republics, wars and revolutions and the transition from absolutism to democracy. While considerable attention is devoted to the past, just as much is shown in portraying the present with entries on the arts and sciences and leading figures in those fields. There is a useful chronology and an invaluable list of acronyms. Moreover, a substantial bibliography is provided to guide the reader wishing to pursue any particular interest further.
|Translated title of the contribution||Historical Dictionary of France|
|Publisher||Scarecrow Press Inc|
|Number of pages||375|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|