Historical Dictionary of France, 2nd Edition

  • Gino Raymond
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  • ISBN-10: 0810862565
  • ISBN-13: 9780810862562
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 471 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2009
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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's 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.

About the Author:
Gino Raymond is Professor of Modern French Studies in the University of Bristol.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Front Matter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Editor’s Foreword.
Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Frontispiece.
Chronology.
Introduction.
1: Absurd, Theater of the..
2: Academie Francaise..
3: Aerospace..
4: Agriculture..
5: Algeria, Relations with..
6: Alliance Francaise..
7: Althusser, Louis (1918–1990)..
8: Amiens, Treaty of..
9: Ancien Regime..
10: Anticlericalism..
11: Arc De Triomphe..
12: Architecture..
13: Armed Forces..
14: Art..
15: Asterix the Gaul..
16: Auriol, Vincent (1884–1966)..
17: Avignon..
18: Babeuf, Francois–Noel (Later Gracchus) (1760–1797)..
19: Balladur, Edouard (1929– )..
20: Balzac, Honore De (1799–1850)..
21: Banking..
22: Bardot, Brigitte (1934– )..
23: Barre, Raymond (1924–2007)..
24: Barthes, Roland (1915–1980)..
25: The Bastille..
26: Baudelaire, Charles (1821–1867)..
27: Bayrou, Francois (1951– )..
28: Beauvoir, Simone De (1908–1986)..
29: Belle Epoque..
30: Ben Bella, Ahmed (1918– )..
31: Beregovoy, Pierre (1925–1993)..
32: Bidault, Georges (1899–1983)..
33: Binoche, Juliette (1964– )..
34: Black Death..
35: Blanc, Louis (1811–1882)..
36: Blanqui, Auguste (1805–1881)..
37: Bloc National (1919–1924)..
38: Blum, Leon (1872–1950)..
39: Bonaparte, Louis-Napoleon (1808–1873)..
40: Bonaparte, Napoleon (1769–1821)..
41: Bordeaux..
42: Bordeaux, Pact of (10 March 1871)..
43: Bossuet, Jacques-Benigne (1627–1704)..
44: Boulanger, Georges (1837–1891)..
45: Boulez, Pierre (1925– )..
46: Bourbon Dynasty..
47: Bove, Jose (1953– )..
48: Breton, Andre (1896–1966)..
49: Briand, Aristide (1862–1932)..
50: Broadcast Media..
51: Broglie, Albert, Duc De (1821–1901)..
52: Cambaceres, Jean-Jacques-Regis De (1753–1824)..
53: Camisards..
54: Campo Formio, Treaty of..
55: Camus, Albert (1913–1960)..
56: Canal Du Midi..
57: La Canicule (Heat Wave of 2003)..
58: Capetian Dynasty..
59: Carolingian Dynasty..
60: Cartel Des Gauches..
61: Le Cens..
62: Chaban-Delmas, Jacques (1915–2000)..
63: Chambord, Henri (V), Comte De (1820–1883)..
64: Charlemagne (742–814)..
65: Charles X (1757–1836)..
66: Charter of 1814..
67: Charter of 1830..
68: Chateaubriand, Francois-Rene, Vicomte De (1768–1848)..
69: Chevalier, Maurice (1888–1972)..
70: China, France’s Relations with..
71: Chirac, Jacques (1932– )..
72: Chouans..
73: Cinema..
74: Citroen..
75: Civil Code..
76: Civil Constitution of the Clergy..
77: Clemenceau, Georges (1841–1929)..
78: Cohabitation..
79: Colbert, Jean-Baptiste (1619–1683)..
80: Colonialism..
81: Combes, Emile (1835–1921)..
82: Common Program..
83: Commune of Paris..
84: Communes..
85: Concordat of 1801..
86: Confederation Francaise Democratique Du Travail (CFDT)/Democratic Labor Confederation of France..
87: Confederation Francaise Des Travailleurs Chretiens (CFTC)/French Confederation of Christian Workers..
88: Confederation Generale Du Travail (CGT)/General Confederation of Labor..
89: Constant De Rebecque, Benjamin (1767–1830)..
90: Constitution of the Republic..
91: The Consulate..
92: Convention (1792–1795)..
93: Cordeliers Club (1790–1795)..
94: Coty, Rene (1882–1962)..
95: Counterrevolution..
96: Couve De Murville, Maurice (1907–1999)..
97: Cresson, Edith (1934– )..
98: Cubism..
99: Curie, Marie (1867–1934)..
100: Daladier, Edouard (1884–1970)..
101: Danton, Georges-Jacques (1759–1794)..
102: Darlan, Francois (1881–1942)..
103: Dati, Rachida (1965– )..
104: David, Jacques-Louis (1748–1825)..
105: Death Penalty..
106: Debray, Regis (1940– )..
107: Debre, Michel (1912–1996)..
108: Debussy, Claude (1862–1918)..
109: Decentralization..
110: Decolonization..
111: Defense Policy..
112: Defferre, Gaston (1910–1986)..
113: Degas, Edgar (1834–1917)..
114: De Gaulle, Charles (1890–1970)..
115: Delacroix, Ferdinand-Victor-Eugene (1798–1863)..
116: Delanoe, Bertrand (1950– )..
117: De Lesseps, Ferdinand (1805–1894)..
118: Delors, Jacques (1925– )..
119: Deneuve, Catherine (1943– )..
120: Depardieu, Gerard (1948– )..
121: Departements..
122: Derrida, Jacques (1930–2004)..
123: Descartes, Rene (1596–1650)..
124: Desmoulins, Lucie-Camille-Simplice (1760–1794)..
125: Directory..
126: Dom-Toms (Departements Et Territoires d’outre-mer)/Overseas Departments and Territories..
127: Dreyfus Affair (1894–1899)..
128: Drumont, Edouard (1844–1917)..
129: Duclos, Jacques (1896–1975)..
130: Dumas, Alexandre (Père) (1802–1870)..
131: Duras, Marguerite (1914–1996)..
132: Ecologists..
133: Economy..
134: Education..
135: Eiffel, Gustave (1832–1923)..
136: Electoral System..
137: Empire, First (1804–1814)..
138: Empire, Second (1852–1870)..
139: Empire Style..
140: The Enlightenment..
141: Environmentalism..
142: Estates General (Etats Generaux)..
143: Euro..
144: European Union (EU)..
145: Existentialism..
146: Fabius, Laurent (1946– )..
147: Falloux Law..
148: Fashion..
149: Faure, Felix (1841–1899)..
150: Fauvism..
151: Federation De La Gauche Democratique Et Socialiste (FGDS)/Federation of the Socialist and Democratic Left..
152: Feminism..
153: Ferry, Jules (1832–1893)..
154: Fillon, Francois (1954– )..
155: Finance..
156: Flaubert, Gustave (1821–1880)..
157: Foch, Ferdinand (1851–1929)..
158: Force Ouvriere (FO)/Labor Force..
159: Foreign Legion..
160: Foreign Policy..
161: Foucault, Michel (1926–1984)..
162: Fouche, Joseph (1759–1820)..
163: La Francophonie..
164: Franco-Prussian War..
165: French Revolution..
166: French Union..
167: La Fronde..
168: Front National (FN)..
169: Gabin, Jean (1904–1976)..
170: Gainsbourg, Serge (1928–1991)..
171: Gallicanism..
172: Gambetta, Leon (1838–1882)..
173: Gandois, Jean (1930– )..
174: The Garonne..
175: Gauguin, Paul (1848–1903)..
176: Gaul..
177: Gaullism..
178: Gaullist Party..
179: Gericault, Jean-Louis-Andre Theodore (1791–1824)..
180: Germany, Relations with..
181: Giraud, Henri-Honore (1879–1949)..
182: Girondins..
183: Giroud, Francoise (1916–2003)..
184: Giscard d’estaing, Valery (1926– )..
185: Godard, Jean-Luc (1930– )..
186: Goncourt, Edmond Huot De (1822–1896), and Goncourt, Jules Huot De (1830–1870)..
187: La Grande Armee..
188: Grandes Ecoles..
189: Great Britain, Relations with..
Front Cover.
Other Front Matter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Editor’s Foreword.
Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Frontispiece.
Chronology.
Introduction.
1: Absurd, Theater of the..
2: Academie Francaise..
3: Aerospace..
4: Agriculture..
5: Algeria, Relations with..
6: Alliance Francaise..
7: Althusser, Louis (1918–1990)..
8: Amiens, Treaty of..
9: Ancien Regime..
10: Anticlericalism..
11: Arc De Triomphe..
12: Architecture..
13: Armed Forces..
14: Art..
15: Asterix the Gaul..
16: Auriol, Vincent (1884–1966)..
17: Avignon..
18: Babeuf, Francois–Noel (Later Gracchus) (1760–1797)..
19: Balladur, Edouard (1929– )..
20: Balzac, Honore De (1799–1850)..
21: Banking..
22: Bardot, Brigitte (1934– )..
23: Barre, Raymond (1924–2007)..
24: Barthes, Roland (1915–1980)..
25: The Bastille..
26: Baudelaire, Charles (1821–1867)..
27: Bayrou, Francois (1951– )..
28: Beauvoir, Simone De (1908–1986)..
29: Belle Epoque..
30: Ben Bella, Ahmed (1918– )..
31: Beregovoy, Pierre (1925–1993)..
32: Bidault, Georges (1899–1983)..
33: Binoche, Juliette (1964– )..
34: Black Death..
35: Blanc, Louis (1811–1882)..
36: Blanqui, Auguste (1805–1881)..
37: Bloc National (1919–1924)..
38: Blum, Leon (1872–1950)..
39: Bonaparte, Louis-Napoleon (1808–1873)..
40: Bonaparte, Napoleon (1769–1821)..
41: Bordeaux..
42: Bordeaux, Pact of (10 March 1871)..
43: Bossuet, Jacques-Benigne (1627–1704)..
44: Boulanger, Georges (1837–1891)..
45: Boulez, Pierre (1925– )..
46: Bourbon Dynasty..
47: Bove, Jose (1953– )..
48: Breton, Andre (1896–1966)..
49: Briand, Aristide (1862–1932)..
50: Broadcast Media..
51: Broglie, Albert, Duc De (1821–1901)..
52: Cambaceres, Jean-Jacques-Regis De (1753–1824)..
53: Camisards..
54: Campo Formio, Treaty of..
55: Camus, Albert (1913–1960)..
56: Canal Du Midi..
57: La Canicule (Heat Wave of 2003)..
58: Capetian Dynasty..
59: Carolingian Dynasty..
60: Cartel Des Gauches..
61: Le Cens..
62: Chaban-Delmas, Jacques (1915–2000)..
63: Chambord, Henri (V), Comte De (1820–1883)..
64: Charlemagne (742–814)..
65: Charles X (1757–1836)..
66: Charter of 1814..
67: Charter of 1830..
68: Chateaubriand, Francois-Rene, Vicomte De (1768–1848)..
69: Chevalier, Maurice (1888–1972)..
70: China, France’s Relations with..
71: Chirac, Jacques (1932– )..
72: Chouans..
73: Cinema..
74: Citroen..
75: Civil Code..
76: Civil Constitution of the Clergy..
77: Clemenceau, Georges (1841–1929)..
78: Cohabitation..
79: Colbert, Jean-Baptiste (1619–1683)..
80: Colonialism..
81: Combes, Emile (1835–1921)..
82: Common Program..
83: Commune of Paris..
84: Communes..
85: Concordat of 1801..
86: Confederation Francaise Democratique Du Travail (CFDT)/Democratic Labor Confederation of France..
87: Confederation Francaise Des Travailleurs Chretiens (CFTC)/French Confederation of Christian Workers..
88: Confederation Generale Du Travail (CGT)/General Confederation of Labor..
89: Constant De Rebecque, Benjamin (1767–1830)..
90: Constitution of the Republic..
91: The Consulate..
92: Convention (1792–1795)..
93: Cordeliers Club (1790–1795)..
94: Coty, Rene (1882–1962)..
95: Counterrevolution..
96: Couve De Murville, Maurice (1907–1999)..
97: Cresson, Edith (1934– )..
98: Cubism..
99: Curie, Marie (1867–1934)..
100: Daladier, Edouard (1884–1970)..
101: Danton, Georges-Jacques (1759–1794)..
102: Darlan, Francois (1881–1942)..
103: Dati, Rachida (1965– )..
104: David, Jacques-Louis (1748–1825)..
105: Death Penalty..
106: Debray, Regis (1940– )..
107: Debre, Michel (1912–1996)..
108: Debussy, Claude (1862–1918)..
109: Decentralization..
110: Decolonization..
111: Defense Policy..
112: Defferre, Gaston (1910–1986)..
113: Degas, Edgar (1834–1917)..
114: De Gaulle, Charles (1890–1970)..
115: Delacroix, Ferdinand-Victor-Eugene (1798–1863)..
116: Delanoe, Bertrand (1950– )..
117: De Lesseps, Ferdinand (1805–1894)..
118: Delors, Jacques (1925– )..
119: Deneuve, Catherine (1943– )..
120: Depardieu, Gerard (1948– )..
121: Departements..
122: Derrida, Jacques (1930–2004)..
123: Descartes, Rene (1596–1650)..
124: Desmoulins, Lucie-Camille-Simplice (1760–1794)..
125: Directory..
126: Dom-Toms (Departements Et Territoires d’outre-mer)/Overseas Departments and Territories..
127: Dreyfus Affair (1894–1899)..
128: Drumont, Edouard (1844–1917)..
129: Duclos, Jacques (1896–1975)..
130: Dumas, Alexandre (Père) (1802–1870)..
131: Duras, Marguerite (1914–1996)..
132: Ecologists..
133: Economy..
134: Education..
135: Eiffel, Gustave (1832–1923)..
136: Electoral System..
137: Empire, First (1804–1814)..
138: Empire, Second (1852–1870)..
139: Empire Style..
140: The Enlightenment..
141: Environmentalism..
142: Estates General (Etats Generaux)..
143: Euro..
144: European Union (EU)..
145: Existentialism..
146: Fabius, Laurent (1946– )..
147: Falloux Law..
148: Fashion..
149: Faure, Felix (1841–1899)..
150: Fauvism..
151: Federation De La Gauche Democratique Et Socialiste (FGDS)/Federation of the Socialist and Democratic Left..
152: Feminism..
153: Ferry, Jules (1832–1893)..
154: Fillon, Francois (1954– )..
155: Finance..
156: Flaubert, Gustave (1821–1880)..
157: Foch, Ferdinand (1851–1929)..
158: Force Ouvriere (FO)/Labor Force..
159: Foreign Legion..
160: Foreign Policy..
161: Foucault, Michel (1926–1984)..
162: Fouche, Joseph (1759–1820)..
163: La Francophonie..
164: Franco-Prussian War..
165: French Revolution..
166: French Union..
167: La Fronde..
168: Front National (FN)..
169: Gabin, Jean (1904–1976)..
170: Gainsbourg, Serge (1928–1991)..
171: Gallicanism..
172: Gambetta, Leon (1838–1882)..
173: Gandois, Jean (1930– )..
174: The Garonne..
175: Gauguin, Paul (1848–1903)..
176: Gaul..
177: Gaullism..
178: Gaullist Party..
179: Gericault, Jean-Louis-Andre Theodore (1791–1824)..
180: Germany, Relations with..
181: Giraud, Henri-Honore (1879–1949)..
182: Girondins..
183: Giroud, Francoise (1916–2003)..
184: Giscard d’estaing, Valery (1926– )..
185: Godard, Jean-Luc (1930– )..
186: Goncourt, Edmond Huot De (1822–1896), and Goncourt, Jules Huot De (1830–1870)..
187: La Grande Armee..
188: Grandes Ecoles..
189: Great Britain, Relations with..