This unique guide to the French Fourth and Fifth Republics is a comprehensive reference work that includes over 250 entries on a variety of topicsranging 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.
About the Author
WAYNE NORTHCUTT is Professor of History and Coordinator of the International Studies Program at Niagara University. He is the author of The French Socialist and Communist Party Under the Fifth Republic, 1958-1981 (1985), Mitterrand: A Political Biography (1992) and has published a number of articles in scholarly journals on political, social, and intellectual trends in postwar France.
Table of Contents
Appendix I: Chronology of the French Fourth and Fifth Republics
Appendix II: Entries Classified by Categories
Appendix III: Presidents of the French Fourth and Fifth Republics
Appendix IV: Prime Ministers of the French Fourth and Fifth Republics