Historical Dictionary of the Central African Republic: Third Edition

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Dezember 2004



Historical Dictionary of the Central African Republic, Third Edition, fills the gap in the literature about a country for which very little information exists in English, covering events that have taken place since the publication of the last edition in 1992. Substantial new material covers the persons, events, institutions, and parties that have played a significant role in the history of the Central African Republic. A list of acronyms and abbreviations, an extensive chronology, and an introductory essay complement the more than 800 dictionary entries. The bibliography profiles the available literature, and provides numerous journal articles and websites as sources of current events and developments.


Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 4 Map Part 5 A Note on Spelling Part 6 Chronology Part 7 Introduction Part 8 THE DICTIONARY Part 9 Appendix: Heads of Government Part 10 Bibliography Part 11 About the Author Part 12 About the Translator


The late Pierre Kalck has served as Dr. Abel Goumba's cabinet director when the latter was president of the Governing Council of Ubangui-Shari. Kalck was also President Barthelemy Boganda's representative to the president of the Community. He was chosen by the Central African government to be its representative to the GATT and the ECOSOC. He was an officer of the Legion of Honour and held several foreign honorary distinctions, including the Grand Comore and the Merite Centrafricain. He received the Lucien de Reinach Award from the Political and Moral Sciences Academy and the George Bruel award from the Overseas Science Academy, of which he had been a member since 1973. He was also a member of the Metz National Academy. Xavier-Samuel Kalck is the grandson of Pierre Kalck. He is currently involved in writing a thesis on contemporary American and English poetry at the Sorbonne University in Paris. He has previously worked on several other translations, and is in the process of editing a book of selected poems of a British poet.


Overall, the potential strength of volumes in this series, that they provide fairly regularly revised coverage for many countries where up-to-date reference material in English is lacking or out-of-date, needs to be recognised. African Research and Documentation ...this historical dictionary contains much substance about a little-known area and is an important resource for anyone beginning study of this country. American Reference Books Annual The places, events, and protagonists of the tragically bloody history of this little known African nation are presented in this reference. The third edition updates all information through the end of 2003. The volume contains a chronology summarizing the country's history, a dictionary of people, events, and places; and an updated and exhaustive bibliography. Reference and Research Book News
EAN: 9780810849136
ISBN: 0810849135
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2004
Seitenanzahl: 312 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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