Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6¼ x 9⅜
978-0-8108-7891-4 • Hardback • January 2015 • $150.00 • (£115.00)
978-0-8108-7892-1 • eBook • January 2015 • $142.50 • (£110.00)
Paul R. Hanson has spent most of his career at Butler University, where he teaches courses on European history, comparative world cultures, the history of human rights, and the comparative history of revolutions.
Editor’s Foreword Jon Woronoff
About the Author
The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the French Revolution, by Hanson (Butler Univ.), amplifies the stellar first edition by adding 80 more entries and updating the preface to speak more to the global ramifications of the revolution. As with the original work, the entries are cross-referenced to encourage readers to look up important players, events, dates, and other pertinent information in related entries. The dictionary is compiled in the traditional alphabetical style in English, with some French entries where necessary (and demarcated by italic type). Of particular note is the more than 60-page bibliography, which is a trove of useful sources to aid further study of this most turbulent time period in European history and to enhance understanding of its impact on governments and political life worldwide. The author draws on his expertise, which has yielded many works on the subject. . . .Here he has produced an easy-to-use resource for readers of all levels who care to piece together the complex ideas, personalities, and conditions that contributed to the French Revolution. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic levels; general readers.
— Choice Reviews
With an extensive bibliography, including biographies, cultural histories and women and gender, plus illustrations and Internet resources, Hanson’s Historical Dictionary of the French Revolution is an accessible and indispensible reference guide for schools, colleges and any library shelf.
— Reference Reviews