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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
3,341 words
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1

In 1789 a radically democratic revolution erupted in France that had profound implications throughout the world. Women took an early ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
3,147 words
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3

As in other “old” European countries, children's literature developed in France through the gradual separation from the use of Latin ...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,382 words

Modern France is a product of centuries of historical sedimentation. French, theretofore regarded as a debased form of Latin, became ...

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
4,283 words

While the most recent generation of scholarship has enriched our thinking about the relationship of the Enlightenment to the long ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
15,428 words
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This entry contains five subentries, on the economic history of France during the early and medieval periods, the early ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
8,471 words

At the beginning of the sixteenth century, the kingdom of France was considerably smaller than it is today. Toward the ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
321 words

(Φραγγία, also Γερμανία—Ditten, Russland-Exkurs 124) emerged as a successor to the western Frankish empire after the consolidation of ...

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
16,215 words

[To survey the dance traditions of France, this entry comprises ten articles: Recreational Dance Theatrical Dance, 1581–1789 Theatrical Dance, ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
31,203 words
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[This entry contains six subentries, on French sources from 900–1328 and 1328–1483, an overview of French military history from ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
6,849 words
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3

Modern France traces its history back to the establishment of a kingdom out of a former province of the Roman ...

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
1,801 words
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It is an academic tradition in France to begin textbooks about legal history with the German invasions of the fifth ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
2,585 words

Because of the forty years of Muslim domination of the southern part of today France during the eighth century, the ...

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
657 words

Since the eighteenth century, France has occupied a special place in the African American imagination. Presumed French racial liberalism attracted ...

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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Current Version:
2005

The ‘realm of France’, as Chaucer calls it (VII.116), was the most powerful neighbour and rival of England. It ...

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Roderick Kedward

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
15,077 words
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2

For the fighting in France, see France, fall of, after this entry; for details of the activities of the ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
2,080 words

1. History of the discipline 2. Migration of peoples (5th century) 3. Urban archaeology 4. Monumental archaeology 5. Rural archaeology ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
10,187 words
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2

1. Gaul and the Franks 2. The Merovingian dynasty 3. Clovis 4. Dagobert 5. The Carolingian dynasty 6. Charlemagne and ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
1,465 words
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4

The Republic of France is the largest country in Western Europe. The scenery is extremely varied. The Vosges Mountains overlook ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
911 words

Ballet in France originated from early entertainments at court which were composed of music, dance, and poetry. The seminal production ...

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
5,542 words

(17th century to present) has a long, rich, and diverse tradition of literary fairy tales. ...

Although the ‘conte de fées’

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