compiled and edited by William E. Echard
This bibliography contains over 4100 citations and offers information to aid the researcher in locating sources for the study of the foreign policy of the French Second Empire. It includes books, articles, doctoral dissertations and general studies of major diplomatic history topics relating to the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of Second Empire foreign policy that have been published between the mid-1880s and the mid-1980s in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Entries are annotated when titles are not self-explanatory and the use of subheadings and cross-references provides more than 150 self-contained topical bibliographies that are complete, informative and readily accessible. Full titles of the 679 periodicals cited are included, as well as the length of books, citations of published dissertations, English translations and other useful information. Topic headings include some focus on the broader issues, such as Colonialism and Colonies, Concert of Europe and Conference Diplomacy, Disarmament/Peace Movement/Pacifism, The Eastern Question, Economic Policies and Role of France and the Western Hemisphere and France.
Author and subject indexes make the exhaustive body of resources more available for research.