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Louis Frédéric

Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, also known as Louis Frédéric or Louis-Frédéric (1923–1996), was a French scholar, art historian, writer, translator and editor.[1] He was a specialist in the cultures of Asia, especially India and Japan.

Early life

Louis-Frédéric was born in Paris in 1923. He studied at the Sorbonne and the École Pratique des Hautes Études.


Louis-Frédéric wrote many books on India, Japan and Southeast Asia. He was the editor of the 10-volume Encyclopaedia of Asian Civilizations which was published in eight editions in English between 1977 and 1987.[2] Louis-Frédéric's Japan Encyclopedia is published by the Harvard University Press;[3] and it has six editions in English and French between 1996 and 2005.[2]

Selected works

In an overview of writings by and about Louis-Frédéric, OCLC/WorldCat lists roughly 170 works in 337 publications in 14 languages and 7,762 library holdings.[2]

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  • L'Inde: ses temples, ses sculptures, 1959
  • Sud-Est asiatique: Temples et Sculptures, 1964
  • La danse sacrée de l'Inde,
  • Japon: arts et civilisation, 1969
  • La vie quotidienne au Japon à l'époque des Samurai (1185–1603), 1969
  • Tôkyô, 1970
  • Le Shintô, esprit et religion du Japon, 1972
  • Encyclopaedia of Asian Civilizations (10 vol.), 1977–1984
  • La vie quotidienne au Japon au début de l'ère moderne (1868–1912),1984
  • Japon, l'empire éternel, 1985
  • Japon intime, 1986
  • Dictionnaire de la civilisation indienne, 1987
  • A dictionary of the martial art, 1991
  • L'Art de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud-Est, 1994
  • Les Dieux du bouddhisme, 1996
  • Le Japon, dictionnaire et civilisation, 1996
  • Histoire de l'Inde et des Indiens, 1996


  1. ^ IDREF-Autorités Sudoc, Frédéric, Louis (1923–1996); Virtual International Authority File (VIAF), Frédéric, Louis (1923–1996); retrieved 2012-10-19.
  2. ^ a b c WorldCat Identities: Louis-Frédéric 1923– 
  3. ^ at Harvard University PressJapan Encyclopedia; retrieved 9 September 2013.

External links

  • Library of Congress Authority File
  • Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File
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