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  • A Field of Honor(170 clicks)
    Subtitle: Writers, Court Culture and Public Theater in French Literary Life from Racine to the RevolutionBook by Gregory S. Brown
  • A Tale of Two Revolutions(167 clicks)
  • American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language(149 clicks)
    The ARTFL project has focused on three objectives over the past eight years: to include a variety of texts so as to make the database as versatile as possible; to create a system that would be easily accessible to the research community; to provide researchers with an easy-to-use but effective tool.
  • ARCHIM (Archives nationales, France)(147 clicks)
  • Archives diplomatiques(124 clicks)
    French diplomatic archives. Guide to the collection.
  • Aristocratic Experience and the Origins of Modern Culture: France, 1570-1715(167 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Jonathan Dewald
  • ARTFL Project, University of Chicago(132 clicks)
    Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language. "It soon became apparent that this corpus of French texts was an important resource not only for lexicographers, but also for many other types of humanists and social scientists engaged in French studies - on both sides of the Atlantic. The result of this realization was American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL) -- a cooperative project established in 1981 by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the University of Chicago."
  • Arthur Young, Travels in France (1792)(154 clicks)
    "Robinson's Note: Of all the descriptions that we have of the general condition of the French people upon the eve of the Revolution, the most important and interesting is Arthur Young's account of his travels in France during the years 1787, 1788, and 1789. Young was an honest and observant English gentleman farmer, whose aim was to ascertain "the cultivation, wealth, resources, and national prosperity" of France, which were, as he foresaw, to be fundamentally changed by the Revolution then under way. His book, first published in 1792, met with immediate success, and still fascinates even the casual reader. In I787 Arthur Young visited Paris and Versailles, then traveled southward as far as the Pyrenees."
  • Be Realistic--Demand the Impossible!(145 clicks)
    Paris Revolution of 1968.
  • Bibliography on French Socialism(127 clicks)
    Compiled by Donald J. Mabry, Department of History, Mississippi State University in December, 1989
  • Big Business and Industrial Conflict in Nineteenth-Century France: A Social History of the Parisian(155 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Lenard R. Berlanstein
  • Big Hair: A Wig History of Consumption in Eighteenth-Century France(119 clicks)
  • Blaise Pascal, Provincial Letters. 1660(118 clicks)
    A defense of the Jansenist Antoine Arnauld.
  • Campaigns of Napoleon, 1805-1814(136 clicks)
    Campaigns in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642)(139 clicks)
    The power behind the throne during the reign of Louis XIII.
  • Cardinal Richelieu, Political Testament(146 clicks)
    "An Account of the State of France in 1624. Taken from Testament politique (Amsterdam, 1689), Chapter I. J.H. Robinson, Readings in European History 2 vols. (Boston: Ginn, 1906), 2:268-270."
  • Cardinal Richelieu, Prime Minister of France(128 clicks)
    Biography of Richelieu with links.
  • Catholics versus Huguenots: Distinct Viewpoints of Religious Discord in France 1560-1572(125 clicks)
    Essay by Jennifer Harrison.
  • Charles DeGaulle(130 clicks)
    Biography.
  • Chartres: Cathedral of Notre Dame(141 clicks)
    This website provides access to a comprehensive collection of images and detailed descriptions of Chartres Cathedral. Please select from one of the following options to search or view images of Chartres Cathedral.
  • Chronology of France(141 clicks)
    Who ruled Frnace since 840. Part of a royal genealogy site.
  • Club des Feuillants(125 clicks)
    Conservative political club of the French Revolution
  • Correspondence of Napoleon Bonaparte(134 clicks)
    Various army correspondence beginning in 1797 and ending in 1815.
  • Creating French Culture(134 clicks)
    Treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • Creating French Culture(154 clicks)
    The relationship between power--or politics--and culture in French history is thus an ambivalent one, defined as much by conflict and censorship as by cooperation and patronage.
  • Declaration Between the United Kingdom and France Respecting Egypt and Morocco(112 clicks)
    1904. Includes secret articles.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen(125 clicks)
    Great statement from the French Revolution.
  • Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris(130 clicks)
    1871
  • Documents of the Revolution of 1848 in France(137 clicks)
    J. H. Robinson, ed., Readings in European History (Boston: Ginn, 1906), 2: 559-562. Part of the Hanover Historical Texts Project
  • Ecyclopedia of Diderot & d-Alembert(145 clicks)
    This site has been designed to make accessible to teachers, students, and other interested English- language readers translations of articles from the Encyclopédie edited by Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d'Alembert in the 18th century.
  • Encyclopedia of Diderot and d"Alembert(118 clicks)
  • France Since 1871(177 clicks)
    John Merriman, Yale: "This course covers the emergence of modern France. Topics include the social, economic, and political transformation of France; the impact of France's revolutionary heritage, of industrialization, and of the dislocation wrought by two world wars; and the political response of the Left and the Right to changing French society."
  • France since 1871(167 clicks)
    Yale course taught by John Merriman. This course covers the emergence of modern France. Topics include the social, economic, and political transformation of France; the impact of France's revolutionary heritage, of industrialization, and of the dislocation wrought by two world wars; and the political response of the Left and the Right to changing French society.
  • France Since 1871 with John Merriman(155 clicks)
    This course covers the emergence of modern France. Topics include the social, economic, and political transformation of France; the impact of France's revolutionary heritage, of industrialization, and of the dislocation wrought by two world wars; and the political response of the Left and the Right to changing French society. URL:
  • France: Primary Documents(196 clicks)
  • France: Religion & Politics in the 16th & 17th Centuries(124 clicks)
    Brief essay.
  • François Guizot (1787-1874): Condition of the July Monarchy, 1830-1848(137 clicks)
    "Guizot was a French academic politician, who served Louis Philippe as minister of public instruction (1832-37). He was the main power after 1840 and became premier in 1847. His government was overthrown in February 1848." Speeches regarding the monarchy.
  • French Museums(126 clicks)
    In French, from the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
  • French Revolution(153 clicks)
    From Voices iof the Shuttle, a site with high standards.
  • French Revolution--Documents(140 clicks)
    Gregory S. Brown provides documents for his course.
  • French Revolutionary Pamphlets(135 clicks)
    This page points to a series of experiments to determine optimal parameters for the network distribution of rare text page images, with navigation aids so that the user might simply read a book online. Each book has a table of contents which outlines the scanning parameters allows the user to open the volume at any page.
  • Gallica(123 clicks)
    From the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. 19th century French historians works.
  • Gender, Vice, and the Political Imaginary in Postrevolutionary France: Reinterpreting the(146 clicks)
    From American Historical Review
  • Gender, Vice, and the Political Imaginary in Postrevolutionary France: Reinterpreting the(121 clicks)
    From American Historical Review
  • Genesis of Napoleonic Propaganda, 1796-1799(129 clicks)
    Book by Wayne Hanley
  • Gwynne Lewis, The People' and the French Revolution(140 clicks)
    Excellent essay on the role of "the people" in the French Revolution.
  • H-France(127 clicks)
    H-Fance is the professional site of historians of France
  • Henri IV(185 clicks)
    First Bourbon king
  • Henri Philippe Petain(181 clicks)
  • Huguenot(134 clicks)
    French Calvinists
  • Huguenot History(126 clicks)
    Huguenot - A French Protestant esp. of the 16th and 17th centuries; a member of the French Reformed Communion.
  • île en île(142 clicks)
    Francophone islands around the world.
  • Industrialization, Family Life, and Class Relations: Saint Chamond, 1815-1914(188 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Elinor Accampo
  • ion's empire(122 clicks)
    Offers an English translation of las Cases' Memorial de Sainte Helene, the diary of the Count de Las Cases who was with Napoleon in Saint Helena.
  • L'Age d'Or: French and English Baroque(142 clicks)
    Louis XIV, the Sun King; the Stuart Kings of England. Histories and much more.
  • Les Projectiles des Pieces d'Artillerie Francais(133 clicks)
    14th to 19th centuries. In French.
  • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring The French Revolution(154 clicks)
    "provides an accessible and lively introduction to the French Revolution as well as an extraordinary archive of some of the most important documentary evidence from the Revolution, including 338 texts, 245 images, and a number of maps and songs."
  • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution(140 clicks)
  • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution(149 clicks)
  • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution(121 clicks)
    LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION provides an accessible and lively introduction to the French Revolution as well as an extraordinary archive of some of the most important documentary evidence from the Revolution, including 338 texts, 245 images, and a number of maps and songs. Lynn Hunt of UCLA and Jack Censer of George Mason University—both internationally renowned scholars of the Revolution—served as principal authors and editors. The site itself is a collaboration of the Center for History and New Media (George Mason University) and the American Social History Project (City University of New York), supported by grants from the Florence Gould Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Louis Napoleon(125 clicks)
    From Ohio University, this biography is scholarly.
  • Louis Napoleon (1808-1873)(192 clicks)
  • Louis Pasteur(124 clicks)
    Great French scientist.
  • Louis Phillippe(125 clicks)
    From the Orleans branch of the Bourbon family, he became king of France in 1830 until overthrown in 1848.
  • Louis XIV, the Sun King(145 clicks)
    "Louis XIV of France ranks as one of the most remarkable monarchs in history. He reigned for 72 years, 54 of them he personally controlled French government. The 17th century is labeled as the age of Louis XIV. Since then his rule has been hailed as the supreme example of a type of government - absolutism. He epitomized the ideal of kingship. During his reign France stabilized and became one of the strongest powers in Europe."
  • Louis XVI and the French Revolution(143 clicks)
  • Marie Antoinette & Charlotte Corday(160 clicks)
  • Marie-Edme-Patrice-Maurice Mac-Mahon(139 clicks)
    From Encyclopedia Britannica. Mac-Mahon was the second president of the Third French Republic and very influential in shaping its course. He was also an army marshal.
  • Martinique Saint-Pierre 1902(159 clicks)
    The complete story of Saint-Pierre city (French West Indies), from the beggining of the colonisation to its tragic end in 1902. A lot of testimonies and vintage photos. Only in french at this time.
  • Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon(133 clicks)
    Karl Marx wrote this piece between December 1851 and February 1852. The "eighteenth Brumaire" refers to November 9, 1799 in the French Revolutionary Calendar, the day Napoleon Bonaparte made himself dictator by a coup d'etat.
  • Maximilien Robespierre:Justification of the Use of Terror(161 clicks)
    The French Revolution, the Jacobins, and the Terror.
  • Napoleon(144 clicks)
    Comprehensive site.
  • Napoleon III Bonaparte, Emperor of France(152 clicks)
  • Napoleon's Account of the Internal Situation of France in 1804(135 clicks)
    From . H. Robinson, ed., Readings in European History 2 vols. (Boston: Ginn, 1906), 2:491-4.
  • Napoleon: International Journal(133 clicks)
    French Revolution and Age of Napoleon.
  • Napoleonic History(144 clicks)
  • Napoleonic Sites(129 clicks)
  • One King, One Faith: The Parlement of Paris and the Religious Reformations of the Sixteenth Century(153 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Nancy Lyman Roelker
  • Ordonnances monétaires(154 clicks)
    From Charles II to Louis XVI
  • Palace of Versailles(136 clicks)
    The great palace complex with magnificent gardens built by Louis XIV. this is the official site. Contains good biographical descriptions as well as other information.
  • Paris Libéré(135 clicks)
    Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the libertation of Paris.
  • Paris Photos, 1900 Exposition(154 clicks)
    This is a collection of approximately 200 fantastic antique photographs of Paris at the turn of the century, the vast majority taken at the 1900 Paris exposition universelle, world fair. Browse the gallery for larger views, or order a fine art photo print.
  • Praetiriti Fides, Exemplumque Futuri(143 clicks)
    Documents about 18th century military history (War of the Austrian Succession, Seven Years War) - In French.
  • Revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685)(117 clicks)
    Translation of the document which ended toleration of the Huguenots, French Protestants.
  • Revolution and Restoration (1740-1860)(123 clicks)
    Art history.
  • Richelieu(118 clicks)
    The Cardinal who ruled France.
  • Richelieu: The Maker of Modern Europe(115 clicks)
    From Hilaire Belloc's Richelieu (1929).
  • Rodney Hilton, The French RFevolution(112 clicks)
    Good essay on why and the effects.
  • Samuel de Champlain, (1567-1635)(170 clicks)
    Great french explorer.
  • Seducing the French: The Dilemma of Americanization(114 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Richard F. Kuisel
  • State Capitalism and Working-Class Radicalism in the French Aircraft Industry(126 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Herrick Chapman
  • Territories of Grace: Cultural Change in the Seventeenth-Century Diocese of Grenoble(145 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Keith P. Luria
  • Textes et documents relatifs à l'Histoire de l'immigration(127 clicks)
    This site links to primary documents (In French) pertaining to immigration in Europe, especially to France. Each link brings up numerous precious documents dating from the turn of the twentieth century to the period following the Second World War.
  • The Affair--The Case of Alfred Dreyfus(177 clicks)
    The Dreyfus case underscored and intensified bitter divisions within French politics and society. The fact that it followed other scandals — the Boulanger affair, the Wilson case, and the bribery of government officials and journalists that was associated with the financing of the Suez Canal — suggested that the young French Republic was in danger of collapse. The controversy involved critical institutions and issues, including monarchists and republicans, the political parties, the Catholic Church, the army, and strong anti-Semitic sentiment.
  • The Bonnot Gang: The Story of the French Illegalists(111 clicks)
    "This is the story of the infamous Bonnot Gang: the most notorious French anarchists ever, and the inventors of the motorized get-away. It is the story of how the anarchist taste for illegality developed into illegalism - the theory that theft is liberating. And how a number of young anarchists met in Paris in the years before the first world war, determined to live their lives to the full, regardless of the inevitable - and tragic - consequences. A gripping historical thriller, Parry narrates their lives and background - a Paris of riots, strikes and savage repression. A stronghold of foreign exiles and home-grown revolutionaries. Victor Serge and 'l'anarchie' the individualist weekly. Their robberies, daring and violent, would give them a lasting notoriety in France. Their deaths, as spectacular as their lives, would make them a legend amongst revolutionaries the world over. Not only that, but they were all vegetarians, who drank only water!"
  • The Decree Abolishing the Feudal System, 1789(159 clicks)
    August 11, 1789. J.H. Robinson, ed., Readings in European History 2 vols. (Boston: Ginn, 1906), 2: 404-409.
  • The Dreyfus Affair(134 clicks)
    Captain Alfred Dreyfus was accused in 1894 of spying for Germany but his real crime was being Jewish. Eventually, Jean Jaurès and Emile Zola show that he had been framed. Much of the army general staff was discredited.
  • The French Revolution(136 clicks)
    Short history with links.
  • The French Revolution in 1848(152 clicks)
    "Percy B. St. John was an eyewitness to the events herein described, and the following were taken from his notes compiled at the time."
  • The French Revolution Project(129 clicks)
    Description. Includes info on the guillotine.
  • The French Revolution, 1789-1793(152 clicks)
    "The French Revolution was an exciting, dramatic, and violent episode in western history. The rise of the middle class, the use of the guillotine, the fall of monarchy, the outbreak of European warfare, the growing role of women, and the harsh realities of mob violence all contributed to making this episode truly significant and memorable."
  • The Guillotine Headquarters(141 clicks)
    The famous instrument of death.
  • The Last Days of the French Monarchy(133 clicks)
    by Hilaire Belloc
  • The Louvre(118 clicks)
    Official page.
  • The Napoleonic Guide(150 clicks)
    Comprehensive site
  • The Napoleonic Guide(137 clicks)
    The Napoleonic Guide is a comprehensive coverage of the life and times of Napoleon Bonaparte. There are more than 1100 pages of information and images on the politics, warfare, personalities and culture of the period.
  • The Physiocrats(154 clicks)
    By Henry Higgs. 18th century French thinkers. Need Adobe Acrobat to read.
  • The Siege and Commune of Paris, 1870-1871(133 clicks)
    This site contains links to over 1200 digitized photographs and images recorded during the Siege and Commune of Paris cir.1871. In addition to the images in this set, the Library's Siege & Commune Collection contains 1500 caricatures, 68 newspapers in hard-copy and film, hundreds of books and pamphlets and about 1000 posters.
  • The Siege and Commune of Paris, 1870-1871(159 clicks)
    "This site contains links to over 1200 digitized photographs and images recorded during the Siege and Commune of Paris cir.1871. In addition to the images in this set, the Library's Siege & Commune Collection contains 1500 caricatures, 68 newspapers in hard-copy and film, hundreds of books and pamphlets and about 1000 posters. Additions are made regularly. The originals are located in the Charles Deering McCormick of Special Collections in the Deering Library at Northwestern University."
  • The Vendee Insurrection(148 clicks)
    The abortive conterrevolution beginning in March, 1793.
  • The Wars of Religion(161 clicks)
    1562-1598. There causes were more than religious.
  • Virtual Poster Museum: Loire Valley(128 clicks)
    "Here is a tour of many of the famous and beautiful castles, palaces, and chateaux of the Loire via the great posters of the first half of the 20th Century and the post-war period."
  • What Were the Motives Behind the Man?(135 clicks)
    " No figure of the French Revolution has aroused so much controversy as that of Maximilien Robespierre. He is known to most people as the symbol of the Reign of Terror, a short but horrifying period where approximately 17,000 people died in prison in terrible conditions or were executed on the simple suspicion of being a traitor. But did he really set out from the beginning to become the virtual dictator of France and evil tyrant he is now made out to be, or was his original motive an idealistic, and somewhat naive, image of peace and equality, later altered by the effects of power and influence? "
  • Women in the French Revolution(191 clicks)