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  • A Field of Honor(125 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(111 clicks)
  • American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language(113 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)(111 clicks)
  • Archives diplomatiques(87 clicks)
    French diplomatic archives. Guide to the collection.
  • Aristocratic Experience and the Origins of Modern Culture: France, 1570-1715(127 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Jonathan Dewald
  • ARTFL Project, University of Chicago(92 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)(115 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!(103 clicks)
    Paris Revolution of 1968.
  • Bibliography on French Socialism(89 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(111 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Lenard R. Berlanstein
  • Big Hair: A Wig History of Consumption in Eighteenth-Century France(86 clicks)
  • Blaise Pascal, Provincial Letters. 1660(85 clicks)
    A defense of the Jansenist Antoine Arnauld.
  • Campaigns of Napoleon, 1805-1814(98 clicks)
    Campaigns in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642)(106 clicks)
    The power behind the throne during the reign of Louis XIII.
  • Cardinal Richelieu, Political Testament(102 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(88 clicks)
    Biography of Richelieu with links.
  • Catholics versus Huguenots: Distinct Viewpoints of Religious Discord in France 1560-1572(91 clicks)
    Essay by Jennifer Harrison.
  • Charles DeGaulle(92 clicks)
    Biography.
  • Chartres: Cathedral of Notre Dame(98 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(102 clicks)
    Who ruled Frnace since 840. Part of a royal genealogy site.
  • Club des Feuillants(89 clicks)
    Conservative political club of the French Revolution
  • Correspondence of Napoleon Bonaparte(95 clicks)
    Various army correspondence beginning in 1797 and ending in 1815.
  • Creating French Culture(99 clicks)
    Treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • Creating French Culture(115 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(83 clicks)
    1904. Includes secret articles.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen(87 clicks)
    Great statement from the French Revolution.
  • Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris(90 clicks)
    1871
  • Documents of the Revolution of 1848 in France(102 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(106 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(84 clicks)
  • France Since 1871(128 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(128 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(99 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(146 clicks)
  • France: Religion & Politics in the 16th & 17th Centuries(94 clicks)
    Brief essay.
  • François Guizot (1787-1874): Condition of the July Monarchy, 1830-1848(98 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(88 clicks)
    In French, from the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
  • French Revolution(116 clicks)
    From Voices iof the Shuttle, a site with high standards.
  • French Revolution--Documents(99 clicks)
    Gregory S. Brown provides documents for his course.
  • French Revolutionary Pamphlets(97 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(93 clicks)
    From the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. 19th century French historians works.
  • Gender, Vice, and the Political Imaginary in Postrevolutionary France: Reinterpreting the(116 clicks)
    From American Historical Review
  • Gender, Vice, and the Political Imaginary in Postrevolutionary France: Reinterpreting the(86 clicks)
    From American Historical Review
  • Genesis of Napoleonic Propaganda, 1796-1799(89 clicks)
    Book by Wayne Hanley
  • Gwynne Lewis, The People' and the French Revolution(105 clicks)
    Excellent essay on the role of "the people" in the French Revolution.
  • H-France(87 clicks)
    H-Fance is the professional site of historians of France
  • Henri IV(149 clicks)
    First Bourbon king
  • Henri Philippe Petain(126 clicks)
  • Huguenot(104 clicks)
    French Calvinists
  • Huguenot History(91 clicks)
    Huguenot - A French Protestant esp. of the 16th and 17th centuries; a member of the French Reformed Communion.
  • île en île(104 clicks)
    Francophone islands around the world.
  • Industrialization, Family Life, and Class Relations: Saint Chamond, 1815-1914(137 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Elinor Accampo
  • ion's empire(85 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(101 clicks)
    Louis XIV, the Sun King; the Stuart Kings of England. Histories and much more.
  • Les Projectiles des Pieces d'Artillerie Francais(103 clicks)
    14th to 19th centuries. In French.
  • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring The French Revolution(114 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(104 clicks)
  • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution(109 clicks)
  • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution(84 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(86 clicks)
    From Ohio University, this biography is scholarly.
  • Louis Napoleon (1808-1873)(138 clicks)
  • Louis Pasteur(85 clicks)
    Great French scientist.
  • Louis Phillippe(96 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(104 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(105 clicks)
  • Marie Antoinette & Charlotte Corday(114 clicks)
  • Marie-Edme-Patrice-Maurice Mac-Mahon(105 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(124 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(93 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(109 clicks)
    The French Revolution, the Jacobins, and the Terror.
  • Napoleon(107 clicks)
    Comprehensive site.
  • Napoleon III Bonaparte, Emperor of France(109 clicks)
  • Napoleon's Account of the Internal Situation of France in 1804(93 clicks)
    From . H. Robinson, ed., Readings in European History 2 vols. (Boston: Ginn, 1906), 2:491-4.
  • Napoleon: International Journal(98 clicks)
    French Revolution and Age of Napoleon.
  • Napoleonic History(110 clicks)
  • Napoleonic Sites(94 clicks)
  • One King, One Faith: The Parlement of Paris and the Religious Reformations of the Sixteenth Century(112 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Nancy Lyman Roelker
  • Ordonnances monétaires(111 clicks)
    From Charles II to Louis XVI
  • Palace of Versailles(96 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(102 clicks)
    Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the libertation of Paris.
  • Paris Photos, 1900 Exposition(109 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(103 clicks)
    Documents about 18th century military history (War of the Austrian Succession, Seven Years War) - In French.
  • Revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685)(83 clicks)
    Translation of the document which ended toleration of the Huguenots, French Protestants.
  • Revolution and Restoration (1740-1860)(86 clicks)
    Art history.
  • Richelieu(86 clicks)
    The Cardinal who ruled France.
  • Richelieu: The Maker of Modern Europe(82 clicks)
    From Hilaire Belloc's Richelieu (1929).
  • Rodney Hilton, The French RFevolution(84 clicks)
    Good essay on why and the effects.
  • Samuel de Champlain, (1567-1635)(117 clicks)
    Great french explorer.
  • Seducing the French: The Dilemma of Americanization(83 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Richard F. Kuisel
  • State Capitalism and Working-Class Radicalism in the French Aircraft Industry(89 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Herrick Chapman
  • Territories of Grace: Cultural Change in the Seventeenth-Century Diocese of Grenoble(105 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Keith P. Luria
  • Textes et documents relatifs à l'Histoire de l'immigration(89 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(127 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(84 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(126 clicks)
    August 11, 1789. J.H. Robinson, ed., Readings in European History 2 vols. (Boston: Ginn, 1906), 2: 404-409.
  • The Dreyfus Affair(94 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(99 clicks)
    Short history with links.
  • The French Revolution in 1848(110 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(93 clicks)
    Description. Includes info on the guillotine.
  • The French Revolution, 1789-1793(116 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(110 clicks)
    The famous instrument of death.
  • The Last Days of the French Monarchy(93 clicks)
    by Hilaire Belloc
  • The Louvre(81 clicks)
    Official page.
  • The Napoleonic Guide(115 clicks)
    Comprehensive site
  • The Napoleonic Guide(95 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(111 clicks)
    By Henry Higgs. 18th century French thinkers. Need Adobe Acrobat to read.
  • The Siege and Commune of Paris, 1870-1871(98 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(111 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(112 clicks)
    The abortive conterrevolution beginning in March, 1793.
  • The Wars of Religion(114 clicks)
    1562-1598. There causes were more than religious.
  • Virtual Poster Museum: Loire Valley(94 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?(106 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(131 clicks)