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GU-Q: French Language, Linguistics, and Literature



Digital library of French and francophone culture maintained by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.



Online access to paintings, music, films and books from Europe's galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Searcheable by subject, date and place.

History of France

Site maintained by European Studies bibliographer, Richard Hacken. Provides links to the full-text of a number of important French documents, such as a translation of the Napoleonic Code and the "Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen."

History of France: Primary Documents


French-language literary, religious, philosophical, political, and scientific works from the 13th through the 20th centuries. Genres include novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises. Standard scholarly editions were used in converting the text into machine-readable form.

Archives de France

The French Archives is a portal to digitized historic population censuses, newspapers and letters. The archives have separate databases for searching genealogy records, private records as well as documents on slavery.

The site also contains research guides and bibliographies to help you navigate the archive's primary sources.


EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History
Links to European primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. They shed light on key historical happenings within the respective countries and within the broadest sense of political, economic, social and cultural history.

Numerique Premium

The Révolution française - Premier Empire collection from Numerique Premium has more than 130 e-books, including some great primary source material, and covers the period from the fall of the monarchy in 1789 to the collapse of the Napoleonic Empire and the Restoration in 1815.