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Catalogue Collectif de France

Researchers interested in the holdings of French libraries and lesser-known French "centres de documentation" will want to visit the Catalogue Collectif de France (CCFR). A project of the French Ministries of Culture and Education as well as the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, the CCFR is divided into two sections, by institution (Repertoire des Bibliotheques) and by document search...
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution

A collaborative project by George Mason University and the City University of New York, this site presents over 600 digitized documents, roughly 350 of which are texts, and the remainder images, primarily political cartoons. Textual documents include memoirs and eyewitness accounts, letters, newspaper articles, and manifestos, most of them translated from French to English, such as the...
Chateau de Versailles

Generally considered some of the most lavish royal residences in all of Europe, the grounds and buildings at Versailles have existed for close to three hundred and fifty years. While Louis XIII built a small hunting lodge on the site in 1623, the landscape is most closely associated with the Sun King, his son, Louis XIV. The status of Versailles was solidified in 1682 when it became the official...
The Napoleon Series

This site, sponsored by the International Napoleonic Society (INS), offers a mix of content that will appeal to both academics and Napoleonic enthusiasts. It contains three major sections. The first, Military, offers articles, an encyclopedic list of Napoleonic-era battles, maps, and photographic tours of selected battlefields. The Research section provides bibliographies and bibliographic tools,...
Virtual Museum of New France

Developed as an educational and informative online tool by the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Virtual Museum of New France explores various aspects of France's involvement in the New World throughout the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. First-time visitors may want to start by taking A Photographic Exploration of Canada, which offers a visual overview of the land as the first French explorers...
Napoleonic Caricatures: A Brown University Digital Collection

With the rise of mass printing techniques through the 18th century, many public figures began to be parodied and satirized through caricatures created by the many artists that worked for newspapers, broadsheets, and other types of publications. One such figure was Napoleon, and this collection of 271 caricatures includes a number of renderings of both him and his contemporaries. The satires are...