A collaboration between Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, this extensive resource contains two collections of key historical sources on the French Revolution. The first collection, Parliamentary archives, covers the years 1787-1794 and consists of 82 volumes of curated primary sources in chronological order, including parliamentary records, letters, and speeches. These are available as both scanned and text documents, and the text has been marked up to be easily searchable. The documents in this collection are only available in the original French, but the website is available in both French and English. The second collection, Images of the French Revolution, is a trove of approximately 12,000 high-resolution visual sources. This collection consists mainly of prints but also includes illustrations and images of medals, coins, and other objects. Each item is accompanied by extensive metadata to make the collection searchable, and it can also be browsed by category and theme. While the first collection is intended for scholarly audiences, the second will appeal to the general public, as well as to academics. Together, these collections make the French Revolution Digital Archive an exceptionally valuable resource.
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