French Studies

Dictionnaire Montesquieu

Alternative Titles
Montesquieu Dictionary
Description

More than two hundred articles to cover all aspects of Montesquieu’s thought, life and works, in the light of the most recent research.

Under the direction of Catherine Volpilhac-Auger with the collaboration of Catherine Larrère

An international team of nearly fifty authors, historians, philosophers, literary scholars, jurists, and political scientists, have worked under the direction of Catherine Volpilhac-Auger, with the collaboration of Catherine Larrère, with whom the project was defined and who contributed to the first French edition (2008).

English translations by Philip Stewart.
 

Type
Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31294
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Harmathèque

Alternative Titles
L’Harmathèque
Description

L’Harmathèque offers ebooks, articles, videos, and audio recordings on many subjects in the humanities and social sciences. These include psychology, economics, management, education, fine arts, law, sociology, ethnology, history, geography, linguistics, philosophy, political science, media studies, and literature. Ebook content comes from a variety of French publishing imprints, including L’Harmattan, Pagala, Odin, and IXE, and includes materials from 1975 to present day.

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29372
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Proceedings of the Western Society for French History

Description

The Proceedings of the Western Society for French History publish selected, peer-reviewed papers from the Society's annual meeting. Founded in 1974, the Western Society for French History seeks to promote the study of French and Francophone history. The Society and its conference proceedings bring together specialists in the study of France and French culture from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds, beginning with history, but also embracing literary studies, art and music history, as well as political theory, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11713
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European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection

Alternative Titles
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
19th Century Collections Online
NCCO
Description

Digital archive comprising over 3,250 works by more than 1,250 different authors from the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This collection contains over 2 million printed pages of English-language works, many of them comprising multiple volumes. The Corvey Collection includes a considerable number of exceedingly rare publications—and even numerous previously unknown works—by British writers (and women writers in particular, whose works comprise over 1,000 of the titles) who were active during the Romantic period. In addition the collection also includes 3,658 works in French (including more than 500 by women) and 2,653 works in German, all of them dating primarily from the period 1790–1840.

Collections in this Archive

 

Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
1790-1840
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11685
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Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Alternative Titles
19th Century Collections Online
NCCO
Description

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century. The program includes a variety of content types--monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more--and unites them in one central, cross-searchable location. Content is being sourced from around the world: from national libraries; from academic and public libraries; and from a variety of special collections, archives, and repositories.

NCCO currently contains 4 collections: 

  • Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
  • British Politics and Society
  • British Theatre, Music and Literature: High and Popular Culture
  • European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection
Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Nineteenth Century
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11677
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Littérature de l’Océan Indien

Alternative Titles
Corpus de la littérature francophone de l'Océan Indien
Description
This Corpus gives access, as completely as possible, to the whole of Francophone written and oral literature from the Indian Ocean, from the origins (18th century) to Independence (1960, or death of authors). The literary production of the countries of the Indian Ocean was considerable as early as the 18th century in Reunion Island and Mauritius, and the 20th century was particularly rich for Madagascan literature. In the 18th and 19th centuries a number of these works were published on local printing presses by local editors and their distribution was limited. Some editions are now known only by rare copies in a few libraries, in private collections or in family archives in the native country. The oral literature of the Indian Ocean was collected by intellectuals or by religious communities. It is to be found in specialized volumes or dispersed in didactic works (dictionaries, grammars, anthologies) from which we have extracted this literary heritage, which is both popular and scholarly, often very ancient.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11221
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Littérature de l'Afrique noire

Alternative Titles
Corpus de la première littérature francophone d'Afrique noire, écrite et orale, des origines aux Indépendances (fin 18e siècle-1960)
Description
This large-scale scholarly enterprise gathers together French-speaking literature from sub-Saharan Africa: oral and written literature from the origins (end of the 18th century) to Independence (1960, as date of authors’ death). This exhaustive corpus of more than 11,000 texts covers the whole of sub-Saharan francophone Africa, that is some twenty countries and more than a hundred ethnic groups and brings together the most diverse genres of this literature which has yet to be discovered and studied (novels, tales, short stories, narrative accounts, theatre, poetry, myths, legends, fables, proverbs, riddles, songs). Built from vast bibliographical research, followed by the collection and edition of the texts, the Corpus is both a scholarly database and a precious collection of Africa's cultural heritage.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11219
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CAIRN

Description
Created in 2005 by four publishers and Belgian public partners, along with the Bibliothèque nationale de France, CAIRN offers the most comprehensive collection of French and Belgian journals available online. The University of Michigan has subscribed to the French Studies bouquet, which covers topics in General Interest, History, Literature, and Philosophy, and includes such publishers as PUF, Belin, Vrin, La Découverte, and Les Belles Lettres. Several journals of interest are Revue française d'histoire des idées politiques, Dix-septième siècle, Le Français aujourd'hui, and Médiévales. These e-journals have been cataloged in Mirlyn.
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11165
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Kantonale und regionale schweizerische Bibliografien

Description
Web page at the Schweizerische Nationalbibliothek (National Library of Switzerland) which provides links to regional and state (Kanton) bibliographies. Coverage varies by Canton, with most online covering the 1990s to present, and typically includes citations to the culture, history, and politics of the respective Canton. Page also provides bibliographic information for supplemental print bibliographies for each Canton.
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10521
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Lexikon des Mittelalters

Alternative Titles
Lexikon des Mittelalters (LexMA)
Brepolis
Description

The Lexikon des Mittelalters is an indispensable tool for medievalists across all disciplines. It deals with all branches of Medieval Studies and covers the period from 300 to 1500 AD/CE for the whole of Europe and parts of Western Asia and North Africa. The ancient roots of Western civilisation, as well as neighbouring civilisations, such as the Byzantine, the Arabic and the Jewish, occupy a prominent position in the encyclopaedia.


The information of the printed edition has been enriched by Brepols Publishers with English headwords, inbuilt translation aids and live links to a Cumulative Bibliography (via the International Medieval Bibliography and the Bibliographie de civilisation médiévale).

LexMA is fully integrated with the International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages – Supplement to LexMA, a new encyclopaedia offering supplements that complete or supplement the coverage already offered by LexMA.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10405
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