The Archive of European Integration (AEI) is a free to everyone electronic repository and archive for research materials on the topic of European integration and unification. Its focus is the post-War development, activities, and foreign relations of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), the European Economic Community (EEC), the European Community (EC), and the European Union (EU).The AEI collects certain types of independently-produced research materials and official European Community/European Union documents. However, this resource also has important publications on women in the French Revolution including an extensive bibliography published by the Commission of the European Communities, "Women in the French Revolution".
A cooperative effort between the Médiathèque du Grand Troyes,The ARTFL Project of the University of Chicago and the Collaborative Initiative for French and North American Libraries (CIFNAL), the Bibliothèque bleue is comprised of the full text and page images of 252 Bibliothèque bleue titles, encoded using the TEI-Lite data specification and loaded under PhiloLogic. Additional texts, recently furnished by the Bancroft Library at the University of California-Berkeley, bring the total number of titles in ARTFL's collection to 284. Additional information about the history of the Bibliothèque bleue project is available from the Center for Research Libraries
Commonly knowns as the BHVP, this public library specializes in the history of Paris. This library contains documents from the 16th century forward that relate to Paris and the Île-de-France region of France. It holds over 20,000 manuscripts as well as maps, photographs and over one million books.
The National Library of France (BnF) is the repository of all French publications including books, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints, drawings and manuscripts. It holds approximately 40 million items spread across several buildings. They offer a system for online reference called SINDBAD which is similar to Ask-A-Librarian. The BnF also maintains an ever growing digital collection, Gallica, which was established in 1997. The National Library of France was originally founded at the Louvre Palace in 1368, and the collections grew to over 300,000 volumes during the French Revolution since private libraries of the privileged aristocrats and clergy were seized. Napoleon took a strong interest in the Library as well and populated it with many of the spoils from his conquests (that were eventually returned).
An excellent online resources, Europeana partners with European institutions, libraries and archives to discover inspiring cultural heritage and provide access to millions of books, music and artworks all with sophisticated search and filter tools. This digital collection includes many works by women in the Revolution. Europeana provides a profile and overview of the life and works of various "Pioneers" such as Germaine de Staël with links to most of their publications. A simple search under individual names (eg. Madame Roland) will give results of their digitized works, images, and related items.
Pamphlets played a central role in the French Revolution. They disseminated subversive political beliefs, circulated propaganda, and spread revolutionary ideas to a broad public in Paris and throughout France. Brevity, portability, and inexpensive costs made these documents an ideal media form. Within these concise texts, usually ranging from 5 to 49 pages, writers critiqued the existing social order as well as attacked the government, the King, the nobility and the clergy.
The 5,126 images selected for this digital archive concentrate solely on the period from 1787 through 1799, from the years immediately preceding the outbreak of the Revolution through the emergence of Napoleon. Only visual materials directly tied to the Revolution itself are included. The creators of the initial incarnation of the Images anticipated that scholars would use them for their research and teaching purposes, and that the public at large would find in them an important way of learning more about this foundational moment for the French nation.
The French Revolution Digital Archive (FRDA) is a multi-year collaboration of the Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) to produce a digital version of the key research sources of the French Revolution and make them available to the international scholarly community. The archive is based around two main resources, the Archives parlementaires and a vast corpus of images first brought together in 1989 and known as the Images de la Révolution française. The 5,126 images selected for this digital archive concentrate solely on the period from 1787 through 1799, from the years immediately preceding the outbreak of the Revolution through the emergence of Napoleon. Only visual materials directly tied to the Revolution itself are included. The creators of the initial incarnation of the Images anticipated that scholars would use them for their research and teaching purposes, and that the public at large would find in them an important way of learning more about this foundational moment for the French nation. Detailed metadata exists for the images, so that researchers can search by artist, subject, genre, and place. Users can also browse and search within different themes.
The digital library of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Gallica has more than 6 million digitized items including books, magazines, newspapers, photographs, cartoons, drawings, prints, posters, maps, manuscripts, antique coins, musical scores, theater costumes and sets, and audio and video material- all freely available to the public. Most of their collections have been converted into text format using optical character recognition (OCR) which allows full-text searching of the materials.
The Internet Archive is a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Their mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge. It is a valuable, non-profit library of millions of free books, including works by French revolutionaries.
This meticulously curated clearngin house is a collaboration between the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and the American Social History Project with over six hundred primary source documents. It also has audio files with online versions of song performances and English translations.
Relive the French Revolution and meet its most fascinating characters through the Louvre’s collections. Marie-Antoinette, Louis XVI, Marat and the Bastille all stand as symbols of an era that bore witness to the end of the Ancien Régime and the advent of the Republic.
This museum is the only one of its kind. It is housed in the historic Château de Vizille, in the town of that name, near Grenoble. It was established in 1983 and holds a wide array of artwork from and about the Revolution, and also has a Library with rare documents from the Revolutionary period. It also holds the entire collection of renowned classic Marxist historian Albert Soboul's books which were bequeathed to the museum. It also hosts international symposiums on the French Revolution.
This small dictionary is part of a site dedicated to Florent-Alexandre-Melchior de La Baume de Montrevel (the count of Montrevel living in the late 18th century). It has entries for some of the women who participated in the French Revolution, including Louis Audu.
This is essentially the French version of Wikipedia, Wikipédia: l'encyclopédie libre. The same cautions exist that would in English when using wikis, but this portal which focuses specifically on the French Revolution has some additional value in that it places people and events into a larger context. This is not the case when looking up single entries on a given person or event.
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work. There are many original biographical entries on women in the French Revolution.