Medieval France. (Ref. DC 33.2 .M44 1995)
Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture. (Ref. DC 33.7 .E53 1998)
Entries range from short essays to sketches.
Histoire de France. (DC 38 .R43, 2 vols., 3rd floor)
In French. Chronologically arranged, ancient times to WWI.
Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers. (Ref. AE 25 .E33)Europe, 1450-1789. (Ref. D 209 .E97 2004)
A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution. (Ref. DC 148 .D5313 1989)
This book is a good place to begin research. It is arranged by topics such as Events or Actors and then within these topics are essays of several pages.
Historical Dictionary of the French Revolution. (Ref. DC 147 .H57 1984, 2 vol.)
This, too, is a fine book, arranged alphabetically.
Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars. (Ref. DC 151 .P67 1999)
Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars. (Ref. DC 147 .C47 1993)
France, 1789-1962. (Ref. DC 35 .C66 1975)
Historical Dictionary of World War II France. (Ref. DC 397 .H58 1998)
Historical Dictionary of the French Fourth and Fifth Republics, 1946-1991. (Ref. DC 410 .H57 1992)
Atlas Historique et Culturel de la France. (Ref. DC 35.5 .B65)
Meta Sites and Gateways
This site is arranged by era and discipline, such as cultural history. It also has a search engine.
History of France
Very strong on biography. By periods and the Napeleonic wars.
Historical Text Archive
This is a great collection of sources on many topics. But not all the links work.
This is good for discussions, book reviews and be sure to click the History link, which will take you to many sites from medieval times to the 20th century.
Lists several journals and table of contents.
Pointeurs pour l’Histoire Sociale
Links to primary sources, bibliographies and electronic resources.
Contains several sites on Napoleon.
Napoleonic Guide "The Napoleonic Guide is the best reference source for everything you need to know about the life and times of Napoleon Bonaparte. It has more than 2500 pages of information covering all aspects of the greatest era in world history."
In English or French, the purpose of this site is to encourage the study of the 1st and 2nd Empires. Covers new books, discussion forums, etc. Log in required.
Documents and Primary Sources
Textes de Francais Ancien
The Siege and Commune of Paris, 1870-1871
This site contains images.
Exploring the French Revolution
Contains images, essays, documents, timelines and glossaries.
Napoleonic Primary Sources
Includes letters from Napoleon and documents from the Conseil d’Etat and more.
French History Also good for gateways and reference sources
Gallica Includes thousands of digitalized documents and images from the middle ages to the 19th century.
Revolutionary France Links to many documents, Napoleon to present
Maps and Atlases