Fascinating and informative chapters in Bibliographic Foundations of French Historical Studies are derived from selected papers which were presented at the annual conference of the Association of the Bibliography of History in conjunction with the American Historical Association.
This comprehensive book covers a wide variety of topics including important new tools to bibliographic access, Canadian imprints about the French Revolution, the Trésor de la Langue Françaisea computer archives of 2000 modern French texts, problems in developing a filmography of the French Revolution, searching pre-Revolutionary archives in France, the Archives of Lyon, the theory of classifying documents by their origin, post-Revolutionary connections between France and the New World, the notorious Institut Canadien de Montreal, and archival collections in French Louisiana.
Through Bibliographical Foundations of French Historical Studies, librarians and scholars explore the ever-changing nature of information sources and institutions which evolve continuously and occasionally erupt into revolutions of their own.
Table of ContentsContents Preface
- I. Bibliographic Methods & French Historical Studies
- Bibliographic Access to French StudiesA Revolution in Progress
- Canada Looks at the French Revolutions: An Analysis of Canadian Imprints, 1889-1989
- The French Revolution of the Library: The Trésor de la Langue Française
- The French Revolution and the Cinema: Problems in Filmography
- II. French Archives and Libraries: Historical Perspectives and Research Possibilities
- Searching Pre-Revolutionary Archives in France: A Personal Experience
- The Archives of Lyon: Challenges and Opportunities for the Study of Eighteenth-Century France
- Respect des Fonds: The Origins of the Modern Archival Principle of Provenance
- The Bibliographie Liegeoise: From Jansenism to Sansculottism in the Book Industry of Eighteenth-Century Liege
- D'Eon's Books: The Library of an Eighteenth-Century Transsexual
- III. Post-Revolution French Bibliographic Connections with the New World
- Books and Culture in French Canada: The Library of the Institut-Canadien de Montreal, 1852-1880
- The Trans-Canadian French Connection with the Pacific Northwest Frontier: Missionaries, Books, and the Media in Oregon, 1835-1855
- French Period Archival Resources in the Lower Louisiana Territory
- The Bordeaux Book Trade to the West Indies at the End of the “Ancien Regime”
- IV. The French Revolution of Archives and Libraries: From Royal to National and From Private to Public Institutions
- The National Library of France: Another Revolution?
- V. Commentaries
- France's New Library: What Does this Mean for American Researchers?
- France's Archives: The Library's Counterpart
- Use and Preservation: Concern for France's National Library
- The Library of France: Old and New Revolutions
- Reference Notes Included