French Revolution Digital Archive

In digital francophonie noire:

“The French Revolution Digital Archive emerged from the expressed need by scholars of the French Revolution to gain greater and more flexible access to their sources. The French Revolution itself produced scores of documents by participants, spectators, and critics. These materials include texts of all sorts – legal documents, pamphlet literature, belles lettres, musical compositions, and a rich imagery. Dispersed in libraries and archives, hidden in documental series and in short individual pamphlets, this diverse documentary heritage can now be offered to scholars in a digital format. The French Revolution Digital Archive brings together two foundational sources for research: the Archives parlementaires (hereafter AP) and a vast collection of images selected from the collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Both of these corpora were included in the important “French Revolution Research Collection” produced by the BnF and the Pergamon Press for the bicentennial of the Revolution in 1989. The AP appeared in microfilm format and the Images were offered on laserdisc.”

Read more about the material used to create the French Revolution Digital Archive.

A selection of interesting images appear under the “noirs” subject heading:

 

Moi Libre. Paris. 1794.

Moi Libre. Paris. 1794.

More below (Click to enlarge):

 

 

 

 

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