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French and Francophone Studies

Guide to Resources in French & Francophone Literature and History

Language Dictionaries

 Duke University Catalog using the terms: encyclopedias and dictionaries, French, Francophone.

Historic Dictionaries

Biography

Print Sources: Biography and Literary History

This page provides a selection of titles on French literary history. To find more, do a subject search in the  Duke Catalog using the terms:

French literature -- History and criticism

Adam, Antoine.
Littérature française.
Paris, Larousse, 1967-68.
Perkins/Bostock Library | Reference | PQ101 .A3 1967

Boisdeffre, Pierre de.
Histoire de la littérature de langue française des années 1930 aux années 1980.
Paris : Libr. academique Perrin, 1985. 
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | PQ305 .B56 1985  

Bedier, Joseph, and Paul Hazard.
Histoire de la littérature française illustrée.
Published  Paris, Larousse, [c1923-24] 
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks Oversize | 840.9 B412 In process-LC  
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | 840.9 H673 L In process-LC  

Charvet, P. E.
A Literary history of France.
Published  London, Benn; New York, Barnes & Noble, 1967- 
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | 840.9 L776  

Couty, Daniel.
Histoire de la littérature française.
Edition  Nouv. éd. 
Published  Paris : Bordas, 2004. 
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | PQ116 .H57 2004  

Favre, Robert.
La littérature française : histoire & perspectives.
Published  Lyon : Presses universitaires de Lyon, 1990. 
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | PQ101 .L57 1990  

Histoire de la littérature française.
Paris, Larousse, [c1923-24]
Vol. 1 Le Moyen Age. Robert Bossuat; not at Duke
Vol. 2-3 La Renaissance. Raoul Morçay;
Vol. 4 Les Ecrivains Classiques. Henri Gaillard de Champris;
Vol. 5 La Littérature Religieuse de François de Sales à Fénelon. Jean Calvet;
Vol. 6 De Télémaque à Candide. Albert Cherel;
Vol. 7 De Candide à Atala. Henri Berthaut;
Vol. 8 Le Romantisme. Pierre Moreau;
Vol. 9 Le Realisme. René Dumesnil;
Vol. 10 Les Lettres Contemporaines. Louis Chaigne.
Various Locations check the Duke Catalog

Histoire littéraire de la France. [serial]
Published  Paris, Imprimerie nationale [etc.]  43 volumes, started in 1733, work in progress.
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | PQ103 .H578  

Hollier, Denis.
A New history of French literature. 
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1989. 
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | PQ119 .N48 1989  
Perkins/Bostock Library: Reference | PQ119 .N48 1989  

Julleville, L. Petit de.
Histoire de la langue et de la littérature française des origines à 1900.
Paris, A. Colin & cie, 1896-99. 
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | PQ101 .P5 1896  

Kay, Sarah. 
A short history of French literature.
Published  Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003. 
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | PQ119 .K39 2003  

Lanson, Gustave.
Histoire illustrée de la Littérature Française.
Perkins/Bostock Library | f840.9 L295 t.1 c.2

Lanson, Gustave, 1857-1934. 
Histoire de la littérature française.
Published  Paris : Hachette, c1951 (1985 printing) 
Perkins/Bostock Library:
Stacks | PQ101 .L3 1951a  

Lemaître, Henri, 1912- 
La littérature française [par] Henri Lemaître.
Published  [Paris] Bordas [1970-72] 
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | PQ101 .L4 1970  

Pichois, Claude. 
Littérature française.
Published  [Paris] : Arthaud, 1968- 
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | 840.9 L777K In process-LC  

Beaumarchais, Jean-Pierre de.
Dictionnaire des oeuvres littéraires de langue française.
Paris : Bordas, 1994.
Perkins/Bostock Library | Reference | PQ41 .D573 1994

Eva Martin Sartori and Dorothy Wynne Zimmerman.
French women writers : a bio-bibliographical source book.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1991.
Perkins/Bostock Library | Reference | PQ149 .F73 1991

France, Peter.
The New Oxford companion to literature in French.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Lilly Library | Reference | 840.3 N532, 1995
Perkins/Bostock Library | Carpenter Reading Room | PQ41 .N48 1995
Perkins/Bostock Library | Reference | PQ41 .N48 1995

Levi, Anthony.
Guide to French literature : beginnings to 1789.
Detroit : St. James Press, c1994.
Perkins/Bostock Library | Reference | PQ41 .L49 1994

Levi, Anthony.
Guide to French literature : 1789 to the present.
Chicago : St. James Press, c1992.
Perkins/Bostock Library | Reference | PQ41 .L48 1992

more literary history

Balteau, J.
Dictionnaire de biographie française.
Paris, Letouzey et Ane, 1933-
Perkins/Bostock Library | Reference | CT143 .D5 1933
 
Kunitz, Stanley J.
Twentieth century authors : a biographical dictionary of modern literature.
New York: Wilson, 1955.
Perkins/Bostock Library | Stacks | 928 K96T, Suppl. 1
 
Kunitz, Stanley J.
European authors, 1000-1900 : a biographical dictionary of European literature.
New York : Wilson, 1967
Lilly Library | Reference | 920 K96E
Perkins/Bostock Library | Reference | PN451 .K8 1967
 
   
Lafitte, J.
Who’s who in France.
Perkins/Bostock Library: Reference | CT1000 .W467  
Also found in Lexis Nexis Academic
 
Wakeman, John
World authors.
New York: Wilson, 1975-
Lilly Library | Reference | 809.04 W927Ax
Perkins/Bostock Library | Reference | PN451 .N66
 
Biography index.
[v.] 1- Jan. 1946/July 1949-
New York : H.W. Wilson, 1949-
Lilly Library | Room 113 | 016.92 B615
Perkins/Bostock Library | Reference | CT104 .B5647

Biographie universelle, ancienne et moderne.
Paris, Michaud freres [etc.] 1811-62.
Perkins/Bostock Library | Stacks | CT143 .M5 1811
 
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Literature Resource Center (esp. vol. 65: French Novelists, 1900-1930; vol. 72: French Novelists, 1930-1960; vol. 83: French Novelists since 1960, and vol. 119: Nineteenth century French fiction writers, vol. 123 19th century French Fiction Writers; vol. 192: French Dramatists 1789-1914, vol. 208: French and Occitan Middle Ages; vol. 217: 19th century French poets, vol. 258: Modern French Poets, vol. 268: 17th century French writers, vol. 301: Gustave Flaubert).
 
Dictionnaire biographique des auteurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays
Paris: S. E. D. E. [1957-58, c1956]  2 volumes.
Library Service Center: 928 D554 LSC   
 

Histories - Print

For historical research, please consult the World History Guide at Duke

To find more books on French history, search the Duke Catalog for the subject: France - History

Agulhon, Maurice.
The French Republic, 1879-1992.
Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : B. Blackwell, 1993.
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | DC335 .A3813 1993. 

Ardagh, John.
France today
A new and rev. ed. of France in the 1980’s.  
London, England : Penguin Books ; New York, N.Y., USA : Viking Penguin, 1988, c1987.  
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | HC276.2 .A72x 1988   

Baubérot, J.
L’Histoire religieuse de la France, 19e-20e siècle : problèmes et méthodes.
Paris : Beauchesne, c1975.
Divinity School Library: Stacks | 209.44 H673 

Braudel, Fernand.
Histoire économique et sociale de la France.
Paris : Presses universitaires de France, 1970-c1982.
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | HC273 .H57 1970

Burguière, Andre.
Choix culturels et mémoire.  
Paris : Editions du Seuil, c2000.
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | DC33 .C56 2000 

Castelot, André. 
Histoires de France.
[Paris] : Perrin, c2001-c2002.
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | DC148 .C38 2001

Cholvy, Gérard. 
Histoire religieuse de la France contemporaine.
Published  Toulouse : Privat, c1985-1988. 
Divinity School Library: Stacks | 274.408 C547, H673, 1985  

Cobban, Alfred. 
A history of modern France
New ed., rev. and enl.
Published  New York, Braziller [1965] 
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | DC110 .C57 1965  

Charlton, D.G. ed.
France: a companion to French studies.
2d ed. London ; New York : Methuen ; c1979. 
Perkins/Bostock Library:Stacks | DC33 .F736 1979   .

Cipolla, Carlo M. Ed.
The Fontana economic history of Europe.
Published  Hassocks, Sussex, England : Havester Press : New York : Barnes & Noble, 1976-1977. 
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | HC240 .F583 1976  

Dujarric, Gaston, 1859-
Précis chronologique d’histoire de France, des origines à nos jours.
Nouvelle édition revue et mise à jour par Yves D. Papin.
Paris, A. Michel, [1966, c1960]
Library Service Center: | 944.002 D876PA LSC

Favier, Jean.
Histoire de France.
[Paris] : Fayard, c1984-c1988.
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | DC38 .H478 1984

Ferro, Marc. 
Histoire de France.
Paris : O. Jacob, c2001.
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | DC38 .F47 2001

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Gallo, Max.
L’âme de la France : une histoire de la nation des origines à nos jours.
[Paris?] : Fayard, c2007.
Perkins/Bostock Library:Stacks | DC38 .G358 2007


In the series: Histoire de France Hachette. Paris: Hachette, 1987-1991.


Histoire de la France coloniale. Paris: Armand Colin, c1990-c1991. 2 v.

Haine, W. Scott. 
The history of France.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000.
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | 944 H152, H673, 2000 In process-LC
Lilly Library: Reference | 944 H152, H673, 2000

Knecht, R. J. (Robert Jean)
The rise and fall of Renaissance France.
2nd ed.Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2001.
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | DC110 .K64 2001

Le Roy Ladurie, Emmanuel.
L’Ancien Régime.
Paris : Hachette, c1991.
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | DC121 .L47 1991

New approaches to European History. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1993- .

The New Cambridge modern history.
Cambridge [Eng.] University Press, 1957-1979.
Perkins/Bostock Library: Reference | D208 .N4 1957

Price, Roger, 1944 Jan. 7-  4
A concise history of France.
Cambridge concise histories.2nd. Ed. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | DC38 .P75 2005

Postan, M. M.  and H.J. Habakkuk. 
The Cambridge economic history of Europe.
Edition  2nd ed.  Cambridge University Press, 1966- 
Library Service Center: 330.94 C178A LSC  
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | HC240 .C312 1966  

Rioux, Jean-Pierre.
Histoire culturelle de la France.
Paris : Editions du Seuil, c1997-
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | DC33 .H555 199

Robertson, Priscilla Smith.
An experience of women : pattern and change in nineteenth-century.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1982.
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | HQ1588 .R6 1982

Sowerwine, Charles, 1943-
France since 1870 : culture, politics and society.
Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | DC335 .S66 2001

Tilley, Arthur Augustus.
Modern France; a companion to French studies.
Cambridge [Eng.] The University press, 1922.
Library Service Center: | DC110 .T5 1922 LSC

Tombs, Robert.
France, 1814-1914.
London ; New York : Longman, 1996.
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | DC251 .T65 1996

Verrière, Jacques. 
Genèse de la nation française.
[Paris] : Flammarion, c2000. 
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | DC34 .V47 2000

Wright, Gordon.
France in modern times : from the Enlightenment to the present.
3rd ed. New York : Norton, c1981.
Perkins/Bostock Library: Stacks | DC110 .W7 1981

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