Primary Source Collections and Guides: France
An extensive work containing a list of French medieval sources to the end of the 15th century as well as an introduction to their historical development. It is outdated but no work of similar coverage and depth has become available.
Van Pelt Library: Z2176 .S75
Melun: d'Argences, 1951.
This volume together with its three supplements provides a repertory of the history of literature in medieval France along with a substantial bibliography of modern scholarly criticism.
Van Pelt Library: Z2172 .B7
Van Pelt Library: PQ151 .B74 1951
Van Pelt Library Reference Stacks : REF Z2172 .B7
Van Pelt Library Reference Stacks: REF PQ151 .B74 1951
State sponsored. 70 volumes.
Do a title search for 'Collection de documents inedits sur l'histoire de France' in Franklin to get a list of available titles.
Supplement to the 1835 series.
Van Pelt Library: DC3 .C64
Commonly referred to as Bouquet. Covers the period to the death of Louis IX. There is an index (personal name and geographical) in Vol. 23. A microfilm version is available in Van Pelt microtext and another print version in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Storage: Folio DC3 .B76 1869. To request from storage use the place request tab from the RECORD page.
This series serves in part as a continuation of Recueil des historiens des Gaules et de la France. It consists of 3 parts: Documents financiers, obituaires, and Pouilles.
Do a title search in Franklin for 'Recueil des historiens de la France' to get a complete list of volumes in this series.
Critical editions of royal charters, 9th-13th centuries. Incomplete set.
Do a title search for 'Chartes et diplomes relatifs a l'histoire de France' in Franklin to get a list of available titles.
51 volume collection of critical texts.
Van Pelt Library: 940D C685
Series of publications from the medieval and modern period by a French learned society, with no apparent chronological or subject order. Incomplete collection.
Van Pelt Library: 944D P214. Do a title search for 'societe de l'histoire de France' to get a complete list of results available in the Penn Libraries. (The above link does not function properly).
This set of 27 microfilm reels reproduces the collection in the Newberry Library and is available through interlibrary loan from the Center for Research Libraries. The set includes ephemeral materials that reflect the politics of a period of religious wars and the establishment of the absolute monarchy. The set is arranged chronologically by pamphlet publication date. An Index to the reels is also available from CRL through interlibrary loan.
Microfilm set and guide available from CRL through ILL. Also see French political pamphlets, 1547-1648; a catalog of major collections in American libraries at Van Pelt Library Stacks: Z2177.5 .L54