A five-volume survey of European history from the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War. Alphabetically arranged entries cover the period’s most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare.
A five-volume survey of European history from the beginning of World War I in 1914 to the present, presented through alphabetically arranged entries that focus on the period’s scientific, social and cultural history as well as the political, military and economic developments.
In addition to the two encyclopedias listed above, use NU Reference to search our full collection of online encyclopedias and specialized reference sources.
Use the main search box on the library homepage to find books and eBooks on French history. Click on the arrow to the left of the main search box and choose the Books tab, then NU Books.
Most of the library’s books on French history are eBooks. If you would like to browse our print collection of French history books, look in the DC call number range of the General collection (located on the upper level).
To find books available in other libraries in your search, click on the arrow to the left of the main search box and choose the Books tab, then Books in Libraries Worldwide. You can request books from other libraries using interlibrary loan (ILL).
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One of the best sources for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on all academic subjects.
Articles from core journals in many academic disciplines
Covers all subject areas — find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, dissertations and theses, and more
Historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated.
Digital collection of pamphlets produced from 1779 to 1815.
Digital library of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. French books, newspapers, images, and other material.
Collection of historic documents from the early modern period to the present for both Europe and the Americas. Relevant sections include French Revolution, 19th Century France, and Western Europe Since 1945.
Collection of over 600 primary sources (texts, images, and maps).
Online exhibition of texts, maps, images, and more at the European Library.
Primary sources (images and texts) of 19th century Parisian culture.