France: 1066 - 1453

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EuroDocs > History of France: Primary Documents > 1066 - 1453


Georeferencing and imaging of monuments of the Franks.
Includes parts of France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland.
(Antiquity to Middle Ages; interactive maps, images)

Medieval documents reproduced on the Ministry of Culture's Archim imagebank.
(7th to 16th centuries; photo facsimiles)

An exhibition of the Getty Museum utilizing manuscripts to illustrate French medieval history.
(1250-1500; facsimiles and commentary)

Seals with images important for establishing official portraits and to show legitimacy and provenance of accompanying documents.
A collection of facsimiles at Notre Dame's Medieval Institute Library.
(Facsimiles and commentary)
Royal seals of the Bourgogne dynasty reproduced on the Ministry of Culture's Archim imagebank.
(9th to 16th centuries; photo facsimiles)

Reproductions of manuscript illuminations and decor.
Preserved in French municipal libraries, linked in a database searchable by multiple criteria.
Produced through the auspices of CNRS.
(8th to 18th centuries; facsimiles and metadata)

Database of the Charters of the abbey of Cluny.
Project developed by the University of Münster.
Website also available in German, French, Spanish, and Italian.
(10th to 12th centuries; Latin facsimiles)

(987-1291; photo facsimiles, sound files, and commentaries)

This section includes primary documents of post-1066 France online.
See especially the section for France.
(1066-1603; facsimiles and transcriptions)

(1177-1217; English translations)

(1173; Latin transcription and English translation of letter)

The Roman de la Rose, written by Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun.
Digital library of all known manuscript copies, about 300.
(13th century; facsimile manuscripts)

(1302-1464; French transcriptions)

Excerpts from an 1805 translation by Thomas Johnes.
Edited by Steve Muhlenberger of Nipissing University (Canada).
(14th century; English translations)
Excerpted accounts of the Hundred Years' War.
Provided by the Internet Medieval Sourcebook.
(1369-1410; English translations)

See also details for reading Froissart's chronicles on the web in the original French or in modern French translation.


Faits d'armes (Deeds of Arms)

Edited by Steve Muhlenberger of Nipissing University (Canada).
(14th to 15th centuries; transcriptions from Scots English, Middle English, Middle French and Latin; also English translations)

Alabaster "mourners" from the tombs at Dijon.
For the Burgundian dukes, Philip the Bold (1342-1404) and John the Fearless (Jean sans peur 1371-1419).
Online facsimiles are scalable and 360° turnable.
(Late 14th to early 15th centuries; three-dimensional sculpture facsimiles)

A medieval book of hours.
(ca. 1412-1416; photo facsimiles)

The Book of Hours of Jeanne de France, produced on the occasion of the nuptials of the third daughter of King Charles VII.
Classified as a French national treasure, of great historic and artistic interest.
694 folios, digitized by Gallica at the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
(1452; Latin-language facsimiles)

From the Rise of Capetian France through the Hundred Years' War.
(Transcriptions and translations)

(1412-1431; mostly English translations)
A contemporary chronicle of Joan of Arc's life by Christine de Pisan.
(ca. 1429; facsimile and original French transcription with English translation)

Royal monetary edicts and decrees from the mid ninth century until after the French Revolution.
Also a good source for information on the succession of French kings.
Under construction in reverse chronological order. Most recent years available first.
(843-1792; published transcriptions in pdf file)

A database of images, texts, charts, and historical maps of French Gothic architecture.
(12th to 15th centuries; facsimile images, maps, architectural plans, texts, and narratives)
A set of historical maps from Dr. Ronnie Ellenblum's Historic Cities.
(Facsimiles)

Texts on the history of French agriculture, commerce, law, taxes, and more.
(From ancient times through 1914; Latin, Langue d'Oc, Langue d'Oil transcriptions and translations)

Photographic reproductions of constitutions, edicts, treaties, letters, photos, atlases, and official seals.
Available either by search engine or by thematic "dossiers."

Exhibition showcasing the development of courtly fashion as depicted in the art of Medieval France and the Netherlands.
Timeline spanning from the "Fashion Revolution" (c. 1330) to the beginning of the Renaissance in France.
(1325-1515; manuscripts and descriptions)

Includes primary and secondary documents, provided by Don Mabry.
(Transcriptions, facsimiles, and commentaries, mostly in English)

Historical documents and commentary on the former duchy of Savoy.
(1100 to present; French and Latin transcriptions, facsimiles, and commentaries)

The Roubaix Digital Library in the region Nord-Pas-de-Calais aims to concentrate all the local primary sources for the history of the city in one digital library.
Browse by theme, collection or chronological era.
(15th to 20th centuries; facsimiles, pictures, and descriptions)



EuroDocs > History of France: Primary Documents > 1066 - 1453



EuroDocs Creator: Richard Hacken, European Studies Bibliographer,
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA.
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