France: Legal and Governmental Documents

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Flag of France

(817; English translation)

(870; English translation)

(1778; bilingual English / French facsimile and English transcription)

Provincial historical documents regarding English and French interests.
Digitised by the National Library of Canada.
(19th and 20th centuries; transcriptions).
Constitutional documents, treaties, and other primary sources regarding English and French interests in Canada.
(1760 to the present; transcriptions).

(1789; transcription of French original)
(1789; English translation)

French Treaties & Conventions of the Napoleonic era
From the website Histoire du Consulat et du Premier Empire
(1799 - 1815; French-language transcriptions)
Browsable and searchable database of French laws during the Napoleonic era
From the website Histoire du Consulat et du Premier Empire
(1798 - 1815; French-language transcriptions)
(1798-1819; English translations)
The civil code that still affects present-day law.
(1804-1810; 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.
(843-1792; published transcriptions in pdf file).
Under construction in reverse chronological order: most recent years available first.

Documents from the Avalon Project
(1778-1843; transcriptions and translations).

Agreement concluded at Munich between Germany, Great Britain, France and Italy
(29 September 1938; English translation)

(25 June 1940; English translation)

Partial list of French national constitutions since 1789.
(1789- present; transcriptions)
Constitutional variants reproduced on the Ministry of Culture's Archim imagebank.
(1789 - 1958; photo facsimiles)
(28 September 1958, with amendments through 2008; English translation)

Archives of the National Assembly:
Legislative dossiers, historical accounts, lists of deputies, and much more.
(1789 - present; transcriptions, commentaries and facsimiles)

A large searchable collection that includes digitized French historical codices and documents.
(16th - 20th century; PDF facsimile images)

This is the digital library of Criminocorpus - Le portail sur l'histoire de la justice, des crimes et des peines.
Criminocorpus focuses on the history of crime in France.
(18th - 20th centuries; manuscripts and transcriptions)
A searchable database of current French civil and criminal codes.
Compiled by Legifrance.
(French transcriptions)

Law stipulating the use of the French language to be obligatory in commerce.
(4 August 1994; French transcription)

Press Releases of the French Senate
(1997 - present; French transcriptions)

Public website for access to French legal texts
(French-language transcriptions with additional links to English and Spanish translations)

Library of Congress guide to constitutional, legal and government documents.
(Transcriptions and translations)



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