Barrieres incendiée
February 5, 2014 12:27 AM   Subscribe

Images of the French Revolution. 14,000 individual visual items, primarily prints, but also illustrations, medals, coins, and other objects included as part of the French Revolution Digital Archive, a collaboration between Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. "The use of these contents for non-commercial purposes is free of charge, subject to compliance with applicable French legislation and notably the inclusion of the source’s statement." Post title taken from this print, "Barrieres incendiée"
posted by spamandkimchi (8 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
Wow, great post! I never would have come across this. So much to look at. Cheerio, working day.
posted by billiebee at 1:51 AM on February 5, 2014

Wow, the spelling on that print title is very non-standard. Although only préverts (yep) like myself would care about such nonsense. After all, we got royalty to behead here.
posted by Wolof at 3:43 AM on February 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

My French exhousemate who tends to rant about how the French Revolution was not just about the poor and the aristocrats has been loving these mightily, merci beaucoup!
posted by infini at 3:46 AM on February 5, 2014

I wish someone would curate this trove, i.e. find interesting items and post them to a tumblr with some comments.

Until then I'll just have to stumble around to find items like M. Coq et Mme. Poulet.
posted by benito.strauss at 8:20 AM on February 5, 2014

One of the things I love about living in the future is the wealth of academic resources available for free, immediately, no barriers (like interlibrary loan, where you have to wait) on the internet. Thanks so much for posting this.
posted by immlass at 8:28 AM on February 5, 2014 [3 favorites]

Awesome! Thanks for posting this.
posted by joannemerriam at 11:46 AM on February 5, 2014

benito.strauss, I would love for a historian to make a "one a day" Tumblr from this archive. Send up the History signal! As it is, I'm struggling to resuscitate high school French to read the titles and am grateful when I run across an English title like "The Frogs Who Wanted A King". And I definitely didn't learn enough French Revolution history to recall what the Champs-de-Mars massacre was.
posted by spamandkimchi at 12:16 PM on February 5, 2014

Excellent. Thanks, spamandkimchi.
posted by homunculus at 1:17 AM on February 6, 2014

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