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November 21, 1950
Central Files Decimal Number 762B.00

French Royal Acts, 1256-1794

(Actes royaux français, 1256-1794)


A unique collection of pamphlets and pronouncements, French Royal Acts, 1256-1794 details the financial and political government of France from the late 13th century to the end of the monarchy.

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Date Range: 1256-1794
Content: 100,032 pages
Source Library: New York Public Library

Approximately 16,000 pamphlets covering this important period in French history are available in this collection, one of the largest of its kind. Scholars will find a wealth of information on France’s legislative and administrative history, as well as other aspects of French life.

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Nearly three-quarters of the pamphlets held within the collection are concentrated in the 18th century. However, a considerable number are of earlier origin. Many of these early pamphlets are reprints of materials published by officials during the period of the monarchy, as a reminder of the established rights or obligations of their constituency.

French Royal Acts, 1256-1794 supports research in French and European history, 20th century France, French monarchy, French life and law, politics, trade, criminal justice, treaties, financial administration of France, fiscal matters in the Chambre des Comptes, and French literature and language.

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