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

Newspapers of the French Revolution 1848

(Journaux de la Revolution de 1848)


The French-language collection Newspapers of the French Revolution 1848 captures the British Library’s holdings of all newspaper and periodical titles published in France during the revolution of 1848. Coverage continues through the coup d’état in 1851 to the establishment of the Second Empire in 1852.

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Date Range: 1848-1852
Content: 68,151 pages
Source Library: The British Library


The revolution of 1848 caused the final collapse of monarchy in France, and in the power vacuum that followed a range of competing voices sought to control the future direction of the country. The social and political upheavals of this period are richly detailed in this unique archive of newspapers and periodicals – an essential resource for scholars of French or European history, military history, and Frenchlanguage or literature coursework across many disciplines.

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While the revolutions are second only to World War II as research areas in French History, specific titles also address those studying many aspects of 19th century French life, including women’s periodicals; literary, musical, theatre and opera reviews; medical and trade titles; regional papers and newsletters. There is also a strong strain of illustrated satirical and humorous titles within this collection,
which is not solely made up of newspapers but includes pamphlets held at the British Library.

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