Documentary Resources

Bibliographic Database

Access directly to the Bibliographic Database (in French).

In view of the widespread dispersal of articles about Versailles and life at court in the 17th and 18th centuries, the need for a tool giving researchers quick access to these extremely important sources became evident, and therefore, systematic indexing began in 2006.

As a first step, we sifted through all the academic journals available on the Gallica website of the Bibliothèque nationale de France to extract relevant articles, some of which had been forgotten or left out of bibliographies in spite of having appeared in less specialised periodicals such as La Revue des Deux Mondes and La Revue de Paris and having been written by eminent historians and art historians.

Secondly, data was systematically retrieved from the bibliographies of seminal works, and a web index drawn up of periodicals whose tables had been published, either in hard copy or online.

Finally, having had the tools for fast digitisation available since autumn 2006, the Research Centre launched a campaign of digitisation.

To date, the database contains over 3,930 articles, 3,645 in digital format, relating to Versailles or subjects addressed in the Research Centre programmes. Eventually, it will also reference major articles published in symposium proceedings and exhibition catalogues.

Since May 2010, all references can be consulted, and all royalty-free articles downloaded, via the Centre’s resources portal.

For any further questions on this database, please email us.

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Index of articles on our database (in French)
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