ARTFL - Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language

The ARTFL Project is a collaboration between the French Government and the University of Chicago with the goal of providing digitized resources relating to the French Language. ARTFL provides access to several databases. The main database is ARTFL-FRANTEXT, which includes the full text of about 3,000 French language texts ranging from the seventeenth century to the present. There are also a small number of texts from the Medieval and Renaissance periods. These texts are from all major formats of writing including novels, poetry, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises. Databases on more specific topics are also available, including French women writers, poetry from the 12th and 13th centuries, and other more obscure French texts. ARTFL's resources are updated as new material becomes available.

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1600s - present

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Seventeenth century to present, with some coverage of Medieval and Renaissance periods.



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E-Books and E-Texts

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