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French Studies: History of Printing and Publishing in France

Library resources for the study of French and Francophone language, literature, and culture.

Recommended Books

The cultural uses of print in early modern France
Publishing Africa in French : literary institutions and decolonization 1945-1967
The French Book Trade in The Ancien Regime
Poets, patrons, and printers : crisis of authority in late medieval France
Le commerce des livres prohibés à Paris de 1750 à 1789, Belin, Jean Paul.

Researching Printing History

Search UW Libraries Search and Worldcat for keywords, and follow the links to subject headings. Some relevant subject headings:

History of Printing:

  • Books and reading - France - History
  • Printers -- France
  • Printing -- France

 

Bookbinding/Papermaking:

  • Bookbinding -- France
  • Papermaking -- France

 

Researching the History of Publishing

Search UW Libraries Search and Worldcat for keywords, and follow the links to subject headings.  Some relevant subject headings:

Book Trade and Bookselling:

  • Book Industries and Trade -- France
  • Booksellers and bookselling -- France

Publishing:

  • Authors and Publishers -- France
  • Publishers and Publishing -- France
  • Authorship -- France

Copyright:

  • Copyright -- France
  • Copyright -- France -- History

Researching the Cultural and Social Impact of Print

Search the UW Libraries Search for keywords, and follow the links to subject headings.  Some relevant subject headings:

Censorship:

  • Censorship -- France -- History
  • Censorship -- France
  • Prohibited Books -- France

 

Also search individual author names or book titles and "censor*".

 

Reading & Literacy:

  • Literacy -- France
  • Authors and reading -- France
  • Books and reading -- France