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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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Topics: Spain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy
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Topics: Spain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Carreras y Candi, Francisco
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Topic: Catalonia (Spain) -- History
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by Hispanic Society of America
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Topics: Spanish literature, Portuguese literature, Catalan literature
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Topics: Languedoc (France) -- History, Languedoc (France) -- History Bibliography
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Topics: Spain -- Charters, grants, privileges, Spain -- History, Local Sources
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by Gaibrois de Ballesteros, Mercedes, 1891-
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Vol. 3 has title: ... Sancho IV de Castilla
Topic: Sancho IV, King of Castile and Leon, 1257-1295
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Topics: Languedoc (France) -- History, Languedoc (France) -- History Bibliography
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Topics: Languedoc (France) -- History, Languedoc (France) -- History Bibliography
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Topics: Languedoc (France) -- History, Languedoc (France) -- History Bibliography
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Hispanic Society of America
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Topics: Spanish literature, Portuguese literature, Catalan literature
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by Hispanic Society of America
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Topics: Spanish literature, Portuguese literature, Catalan literature
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by Hispanic Society of America
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Topics: Spanish literature, Portuguese literature, Catalan literature
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Topics: Languedoc (France) -- History, Languedoc (France) -- History Bibliography
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by Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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by Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
Ancien Testament - Vol. 1. - Le Pentateuque, précédé d'une préface de Mgr. Mignot; Vol. 2. - Josué; Les Juges; Ruth; Les Rois, précédé d'une lettre du R.P. Lepidi; Vol. 3. - Les Paralipomènes; Esdras; Néhémie; Tobie Judith; Esther; Job. Vol. 4. - Les Psaumes; Les Proverbes; L'Ecclésiaste; Le Cantique des Cantiques; La Sagesse. Vol. 5. - L'Ecclésiastique; Isaïe; Jérémie; Les Lamentations; Baruch. Vol. 6. - Ezéchiel; Daniel; Osée; Joël; Amos; Abdias; Jonas; Michée; Nahum;...
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by Hispanic Society of America
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Topics: Spanish literature, Portuguese literature, Catalan literature
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Topics: Catalonia (Spain) -- Kings and rulers, Catalonia (Spain) -- History, Spain -- Kings and rulers
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Topics: Manresa, Spain, genealogy
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by Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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Topics: Languedoc (France) -- History, Languedoc (France) -- History Bibliography
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by Chambure, A. de
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Topics: Newspapers -- France History, Newspapers -- History, Journalism -- France, Press -- France
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Topics: Languedoc (France) -- History, Languedoc (France) -- History Bibliography
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by Hispanic Society of America
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Topics: Spanish literature, Portuguese literature, Catalan literature
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by Aragon (Kingdom). Cortes; Valencia. Cortes; Catalonia (Principality). Corts; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topics: Law -- Spain Aragon, Valencia -- Politics and government, Valencia -- History Sources, Law --...
"Apéndice": v. 24-25; "Apéndice segungo redactado por distinquidos profesores y publicistas de España y América, bajo la dirección de Pelayo Vizuete": v. 26-28
Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Spanish
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by Hispanic Society of America
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Topics: Spanish literature, Portuguese literature, Catalan literature
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by Hispanic Society of America
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Topics: Spanish literature, Portuguese literature, Catalan literature
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Topics: Catalonia (Spain) -- Kings and rulers, Catalonia (Spain) -- History, Spain -- Kings and rulers
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by Société de l'histoire du protestantisme français (France)
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Historical abstracts. Part A. Modern history abstracts
Topics: Société de l'histoire du protestantisme français (France), Protestants -- France History...
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by Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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by Brussels. Bibliothèque royale des ducs de Bourgogne; Marchal, François Joseph Ferdinand, 1780-1858
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Topics: Manuscripts, Burgundy, Counts and dukes of, Libraries, Manuscripts, French, Manuscripts, Flemish,...
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Topics: Languedoc (France) -- History, Languedoc (France) -- History Bibliography
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Topics: Languedoc (France) -- History, Languedoc (France) -- History Bibliography
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Topics: Valencia -- Politics and government, Aragon (Spain) -- Politics and government, Catalonia (Spain)...
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Topics: Languedoc (France) -- History, Languedoc (France) -- History Bibliography
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by Brussels. Bibliothèque royale des ducs de Bourgogne; Marchal, François Joseph Ferdinand, 1780-1858
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Topics: Manuscripts, Burgundy, Counts and dukes of, Libraries, Manuscripts, French, Manuscripts, Flemish,...
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Topics: Languedoc (France) -- History, Languedoc (France) -- History Bibliography
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Topics: Languedoc (France) -- History, Languedoc (France) -- History Bibliography
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by Hispanic Society of America
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Topics: Spanish literature, Portuguese literature, Catalan literature
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Topics: Languedoc (France) -- History, Languedoc (France) -- History Bibliography
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by Société des études juives (France); Ecole pratique des hautes études (France). Section des sciences économiques et sociales; Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales; Société des études juives (France). Actes et conférences
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Many vols., 1880- include Actes et conférences of the Société
Topics: Jews, Judaism, Jewish literature
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by Balaguer, Víctor, 1824-1901
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Topic: Catalonia (Spain) -- History
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Topics: Languedoc (France) -- History, Languedoc (France) -- History Bibliography
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"Littérature biblioque": p. [675]-[681]
Topics: Revelation, Jews
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Topics: Catalonia (Spain) -- History, Spain -- History Philip IV, 1621-1665
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by Hispanic Society of America
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Topics: Spanish literature, Portuguese literature, Catalan literature
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by Balari y Jovany, Jose, 1844-1904
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Topic: Feudalism
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by Lapradelle, Albert Geouffre de, 1871-1955; Politis, Nicolas, 1872-1942
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Vol. 1. 1798-1855.- Vol. 2. 1856-1872
Topic: Arbitration, International
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by Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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by James I, King of Aragon, 1208-1276; Flotats, Mariano; Bofarull y de Broca, Antonio de, 1821-1892
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by Clemencín, Diego, 1765-1834; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Isabella I, Queen of Spain, 1451-1504
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by Centre international de synthèse, Paris. Section de synthèse historique. Bulletin
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Publication suspended between issues for Apr./June 1914 and Aug./Dec. 1919
Topics: History -- Periodicals, Civilization -- History Periodicals
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Topic: Arabs
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by Chuquet, Arthur, 1853-1925
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Vol. 1. La première invasion prussienne (11 août-2 Sept. 1792).- Vol. 2. Valmy.- Vol. 3. La Tetrits de Brunswick.- Vol. 4.Jemappes et la conquête de la Belgique.- Vol. 5. La Trahisen de Dumouriez.- Vol. 6. L'Expédition de Custine.- Vol. 7. Mayence.- Vol. 8. Wissembourg.- Vol. 9. Hoche et la lutte pour l'Alsace.- Vol. 10. Valenciennes.- Vol. 11. Hondscheete
Topic: French Revolution, 1789-1804 (General)
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Topics: Valencia -- Politics and government, Aragon (Spain) -- Politics and government, Catalonia (Spain)...
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by Chuquet, Arthur, 1853-1925
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Vol. 1. La première invasion prussienne (11 août-2 Sept. 1792).- Vol. 2. Valmy.- Vol. 3. La Tetrits de Brunswick.- Vol. 4.Jemappes et la conquête de la Belgique.- Vol. 5. La Trahisen de Dumouriez.- Vol. 6. L'Expédition de Custine.- Vol. 7. Mayence.- Vol. 8. Wissembourg.- Vol. 9. Hoche et la lutte pour l'Alsace.- Vol. 10. Valenciennes.- Vol. 11. Hondscheete
Topic: French Revolution, 1789-1804 (General)
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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by Darío, Rubén, 1867-1916; Ghiraldo, Alberto, 1874-
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v. 1. La caravana pasa. -- v. 2. Prosas profanas. -- v. 3. Tierras solares. -- v. 4. Azul. -- v. 5. Parisiana. -- v. 6. Los raros. -- v. 7. Cantos de vida y esperanza. -- v. 8. Letras. -- v. 9. Canto a la Argentina. -- v. 10. Opiniones. -- v. 11. Poema del Otoño. -- v. 12. Peregrinaciones. -- v. 13. Prosa política. -- v. 14. Cuentos y crónicas. -- v. 15. Autobiografía. -- v. 16. El canto errante. -- v. 17. El viaje a Nicaragua. -- v. 18. Todo al vuelo. -- v. 19. España contemporánea. --...
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by Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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by Chuquet, Arthur, 1853-1925
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Vol. 1. La première invasion prussienne (11 août-2 Sept. 1792).- Vol. 2. Valmy.- Vol. 3. La Tetrits de Brunswick.- Vol. 4.Jemappes et la conquête de la Belgique.- Vol. 5. La Trahisen de Dumouriez.- Vol. 6. L'Expédition de Custine.- Vol. 7. Mayence.- Vol. 8. Wissembourg.- Vol. 9. Hoche et la lutte pour l'Alsace.- Vol. 10. Valenciennes.- Vol. 11. Hondscheete
Topic: French Revolution, 1789-1804 (General)
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by Chuquet, Arthur, 1853-1925
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Vol. 1. La première invasion prussienne (11 août-2 Sept. 1792).- Vol. 2. Valmy.- Vol. 3. La Tetrits de Brunswick.- Vol. 4.Jemappes et la conquête de la Belgique.- Vol. 5. La Trahisen de Dumouriez.- Vol. 6. L'Expédition de Custine.- Vol. 7. Mayence.- Vol. 8. Wissembourg.- Vol. 9. Hoche et la lutte pour l'Alsace.- Vol. 10. Valenciennes.- Vol. 11. Hondscheete
Topic: French Revolution, 1789-1804 (General)
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by Argenson, René-Louis de Voyer, marquis d', 1694-1757; Bailly, Jean Sylvain, 1736-1793; Barbaroux, Charles Jean Marie, 1767-1794; Bonchamps, Marie Renée Marguerite de Scépeaux, marquise de, d. 1845; Bouillé, François-Claude-Amour, marquis de, 1739-1800; Bouillé, Louis Joseph Amour, marquis de; Campan, Mme (Jeanne-Louise-Henriette), 1752-1822; Carnot, Lazare, 1753-1823; Choiseul, Claude-Antoine Gabriel, duc de, 1760-1838; Cléry, Jean Pierre Louis; Cléry, M., 1759-1809; Condorcet, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de, 1743-1794; Desmoulins, Camille, 1760-1794; Doppet, Amédée, 1753-1800; Dumouriez, Charles François Du Périer, 1739-1823; Du Hausset, Mme., b. ca. 1720; Durand-Maillane, M. (Pierre-Toussaint), 1729-1814; Ferrières, Charles Élie, marquis de, 1741-1804; Fréron, Louis Stanislas, 1754-1802; Goguelat, François, baron de; Guillon, Aimé, 1758-1842; Jourgniac Saint-Méard, François de, 1745-1827; Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834; Linguet, Simon Nicolas Henri, 1736-1794; Lombard de Langres, d. 1830; Louvet de Couvray, Jean-Baptiste, 1760-1797; Méda, C. A. (Charles André), 1775-1812; Meillan, Arnaud Jean, 1748-1809; Montpensier, Antoine Philippe d'Orléans, duc de, 1775-1807; Regnault-Warin, J.-J. (Jean-Joseph), 1771-1844; Riouffe, Honoré, 1764-1813; Rivarol, Antoine, 1753-1801; Roland, Mme (Marie-Jeanne), 1754-1793; Sapinaud, madame de, 1736-1820; Thibaudeau, Antoine-Claire, comte, 1765-1854; Turreau de Garambouville, Louis-Marie, baron, 1756-1816; Vilate, Joachim, 1768-1795; Weber, Joseph; La Rochejaquelein, Marie-Louise-Victoire, marquise de, 1772-1857
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Topic: French
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by Brussels. Bibliothèque royale des ducs de Bourgogne; Marchal, François Joseph Ferdinand, 1780-1858
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Topics: Manuscripts, Burgundy, Counts and dukes of, Libraries, Manuscripts, French, Manuscripts, Flemish,...
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Topic: Geography
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Topic: Geography
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by Carreras y Candi, Francisco
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by Argenson, René-Louis de Voyer, marquis d', 1694-1757; Bailly, Jean Sylvain, 1736-1793; Barbaroux, Charles Jean Marie, 1767-1794; Bonchamps, Marie Renée Marguerite de Scépeaux, marquise de, d. 1845; Bouillé, François-Claude-Amour, marquis de, 1739-1800; Bouillé, Louis Joseph Amour, marquis de; Campan, Mme (Jeanne-Louise-Henriette), 1752-1822; Carnot, Lazare, 1753-1823; Choiseul, Claude-Antoine Gabriel, duc de, 1760-1838; Cléry, Jean Pierre Louis; Cléry, M., 1759-1809; Condorcet, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de, 1743-1794; Desmoulins, Camille, 1760-1794; Doppet, Amédée, 1753-1800; Dumouriez, Charles François Du Périer, 1739-1823; Du Hausset, Mme., b. ca. 1720; Durand-Maillane, M. (Pierre-Toussaint), 1729-1814; Ferrières, Charles Élie, marquis de, 1741-1804; Fréron, Louis Stanislas, 1754-1802; Goguelat, François, baron de; Guillon, Aimé, 1758-1842; Jourgniac Saint-Méard, François de, 1745-1827; Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834; Linguet, Simon Nicolas Henri, 1736-1794; Lombard de Langres, d. 1830; Louvet de Couvray, Jean-Baptiste, 1760-1797; Méda, C. A. (Charles André), 1775-1812; Meillan, Arnaud Jean, 1748-1809; Montpensier, Antoine Philippe d'Orléans, duc de, 1775-1807; Regnault-Warin, J.-J. (Jean-Joseph), 1771-1844; Riouffe, Honoré, 1764-1813; Rivarol, Antoine, 1753-1801; Roland, Mme (Marie-Jeanne), 1754-1793; Sapinaud, madame de, 1736-1820; Thibaudeau, Antoine-Claire, comte, 1765-1854; Turreau de Garambouville, Louis-Marie, baron, 1756-1816; Vilate, Joachim, 1768-1795; Weber, Joseph; La Rochejaquelein, Marie-Louise-Victoire, marquise de, 1772-1857
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Topic: French
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by Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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by Graux, Lucien, 1878-
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Contains bibliographical foot-notes
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Public opinion