Friday, October 30, 2009

Early French colonialism

A new bibliography of articles on French colonialism until 1815 just arrived - arranged by author, but with a subject index. For those of you working on the French overseas, this looks to be an important resource. It will be shelved in the Lane Room.

Roquincourt, Thierry. Articles historiques sur les marines, colonies et outre-mers: XVe siècle-1815 : bibliographie : contribution à un recensement des articles publiés en français parmi une sélection de périodiques des XIXe, XXe, et XXIe siècles. Paris: SPM, 2009. 649p.

This updates the author's has an earlier bibliography that focuses on French overseas presence during the French Revolution and Napoleonic period. Click here for the record.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Wednesday (actually Friday!) primary source #10 - Italian family accounts

This would be a great primary source for a seminar paper -

Author: Brancaccio Family
Title: Brancaccio family account book; being a ledger of rents and taxes collected: manuscript codex, January 1624 to April 1637.
Imprint: [Rome?]
Physical Description: 1 volume (126 leaves) ; 4to

This account book, identified on the upper cover as a "Review of things" and as the property of Leonardo, Maria, and one other member of the family, contains detailed descriptions of the monies and goods collected, possibly on behalf of the church. The ledger gives detailed descriptions of rents collected for houses and lands, some paid with money, others paid with grain and goods, plus taxes collected, also paid in money and goods. Several notable names appear throughout the ledger, including those of Medici, Piti, and Borgia.

For the full descriptive record please click here!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Acquisitions

Here are some of the books that have recently arrived in the library


Begley, Louis. Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.

Beigbeder, Frédéric. Un roman français: roman. Paris: Grasset, 2009.

Chauvet, Marie, Rose-Myriam Réjouis, and Val Vinokur. Love, Anger, Madness: A Haitian Trilogy. New York: Modern Library, 2009.

Cinémathèque française, Macha Makeieff, and Stéphane Goudet. Jacques Tati: deux temps, trois mouvements-- : une livre. Paris: Naïve, 2009.

Dreyfus, Michel. L'antisémitisme à gauche: histoire d'un paradoxe, de 1830 à nos jours. Paris: Découverte, 2009.

Du Ch√Ętelet, Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, and Judith P. Zinsser. Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Hardwick, Julie. Family Business: Litigation and the Political Economies of Daily Life in Early Modern France. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Hugo, Victor, and Marva A. Barnett. Victor Hugo on things that matter: a reader. New Haven [Conn.]: Yale University Press, 2010.

Lawday, David. Danton: The Gentle Giant of Terror. London: Jonathan Cape, 2009.

Le Clézio, J.-M. G., and C. Dickson. Desert. Boston: David R. Godine, 2009.

Leon, Mechele. Molière, the French Revolution, and the Theatrical Afterlife. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2009.

Lorcin, Patricia M. E., and Daniel Brewer. France and Its Spaces of War: Experience, Memory, Image. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Lyons, John D., and Kathleen Wine. Chance, Literature, and Culture in Early Modern France. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2009.

Ndiaye, Marie. Trois femmes puissantes: roman. Paris: Gallimard, 2009.

Rockhill, Gabriel, and Philip Watts. Jacques Rancière: History, Politics, Aesthetics. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 2009.

Schehr, Lawrence R. Subversions of Verisimilitude: Reading Narrative from Balzac to Sartre. New York: Fordham University Press, 2009.

Vergé-Franceschi, Michel. Le voyage en Corse: anthologie de voyageurs de l'antiquité à nos jours. Paris: R. Laffont, 2009.

Wiazemsky, Anne. Mon enfant de Berlin. Paris: Gallimard, 2009.

Wolfe, Michael. Walled Towns and the Shaping of France: From the Medieval to the Early Modern Era. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.


Ajello, Epifanio. Il racconto delle immagini: la fotografia nella modernità letteraria italiana. Biblioteca della modernità letteraria, 12. Pisa: ETS, 2008.

Albertazzi, Daniele. Resisting the Tide: Cultures of Opposition Under Berlusconi (2001-06). New York: Continuum International Pub. Group, 2009.

Angiolieri, Cecco, and Menotti Stanghellini. Il fiore. Italy?: s. n, 2009.

Cutinelli Rèndina, Emanuele. Guicciardini. Sestante, 18. Roma: Salerno, 2009.

Fava Guzzetta, Lia. Tra simbolismo e futurismo, verso Sud. Segni del moderno, 4. Pesaro: Metauro, 2009.

Ferretti, Cinzia. I Memoriali dei Mamellini, notai bolognesi: legami familiari, vita quotidiana, realtà politica, secc. XV-XVI. Bologna medievale ieri e oggi, 7. Bologna: CLUEB, 2008.

Lussana, Fiamma and Giulia Pissarello. La lingua/le lingue di Gramsci e delle sue opere: scrittura, riscritture, letture in Italia e nel mondo : atti del Convegno internazionale di studi, Sassari, 24-26 ottobre 2007. Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino, 2008.

Mucciarelli, Roberta, Gabriella Piccinni, and Giuliano Pinto. La costruzione del dominio cittadino sulle campagne: Italia centro-settentrionale, secoli XII-XIV. Piccola biblioteca di ricerca storica, 15. Siena: Protagon, 2009.

Pavese, Cesare, and Mariarosa Masoero. Il serpente e la colomba: scritti e soggetti cinematografici. Torino: Einaudi, 2009.

Pirovano, Donato. Dante e il vero amore: tre letture dantesche. Biblioteca della Rivista di letteratura italiana, 19. Pisa: F. Serra, 2009.

Zorzi, Andrea. La civiltà comunale italiana nella storiografia internazionale. Firenze: Firenze University Press, 2008.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Italian and French film fests in San Francisco

New Italian Cinema Event:
11 new and recent Italian films will be shown- November 15-22 at the Embarcadero Cinema in San Francisco.

French Cinema Now:
12 mainly new French films will be screened October 29-November 4 at Landmark's Clay Theatre in San Francisco.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New e-resources - Caribbean Literature

We have just purchased a new database, Caribbean Literature, from Alexander Street Press.

This resource has the full text of 339 works from the 19th and 20th centuries by Caribbean writers in English, French, and Spanish, and creoles. Regular updates and additions are promised. Currently there are 83 titles in French and French creoles, including poetry, prose, and non-fiction, the majority of which Stanford lacks in print.

This should be a welcome addition to our collections, especially given new course offerings in Caribbean literary and cultural studies. You can search within the full-text, by author, title, and limit your search by place of publication, date range, language, and author details.
brought to you by...
Sarah Sussman, curator of French and Italian Collections