French Revolution Newspaper

The revolution of 1848 caused the final collapse of monarchy in France, and in the power vacuum that followed a range of competing voices sought to control the future direction of the country. The social and political upheavals of this period are richly detailed in this unique archive of newspapers and periodicals – an essential resource for scholars of French or European history, military history, and French language or literature coursework across many disciplines.

The French-language collection Newspapers of the French Revolution 1848 captures the British Library’s holdings of all newspaper and periodical titles published in France during the revolution of 1848. Coverage continues through the coup diktat in 1851 to the establishment of the Second Empire in 1852.French Revolution, also called Revolution of 1789, the revolutionary movement that shook France  between 1787 and 1799 and reached its first climax there in 1789. Hence the conventional term “Revolution of 1789,” denoting the end of the ancient regime in France and serving also to distinguish that event from the later French revolutions of 1830 and 1848.