Corpus Montaigne

Les Essais [exemplaire annoté par J.-J. Rousseau]

Through May 16, the Library will have trial access to the Corpus Montaigne – a new digital corpus brought online by Classiques Garnier Numérique. Available on the same platform as the Godefroy, dictionnaire de l’ancienne langue francaise (IXe-XVe siecle) and the Grand Corpus des grammaires francaises, des remarques et des traites sur la langue XIVe-XVIIe siecle, the Corpus Montaigne  is the result of twenty years of dedicated research. It contains all the different editions of the works of Montaigne in the 16th and 17th centuries, published from the manuscripts and the printed originals. It also includes all of the works published in Montaigne?s lifetime and after his death by his “daughter-in-law” Marie de Gournay, all the editions published from the 16th to the 20th century, their annotation and critical apparatus, and also the best editions of the complete works in Italian, English, German and Spanish.

For a full description, see the presentation on Classique Garnier Numérique’s website. To access the corpus, click here.