Until July 10th, the Library has access to three portals of ebooks published by Librairie Droz.
Textes Littéraires Français
Eugénie Droz founded the Textes Littéraires Français after the end of World War II, in 1945. This collection is dedicated to the critical edition of significant texts from the French literary heritage from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. The texts are available in a small, handy format, and each edition is accompanied by an introduction, notes, a glossary, and an index when necessary. This rigorous critical apparatus welcomes the scholarship of the best specialists to shed light on the creation of these works, and, no matter their time period, to provide modern readers with the most meticulous explanations on their historical, cultural, and linguistic contexts. For seventy years, the collection has welcomed, in addition to some smaller works, more than 600 monuments of French literature.
Humanisme et Renaissance
Founded by Eugénie Droz in 1950, the collection Travaux d’Humanisme et Renaissance has brought together more than 550 titles in sixty-five years. It is the most important collection of sources and studies on Humanism (Politien, Ficin, Erasmus, Budé…), the French Reformation (Lefèvre d’Etaples, Calvin, Farel, Beza…), the Renaissance (literary and artistic, Hieronymus Bosch or Rabelais, Ronsard or Primaticcio), as well as the medicine, science, philosophy, book history, and all forms of knowledge and human activity from the long sixteenth century, roughly from 1450 to the death of Henry IV, the threshold of the classical age.
This portal presents all the texts by or about John Calvin which have been published by the Librairie Droz from 1960 to 2012, with an initial focus on Geneva, Calvin, and the beginnings of the French evangelical movement with Lefèvre d’Etaples and Marguerite de Navarre.
There are tutorials available to help you take advantage of these resources:
- citations extraction and download : https://user.zord.tech/doku.php?id=fonctionnalites:citations
- zooming in images : https://user.zord.tech/doku.php?id=fonctionnalites:images
- Text editions, translations or images displayed opposite : https://user.zord.tech/doku.php?id=fonctionnalites:visavis
The corpus of patristic texts from the Christian East published in the Patrologia Orientalis series are now available online through the Patrologia Orientalis Database (POD). The full contents of the series, which began in 1903, contains content relevant to hagiography, canon law, theology, liturgy, and history. Primary texts in original languages of Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Georgian, Greek, Latin, Slavonic, and Syriac are represented with side-by-side translations in English, French, Greek, and Latin.
The full-text translations are searchable in the language into which the text was translated in the Patrologia Orientalis and the reader can check the translation with the original text visible alongside as a non-searchable PDF file. The interface allows for browsing of works as well as searching, and specific passages retrieved via search may be downloaded in PDF format.