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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Medieval and Renaissance Studies: French & Provencal

A guide to library resources for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

French Studies at UIUC Library

The Literatures and Languages Library, located on the second floor of the Main Library in room 200, The Reading Room, has a robust collection of materials for French Studies.

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French Arthurian Literature

Resources for French Arthurian literature can be found in the Arthurian Literature section.

Marie de France

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Subject Headings

Marie, de France

Marie, de France, active 12th century - Criticism and interpretation

Marie de France, 12th century. Lais.

Reference Resources

Print Bibliographies

Associations, Institutes and Societies


Subject Headings

French literature - To 1500 - History and criticism.

Courts and courtiers in literature


Christine de Pizan

Guillaume de Marchaut

Article Databases and Print Bibliographies

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Key Online Databases

Other Possibilities

Print Bibliographies

Roman de la Rose

Subject Headings

Guillaume, de Lorris, fl. 1230. Roman de la Rose

Jean, de Meun, d. 1305? - Criticism and interpretation.

Reference Resources