Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Travels in Alsace & Lorraine Articles Online

Source: Post by Robert Behra to the Alsace-Lorraine list 27 Jun 2004
Among the journals that have been digitized by the Bibliothèque Nationale is one called Le Tour du monde : nouveau journal des voyages, published in Paris between 1860 and 1914. In the mid-1880s this journal ran a series of articles by Charles Grad, an Alsatian deputy to the German Reichstag, that documented his travels through Alsace and Lorraine. These articles formed the base for Charles Grad's book L'Alsace : le pays et ses habitants (Paris : Hachette, 1889; and later editions). That book has also been digitized by the BnF. Below I give links to the serialized articles and then to the book.

Article A travers l'Alsace et la Lorraine (this is probably not a complete set, since the BnF's collection of Le Tour du monde seems to be missing some volumes during this period)









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The book L'Alsace : le pays et ses habitants:

You can navigate within these resources using the < [back] and > [forward] buttons, or by going to the table of contents ("Aller Table des Matières") in the book and then putting a specific page number into the Aller Page box.

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