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French History

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

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The Académie Française was founded by Cardinal Richelieu in 1635 with the primary goal of creating a French dictionary.  A total of eight editions have been published in the years since its foundation, from the first edition in 1694 up until the eighth edition in 1935.

Librarian

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Donald Altschiller
Contact:
Mugar Memorial Library
617-358-3955
Subjects:History, Religion