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Calvin and Geneva 16: http://calvin.droz.org/

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. 230 texts are currently available. New Droz releases will be added to the portal as they are published as well as other books and series from and about Calvin.


Humanisme and Renaissance: http://humanisme-renaissance.droz.org/

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. Travaux d’Humanisme et Renaissance is the flagship collection for Librairie Droz. In addition to Travaux d’Humanisme et Renaissance, this site contains texts on the Renaissance, as well as the Cahiers d’Humanisme et Renaissance, and, all that Droz has and will publish on the Renaissance.



Textes littéraires français: http://textes-litteraires-francais.droz.org/

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. The first 300 texts in the collection were digitized in 2015 and are presented on this portal. The second half of the collection is in the processes of being digitized, and will be added over the course of 2016. New publications by Librairie Droz will be added as they appear.


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Our online reviews



Italique focuses on the Italian poetry of the Renaissance from Petrarch to the Baroque era. The aim of Italique is to contribute to a modern rereading of this extraordinary legacy. The journal has an ideal base in the fine collection of rare books that forms the nucleus of the Barbier-Mueller Foundation for the Study of Italian Renaissance Poetry, established in 1997 at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Geneva. Contributions in Italian, French, and English.

Italique joined Revues.org in November 2009, and is accessible online in its entirety at the following address: http://italique.revues.org.

Issues before 2012 are freely accessible, while ulterior issues are reserved for subscribers.


Crime, Histoire et Sociétés

Since its first publication in 1997, CHS - the official journal of the International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice, founded in 1978 – has made itself the leading journal in this new and significant area of historical research. In the last 30 years, historical research on penal institutions, the police, criminal justice systems, punishments and crime has changed profoundly. A historian of crime must now probe the socially accepted definition of order and disorder, the legitimacy of the structures and means employed for maintaining order, the capacity of society to integrate in new groups, or what precisely people expect of the justice system.

Crime, Histoire et Sociétés is the first Droz journal to join the online review portal Revues.org. It is accessible at the following address through a digital subscription coupled with the print edition: http://chs.revues.org. The journal is available in either HTML or PDF version. Issues before 2012 are freely accessible, while later issues are available only with a subscription. Printed edition subscribers automatically benefit from this offer.


Diderot Studies

It is possible to dowload volumes from 1949 to 2009 of Diderot Studies on Jstor at the follwing address: http://www.jstor.org/journal/diderotstudies

Revue européenne des sciences sociales

Since 1963, the Revue européenne des sciences sociales proposes interdisciplinary articles dealing with Social Sciences.

From now on, every issue since 2000 is accessible online on Revues.org at the following address: http://ress.revues.org.

However, the articles of the three lastest issues of the three most recent years are not yet available on Revues.org but are available for consultation for all in «pay-per-view» at this adress : http://www.cairn.info/revue-europeenne-des-sciences-sociales.htm.


Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance

The Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance - which was simply called Humanisme et Renaissance until the forties - was founded in 1934 by Eugénie Droz and Abel Lefranc. This journal quickly established a prominent place for itself in the field of Renaissance studies, bringing together many illustrious authors. All volumes from 1934 to 2012 are available for consultation on Jstor.



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