Contemporary French Civilization


Contemporary French Civilization (1976), 1, (1), 143–150.


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Bibliographie occitane. Supplement to Revolum, 23 (Dec., 1974). Rather a book catalog than a bibliography, listing only authors' names, book titles and prices (as of Dec., 1974). More than 300 entries, including dictionaries, records. To be obtained free from Revolum, Boîte postale 178, 31 Toulouse. Google Scholar


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Dupuy, André. Petite Encyclopédie occitane. 2nd ed. Montpellier: André Dupuy, 1972. Refers to Occitania as an ethnic space, regardless of language: French authors and scholars originating from the South are claimed as “Occitan.” Covers history, geography, cultural life, economy and politics; supplies numerous statistics, charts and illustrations. See review by N. Smith in French Review, XLIX/1 (Oct. 1975), p. 118. Google Scholar

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Le Bris, Michel. Occitanie: Volèm viure! (Nous voulons vivre!). Collection “La France sauvage”. Paris: Gallimard, 1974. Compiles numerous interviews in order to retrace the social struggle of the Occitan labor-force, both urban and agricultural, paying special attention to the viticulture in Provence and Languedoc. Very radical, well informed. Bibliography. Google Scholar

Le Bris, Michel. Les Fous du Larzac. Paris: Les Presses d'aujourdhui, 1975. History of the five-year old struggle of approximately 100 farmers who are defending their property against the extension of the Larzac military camp (Aveyron) ordered by the government. The Larzac affair is considered a test case of the Occitan minority's struggle for cultural and political recognition. Google Scholar


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Daumas, Daniel Paura Provença Ventadorn IEOS 4–12 Google Scholar

Delbeau, Peire Andrièu – Cap e Cap (DiscOc) DSC 303 Google Scholar

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Mans de Breish O Saint Loïs! Ventadorn IEOS 4–15 Google Scholar

Marti, Claude Lengadoc roge Ventadorn IEOS 4–4 Google Scholar

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Delbeau, P. -A. – Cap e Cap (DiscOc) DSC 302–30 Google Scholar

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Marti, Claude Montségur! Ventadorn IEOS 4–333 Google Scholar

Occitania! Ventadorn IEOS 4–331 Google Scholar

Lo païs que vol viure Le Chant du Monde LDX 74502 Google Scholar

Patric Uòi l'auba Ventadorn VM 3 L 3 Google Scholar

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Institut d'Études Occitanes, 11 bis rue de la Concorde, 31000 Toulouse. Google Scholar

Institut d'Études Occitanes, Paris Office, 24, avenue Jean Moulin, Paris XIVe. Google Scholar

Centre Régionaux d'Études Occitanes (C.R.E.O.) Google Scholar

(33) Bordeaux: L'Ostau occitan, 75 cours d'Alsace Lorraine. Google Scholar

(13) Marseille: C.R.E.O. de Provence, 6 traverse cas, Marseille IVe. Google Scholar

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Lewis and Clark College

Bouygues, Claude