Documents Diplomatiques Français (DDF)

The Documents diplomatiques français project aims at presenting the most significant documents of French foreign policy, gathered by the Ministère des Affaires étrangères. The first DDF serie was started in 1927 and concerned the 1871-1914 period. The second one, founded in 1961, was created in order to prepare the publication of archives related to the origins of Second World War. The ongoing DDF project was established by decree in 1983. It consists of documents produced after 1954, year of the Geneva armistice which put an end to the French Indochina war. It was then extended to the following chronological eras : 1914-1919 ; 1920-1932 ; 1939-1944 ; 1944-1954 and from 1954.

Founding year: 
1983

Editions

Documents Diplomatiques Français

Project start: 
1983
Status: 
ongoing
Edited volumes: 

DDF – 1920-1932
Years of publication: From 1997
Chronological or thematical scope: 1920-1932
Published volumes: 10 volumes, from 1920 to 1923.
Scheduled volumes: 1924, t. I.

DDF – 1939-1944
Years of publication; From 2004
Chronological or thematical scope: 1939-1944
Published volumes: 4 volumes, from 1939 to 1940.
Scheduled volumes: 2 : 1 volume 1941 Vichy and 1 volume London.

DDF - 1944-1954
Chronological or thematical scope: 1944-1954
Published volumes: 12 volumes, from 1944 to 1948
Scheduled volumes: 1949-1

DDF – depuis 1954
Years of publication: From 1987
Chronological or thematical scope: Since 1954
Published volumes: 36 volumes, from 1954 to 1969
Scheduled volumes: 1970, t. I et II

Volumes in preparation: 

DDF – 1917-1919
Years of publication: Publications are expected from 2014 to 2020
Chronological or thematical scope: 1917-1919
Published volumes: None
Scheduled volumes: 7 scheduled volumes
 

Documents Diplomatiques Français – Finished Series

Status: 
finished
Edited volumes: 

Documents diplomatiques français (1871-1914).
Years of publication: From 1929 to 1959.
Chronological or thematical scope: 1871-1914
Number of published volumes: 41 volumes.

Documents diplomatiques français (1932-1939).
Years of publication: From 1964 to 1981
Chronological or thematical scope: 1932-1939
Number of published volumes: 32 volumes.

Documents diplomatiques français (1914-1916)
Years of publication: From 1999 to 2013
Chronological or thematical scope: 1914-1916
Number of published volumes: 5 volumes-

Last update: 2017-04-27