Rambaud, Recueil des instructions aux ambassadeurs de France, vols.
By Vitalis, Paris, 1903); Ribier, Lettres et memoires d'estat (Paris, 1666); Relations des ambassadeurs venitiens, &c. Of the contemporary memoirs and histories, see Brantome (ed.
By ChampollionFigeac, Paris, 1847, of doubtful authenticity); Relations des ambassadeurs venitiens, &c. Of the memoirs and chronicles, see the journal of Louise of Savoy in S.
He accordingly threw himself into the study of Russian history, staying in Russia in order to learn its language, institutions and customs. On his return, he published La Russie epique, a study of the heroic songs (1876), a short but excellent Histoire de la Russie depuis les origines jusqu'd l'annee 1877 (1878; 5th ed., 1900), Frangais et Russes, Moscou et Sevastopol 1812-1854 (1876; 2nd ed., 1881), and finally the two important volumes on Russian diplomatic history in the Recueil des Instructions donnees aux ambassadeurs (vols.
He also edited the Instructions des ambassadeurs de France a Rome, depuis les traites de Westphalie (1888).
When the Paris archives of foreign affairs were thrown open to students, it was decided to publish a collection of the instructions given to French ambassadors since 1648 (Recueil des instructions donnees aux ambassadeurs et ministres de France depuis le traite de Westphalie), and Geffroy was commissioned to edit the volumes dealing with Sweden (vol.ii., 1885) and Denmark (vol.