Resources

Libraries & Institutions

Catalogs

English Short Title Catalog (1473-1800)
Describes English or English language letterpress materials published before 1801. ESTC contains records for items of all types published in Great Britain or its colonies or in English from 1473 to 1800.
Gabriel
Gateway to Europe's National Libraries.
Hand Press Books File
Includes records for European printing of the hand press period (c. 1455-1830) from the Consortium of European Research Libraries, whose 37 members represent national and university libraries in 15 countries.
Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog (KVK)
Allows simultaneous search of the holdings of many major libraries in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, and the UK. It functions then as a sort of European Union Catalog.
Lib-Web-Cats
Library Web pages, online catalogs, and profiles a directory of over 5,000 libraries worldwide.
LibDex
Worldwide Index of Library Catalogues, Web sites, and Friends of Libraries pages.
SCIPIO
Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogs (Eureka on the Web) (Late 1500s-): Describes art auction and rare book catalogs for sales from the late sixteenth century to scheduled auctions not yet held. Records include the dates and places of sales, the auction houses, sellers, institutional holdings, and titles of works.
WorldCat
Mainly US/Canadian.

Portals & Databases

ARTFL Project
American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language, including the Trésor de la Langue Française, Dictionnaires d'autrefois, ARTFL-FRANTEXT Database, and the ARTFL French Women Writers Project.
Acta Sanctorum
An electronic version (not yet complete) of the complete texts of the sixty-eight printed volumes, from the two January volumes published in 1643 to the Propylaeum to December published in 1940 by the Société des Bollandistes. Copies of the printed work are available at the Andover-Harvard and the Widener Libraries.
Deutsche Lyrik im WWW
Contains poems of about 100 authors written in the 17th to 20th centuries.
Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Contains digitized versions of titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's A Short Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640 ("STC I"), and Donald Wing's A Short Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English Books Printed in Other Countries, 1641-1700 ("STC II"). Altogether, EEBO contains over 125,000 titles, covering a broad range of subjects such as literature, history, music, art, linguistics, and religion.
Early English Prose Fiction (Lion) (1500-1700)
Contains 211 works in English prose by writers from the British Isles from the period 1500-1700. Excluded are non-fictional prose, translations (with the exception of Argenis from Barclayu's Latin) and medieval" survivals," that is, works written before the period but printed within it. Prefatory matter and annotation by the original author are included.
Eurodocs
Selected transcriptions, facsimiles, and translations of primary sources from Western Europe.
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
The goal of Iter is to increase access to all published materials pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700), through the creation of online bibliographic databases. Includes a database of journals, the Iter Italicum, Scholars of Early Modern Studies, and Baptisteria Sacra.
Past Masters
Full-text electronic editions of works by major philosophical figures, in both original language and English translation. Areas covered include the history of political thought and theory, education, religious studies, economics, classics, history and German studies. Texts include published and unpublished works, articles and essays, and correspondence.
Patrologia Latina
An electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina published between 1844 and 1855 and the four volumes of indexes published between 1862 and 1865. The PLD includes the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.
Rinascimento: Research Guide for Renaissance Studies
The site, developed by Michael Hemment and Sebastian Hierl of the Harvard College Library, features links to essential reference works, web sites, electronic resources, manuscripts, and more. "Rinascimento" allows users to browse hand-picked HOLLIS subjects in areas such as Renaissance literature, history, art, and music, and to access selected Renaissance full texts freely available on the Web.
Visualizing Historical Networks: Angoulême in 1764

The project explores the lives and social networks of individuals in the town of Angoulême in the eighteenth century.

Professional Organizations

Renaissance Society of America
Scholarly Societies Project
Access to information by and about scholarly and professional associations worldwide.
Sixteenth Century Studies Conference

Summer Schools / Programs

Will list when available.

Resources by Discipline

Art History

Yale Center for British Art
"The most comprehensive collection of British paintings, prints, drawings, rare books, and sculpture outside Great Britain. ... There is a special emphasis on works from the period between the birth of Hogarth (1697) and the death of Turner (1851)."

Economic History

Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank (Rutgers University) (c.800-1815)
Contains five large data sets, three pertaining to currency exchanges and two pertaining to prices ... (see site for more details).

History of Science

Intellectual History

Gianluca Mori's Pierre Bayle Homepage
Includes a complete bibliography of Bayle studies 1990-present.
Montaigne à l’œuvre (beta version)

A digital corpus of works and letters by Montaigne, including related material by other authors (under development).

Past Masters
Full-text electronic editions of works by major philosophical figures, in both original language and English translation. Areas covered include the history of political thought and theory, education, religious studies, economics, classics, history and German studies. Texts include published and unpublished works, articles and essays, and correspondence.

Neo-Latin

BIVIO: Biblioteca Virtuale On-Line
Collection of neo-Latin texts, largely by Italian authors.
Johann Ramminger Neulateinische Wortliste
"A Dictionary of Latin from Petrarca to 1700."
Warwick Society for Neo-Latin Studies

Rare Books

Religious History

Luthers Werke
Reproduces the Weimar Edition in electronic form.
Patrologia Latina
An electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina published between 1844 and 1855 and the four volumes of indexes published between 1862 and 1865. The PLD includes the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.

Women's Studies

Early Modern French Women Writers
Contains texts by Madeleine de Scudéry, Marie de Gournay, Mlle de Montpensier.
Early Modern Women Online: An Annotated Bibliography (Georgianna Ziegler, Folger Shakespeare Library)
The ARTFL French Women Writers Project
A searchable database containing works by French women authors from the 16th to the 19th century.
The Brown University Women Writers Project
"A long-term research project devoted to early modern women's writing and electronic text encoding. Our goal is to bring texts by pre-Victorian women writers out of the archive and make them accessible to a wide audience of teachers, students, scholars, and the general reader. We support research on women's writing, text encoding, and the role of electronic texts in teaching and scholarship."

Journals

Guide to Journals

Revues.org
A consortium of French journals in the humanities with a search engine to locate materials in the journals and many other features.
The History Journals Guide
An international directory for journals and discussion lists in the fields of history and archaeology.

Journals

Resources by Region

England

Early English Books Online
Contains digitized versions of titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's A Short Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640 ("STC I"), and Donald Wing's A Short Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English Books Printed in Other Countries, 1641-1700 ("STC II"). Altogether, EEBO contains over 125,000 titles, covering a broad range of subjects such as literature, history, music, art, linguistics, and religion.
Early English Prose Fiction (1500-1700)
Early Modern England Sources
"Designed to assist historians, and others who have an interest in history, in locating information, principally from the Internet, for the history of early modern England and Britain. Among these pages you will find information regarding recent publications, resources for research, reviews and abstracts. Additionally, this site provides announcements concerning conferences, seminars, and calls for papers."
English Drama (1280-1915)
English Poetry (600-1900)
English Short Title Catalog (1473-1800)
Describes English or English language letterpress materials published before 1801. ESTC contains records for items of all types published in Great Britain or its colonies or in English from 1473 to 1800.
Institute of Historical Research (University of London)
Oxford Text Archive
~2,500 texts, English and some French, medieval-modern, Oxford University.
The Lampeter Corpus of Early Modern English Tracts
A collection of texts on various subject matter published between 1640 and 1740.
Yale Center for British Art
"The most comprehensive collection of British paintings, prints, drawings, rare books, and sculpture outside Great Britain. ... There is a special emphasis on works from the period between the birth of Hogarth (1697) and the death of Turner (1851)."
A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados

An important text from the early modern Caribbean world. This edition is available in the public domain and includes basic notes and an introduction.

France

ABU
Complete text of works of the French-speaking public domain.
Athena: Textes Francais
Gallica
A site from the Bibliothèque Nationale providing full-text books by French writers, searchable by period.
H-FRANCE
An electronic forum for the discussion of all aspects of the history and culture of the Francophone world.
Historians of Early Modern France (William Beik, Emory University)
Provides 250-word descriptions of research projects in all areas of French history, from 1400 to 1800, excluding studies that concentrate on the French Revolution. Created originally to serve doctoral candidates and recent PhDs whose work is not yet well known, the list now accepts entries from anyone engaged in serious research who would like to communicate with people doing similar work.
SFDES: Société Française d'Étude du Seizième Siècle
Seventeenth Century French Links
Société d'Étude du XVIIe siècle
The Bodin Project

Aids to the study of Jean Bodin

Web Links: French History (Zoë Schneider, Georgetown University)
Web17: un site pour la littérature française du XVIIe siècle (Roger Duchêne)

Germany

Steven Ozment (author website)
Virtual Library: German History Index
Zedler Lexicon (biographical dictionary)
Grosses vollständiges Universal-Lexikon alles Wissenschafften und Künste, ed. Carl Günther Ludovici, vols. 19-64. Reprint: original edition published by J. H. Zedler, 1732-1750.

Italy

Decameron Web
"A growing hypermedia archive of materials dedicated to Boccaccio's masterpiece."
Forum for Renæssancestudier
"Sites of interest" to students of the Renaissance, featuring an exceptionally large database of links to full text neo-Latin literature. Maintained by Marianne Pade of the University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Italian History Index
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
The goal of Iter is to increase access to all published materials pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700), through the creation of online bibliographic databases. Includes a database of journals, the Iter Italicum, Scholars of Early Modern Studies, and Baptisteria Sacra.
Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Medici Archive Project
Online Tratte of Florentine Office Holders, 1282-1532
"A database with information about office holders of the Florentine Republic during its 250-year history."
Online [Florentine] Catasto of 1427
"A World Wide Web searchable database of tax information for the city of Florence during the period extending from 1427 to 29, inclusive. It is based on David Herlihy and Christiane Klapisch-Zuber, Principal Investigators, Census and Property Survey of Florentine Dominions in the Province of Tuscany, 1427-1480."
Société Internationale Leon Battista Alberti
The Pico Project
"Makes accessible a complete resource for the reading and interpretation of the Discourse [of the Dignity of Man] within its own context, from an initial encounter through direct contact with the original text, presented here in its first printed edition. ... The electronic apparatus permits the user to take one step further, beyond the written text, towards the fullest realization of the anti-esoteric attitude which inspired Pico to publish his 900 theses and to present them for public discussion."

Spain

H-Cervantes
The Cervantes on-line discussion network.
James Amelang's bibliographies
Libro: The Library of Spanish Resources Online
"The book list is principally drawn from recent, but out-of-print university press monographs. In addition, the collection includes a number of basic texts and sources in translation. These are presented in full-text format and reproduce all the matter included in the original print version. The collection focuses upon peninsular history from the fifth to the seventeenth centuries."
Parnaseo
A site dedicated to Spanish Medieval and Renaissance literature, with on-line editions, links, calendars of activities, etc., run by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the University of Valencia.
The Association for Hispanic Classical Theater
The Cervantes Project
The Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

Other Places