Scholarly encyclopedia covering the Enlightenment "from the rise of Descartes' disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815."
Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history of the world, except the United States and Canada. Subjects include diplomatic history, economics, international relations, and political science.
Multidisciplinary bibliography indexing journal articles and "miscellany volumes" (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) covering medieval studies in disciplines ranging from history to languages to art and music.
Collection of databases, including Iter Bibliography, a bibliography and index of articles, books, essays, and book reviews on the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Includes coverage of art and literature.
Digital collection of early English news media from the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes pamphlets, broadsides, periodicals, and an extensive collection of London newspapers.
Collection of texts printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473 to 1700. Includes literary texts, sermons, legal documents, scientific treatises, and many other types of works.
Digital collection of 180,000 English language books, pamphlets, essays, and broadsides published from 1701 to 1800. Titles cover history, fine arts, medicine, science, literature, law, philosophy, and religion.
Full-text of magazines and newspapers providing a broad representation of print journalism in the eighteenth century. Most titles are British, but the collection also includes titles from from Canada, the Caribbean, India, and France. Minimal overlap with materials in other collections such as Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), The Burney Collection, etc.
Primary sources charting the rise and fall of empires, from the explorations of Columbus, Captain Cook, and others to decolonization in the second half of the twentieth century. Includes perspectives from colonizers as well as indigenous peoples from Africa, India and North America.
Skillman library's links to major indexes and full-text collections covering multiple periods of European history.
Primary sources, including audio-visual materials, relating to key events in the history of European maritime exploration from c.1420-1920.
Digital library containing some of the core primary and secondary sources for the study of medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Includes government documents, most notably the domestic Calendar of State Papers for 1547-1704 and the foreign Calendar of State Papers for 1547-1589.
An online selection from Cornell's extensive collection of materials on the history of superstition and witchcraft persecution in Europe.
Primary source material from British archives focusing on gender, leisure, and consumer culture. Thematic areas within the collection are Conduct and Politeness, Domesticity and the Family, Consumption and Leisure, Education and Sensibility, and The Body.
A biographical dictionary of women who lived in France or had an important connection to the French language from the 5th through the 18th century (up to women born in 1780). Although world-famous women are represented, the dictionary's main value is for its entries of women little-known outside their regions or fields of activity. There are two types of entries ("notices"): the "notices modernes" written by contemporary scholars; and the "notices anciennes", which are reproduced from biographical works published since the 16th century. The editors warn that the information from these older published works is not always reliable. Finding entries by browsing is more efficient than searching names directly.
Collection of India Office Records from the British Library charting the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond.
Index of works about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. "Covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples." Note that the full text of English language titles may be found in Early English Books Online or Eighteenth Century Collections Online; for the full text of French titles, check Gallica.
Index of journal articles, book reviews, and essays about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Covers Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Provided by The University of Iowa Libraries.
Primary sources such as manuscripts/diaries, rare books, maps, paintings, advertisements, company records, etc., covering the global history of 15 major commodities: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, energy, opium, porcelain, silver & gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, tobacco, wheat, wine & spirits. Also includes data on energy production, consumption, and reserves by country from 1965 to the present.
Primary source accounts of English young men and women travelling abroad. Good source of information on daily life in the 18th century and urban centers, particularly Paris, Rome, Florence, and Geneva.
Collection of translated texts from late antiquity to the age of exploration. From Fordham University.
A variety of documents that can be used to reconstruct everyday life in 18th-century London. Incorporates the proceedings of the Old Bailey, London's central criminal court, and provides extensive background essays on London.
Map of London during the late 16th and early 17th centuries with descriptions of streets, sites, and churches. From the University of Victoria.
Collections of letters and supporting documents (e.g. wills, accounts) detailing the daily lives of 5 families in Medieval England.
Digitized manuscripts in a variety of European languages detailing journeys primarily to the Holy Land and Silk Road destinations in India and China.
Digital collection of early English news media from the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes an extensive collection of English newspapers as well as pamphlets, broadsides, and periodicals.
Comprehensive listing of over 45,000 English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames including variant spellings, origins/etymology, geographical distribution, and associated notes.
Digital facsimiles of manuscripts by early modern women writers from the UK and Ireland, covering topics ranging from daily life to religion to biography and more.
Detailed data on slaving voyages from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database and the Intra-American Slave Trade Database. Also includes the African Names Database, which provides details of Africans taken from captured slave ships or from African trading sites, and a database of images relating to the slave trade.