Eighteenth Century Collections Online [via Gale]
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) provides full-text searchable access to the digital images of 150,000 books and other materials published during the 18th Century. Based on the English Short Title Catalog bibliography, it includes English-language and foreign-language titles printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.
Europeana: Europe’s Digital Library
Direct access to several million digital objects: film, photos, paintings, sound recordings, maps, manuscripts, books, newspapers, and archival papers. Selected from previously digitized resources available in Europe’s museums, libraries, archives, and audio-visual collections. French and German cultural institutions are particularly well represented.
European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection – part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online [via Gale]
Early European Books [via ProQuest]
Related links: Title List (.xlsx)
Political Extremism and Radicalism [via Gale]
Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture [via Gale]
Medieval Travel Writing [via Adam Matthew]
“Presents manuscripts of some of the most important works of European travel writing from the later medieval period. The chief focus is on journeys to central Asia and the Far East, including accounts of travel to Mongolia, Persia, India, China and South-East Asia. The collection also includes a number of important accounts of travels to or through the Holy Land.” Documents “are in a range of languages including French, Latin, German, Spanish, Dutch and English. Supporting the manuscripts are relevant secondary texts of translations and editions, as well as full catalogue details.”
Library of Humanistic Texts
This is a full-text collection of critical editions (frequently with translations) of a large number of 16th and 17th century texts. It is created and maintained by Dana F. Sutton, University of California, Irvine.
Travels in Southeastern Europe [via UMDL]
This is a full-text collection in several languages of 137 titles “that describe southeastern Europe, and in particular, Bosnia and Hercegovina, throughout history.” Almost all the titles were originally published in the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries.
Search 740,000 pages of 1,523 historical directories (business, address, telephone, etc., mostly from Central and Eastern Europe), 114,000 pages of 256 yizkor books (memorials to Jewish communities destroyed in the Holocaust), 32,000 pages of military lists (officers, casualties, etc., mostly from the Russian Empire and Poland), 43,000 pages of community and personal histories, and 24,000 pages of Polish secondary school annual reports and other school sources. New genealogy sources are added weekly.
e-codices: Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland
A full-text collection of Medieval Manuscripts. “At the moment, the virtual library contains 333 manuscripts from 16 different libraries. The virtual library will be continuously updated and extended.”
Oral Histories: Wisconsin Survivors of the Holocaust
“Wisconsin Historical Society archivists interviewed 22 Holocaust survivors and two American witnesses between 1974 and 1981. These oral histories are now available digitally and in their entirety for the first time, uncensored and unfiltered.”
Visual History Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation (VHA) [via USC Shoah Foundation]
Loeb Classical Library
Online access to all of the in print volumes of this major series of Greek and Latin texts with facing translations. From the publisher: “The Loeb Classical Library® is the only existing series of books which, through original text and English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church fathers who made particular use of pagan culture—in short, our entire classical heritage is represented here in convenient and well-printed pocket volumes in which an up-to-date text and accurate and literate English translation face each other page by page. The editors provide substantive introductions as well as essential critical and explanatory notes and selective bibliographies.”