Scholarly encyclopedia covering the Enlightenment "from the rise of Descartes' disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815."
History - Europe (1715-1850)
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Time period covered: 1450 to present; Publication coverage: 1954 to present.
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.
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Digital collection of early English news media from the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes pamphlets, broadsides, periodicals, and an extensive collection of London newspapers.
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.
Skillman library's links to major indexes and full-text collections covering multiple periods of European history.
Electronic edition of The Times of London.
Information on politics, culture, and society of the Victorian era (1837-1901). Originating materials from English literature courses at Brown University; additional contributions from scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates from institutions around the world.
Collection of digitized French resources. Includes FRANTEXT, a database of literary, philosophical, scientific and technical texts from the 12th through the 20th centuries, as well as digitized versions of important 18th century French encyclopedia and dictionaries.
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.
Digitized Spanish-language periodicals from the 19th century through the 1930s. Most titles are from Spain, but some are from other Spanish speaking countries. From the National Library of Spain.
Detailed population data for the British Isles from 1801 to 1937. Includes data on births, marriages, and deaths, plus supplementary essays.
Full-text of six British journals published during the 18th and 19th centuries. Titles are the Annual Register, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Gentleman's Magazine, Notes and Queries, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, and The Builder.
Collection of primary sources in translation related to the French Revolution. The site includes images and text documents taken from personal memoirs, official reports, newspaper articles, treatises, and eyewitness accounts. The edited documents are brief, but include full citations to aid in further research.
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.
Full text of six nineteenth-century British periodicals and newspapers.
Detailed data on trans-Atlantic slaving voyages from the 16th through 19th centuries.