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Time Period >> Renaissance (1301-1700)

Collections containing material about Renaissance (1301-1700)

An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920

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A collection of over two hundred social dance manuals beginning with a rare late fifteenth-century source, "Les basses danses de Marguerite d'Autriche" (c.1490) and ending with Ella Gardner's 1929 " ...


American Originals Part II

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American Originals presents a tiny sampling of records from the National Archives. It represents the larger historical record that documents our national life in all its complexity. While offering ...


American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

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The library of Peter Force, acquired by the Library of Congress in 1867, furnished the basis of the Printed Ephemera Collection. Force himself had secured many of the pieces assembled by an earlier ...


Asia in the Eyes of Europe

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1000 copies of this catalog were published in conjunction with the exhibition Asia in the Eyes of Europe: Sixteenth through Eighteenth Centuries held in the Department of Special Collections, the ...


Athanasius Kircher at Stanford

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Kircher Correspondence implementation was unveiled in conjunction with an international conference held at Stanford - Baroque Imaginary: the World of Athanasius Kircher S.J. (1602-1680). A large ...


Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München

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The Munich Digitisation Centre (MDZ) handles the digitisation and online publication of the cultural heritage preserved by the Bavarian State Library and by other institutions. It provides one of the ...


Biblioteca Digital de Castilla-La Mancha

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Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha is coordinated by Bibliotecas Publicas del Estado, who are responsible for the network of public libraries in their respective provinces and other entities of regional ...


Biblioteca Digital de la Comunidad de Madrid

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The Biblioteca Digital de la Comunidad de Madrid is a digitization project of the bibliographic heritage of Madrid (Spain), whose purpose is to facilitate the preservation and conservation, and enable ...


Biblioteca Valenciana Digital

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In order to provide a wide diffusion for the rich Valencian bibliographical heritage, in 2002, our Generalitat, through the Biblioteca Valenciana, started a digitization project called Biblioteca ...


Biblioteca Virtual de Derecho Aragonés

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Biblioteca Virtual de Derecho Aragonés is a project led by several institutions (Gobierno de Aragón, Cortes de Aragón, Justicia de Aragón, Universidad de Zaragoza, Ibercaja and Caja de Ahorros de la ...


Biblioteca Virtual de La Rioja

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LA RIOJA Virtual Library is a cooperative project of digitization of the bibliographic heritage of La Rioja, whose purpose is to facilitate the preservation and conservation and enable the management ...


Bibliotheca Schoenbergensis: An Exhibition from the Collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg

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Selection from Lawrence Schoenberg's collection of illustrated medieval and early modern manuscripts. The collection includes items from the eleventh to the eighteenth century, monastic, university, ...


British History Online

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British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of ...


The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, ca. 1600-1925

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The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, ca. 1600-1925 comprises 139 books selected from the Library of Congress's General Collections and two books from its ...


Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

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This site provides access to descriptions and images of a selection of the decorated manuscripts in the British Library, which has arguably the most comprehensive, and certainly one of the richest ...


A Celebration of Women Writers

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A Celebration of Women Writers is a collection of electronic text transcriptions (many with illustrations) edited by volunteer Mary Mark Ockerbloom. This sister site to The On-Line Books Page has ...


Cultural Readings: Colonization & Print in the Americas

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"Cultural Readings" attempts to use the internet to review this complex history. The web site originates from two exhibitions of rare printed and manuscript materials held in Philadelphia, ...


Digital Scores Collection

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The Loeb Music Library, using the systems and services for image digitization developed by the Harvard University Library's (HUL) Library Digital Initiative, is creating an expansible resource of ...


Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention 1774-1789

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Selections from the Continental Congress Broadside Collection (253 titles) and the Constitutional Convention Broadside Collection (21 titles) contain 274 documents relating to the work of Congress and ...


Emory Women Writers Resource Project

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Working with faculty and graduate students for Emory's English Department, the Beck Center is creating both HTML and SGML versions of selected works by American and British women. Spanning the 17th - ...


The English Emblem Book Project

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A collaborative project with the University Libraries' Arts and Humanities Library's Digital Resources Center, Special Collections and Preservation Department, the Emblem Book Project undertakes to ...


Gallica: La Bibliothèque Numérique de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France

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Gallica: La Bibliothèque Numérique de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF) proposes to provide access to 70,000 digitized works, more than 80,000 images, and several thousand sound resources. The ...


A Grand Legacy: Arts of the Ottoman Empire

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Highlights and excerpts from a 1999-2000 exhibition on display at the Arthur M Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums.


Historical Maps Online

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Includes digital images of approximately 85 maps dating back over 350 years. The maps depict North America, the Northwest Territory, the state of Illinois, and counties and townships within the state ...


The Hohokam of Pueblo Grande

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Pueblo Grande was a major Hohokam village on the north bank of the Salt River in what is now Phoenix, Arizona. Pueblo Grande was occupied for 1000 years, from about AD 500 - 1450. In addition to ...


An Introduction to the Mercator Globes at Harvard Map Collection

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A presentation of images of the Mercator Globes at the Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library with zooming and navigation. Mercator was a prolific publisher of maps and atlases, but he is ...


Investigating the Renaissance

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An interactive demonstration by conservators and scientists in the Straus Center for Conservation, located in the Fogg Art Museum showing the ways in which computer technology can be harnessed to add ...


Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection

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The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection is a private library focusing on late medieval and early modern manuscripts. Mr. Schoenberg is a Penn alumnus and past chair of the Library's Board of Overseers. ...


Luther Funeral Sermon Project

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This English translation of the first edition of Johann Bugenhagen's funeral sermon for Martin Luther was digitized in commemoration of the 450th anniversary of Martin Luther's death. The funeral ...


Map Collections, 1500-1999

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The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not ...


Mapping the National Parks

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Documents the history, cultural aspects and geological formations of areas that eventually became four US National Parks (Yellowstone, Acadia, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains). The collection ...


Maps of Africa

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Maps of Africa features antiquarian maps from the collections of the late Dr. Oscar I. Norwich and the Stanford University Libraries, dating from the late 15th to the early 20th century. They are a ...


The Ovid Collection

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The Electronic Text Center's holdings include a variety of Metamorphoses resources. A Latin text (apparently from Ehwald's edition, ca. 1903), eight other digitized versions of the Latin, some scanned ...


Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier

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Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier is a bilingual, multi-format English-Spanish digital library site that explores the interactions between Spain and the United ...


Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910

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Portrays the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century through first-person accounts, biographies, promotional literature, local histories, ...


Relaciones Geográficas Collection

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An exhibition based on documents with dates ranging from 1578 to 1586 and comprising original responses to a questionnaire initiated by the Spanish Crown in 1577, requesting information about Spanish ...


Renaissance Festival Books

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Renaissance festival books describe and illustrate the magnificent festivals and ceremonies that took place in Europe between 1475 and 1700 - marriages and funerals of royalty and nobility, ...


The Renaissance in Print: Sixteenth-Century French Books in the Douglas Gordon Collection

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Special Collections Digital Services and the University of Virginia French Department have launched an ambitious collaborative project that will make rare books from the French Renaissance era ...


Salem Witch Trials: Documentary Archive and Transcription Project

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This faculty-led project consists of an electronic collection of primary source materials relating to the Salem witch trials of 1692 and a new transcription of the court records. Electronic texts, ...


Shakespeare in Quarto

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Contains the full text of the British Library's 93 copies of the 21 plays by Shakespeare printed in quarto before the theatres were closed in 1642. These pamphlet editions are thought to be working ...


The Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1827

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The complete Thomas Jefferson Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 27,000 documents. This is the largest collection of original Jefferson documents ...


Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division's First 100 Years

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In honor of the Manuscript Division's centennial, its staff has selected for online display approximately ninety representative documents spanning from the fifteenth century to the mid-twentieth ...


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