Early Modern Period: Culture

  • EEBO. Early English Books Online

    "From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this incomparable collection now contains about 100,000 of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement. Libraries possessing this collection find they are able to fulfill the most exhaustive research requirements of graduate scholars - from their desktop! - in many subject areas, including: English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science." [self-description] Scholarly users in Germany have free access to this collection which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Society) and organized by the Niedersaechsische Staats- und Universitaetsbibliothek Goettingen (Goettingen State and University Library). For more information see Virtual Library of Anglo-American Culture & History .

  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online

    "Gale® is honored to present to you Eighteenth Century Collections Online, a comprehensive digital edition of The Eighteenth Century, the world's largest library of the printed book on microfilm, available through its imprint Primary Source Microfilm. In the most ambitious single digitization project ever undertaken, nearly 150,000 English-language titles and editions published between 1701 and 1800 will be made available online over the course of the next two years. When complete, the product will allow full-text searching of more than 33 million pages of material, in essence, every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas." [self-description] Scholarly users in Germany have free access to this collection which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Society) and organized by the Niedersaechsische Staats- und Universitaetsbibliothek Goettingen (Goettingen State and University Library). For more information see Virtual Library of Anglo-American Culture & History .

  • Quaker Archives Database

    "The Quaker Archives database is a combined name index to many of the older documents in Leeds University Library's Carlton Hill archive, the nature of which is described in the guide to the Quaker Archives accessible below. The database contains nearly 40,000 records, most of them indexing the names of those individual Quakers who are recorded in minute books of West and North Yorkshire Meetings of the Society of Friends, dating from the late 17th to the early 20th century. Altogether some seventy minute books have been indexed for the database, and a list of indexed documents is also available below. It must be stressed that the records in the database - which are derived from old typescript indexes - provide (on the whole) little more than page references to archival documents. In this way the database is essentially a finding list for use alongside the Carlton Hill archive." [self-description]

  • Revolutionary Players

    "Welcome to the website of Revolutionary Players, a project supported by the New Opportunities Fund focusing on the history of the Industrial Revolution in the West Midlands in Britain between the years 1700 and 1830. The region became internationally significant for achievements in science, industry, art and culture. The website contains images of many resources from museums, archives end libraries representing the history of the period. There are four main ways of accessing this material: Time, Place, People and Theme. You can also read Articles on historical subjects, enter the Digital Library of primary sources, explore a Gallery of images and create your own Album of items from the site." [self-description]

  • Vive la différence! The English and French stereotype in satirical prints, 1720-1815

    "The relationship between England and France during this time period was complex. There was a great deal of travel and cross-cultural influence, which would often manifest itself in the emulation of concepts or qualities of the other's culture. There was also a great deal of enmity. The two countries were rivals in economic, colonial, constitutional and religious ways, and they were at war for much of the 18th century, continuing into the 19th century. The differences which were celebrated by some were seen in times of stress as a threat to each side's value system. The satires in this exhibition demonstrate how the portrayal of national stereotypes was affected by the fluctuating political climate of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries." [self-description]

  • William Godwin's Diary. Reconstructing a Social and Political Culture 1788-1836

    "William Godwin's diary is the centrepiece of the Abinger Collection, Bodleian Library and is its most frequently consulted source. Godwin kept his diary assiduously from 1788 until his death in 1836. The diary is a resource of immense importance to researchers of history, politics, literature, and women's studies. In its pages one can decipher a remarkably detailed map of radical intellectual and political life in the turbulent period of the 1790s, as well as reconstruct publishing relations, conversational coteries, and theatrical production in the first third of the nineteenth century." [self-description]