Editor: Malcolm Walsby, University of St. Andrews
During the sixteenth century Protestant authors had grasped the importance of winning over the souls and minds of the French people from the outset and the production of Genevan presses was therefore mainly in French. This unique selection of writings reflects the Catholic response to Calvinism, with works attacking the precepts of Calvinism and those defending the Catholic doctrine against condemnations by Calvinists.
Archives of the Church of Uganda Online
The records in this collection document the history of the Church of the Province of Uganda. Christianity came to Uganda late compared with many other parts of Africa. The first Church Missionary Society missionaries arrived at King Mutesa's court on June 30, 1877. This was seventy-eight years after the founding of the Church Missionary Society in Great Britain. However, within eight decades, after having passed through much persecution, Uganda had become one of the most successful mission fields in the world. By 1914, through its indigenous teachers and a few European missionaries, nearly the whole of the area today called Uganda had already been evangelized. In 1961 the growth of the Church of Uganda was recognized in the Anglican Communion with the establishment of the Church of the Province of Uganda, Rwanda-Burundi and Boga-Zaire.
Archives of the Presbyterian Church of Cuba Online
Editor: Luis Martínez-Fernández, University of Central Florida
This collection makes available for research the records of the Iglesia Presbiteriana-Reformada en Cuba (IPRC) and predecessor Presbyterian churches and missions in Cuba, including a complete run of Heraldo Cristiano, the church’s newsletter, 1919 – 2010, which provides a framework for the history of the church. Also included are the periodicals Juprecu and Su Voz, early mission records, originally maintained in English and then in Spanish as the congregations took over management of their churches and schools from the mission workers. These include session minutes and membership/baptism/marriage/death records, as well as minutes of men’s, women’s, and youth groups, including their mission work in their communities.
Art Sales Catalogues Online
Editor: Frits Lugt
The Art Sales Catalogues Online (ASCO) publication offers easy access to complete historical art sales catalogues for the period 1600 to 1900. Lugt's Répertoire online database has been included in this publication and serves as the "entrance gate" to the catalogues.
Subject: Art History
Book Sales Catalogues Online
Book Sales Catalogues Online offers a comprehensive bibliography of book sales catalogues printed in the Dutch Republic before 1801. This sophisticated database provides full access to some 3,750 digital facsimiles from ca. 50 libraries across Europe.
Children’s Leisure Activities in Russia Online
Editor: Vitaly Bezrogov, Moscow and Catriona Kelly, Oxford
The material gathered here offers a unique insight into one of the most important and characteristic areas of socializing the young in early Soviet Russia, and a window into the mentality of the `first Soviet generations’ as well. It gives a representative overview of the different trends in children leisure activities and games and runs chronologically from 1917 to the late 1930s.
Chinese Film and Newsreel Scripts from the Cultural Revolution Online
Editor: Zhong yang xin wen ji lu dian ying zhi pian chang
Documentary films and newsreels were two of the major mass media and communication channels in China from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. They covered all aspects of social activities, though the emphasis was on developments in the building of a socialist country. The bulk of the items in the collection are transcripts for the documentary films and newsreels from the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.
Climate Change and Law Collection
Editor: Human Rights Internet
This comprehensive collection of climate change and law documents contains original source, non-edited and non-redacted “grey literature” (non-peer reviewed) in English, centered on climate change and the law. Incorporated in the category of ‘law’ is any discipline of law which addressed climate change, including corporate law, environmental law and human rights law. Materials in the collection originate from a wide range of organizations in the public and private sector, institutions, and/or individuals, world-wide. A collection of this nature will be a significant resource, adding value to existing resources, and serving the needs of various actors and stakeholders needing access to documentation on climate change and the law. This collection is edited by the Human Rights Internet (HRI) http://hri.ca/, in Ottawa, Canada and is updated annually.
Codices Hugeniani Online
Codices Hugeniani Online (COHU) offers the fully digitized archive of Christiaan Huygens (1629 - 1695), held at Leiden University Library. The archive includes notebooks and loose leafs with texts in the field of astronomy, mechanics, mathematics and music, as well as correspondence and annotated books.
Place: United States
Cold War Intelligence
Editor: Matthew M. Aid
This collection of 2,360 formerly classified U.S. government documents (most of them classified Top Secret or higher) provides readers for the first time with the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Place: United States, Soviet Union
Colonial Period Korea Online
Editor: Ria Koopmans-De Bruijn
A unique collection of rare documents relating to the Japanese occupation of Korea, from the late nineteenth century up to 1945, representing a highly significant period in Korean history, and vital for a true understanding of many reflexes in the Koreas today. The collection is particularly important and timely because it preserves the intellectual content of publications which are at risk of disappearing for good.
Compilation of Chinese Medicine Periodicals Online, 1897-1952
The Compilation of Chinese Medicine Periodicals Online, 1897-1952 is a collection of 49 different periodicals on Chinese medicine published in the Late Qing and Republican Periods in China. This collection includes 212 books of more than 120,000 pages. Considered one of the best sources for observing the changing nature of medical practice and education during the late Qing and Republican eras in China that is crucial to the development of medicine and science in China, this collection provides unique insight into not only the modern transformation of Chinese medicine, but also the larger role of medicine in Chinese society, as it includes published documents authored by prominent figures both in support of, and opposed to, Chinese medicine. The Chinese medical periodicals include not only news related to Chinese medicine, but also news of all kinds of current politics and information about society and culture.
Place: East Asia
Conrad Gessner's Private Library Online: The Revealing Hand-Written Notes of an Early Modern Polymath
Editor: Urs Leu, Zentralbibliothek Zürich
This source edition of Gessner’s private library contains those seventy eight books that Gessner read most carefully and annotated by hand. The marginalia in these books are so numerous that they almost constitute a new set of sources, which are of interest not only to historians and philologists but also to scholars of the history of early modern medicine and the natural sciences.
Critical Editions of the New Testament Online
Editor: Professor David C. Parker
This collection, earlier published in a microfiche collection by IDC Publishers, makes available the principal critical editions of the New Testament for the first time in a single collection online, including lists of variant readings and collections of manuscript transcriptions and collations from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century. In addition, a number of the most useful editions of the ancient versions and of ancillary materials have been included. The principal critical editions of the New Testament represent some of the highest achievements in biblical scholarship.
Subject: Biblical Studies
Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959-
Editor: Project advisor: Arien González Crespo, Director,
Primary-source collection of ca. 45,000 fully-searchable documents from the Casa de las Américas in Havana, documenting the culture and cultural relations of Revolutionary Cuba and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Cult of Body Online
Editor: Louise McReynolds
This collection comprises unique material on sports and physical culture in Russia, 1891-1919 and is particularly significant because sports provided opportunities for transitions from tradition to modernity: athletic competition broke down class barriers, brought women into public spaces, and encouraged new modes of behavior and self-presentation.
Dutch Pamphlets Online
Editor: Knuttel, W.P.C.
Dutch Pamphlets Online comprises both the complete Knuttel collection from the National Library of the Netherlands and the Van Alphen collection from Groningen University Library. The famous Knuttel collection contains some 34,000 pamphlets, to which the Van Alphen collection adds another 2,800. There is no overlap between the two. Combined, these collections form an exhaustive treasure trove of primary texts on the history of the Low Countries between 1486 and 1853.
Early Russian Cinema Online
This unique collection of Russian film periodicals from the last tsarist decade includes both sophisticated and more popular periodicals released by the major Russian film studios. Containing interviews with movie stars and now irretrievably lost screenplays, these journals will prove an invaluable source about the silent movie era and Russia's entertainment industry at the eve of the Revolution.
Early Western Korans Online
Editor: Hartmut Bobzin and August den Hollander
This remarkable collection demonstrates the impact of the holy book of Islam in Europe. Long before printing with movable type became common practice in the Islamic world, Korans had been printed in Arabic type in several European cities. The collection includes Korans and Koran translations, printed between 1537 and 1857, and is of interest to book historians, theologians, philologists, and scholars of Islamic Studies alike.
Subject: Middle East and Islamic Studies
Ephraim Deinard (1846-1930) Online
Editor: Brad Sabin Hill
The Hebrew publications of Ephraim Deinard comprise a trove of historical and bibliographic material relating to Russian, Palestinian, and American Jewish history, Crimean and Karaite studies, anti-Hasidic polemic, modern Hebrew literature, and antiquarian Hebrew booklore. These works – some of which are excessively rare – from libraries around the world are all made accessible in this unique collection.
Subject: Jewish Studies
Place: United States
Russian Anarchist Periodicals of the Early 20th Century Online
Editor: Rashit Yangirov†
This collection reveals the eventful history of Russia during the revolutionary era, from the perspective of metropolitan and provincial newspapers and journals published by the most radical political forces. These materials shed new light on the relationship of the anarchists with the Bolsheviks and the Soviet State, and reveal the impact of anarchist ideas on the literature and art of the period.
The Archives of the Church in North India - Archival Collection
A collaboration with Yale University, the online version of The Archives of the Church in North India comprises archival and printed material from the Gujarat Diocese of the Church of North India. The archives have been divided into two sections: the archival collection, consisting of meetings, correspondence and reports, and the monograph collection of early printed monographs from mission presses. Title lists and MARC21 records are available.
The Archives of the Church in North India - Monograph Collection
A collaboration with Yale University, The Archives of the Church in North India Online comprises archival and printed material from the Gujarat Diocese of the Church of North India. The Monograph collection includes: - Monographs printed by the Irish Presbyterian Mission Press in Surat, India. - Monographs printed by other mission presses in India. - Monographs printed outside India and relevant for research purposes.