Collections (P–T)

Lithographed Editions of Firdawsī's Shāhnāmah Online

Lithographed Editions of Firdawsī's Shāhnāmah Online

Editor: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Marzolph, University of Göttingen

A collection of thirteen extremely rare illustrated lithographed editions of Firdawsi's famous national epic of Persia, The Book of Kings. Beyond their importance as historically produced texts, some editions are noteworthy for their calligraphy. Particularly the illustrations in the Iranian editions are quite appealing and have been produced by major artists of the day.

Start: 1846
End: 1904
Place: Persia
Philipp Melanchthon Online

Philipp Melanchthon Online

Editor: Timothy J. Wengert

This collection focuses on three types of literature in the Melanchthon corpus. First, it especially includes works not contained in more recent collections of Melanchthon’s works (i.e., the Corpus Reformatorum, Supplementa Melanchthoniana, and Melanchthon Studien Ausgabe). Second, it preserves important earlier printings of works. Third, it contains a copy of the four volume Opera omnia.

Subject: History
Start: 1521
End: 1598
Place: Germany
Popular Literature, Fiction and Songs in Imperial Russia Online

Popular Literature, Fiction and Songs in Imperial Russia Online

Editor: Jeffrey Brooks

The collection illustrates the chief genres of Russian popular literature and includes chivalric tales, historical fiction and updated fairy tales. From popular songs to fairy tales and war stories, the collection follows the evolution of the Russian language in its popular commercial print form, an evolution that the Bolsheviks interrupted, but one that has now resumed.

Start: 1800
End: 1918
Place: Russia
Prize Papers Online 1: American Revolutionary War and Fourth Anglo-Dutch War

Prize Papers Online 1: American Revolutionary War and Fourth Anglo-Dutch War

Prize Papers Online 1 contains approximately 7,000 interrogations of members of the crew of ships taken during the American Revolutionary War and Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (ca. 1775-1784). It shows images of each interrogation (of two, three, sometimes even six or more pages). Answers to the fourteen most researched questions are transcribed and stored in a searchable database.

Subject: History
Start: 1775
End: 1784
Place: London
Prize Papers Online 2: Seven Years’ War and War of the Austrian Succession

Prize Papers Online 2: Seven Years’ War and War of the Austrian Succession

Prize Papers Online 2 contains approximately 6,000 interrogations of members of the crew of ships taken during the War of the Austrian Succession and Seven Years’ War (ca. 1739-1763). It shows images of each interrogation (of two, three, sometimes even six or more pages). Answers to the fourteen most researched questions are transcribed and stored in a searchable database.

Subject: History
Start: 1739
End: 1763
Place: London
Prize Papers Online 3: First, Second and Third Anglo-Dutch War and War of the Spanish Succession

Prize Papers Online 3: First, Second and Third Anglo-Dutch War and War of the Spanish Succession

Prize Papers Online 3 contains approximately 4,000 interrogations of members of the crew of ships taken during the First, Second and Third Anglo-Dutch Wars (ca. 1652-1674) and the War of the Spanish Succession (ca. 1701-1733). It shows images of each interrogation (of two, three, sometimes even six or more pages). Answers to the fourteen most researched questions are transcribed and stored in a searchable database. The Anglo-Dutch Wars (First: 1652-1654; Second: 1665-1667; Third: 1672-1674) were a series of wars fought between the English (later British) and the Dutch in the 17th and 18th centuries for control over the seas and trade routes. The Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (1780-1784) is part of PPO 1. This collection is part of Prize Papers Online (PPO).

Subject: History
Start: 1652
End: 1674
Place: London
Prize Papers Online: Atlas

Prize Papers Online: Atlas

The Prize Papers Online: Atlas makes available a sample of the Prize Papers’ interrogations. Providing a wealth of information about ships and their crews, the interrogations make up a crucial portion of the Prize Paper Archive, providing unprecedented insights into the workings of the maritime sector during the Age of Sail. The data available on Prize Papers Online: Atlas covers the period between 1775 and 1783.

Subject: History
Start: 1775
End: 1784
Place: London
Reformed Protestantism - East Friesland and North West Germany Online

Reformed Protestantism - East Friesland and North West Germany Online

Editor: Wim Janse

In the 16th century, the seaport town of Emden at the heart of East Friesland grew into the "mother church" of Dutch calvinism, which was the driving force behind the Dutch Revolt. The second part of this collection focuses on the cities in which early modern North Germany Reformed Protestantism was centered - Bremen and Emden.

Subject: History
Start: 1600
End: 1700
Place: Germany
Richard Wagner Online

Richard Wagner Online

This edition presents a broad cross-section of the Wagner literature of the nineteenth century as held by the Zentralbibliothek Zürich, which possesses one of the world’s finest collections of Wagneriana. The collection consists of three parts - Secondary Literature of the Nineteenth century; Wagner’s Mein Leben, 1870-1880; Mathilde Wesendonck‘s Complete Published Writings.

Subject: Art History
Start: 1853
End: 1898
Russian Avant-garde Online

Russian Avant-garde Online

Editor: A. Krusanov

This collection represents works of all Russian literary avant-garde schools. It comprises almost 800 books, periodicals and almanacs most of them published between 1910-1940 and thus offers an exceptionally varied and well-balanced overview of one of the most versatile movements in Russian literature.

Start: 1904
End: 1946
Place: Russia
Russian Military Intelligence on Asia Online Secret Prints, 1883-1914

Russian Military Intelligence on Asia Online Secret Prints, 1883-1914

The bulk of the Secret Prints consists of first-hand accounts composed by contemporary travelers to lesser-known reaches of Asia. Most were Russian army officers, many of whom had extensive training in geography and related disciplines.

Start: 1883
End: 1914
Place: Russia
Russian Military Intelligence on Asia: Archive series, 1651-1917

Russian Military Intelligence on Asia: Archive series, 1651-1917

The 19th century was a time of rapid Russian expansion in Asia. While its western borders were largely fixed in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars, the Romanov autocracy still found many outlets for its imperial energies in the East. Imperial Russia’s Asian march coincided with a revolution in intelligence.

Start: 1651
End: 1917
Place: Russia
Russian Theater in the Early 20th Century Online

Russian Theater in the Early 20th Century Online

Editor: Pavel Dmitriev

The collection of theater periodicals provides a detailed picture of metropolitan and provincial Russian theater, and reflects the cultural life in Russia at the turn of the 20th century. It is a unique source for a wide range of scholars in history, cultural studies, theater history and sociology, and provides a unique opportunity to savour the distinctive atmosphere of Russia’s Silver Age.

Start: 1904
End: 1924
Place: Russia
Russian-Ottoman Relations Online, Part 1: The Origins 1600-1800

Russian-Ottoman Relations Online, Part 1: The Origins 1600-1800

Editor: Maurits van den Boogert

Brill presents a unique collection of rare primary sources on a vital and dynamic part of the history of Turkey, Russia, the Middle East and Western Europe. These sources provide detailed insights not only in the military ebb and flow of Russian-Ottoman relations, but also in their effects on European public opinion.

Start: 1600
End: 1800
Place: Russia
Russian-Ottoman Relations Online, Part 2: Shifts in the Balance of Power, 1800-1853

Russian-Ottoman Relations Online, Part 2: Shifts in the Balance of Power, 1800-1853

Editor: Maurits van den Boogert

This collection includes discussions of diplomatic treaties like those of Bucharest of 1812 and Adrianople (Edirne) of 1829; the commercial and military issue of access to the Black Sea; eye-witness accounts from war theaters; and plans for, and ideas about, future confrontations. The fact that many different perspectives are represented in this collection makes it extra attractive.

Start: 1800
End: 1853
Place: Russia
Russian-Ottoman Relations Online, Part 3: The Crimean War (1853-1856)

Russian-Ottoman Relations Online, Part 3: The Crimean War (1853-1856)

Editor: Maurits van den Boogert

In this collection Russian views are represented by Anatole Demidov (1812-1870), traveler and patron of the arts; the discussion on the peace by former diplomat Tchihatchef; and the accounts of the Russian veteran, Piotr Andreevich Viazemsky (1792-1878). The opinions of two Turkish officers, Rustem Effendi and Seid Bey, and the views of Algerian poet Muhammad b. Ismail (1820-1870) are also included.

Start: 1853
End: 1856
Place: Russia
Russian-Ottoman Relations Online, Part 4: The End of the Empires, 1857-1914

Russian-Ottoman Relations Online, Part 4: The End of the Empires, 1857-1914

The material in the final part of this series is again highly diverse. Some works focus on trade, while others portray individual Ottoman or Russian statesmen. Some are personal accounts, whereas others are polemical or propagandistic. The collection is a veritable treasure trove of original sources, personal views, military analyses and national(istic) policy statements, which have never before been published together.

Start: 1857
End: 1914
Place: Russia
Screen and Stage Online

Screen and Stage Online

Editor: Rashit Yangirov†

This unique collection of Russian theater and film periodicals, which also includes material on other forms of entertainment (cabaret theater, circus) and mass culture in pre-revolutionary Russia consists of various types of material ranging from sophisticated journals to cheaply produced magazines published in the last three decades of the Tsarist regime.

Start: 1889
End: 1919
Place: Russia
Sephardic Editions, 1550-1820 Online

Sephardic Editions, 1550-1820 Online

Editor: Harm den Boer

Meyer Kayserling's Biblioteca española-portugueza-judaica (1890) is a hallmark of Iberian and Jewish bibliography. It reveals the importance, richness, and variety of the culture produced by the Jews of Spain and Portugal, both the exiles of 1492 and the many converted Jews - the "New Christians" or "conversos" - who returned to Judaism between the sixteenth and the eighteenth centuries.

Start: 1550
End: 1820
Place: Europe
Sixteenth Century Pamphlets Online / Flugschriften Online

Sixteenth Century Pamphlets Online / Flugschriften Online

Editor: Hans-Joachim Köhler, Hildegard Hebenstreit-Wilfert, Christoph Weismann

This series contains some 11,000 German and Latin pamphlets printed in the Holy Roman Empire. The pamphlets from 1501-1530 are concerned with the early Reformation movement, the Peasants' War, the threat presented by the Turks, and the various conflicts among the Western European countries. The pamphlets from 1531-1600 deal with a broad spectrum of themes, the Turkish wars, the revolt of the Netherlands, the persecution of French protestants, the status of Calvinists and Zwinglians in the Holy Roman Empire, propaganda against the papacy and the Jesuits, intra-Protestant theological quarrels, the building of confessional networks, witch-hunting, and anti-Jewish polemics.

Subject: History
Start: 1501
End: 1600
Slavonic Bibles Online

Slavonic Bibles Online

Collection of the earliest part of the Slavonic early printed books of the Moscow University Library, consisting of 40 Slavonic bibles and Cyrillic religious books printed in the 15th and 16th centuries, including editions of the Gospels, New Testaments, Acts and Epistles, and Psalms.

Start: 1488
End: 1874
Place: Russia
Soviet Cinema Online - Periodicals and Newspapers 1918-1942

Soviet Cinema Online - Periodicals and Newspapers 1918-1942

Editor: Rashit Yangirov†

The collection includes Soviet film magazines and newspapers from the 1920s and 1930s, reflecting the most interesting and fertile period in the history of Russian Film.

Start: 1918
End: 1942
Place: Russia
Soviet Cinema Online. Archival Documents from RGALI, 1923-1935

Soviet Cinema Online. Archival Documents from RGALI, 1923-1935

Editor: Richard Taylor

The documents in this collection cover the period when state monopoly control over the Soviet cinema industry - production, distribution and exhibition - was being established and this is why they cover a number of different organizations and institutions.

Start: 1923
End: 1935
Place: Russia
The Chinese Students’ Monthly Online

The Chinese Students’ Monthly Online

The Chinese Students’ Monthly is the first magazine published by Chinese students in the United States from 1906-1931. This publication became the official organ of the enlarged Chinese student organization: The Chinese Students’ Alliance in the U.S.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1906
End: 1931
The Reformation in Heidelberg Online

The Reformation in Heidelberg Online

Editor: Richard A. Muller

This collection aims to illuminate the intellectual and religious developments during the reigns of Ottheinrich (1556-1559) and Frederick III (1559-1576). Primarily, it wants to present the complete works of the major Heidelberg figures. Secondarily, its aim is to illuminate the theological development of the Palatinate including the origins and reception of the Heidelberg Catechism.

Subject: History
Start: 1500
End: 1600
Place: Germany
Translations of the Peking Gazette Online

Translations of the Peking Gazette Online

Translations of the Peking Gazette Online is a comprehensive database of approximately 8,500 pages of English-language renderings of official edicts and memorials from the Qing dynasty that cover China’s long nineteenth century from the Macartney Mission in 1793 to the abdication of the last emperor in 1912. As the mouthpiece of the government, the Peking Gazette is the authoritative source for information about the Manchu state and its Han subjects as they collectively grappled with imperial decline, re-engaged with the wider world, and began mapping the path to China’s contemporary rise.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1793
End: 1912
Place: Peking