The earliest texts in this comprehensive collection on witchcraft date from the 15th century and the latest are from the early 20th century. The majority of the material concerns the 16th to 18th centuries, the so-called "classic period." In addition to these classic texts, the collection includes anti-persecution writings, works by penologists, legal and church documents, exposés of persecutions, and philosophical writings and transcripts of trials and exorcisms.
When complete, this resource will comprise five modules, each with introductory essays, and will contain about ten thousand images of original documents. Currently, two modules are available. Section I: Conduct and Politeness, focuses on advice literature for women, while Section II: Domesticity and the Family, "frames gendered behaviour within the context of family." Separate lists of names, topics, and documents can be used to access materials. Defining Gender also permits keyword searches of its indexes: the "Boolean functionality" section explains this in detail. Short biographies of individuals are provided.
frames gendered behaviour within the context of family.
The Food Bibliography is an on-line resource providing a growing data base of bibliographic materials for researchers in the field of food history and, more generally, food studies. It is meant to help ensure the circulation of information to the increasing number of scholars working in these fields.
A collaboration between: Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies; European Institute for Food Culture and History (Tours) / Institut Européen d’Histoire et des Cultures de l’Alimentation (Tours, France). The bibliography (presently version 1.2) contains some 12,700 records in 8 different languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese and Dutch). Special attention has been devoted to areas that are not usually covered by on-line library catalogues: articles appearing in journals, papers printed in conference proceedings, etc.
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. He also produced one version of a globe pair: a terrestrial globe in 1541 and a matching celestial globe in 1551. Surviving examples of the Mercator globes are rare; Harvard's is the only known matched pair in America. Coverage: 1541-1551: The years the terrestrial and celestial globes were created, respectively.
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. He also produced one version of a globe pair: a terrestrial globe in 1541 and a matching celestial globe in 1551. Surviving examples of the Mercator globes are rare; Harvard's is the only known matched pair in America.
Provides full-text and full-page-image access to books from the 1460-1850 period, and pre-1906 serials. It focuses on economics interpreted in the widest sense, including political science, history, sociology, and special collections on banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing. It combines the strengths of two pre-eminent collections--the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London Library and the Kress Library of Business and Economics at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration--along with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and from the libraries of Yale University.
The Years of the Cupola is a textual and structured digital archive of the documentary sources of the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore. The period covered, 1417-1436, corresponds to the two decades during which Brunelleschi’s dome was designed and constructed.
The project includes all the documentary records of the cathedral’s Opera, or Board of works, which oversaw not only the work site for the construction of the cupola and the rich furnishings and works of art that adorned the church, but also the residence of the clergy in the nearby canonry and other real estate owned by the Opera, as well as important outside projects ordered by the city’s communal government, from fortifications throughout the territorial state to the papal apartments in the convent of Santa Maria Novella. The sources document the provision of building materials, the management of the work force, the institutional structure of the Opera itself and its efforts to collect the publicly decreed financing due it, its presence in the liturgical context and its relations with the city of Florence, that saw itself reflected in the great civic enterprise of the cathedral.
The data base was developed initially by Professor David Herlihy at Harvard and Brown Universities, and then completed under the direction of Professors R. Burr Litchfield and Anthony Molho at Brown with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access, and the Brown University Center for Computing and Information Services and Scholarly Technology Group. An edition of the Tre Maggiori, Guild elections and Birth registrations is now available.
The Online Catasto is a World Wide Web searchable database of tax information for the city of Florence in 1427-29 (c. 10,000 records). It is based on David Herlihy and Christiane Klapisch-Zuber, Principal Investigators, Census and Property Survey of Florentine Dominions in the Province of Tuscany, 1427-1480.
The Project is bringing the Medici Granducal Archive's unparalleled resources for the arts and humanities to a broad international public for the first time, by way of the latest information technology.
"DECIMA is a web-based interactive map of sixteenth-century Florence. The map itself is a digital surrogate of the famous, highly-detailed drawing made by the Olivetan monk Buonsignori in 1584. Beyond just visual reproduction of the historical cityscape, though, DECIMA also locates the information about occupation and property ownership for Florentines in the Santa Maria Novella quarter of the city recorded in the census of 1561, known as the “Decima Granducale” after its initiator, then Duke Cosimo I (1519–74)."