British Isles

# Namesort descending City Country Description Region Period
1 Access to Archives United Kingdom

A database of archive record holdings

British Isles modern, early modern, medieval
2 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library New Haven United States

The Beinecke, Yale University's rare book and manuscript library, holds excellent collections of early modern and modern European manuscripts.

General Europe, British Isles, France, Italy modern, early modern, medieval
3 Beowulf manuscript British Isles, Scandinavia medieval
4 Bodleian Library, Oxford University Oxford United Kingdom

The Bodleian Library at Oxford University. A major research library with a world-class collection of manuscripts.

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe modern, early modern, medieval, ancient, prehistorical
5 British Library London United Kingdom

The British Library, one of the world's leading research libraries

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe modern, early modern, medieval, ancient, prehistorical
6 British Library, Manuscripts Division catalog London United Kingdom

The Manuscripts Division catalog for the British Library. Manuscripts include virtually all areas of research.

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe modern, early modern, medieval, ancient, prehistorical
7 Cambridge University Library Cambridge United Kingdom

Cambridge University's library system

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe modern, early modern, medieval, ancient, prehistorical
8 Centre for Kentish Studies Maidstone United Kingdom

The Centre for Kentish Studies. Manuscripts from local and personal collections relevant to the history of the county of Kent in southeastern England.

British Isles modern, early modern, medieval
9 Digital Scriptorium

An online collection of medieval and renaissance manuscripts drawn from over forty major American collections. As of September 2012, contains catalog records and high-quality photographs for over 5,000 manuscripts and 24,000 images.

General Europe, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy early modern, medieval
10 Eurodocs

A large collection of primary sources, transcribed and translated.

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe modern, early modern, medieval, ancient
11 Europe 1450-1650

a syllabus covering Europe from 1450-1650

General Europe, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy early modern, medieval
12 European Library The Hague Netherlands

The European Library is a consortium of the national libraries of Europe with an excellent collection of electronic catalogs and links to digital collections.

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe modern, early modern, medieval, ancient, prehistorical
13 European Social and Political Thought from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

a syllabus for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students on the history of European social and political thought

General Europe, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy early modern, medieval
14 Europeana

A site run by the Royal Library of the Netherlands, with EU Commission funds, with links to 4.6 million digitized items from national libraries and museums throughout Europe.

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe modern, early modern, medieval, ancient, prehistorical
15 Folger Shakespeare Library Washington, DC United States

The Folger Shakespeare Library has strong collections in the Renaissance, and especially in early modern Britain.

General Europe, British Isles, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy modern, early modern, medieval
16 Guide to the Study of Early Modern History

An extensive guide to the secondary literature about early modern Europe, written by Constantin Fasolt (Chicago). Some discussion of primary sources included.

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe early modern
17 Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Collegeville, Minnesota United States

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library is home to "the world's largest collection of images of manuscripts from Europe, Ethiopia, the Middle East, and India." Images are variously available on microfilm and in digital form. HMML is also home to a number of medieval manuscripts from Europe and beyond.

General Europe, British Isles, Central Europe, Italy, Southeastern Europe early modern, medieval, ancient
18 Historical Research in Europe

An extensive collection of archive websites, searchable by country and keyword

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe modern, early modern, medieval, ancient
19 History of Early Modern European Legal and Political Thought

a graduate syllabus covering the history of early modern European legal and political thought

General Europe, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy early modern, medieval
20 History of European Civilization

an undergraduate syllabus covering the history of Europe from the Middle Ages to the early modern period, with some reference to ancient Greece and Rome

General Europe, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy early modern, medieval, ancient
21 Huntington Library San Marino United States

The Huntington Library contains excellent collections of European manuscripts, with particular emphasis on the British Isles, the Renaissance, and France.

General Europe, British Isles, France, Italy modern, early modern, medieval
22 Internet Medieval Sourcebook

An impressive collection of primary sources covering all aspects of the medieval world. Focus is on Europe, with considerable coverage of Byzantium and Islam. One of the standard online sources for reliable primary material.

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe medieval
23 Jersey Library United Kingdom

The library of the Isle of Jersey

British Isles modern, early modern, medieval
24 Lewis Walpole Library United States

Collection of papers of Lewis Walpole, with excellent sources on 18th-century British history

British Isles early modern
25 Manx National Library United Kingdom

The National Library of the Isle of Man

British Isles modern, early modern, medieval
26 National Archives of Ireland United Kingdom

The National Archives of Ireland

British Isles modern, early modern, medieval
27 National Archives of Scotland Edinburgh United Kingdom

The National Archives of Scotland

British Isles modern, early modern, medieval, ancient
28 National Archives of the United Kingdom Kew United Kingdom

The National Archives of the United Kingdom. Excellent collection of manuscripts relevant to European History, with generous hours and copying privileges.

General Europe, British Isles modern, early modern, medieval
29 National Library of Ireland Ireland

The National Library of Ireland

British Isles modern, early modern, medieval
30 National Library of Scotland Edinburgh United Kingdom

National Library of Scotland

British Isles modern, early modern, medieval, ancient
31 National Library of Wales United Kingdom

National Library of Wales

British Isles modern, early modern, medieval, ancient
32 Online Gallery, British Library

Contains images of a variety of historically and culturally significant documents.

General Europe, British Isles modern, early modern, medieval, ancient
33 ORB: The Encyclopedia

An edited collection of essays about the early, high, and late medieval period. Some primary sources also included.

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy medieval
34 Oxford University Library Oxford United Kingdom

Oxford University's library system

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe modern, early modern, medieval, ancient, prehistorical
35 The Electronic Grosseteste

Robert Grosseteste (ca. 1170-1253) was an English theologian, philosopher, and bishop. "The Electronic Grosseteste is a freely accessible, web-based project that supports advanced research in the life and works of Robert Grosseteste specifically, and in medieval studies generally." The site contains electronic versions of Grosseteste's writings and a bibliography of works about him.

General Europe, British Isles medieval
36 The National Library of France (Bibliothèque nationale de France) Paris France

The National Library of France (commonly known as the Bibliothèque nationale) owns a wide variety of manuscripts and documents covering virtually all regions of Europe.

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe modern, early modern, medieval, ancient
37 Trinity College Library, Dublin Dublin Ireland

Trinity College Library, University of Dublin

British Isles modern, early modern, medieval
38 What Every Medievalist Should Know

A collection of bibliographies listing standard works for over forty topics or themes that are important to the study of medieval Europe. The topics run the gamut from archaeology, Byzantine literature, and codicology to rhetoric, saints, and time and the calendar. Intended as a reference "to get you started, and to allow you to work up in a new field."

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe medieval
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