As a continually growing series of collections, Early European Books (EEB) offers new insights into the Early Modern Period.
The subject matter in the collections spans pre-18th-century and the works encompass all the major fields of human endeavour, including science, medicine, philosophy, theology, literature, history, political science, travel and exploration. Together they provide a rich source of content for study and research across the cultural landscape of early modern Europe.
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The collections in Early European Books bring online remarkable works from pre-18th century Europe. As a continually growing series of collections, Early European Books form a seamless and increasingly comprehensive survey of printing in Europe to 1700. Read more about all the collections available in Early European Books.
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Early European Books Digitization: ProQuest & USTC. ProQuest partnered with five National Libraries in Europe to embark on a major programme of digitization.
In 1517 Martin Luther’s famous Ninety-Five Theses sparked the Reformation which would divide and transform western Christendom.
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Case Studies and Essays from renowed historians and leading experts explore how this European-wide project impacts the way we understand economic, social, political, religious and literary culture of the early modern period. From understanding the impact of the printing press and it's impact on the spread of Reformist ideas, to how EEB is shaping research today.
Renowned British historian Andrew Pettegree delves into how the printing press influenced 15th century European religion — and how religion influenced the early publishing industry.
Learn how Arthur der Weduwen from University of St. Andrews is using Early European Books in research.
In 1517 when Martin Luther is said to have posted his famed Ninety-Five Theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in the small German university town of Wittenberg. The posting itself was an everyday event, but Luther’s impact proved more widespread and decisive.
Exploring the impact of the printing press on the dissemination of political and state communication, and how the digitisation of these documents enables rare insights into early modern political culture.
Prof. Pettegree discusses the relationship, and challenges in the study of early print books, and the future of scholarship in this area.