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Excellent collection of links to generic resources: Oxford History Faculty Delicious site

See such tags as : archives, bibliographies, catalogues, newspapers, visual sources. Can be searched by time period or country.

Bibliotheca Academica Translationum (site French, content various)

Collection of links to translations to illuminate conceptions of the ancient world in 18th and 19th century Europe.

Search tool for old maps on-line.

David Rumsey Digitized Historic Maps: eighteenth and nineteenth-century maps, some of them set up so they can be overlaid on Google Maps or Google Earth.  See here for sites covered in this way.

On-line library of liberty (English)

Large collection of classic texts in political thoughts, social and economic theory etc., as published by the Liberty Fund ‘to encourage the study of  the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals.’ There is a full-text search facility.

The Rise of Modern Constitutionalism 1776-1849 (various languages).

Lists of constitutional documents, including draft constitutions, sketches for constitutions, significant clauses in legislation etc. Links to digitised facsimiles of documents. Transcribed texts available in a subscription version. There is a full-text search facility. This material is also available in a reference book series.

Encyclopedia of the Revolutions of 1848 (English)

Some 400 entries by named authors. 1997, some revision 2005

Concepta:  International Research School in Conceptual History and Political Thought

Site with useful links to material relating to the history of concepts



French Revolution Digital Archive : A collaboration of the Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France

The French Revolution Digital Archive (FRDA) is a multi-year collaboration of the Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) to produce a digital version of the key research sources of the French Revolution and make them available to the international scholarly community. The archive is based around two main resources, the Archives parlementaires and a vast corpus of images first brought together in 1989 and known as the Images de la Revolution française.

Association d’études fouriéristes

Scholarly information relating to Fouriérism, including an on-line journal, Cahiers Charles Fouriér

Pamphlets and periodicals of the French Revolution of 1848 (French)

‘The 1848 collection is comprised of over 100 pamphlets and periodicals from 1848 to 1851. Currently, one can search the database by title and by call numbers (the call numbers have been provided by CRL). The pamphlets and periodicals are not separated in the search database; thus, a given title search will provide the titles of all pamphlets, and periodicals which have that title in the database. Once a particular entry has been chosen the page image will appear on the screen.’

Premiers Socialismes (French)

A virtual library of early socialist texts.

Utopies 19 (French)

Website maintained by a French research group interested in socialist intellectuals and experimentalists, 1830-1870


William Godwin’s Diary

A fully annotated digital edition of the diary of William Godwin, kept from 1788-1836. Offers a unique window on radical literary, political and social circles in London – of particular use for identifying circles in which many overseas visitors, emigres and exiles moved.


Ask about Ireland: the history of Ireland (English)

Facsimiles of about 70 mainly nineteenth-century texts chronicling the history of Ireland. The site as a whole includes e-books dealing with Ireland from a variety of perspectives.

United States

A new nation votes. American election returns 1787-1825 (English)

‘A searchable collection of election returns from the earliest years of American democracy’. Can be searched by State, Year, Office, Jurisdiction or Election Type. ‘18040 elections have been made digital or, approximately 60% ‘ of a collection built up by Philip Lampi.


Belgium Press 1831-1919

Koninklijke Bibliotheek België (Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, Royal Library of Belgium) is an online resource providing access to nine digitised historical Belgium newspapers. Over 4 million pages have been digitised. They cover 1831 to 1950 for the following newspapers: L’Echo De La Presse, Gazet Van Brussel, Het Handelsblad, L’Indépendance Belge (printed in Britain), Le Messager De Gand, De Nieuwe Gids, De Nieuwe Standaard and Het Nieuws Van Den Dag.However, only content before 1919 is freely accessible over the internet.



Nineteenth-century Greek publications. A searchable bibliography of Greek nineteenth-century publications.

Rhigas Velestinlis, Revolutionary Scripts.  English translation of the writings of the Greek radical republican, executed 1798.

Ottoman and the Arab World

A Chronology of Nineteenth Century Periodical in Arabic (1800-1900) (English catalogue)

Handlist of surviving instances of Arabic periodicals, published in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Indexed chronologically, by persons, organizations, locations and holding institutions. More comprehensive than previous printed catalogues.

Levantine heritage:  This site is intended to provide a wide range of information about the Levantine community, serve as a discussion forum, and provide a meeting point for descendants.

Ottoman History podcasts:
Informative podcasts by experts covering a wide range of topics  The website of the research project “OTTPOL: A History of Early Modern Ottoman Political Thought, 15th to Early 19th Centuries”.

Eastern Mediterranean

Eastern Mediterranean travelogues [ ] (website text English, Greek or Turkish). This website aims to make known the graphic materials found in travel accounts of journeys to Greece and the eastern Mediterranean from the 15th century onwards.

Iberian peninsula: general

Foroiberoideas (Spanish)

Forum for debate on the conceptual and intellectual history of Iberia and Iberian America.


Election and parliamentary material for Spain 1808-76 

Extensive resources and data on laws, charters, elections etc.

Spanish National Library:  includes digital collections on the War of Independence and the Independence of Latin America.

La Guerra de la Independencia a través de los fondos del Archivo Histórico Nacional (Spanish)

Educational site developed by the Spanish National Archives on the War of Independence. Includes some facsimile documents.


Debates parlementares. Cortes Geraes e Extraordinários de Nação Portugueza (Portuguese)

Site under development, giving access to texts of Portuguese parliamentary debates. Complete for the constitutional debates of 1821.

Materias para a historia eleitoral e parlamentar portuguesa 1820-1926
Database, text and images relating to Portuguese elections and parliament
(Description in English)


La Repubblica Romana del 1849 (Italian) Examples of printed and ms. sources relating to the Roman Republic


Max Planck Institute of European Legal History

Digital library of European legal literature.
Text: Chiefly German legal literature: nineteenth-century theses, published sources and law reviews.


Links to different versions of the Norwegian 1814 constitution, produced by a Norwegian interdisciplinary research project.


Bicentenario de las independencias Iberoamericanas (Spanish)

Spanish Ministry of Education educational website, including some facsimiles of sources.  The Colonial Spanish America Digital Jurisdictions Project : seeks to represent the overlapping layers of legal jurisdiction, which was one of the more multifaceted aspects of people’s relationship to power and place in the past. Its focus is representing competing and collaborative, contiguous and concentric legal authorities in colonial Spanish America.

European Adventurers in Gran Colombia during and after the Wars of Independence (c.1810-c.1890).
Text: compiled by Matthew Brown, in association with his book Adventuring through Spanish colonies : Simón Bolívar, foreign mercenaries and the birth of new nations (2006)

Liberalism in the Americas (English, Spanish)

Site maintained by the Institute of Latin American Studies of the University of London. Includes links to digital resources.

World Newspaper Archive: Latin American Newspapers (site English; material Spanish, Portuguese)

Access to digital copies of large numbers of nineteenth-century Latin American newspapers.

The Pronunciamento in Independent Mexico 1821-1876

Outcome of a 3-year AHRC-funded research project. Links to texts of the ‘pronouncements’ at the centre of this form of political action. Indexed by dates, regions, participants and grievances. Transcribed text is searchable.


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