Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Open Access Bibliographies: Neo-Latin

[First posted in AWOL 11 January 2010. Updated 3 January 2013] 

An Analytic Bibliography of Online Neo-Latin Texts
By Dana F. Sutton
The enormous profusion of literary texts posted on the World Wide Web will no doubt strike future historians as remarkable and important. But this profusion brings with it an urgent need for many specialized on-line bibliographies. The present one is an analytic bibliography of Latin texts written during the Renaissance and later that are freely available to the general public on the Web (texts posted in access-restricted sites, and Web sites offering electronic texts and digitized photograpic reproductions for sale are not included).
This page was first posted January 1, 1999 and most recently updated on December 21, 2012 . The reader may be interested to know that it currently contains 43,800 records. I urge all those are able to suggest additions or corrections to this bibliography as well as those who post new texts on the Web, to inform me by e-mail, so that this bibliography can be kept accurate and up to date. I take this opportunity to express my gratit5de to all the individuals who have supplied me with corrections and information (I extend especial thanks to Klaus Graf, Tommy Tyrberg and J. R. Stockton, who are both responsible for the addition of many hundreds of bibliographical items to this list.
A few further Neo-Latin on-line texts are omitted he because an invalid URL address is provided. Over the passage of time, of course, some of the URL addresses given here may be changed or broken. If you become aware of such difficulties, I would be grateful to have them drawn to my attention.

NOTE: in addition to standard abbreviations, in this bibliography the special abbreviation dpr (“digitized photographic reproduction”) is employed; unless otherwise specified, the file in question is in PDF format. Other abbreviations used are: GDZ = Göttinger Digitalisierungszentrum; HAB = Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel; MDZ = Münchener Digitalisierungszentrum.
NOTE: Access to post-1864 items on the Google Books and University of Michigan University Library sites appear to be at least partially blocked for residents of at least some non-US nations.
NOTE: Two sources of texts listed here, La Biblioteca Virtual de Andalucia, and the Universitat de Valéncia Biblioteca Digital, appear to be in the process of rebuilding their sites, and a number of texts previously posted by them are not currently available. These have therefore been at least temporarily withdrawn from this bibliography, but I would hope that they will eventually be posted once more.
NOTE: Many books posted by Google Books are registered here as if they were posted by Internet Archive. The reason for this is that Google Books offers no catalogue to its holdings, and evidently relegates that responsibility to Internet Archive, at least to some unknown degree, which therefore, to a certain extent, functions as a “front end” to Google Books.

 
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