Early Modern Europe - HMML Special Collections

Early Modern Europe

The resources in the Special Collections at HMML enhance the study of European history and culture through access to original documents and contemporary publications from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Look to these resources to study a specific language or political area (e.g., Spain, France, England, Germany, Italy), period (e.g., the Reformation, Baroque, Enlightenment), or trends and innovations (e.g., science and medicine, travel, etc.). Accordingly, use this subject area handlist in conjunction with those on Bibles, Early Print and Fine Press, Classics and Antiquity, or Early Modern England.

While most of the materials listed here are from the print collections, there are extensive relevant holdings in manuscripts, as well. Many individual manuscripts may be found on the handlist for Global Manuscript Studies. Listed here are larger collections that sometimes combine manuscripts, archival documents, and printed works—all of which complement the printed book collections to provide a fuller account of Early Modern Europe.


Highlights

Manuscripts

See also Global Manuscript Studies

  • Kritzeck Collection – Documents signed by European rulers, Catholic saints, and popes from the 15th to the 20th centuries
  • MacGregor Collection – Archival documents from early modern Italy
  • Steiner Collection – Manuscripts and archival documents (charters, manor rolls) from Spain/Catalunya from the 14th to the 19th centuries
  • Koll Collection – Signed documents and other materials (print and manuscript) from early modern Italy (including popes, cardinals, and other notable persons)

Print Collections

Spain during the Siglo de Oro

  • Hurtado de Mendoza, Diego (1503-1575). Guerra de Granada: hecha por el rey de España Don Felipe II, nuestro señor, contra los moriscos de aquel Reyno, sus rebeldes. Valencia: Salvador Faulì, 1766.
  • Mariana, Juan de. Ioannis Marianae Hispani e Societate Iesu Historiae de rebus Hispaniae libri XXX. Mainz: B. Lippius for the heirs of A. Wechel, Anno 1605.
  • Recopilación de leyes de los reynos de las Indias. Madrid: I. de Paredes, 1681.
  • Torre Farfan, Fernando de la. Fiestas de la S. Iglesia Metropolitan y Patriarcal de Sevilla: al nveuo cvlto del señor rey S. Fernando el Tercero de Castilla y de Leon. Seville: Widow of Nicolàs Rodriguez, 1671. (NA5811.S487 T6 1671)
  • Ximenez, Andrés. Descripción del real monasterio de S. Lorenzo del Escorial. Madrid: Bernardo de Villa-Diego, 1681. (DP402.E8 F8 1681)

Early Modern France

  • Aubery, Antoine. L’histoire du cardinal Mazarin. Amsterdam: G. Gallet, 1695.
  • Brice, Germain. Description de la ville de Paris et de tout ce qu'elle contient de plus remarquable, 7th edition. Paris: F. Fournier, 1717. [only vols. 1-3 (out of 4) held].
  • An historical collection of the most memorable accidents, and tragicall massacres of France, vnder the raignes of Henry 2, Francis 2, Charles 9, Henry 3, Henry 4, now living. … London: Thomas Creede, 1598.
  • Pierre Le Muet. Maniere de bien bastir pour toutes sortes de personnes. Paris: François Langlois, dict Chartres, 1647.
  • Recueil des effigies des roys de France, auec vn brief sommaire des genealogies faits & gestes d'iceux. Lyon: Raullant de Neufchatel, [1567].
  • Scévole, de Saint-Marthe, and Louis de Saint-Marthe. Histoire genealogique de la maison de France, 3rd edition. Paris: Sevastien Cramoisy and Gabriel Cramoisy, 1647.
  • Scudéry M. de. Alaric, ou Rome vaincue: poëme heroïque. Paris: Augustin Courbé, 1654.

Reformation Europe

For English Reformation, see Early Modern England

  • Andreae, Jakob. Dreyzehen Predigen vom Türcken. Tübingen: Widow of Ulrich Morhart, 1569. [Also: Counter-Reformation sermons from Catholic priests].
  • Bernardus. Catalogus hereticorum. Cologne: Peter Quentel, 1526.
  • Bèze, Théodore de. Les vrais povrtraits des hommes illvstres en piete et doctrine. Geneva: Jean de Laon, 1581. [portraits of prominent reformers] (BR315 .B4 1581)
  • Eck, Johann. Enchiridion locorum communium aduersus Lutheranos. Tübingen: Ulrich Morhard, 1527.
  • Luther, Martin. Colloquia, oder Tischreden Doctor Martini Lutheri. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Schmid and Sigmund Feyerabend, 1569.
  • Luther, Martin. De votis monasticis. Wittemberg: Melchior Lotter the younger, 1521. (BX2430 .L98 1521)
  • Ordnung des Herren Nachtmal: so man die Messz nennet, sampt der Tauff vnd Insegung der Ee. Strasbourg: Johannes Schwan, 1525. (BX9427 .O7 1525)
  • [Collection of engravings depicting the religious wars in the Low Countries in the 16th and 17th centuries].

Early Modern Science and Medicine

  • Aldrovandi, Ulisse, and Bartolommeo Ambrosini. De Qvadrvpedibus Digitatis Viviparis Libri Tres, et De Qvadrvpedibus Digitatis Oviparis Libri Dvo. Bologna: Nicolaus Tebaldinus and M. Antonius Bernia, 1645. (QL605 .A365 1645)
  • Bacon, Francis et al. Of the Advancement and Proficience of Learning, Or, The Partitions of Sciences, IX Bookes. Oxford: Printed by Leon. Lichfield ... for Rob. Young & Ed. Forrest, 1640.
  • Euclid. Eukleidou optikà kaì katoptikà: Euclidis Optica & catoptrica, nunquam antehac Graece aedita. Paris: Andreas Wechel, 1557. [bound with title by Cleonides, attributed to Euclid]
  • Galilei, Galileo. Le Operazioni Del Compasso Geometrico et Militare. 3rd edition. Padua: Paolo Frambotto, 1649.
  • Mattioli, Pietro Andrea, and Dioscorides Pedanius of Anazarbos. I discorsi … della materia medicinale. Venice: Heirs of Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1573
  • Vesalius, Andreas. De hvmani corporis fabrica libri septem. Venice: F. Franciscius & I. Criegher, 1568. (QM21 .V418 1568)

Travel in the Early Modern Period

  • Addison, Joseph. Remarks on Several Parts of Italy, etc. in the years 1701, 1702, 1703, fifth edition. London: J. and R. Tonson, 1736.
  • Bruce, James. Travels to discover the source of the Nile : in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773. Edinburgh: Printed by J. Ruthven, for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1790.
  • Brydone, P. A Tour Through Sicily and Malta. In a Series of Letters to William Beckford. London: W. Strahan, 1773.
  • Francini, Girolamo. Les Merveilles de la ville de Rome. Rome: Francesco Alberto Tani, 1661. [HMML has several other guide and souvenir books from Rome].
  • Goujon, Jaques. Histoire et voyage de la Terre-Sainte. Lyon: Pierre Compagnon & Robert Taillandier, 1670.
  • Hennepin, Louis. A new discovery of a vast country in America, extending above four thousand miles, between New France and New Mexico. London: M. Bentley, J. Tonson, H. Bonwick, T. Goodwin, and S. Manship, 1698. [including early maps of North America].
  • Hübner, Johann. Atlas Minor XXVI. selectarum tabularum geographicarum Homanni: Kleiner Atlas von sechs und zwanzig auserlesenen Homanns Land-Charten. Nuremberg: Homännischen Officin, [no printed date, but dated 1732 in handwriting]
  • Park, Mungo. The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the year 1805. London: John Murray, 1815.
  • Santini, P. [François or Francesco]. Atlas universel, dressé sur les meilleures cartes modernes. Venice: Remondini, 1776-[1784]. (G1015 .S36 1776)