News Networks In Early Modern Europe

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Early modern newspaper collections online

A mixture of survey sites and specific collections in European libraries.

Burney Collection - British newsprint from the 17th and 18th centuries.  Available for free from British higher education institutions or onsite at the British Library; otherwise by subscription.

Fuggerzeitungen - research and digitisation project on the collection of Fugger manuscript newspapers in the Viennes National Library.

Gazeta de Lisboa - Early 18th-century Portuguese newspaper.

Gazetas manuscritas da Biblioteca Pública de Évora - 18th Century handwritten Portuguese newsletters

Gazetier universel - links to digital images of French-language newspapers and periodicals, a number of them from the 17th century.

Le Gazette Bolognesi - 1645-1796.  An image-only database of early Italian newspapers, browsable by date.

ICON - International Coalition Newspapers.  An index of newspaper digitation projects from all over the world.

JANUS - Estudios sobre el Siglo de Oro.  A new, online open-access journal on the literature and culture of the Spanish Golden Age, with a particular emphasis on (among others) newsbooks and pamphlets in early modern Spain.

Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Den Haag - pilot project digitising Dutch language newsprint from 1618 to 1945.

Mercure Francois - 1605-1643.  Not strictly a newspaper, but an important resource for the early history of newsprint nonetheless.  Digitised and hosted by the Ecole des Hautes-Etudes en Sciences Sociales.

"Mercúrio Português" - 1663-7.  Early Portuguese printed newsbook, hosted by the National Library of Portugal

Relaciones de Sucesos - News pamphlets held in the University Library of Seville.

Relation - Digital images of the world's oldest newspaper, printed at Strasbourg from 1605.  Hosted by the university library of Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg.

SIERS - Website of the Sociedad Internacional para el Estudio de las Relaciones de Sucesos (International Society for the study of Newsbooks)

Zeitschriftendatenbank - comprehensive database of online newspapers and periodicals from the 16th century to the present.

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