Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Germany

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Primary Source Material Collections Online for Early Modern History
(1500-1800; transcriptions in numerous languages, mostly German)

Including online albums, legal documents, maps, books, oral histories, posters and finding aids.
Combining resources of a number of Jewish societies and institutes.
(17th-20th centuries; German, English and other facsimiles)
Access to facsimiles of German-Jewish periodicals from the Enlightenment until the Third Reich.
Digitized by various German institutions with support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
(18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries; facsimiles and some explanatory comments)
Project by the Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main which aims to digitise the library's complete Hebraica and Judaica collection.
Around 18.000 titles comprising the complete literature of the so-called Wissenschaft des Judentums.
(late 19th - early 20th centuries; PDF format facsimiles and annotations)

Full-text access to German newspapers from the Age of Enlightenment
A joint digitization project of Georg Olms Verlag and the University of Bielefeld
(18th-19th centuries; facsimiles)

Online book and manuscript texts from the University of Mannheim,
particularly strong in history of Mannheim and the "Kurpfalz" [Electoral Palatinate].
(16th -18th centuries; facsimiles)

Historical first editions of German-language texts in all fields from the sciences to the humanities.
A project of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften with support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
(1650-1900; transcriptions in either HTML or XML format)
Digital library of the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt, offering online access to a number of different collections including books, journals, manuscripts, newspapers and maps.
(17th - early 20th centuries; facsimiles)

Sixteenth- through early eighteenth-century pamphlets digitized by the University of Augsburg.
From the collections of the Oettingen-Wallerstein´sche Bibliothek, in cooperation with Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
Most anonymous, but some written by famous authors such as Johann Fischart.
(1577-1739; facsimiles)

Digitized volume of European peace treaties, instruments and tracts
from the end of the 30 Years War through 1660.
Great information value, but bogged down by user-unfriendly navigation.
(1663; parallel Latin and German language facsimiles)

Map of the German Empire in 1782, almost a century before the unification of the country.
(1782; zoomable map)

Economic Encyclopedia, one of the most comprehensive in German-speaking lands with its 242 volumes .
One of the most important German scholarly sources for the time leading into the industrial revolution.
A digital project of the University of Trier.
(1773 - 1858; transcriptions)

A collection of primary documents from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
(18th century; transcriptions and translations)

Memoir from Maximilian Joseph von Montgelas to Duke Maximilian Joseph von Pfalz-Zweibrücken
suggesting reforms that led to the formation of the Bavarian State
(30 September 1796; German translation of the French original)

Documents from the 19th century before unification
(1803 - 1870; German transcriptions)

Including index access to Marx/Engels Collected Works
--With ongoing but incomplete transcriptions of the 50 volumes --
(1837-1895; mostly translations)

edited by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels during the revolutions of 1848-1849.
(1848-1849; English translations)

Correspondence and writings of Ferdinand Lassalle, important 19th century German labor leader.
Digitized by the Historische Kommission, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
(1840-1865; German-language facsimiles)

A collection of primary documents from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
(19th century; transcriptions and translations)

18th-century French map of the Austrian Circle, which included parts of present-day Germany, Italy, Slovenia, and Switzerland.
(1792; zoomable map)

Documents from the Avalon Project
(1785-1847; transcriptions and translations).

Flyers, pamphlets, posters from the German Revolution
A digitization project of the Stadt- und Universitäsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main.
(1848-1849; facsimiles)

German History in Documents and Images: From Absolutism to Napoleon (1648-1815)
Compiled by the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C.
(1500-1648; images, maps, German transcriptions and English translations)
German History in Documents and Images: From Vormärz to Prussian Dominance
Compiled by the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C.
(1815-1866; images, maps, German transcriptions and English translations)
German History in Documents and Images: Forging an Empire: Bismarckian Germany
Compiled by the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C.
(1866-1890; images, maps, German transcriptions and English translations)
German History in Documents and Images: Wilhelmine Germany and the First World War (1890-1918)
compiled by the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C.
(1890-1918; images, maps, German transcriptions and English translations)

Session Proceedings of the Reichstag. A digitization project of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
(1867-1918; German transcriptions)
Note: Die Reichstagsprotokolle 1918-1942 are also available.

The Sidney Heitman Germans from Russia Collection at Colorado State University
Documenting immigration to Colorado in the 19th century.
(19th century; transcripts, audio extracts, photographic facsimiles)

Over 50,000 images from German colonies.
A digitization project of the library of the Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft of the Stadt- und Universitäsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main.
(19th -20th centuries; photo images searchable by database)

Colonies of the German Empire as represented in contemporary postcards, photos, stamps and textual documents.
(1871-1918; facsimiles and transcriptions)

The German Empire as represented in contemporary postcards, photos, stamps and textual documents.
(1871-1918; facsimiles and transcriptions)

Click on "P" within a given chronology for primary source documents.
(German transcriptions with German and English translations)

Documents from the Second Reich
(1870-1878; German transcriptions)

Includes primary documents in translation from Otto von Bismarck, Heinrich Class,
Gen. Friedrich von Bernhardi, Adolf Hitler, Helmuth von Moltke, Rosa Luxemburg,
Kaiser Wilhelm II; of the Internationale and of a Berliner Illustrierte readers' poll.
(1880-1925; translations)

The final draft of a bill passed by the Reichstag on May 31, 1883, guaranteeing health insurance to workers.
It could be considered one of the earliest developments toward a comprehensive social welfare system in Germany.
(May 29, 1883; facsimile)

A digitization project of the Seminar für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte at the University of Cologne.
(19th century... plus; facsimiles)

A major book digitization project of the Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte .
For an overview of subjects, click on "Systematik"
(19th century; facsimiles)

The only satirical magazine of Berlin that survived the 1848 revolution in Germany and that existed - after having converted to the liberal-conservative side - for more than 90 years.
(1848-1944; facsimile journals and images)

The German Imperial Navy as represented in contemporary postcards, photos, stamps and textual documents.
(1871-1918; facsimiles and transcriptions)



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