History of Spain: Primary Documents

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1908 translation by S.P. Scott of Forum judicum.
Visigothic laws towards Spanish Jews (Book XII) anticipated the much later inquisition.
(7th century; English translations)

From Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley
(1031-1555; facsimiles)

Translation of the Chronica Adefonsi imperatoris, with study and notes
Edited by Glenn E. Lipskey.
-- Note: the Chronicle itself begins at Book One.
(Reign of Alfonso VII of Spain, 1126 - 1157; tranlations, commentary, and apparatus)

Unpublished documents, a portion of the monograph Jews in the Notarial Culture, edited by Robert I. Burns.
(1250 - 1350; transcriptions)

Historical document collection of Spanish laws serachable through a database or Thesaurus.
(13th - 19th centuries; facsimiles and descriptions)


Includes the Library of Iberian Resources Online (LIBRO) and translated documents.

Translations of Catalonian maritime documents, with related notes
Translated and edited by Stanley S. Jados.
(1435; translations and commentary)

(4 September 1479; English translation)
The Treaty of Tordesilhas, dividing the colonizable world between Spain and Portugal
Presented by the Portuguese Biblioteca Nacional
(7 June 1494; synoptic facsimiles and transcriptions)

A bilingual digital library site with documentation of interactions between Spain and North America
from the 15th to the 19th centuries.
A cooperative project of the Biblioteca Nacional de España, the Biblioteca Colombina y Capitular of Seville,
and the Library of Congress.
(15th - 19th centuries; facsimiles of books, maps, prints, photographs, manuscripts, and other documents)
(Translations and transcriptions).
by Ferdinand and Isabella
(1492; English translation)
(1494?; translation).
(May 4, 1493; Translation)
Christopher Columbus describes the new lands he has discovered.
(November 20, 1493; manuscript)
(1492; Translation)
Describing his first voyage across the Atlantic.
(1493: Latin and English translations)

Letters accessible by browsing or by advanced search protocols
Over 12,000 letters digitized by the Instituut voor Nederlandse Geschiedenis
(1551-1584, facsimiles of letters in various languages, mostly Dutch and French).

(1561, English translation).

History of King Philip II with digital images of the Council of Trent document, MSS 143
Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University
(12 July 1564; facsimiles)

as reported in the English Mercurie
(July 23, 1588, English facsimile).
(1588; modernized transcription and commentary)

(1592-1597, facsimiles).

As found in the Archivo General de Simancas (Spain) within the section Estado, legajo 181.
From the Lopéz Martín Manuscript Collection.
(1598; Basque transcriptions)
(1566-1630; Spanish and Basque transcriptions and facsimiles)

A French project that also includes Spanish items digitised at libraries in Toulouse.
(16th-18th centuries; facsimiles)

From Hanover College's texts on Early Modern Europe.

With references to the Spanish monarchy.
(31 December 1701; transcription).

From the journals of British Admiral Sir George Rooke, recounting battles against the French and Spanish forces.
(17 - 23 October, 1702; transcriptions)
Digitized by David Stewart of Hillsdale College.

(October 1750; transcription).

An online exhibition of the Smithsonian Institution, focusing on the relationships between Spain and the United States
    from the Treaty of Paris to the American takeover of Alta California and Nuevo Mexico.
Also available in Spanish.
(1763-1848; portraits, maps, documents and treaties)
A collection of documents from the Avalon Project.
(1795-1898; transcriptions and translations).

Collection of illustrations from various editions of Don Quixote from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Browse by date or by name.
(18th - 19th centuries; facsimile images)

A collection of primary documents from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
(1939-1945; transcriptions and translations)
With both primary and secondary sources, including photos.
From the Anarchy Archives.
(1936-1939; facsimiles, transcriptions and commentary)
Mostly illustrating Tampa, Florida's connections to Spain.
From the University of South Florida.
(1936-1940; facsimiles and audio)
Best collection of posters of the Spanish Civil War available worldwide.
Browse the database.
A digital project of PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles.
(1936-1939; facsimiles)
Digitized from collections at the Library of Congress.
(1930-1940; facsimiles)
from the Southworth Collection at the University of California at San Diego
(1934-1939; facsimile images)
from the Southworth Collection at the University of California at San Diego.
(mostly 1938; facsimile images)
An online exhibition of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
At Columbia University.
(1936-1939; facsimile images)
A remarkable collection of photographic images from the Spanish Civil War.
Originally created by the Junta de Defensa de Madrid to document atrocities,
Later used by the Franco government to identify and repress republicanos.
Maintained by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
from the Southworth Collection at the University of California at San Diego.
(mostly 1936-1939; facsimile images)

A collection of primary documents from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
(1939-1945; transcriptions and translations)
A collection of documents related to WWII.
From the Avalon Project.
Digital primary documents assembled at Mount Holyoke College.
(1938-1945; translations)

Forward and Executive Summary to the Preliminary Study from the U.S. State Department.
(1939-present; transcriptions)
From the U.S. State Department: Supplement to Preliminary Study on U.S. and Allied Efforts to Recover and Restore Gold and other Assets Stolen or Hidden by Germany During World War II
(1939-present; transcriptions)

A collection of primary documents from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
(1945 to the present; transcriptions and translations)

(31 October 1978; Spanish-language transcription)
Includes the link to an English translation.
1978 version with revisions through 1992.
(English translations)

Publications and databases documenting the activities of the courts, Congress and the Senate.
(1977 - present; Spanish-language transcriptions)

Library of Congress guide to legal information and/or information on governmental systems.

Manifestations of Europe in archival documents.
(Facsimiles and English summaries)

A set of historical maps from Dr. Ronnie Ellenblum's Historic Cities

(1546 - 1877; facsimiles, transcriptions, and commentaries)

A part of the Virtual Library for European History
Primary documentary materials interspersed chronologically with essays and commentaries.
(Antiquity to the present; transcriptions, facsimiles and commentaries)

Part of the national digital library of the Biblioteca Nacional, this section features digitized newspapers and journals.
La Hemeroteca Digital supone el inicio del proyecto “Biblioteca Digital Hispánica”, que tiene como objetivo la consulta y difusión pública a través de Internet del Patrimonio Bibliográfico Español conservado en la Biblioteca Nacional.
(1772-1933; facsimiles with transcriptions)
A rich list of other digitized historical press collections in Spain.
These include municipal and regional projects for Andalucia, Barcelona, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia (ARCA),
Catalonia (Joan Lluis Vives), Galicia, Gijon, and Girona.
A database of digitized Spanish press articles with unique items otherwise difficult to access.
Made available from holdings at public libraries and other institutions with assistance of the Ministry of Culture.
(1777 to the present; facsimiles)

Access to over a million digital objects from 121 repositories in Spain.
A project of the Ministry of Culture.
(Searchable database of documents, facsimiles, transcriptions, photos, sound recordings, etc.)
An annotated and growing list of Spanish rare books online.
A part of DigiSpain coordinated by Klaus Graf.
(Medieval to 19th century; facsimiles and transcriptions)
Over 100 incunabula and 1700 books, all digitized by UCM.
Heavily representing medical history, but other topics as well.
After gratis registration, you have access to all materials.
(15th - 18th centuries; facsimiles)
Collection of digital copies of rare books and manuscripts from the early modern period to the nineteenth century.
Also contains doctoral dissertations, e-books, pre-prints, articles, proceedings...
Digital facsimiles of around 1,000 manuscripts and books representing the Spanish cultural heritage.
Cosponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and accessible by a simple or an advanced search.

Images of Euskaldunak, the Basque people, in Europe and America.
A collection of the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries.
(Fascimile images)

El Portal de Archivos Españoles es un proyecto del Ministerio de Cultura destinado a la difusión en Internet del Patrimonio Histórico Documental Español conservado en su red de centros.
Digitized historic documents from various Spanish archives.
(Medieval to 20th century; facsimiles, transcriptions and commentaries)

Includes primary and secondary documents, provided by Don Mabry.
(Transcriptions, facsimiles and commentaries, mostly in English)

With historic maps provided by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya.
Interface also available in Catalan and Spanish.
(17th - 21st centuries; map facsimiles)
Provided by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya.
(15th - 20th centuries; map facsimiles)
Map of Spain and Portugal in 1810.
(1810; zoomable map)


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