The Spanish Golden Age

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Documents on the history of Portugal and Spain, including testaments and marriage licenses of the royal families.
(12th-17th centuries; Portuguese and Spanish facsimiles)

(Translations and transcriptions).

(19 February 1524; English translation)

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).

From the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
(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)

(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)

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

Historical document collection of Spanish laws searchable through a database or Thesaurus.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

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)

Database of research on the literature, culture and history of the Spanish Golden Age.
Includes electronic text transcriptions of publications by historical figures such as Columbus and Cervantes.

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

Digital collection of documents from the General Archive of Simancas
Part of the Portal de Arquivos Españoles website
(16th - 20th centuries; facsimiles, maps, drawings and descriptions)

From Hanover College's texts on Early Modern Europe.

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