Tuesday, December 02, 2008

State Papers online from Cengage

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1509-1714 State Papers


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"State Papers Online, 1509-1714, is a groundbreaking new online resource for the study of Early Modern Britain and Europe. By reuniting State Papers Domestic and Foreign with the Registers of the Privy Council and State Papers in the British Library, the collection creates a new backbone for research and teaching in politics, government, social economic and religious history. The project benefits from a close partnership with The National Archives, London ...

"State Papers Online, 1509-1714 reproduces the original historical manuscripts in facsimile linking each manuscript to its corresponding fully-searchable Calendar entry. By overcoming the challenge of matching an individual Calendar entry to the original Paper, State Papers Online 1509-1714 marks an enormous advance in historical research.

"State Papers Online will be published complete over the period 2008 - 2011 in four cross-searchable parts and will be available in libraries on subscription or by purchase. Part I is due for release in November 2008, followed by Part II in March 2009. An edition for more general use will be introduced when the full project is finished in 2011.

"Part I: The Tudors: Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, 1509-1603: State Papers Domestic
Containing 380,000 facsimile manuscript documents linked to fully-searchable Calendar entries, Part I delivers the complete collection of State Papers Domestic for this era. Every facet of early modern Government is detailed including social and economic affairs.

"Part II: The Tudors: Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, 1509 – 1603: State Papers Foreign
Containing around 560,000 facsimile manuscript documents linking to fully-searchable Calendar entries, Part II reunites Foreign, Scotland, Borders and Ireland papers for the 16th century together with the Registers ('Minutes') of the Privy Council.

1 comment:

B Tate said...

There are several areas where users can get online access to state papers, some run by private companies, some run by university departments. They include (but are not limited to) the Fine Rolls project at King's College, London http://www.finerollshenry3.org.uk/, Tanner Ritchie http://www.tannerritchie.com/, British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, Proquest's Colonial State Papers http://colonial.chadwyck.com/, and (depending on where you are) Google Book Search http://books.google.com/.
Whilst cost is important, quality also varies so you should always check for accuracy (and comprehensiveness) before you make a decision.