Explore primary sources from the dawn of print

Only ProQuest offers students and scholars of the Early Modern Era the experience of delving into the world’s preeminent collections of books, pamphlets and ephemera dating back to the dawn of print – without having to travel the globe. Spanning such subjects as religion, science, exploration, politics, art, history and literature, the high-quality digitization of hard-to-find primary source materials includes images, marginalia, covers and bindings, all enhanced with metadata such as printing information, scatter maps and more.

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Women Printers

Women Printers

When the opportunity presented itself, women master printers frequently went on to build careers of great distinction, as the collections of Early European Books demonstrate.

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French Spiritual Life

French Spiritual Life

Collection 20 of Early European Books includes the history of religious orders, organization and clothing, local miracles and events and facts around the intercession of the Virgin Mary.

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Opening New Worlds

Opening New Worlds

Professor Andrew Pettegree is a renowned British historian and expert on Europe during the Reformation. In this case study, he discusses the challenges of studying early print books.

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Early Modern History Collections

Colonial State Papers

Colonial State Papers

Primary Sources, History & Social Change, Early Modern History, U.K. History, U.S. History, Academic, Community College,
Early English Books Online

Early English Books Online

Primary Sources, History & Social Change, Early Modern History, U.K. History, Academic,
Early European Books

Early European Books

Primary Sources, History & Social Change, Early Modern History, U.K. History, Social Sciences, Religion & Philosophy, Academic,
History Ebook Subscription

History Ebook Subscription

Books, History & Social Change, Political Science, Military & Diplomatic History, Black History, Cultural History, Early Modern History, Genealogy, Global Studies, Indigenous Peoples, U.K. History, U.S. History, Women's History, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Academic, Community College,
The Cecil Papers

The Cecil Papers

Primary Sources, History & Social Change, U.K. History, Women's History, Early Modern History, Academic, Community College,