Medieval and Renaissance
"A searchable full-text database containing more than seventy commentaries on Dante's Divine Comedy - the Commedia"
"Includes the text in its established critical edition (Branca), sources, translations, annotations and commentaries, bibliographies, a growing selection of critical and interpretive essays, as well as visual and audio materials."
"The database contains 1960 vernacular texts, the majority of which are dated prior to 1375, the year of Boccaccio's death. The verse and prose works include early masters of Italian literature like Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as lesser-known and obscure texts by poets, merchants, and medieval chroniclers." Detailed searching instructions on the page.
Images and Archives
Image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts
Download digitized medieval and renaissance items from the collection
Of particular interest are the digitized Diplomatico archives, collections of parchment documents ranging from the 8th to the 14th century
Post-Renaissance to the Present
Full-text searchable database of over 180,000 titles. Focus is on works published in the UK but includes works from Italy and in Italian
This database covers political and economic information, including statistics, for more than 250 countries and territories
Links provided by the Western European Studies Section of the American Library Association. Includes resources for history and primary documents
Image c. Corbis
Engraving from Gustave Dore's 1861 series for the Inferno. The scene depicts the meeting with Plutus in Canto VII.