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The enormous profusion of literary texts posted on the World Wide Web will no doubt strike future historians as remarkable and important. But this profusion brings with it an urgent need for many specialized on-line bibliographies. The present one is an analytic bibliography of Latin texts written during the Renaissance and later that are freely available to the general public on the Web (texts posted in access-restricted sites, and Web sites offering electronic texts and digitized photograpic reproductions for sale or placed behind a paywall are not included).

This page was first posted January 1, 1999 and most recently updated on February 27, 2024 . The reader may be interested to know that it currenty contains 77,080 records. I extend especial thaks to Klaus Graf, Tommy Tyberg and J. R. Stockton, who are reponsible for the addition of many hundreds of bibliographical items to this list.

In this bibliography are included a tremendous number of dissertations (mostly German, where the academic custom of the dissertation originated, evidently starting in in Schools of Law and subsequently imitated by Schools of Divinity, but less commonly by Scools of Medicine) which are registered under the name of the dissertation supervisor rather than its editor. This is because doing such appears to be the practice of library cataloguers (not only on the sites of6ering these texts, but everywere) and so this convention, is retained here, no matter how objectionable it would be considered in the case of modern dissertations. It should also be noted that some German writers had a habit of giving Latin titles to works written in the vernaacular. Since this bibliography is largely based on library catalogues it is possible that some such books are inadvertently included here .The great majority of items registered here were published before the advent of copyright laws, so that printers were under no obligation to identify themselves, or to supply information about place and date of publication..Almost always the information provided here is limited to that found on an individuial book’s title page.

In many cases a book was identified as being published simply at Frankfurt. In the vast number of cases this obviously meant Frankfurt am Main, not Frankfurt am Oder. Nevertheless, since the latter possibilitiy cannot always be excluded. books in question are simply identified as having been published at Frankfurt.

It must be understood that that the early years of this bibliography’s compilation serveral rival schemes for distributing digitized photographic reproductions existed, all others of which have been superseded by the PDF format, now employed universally. Early entries citing other such schemes stand in their original forms, but their continued validitiy cannot be guaranteed. If some of thier links are no longer valid, one can consult the online catalogue of the sponsoring library and locate the desired item.

It also needs to be understood that the great majority of items registered here were published before the advent of copyright laws, so that printers were under no obligation to provide information about themselves, or about place and date of publication. So sometimes this information is supplied partially or altogether omitted.

A few further Neo-Latin online texts are omitted here because an invalid URL address is provided. Over the passage of time, of course, some of the URL addresses given here may be changed or broken (alhtough site managers should avoid changing URL’s whenever possible, or failing that adopt a redirection scheme. because as soon as links to texts are posted they begin to be employed in scholarly citations , and so their URLs must be regarded as sacrosanct no less than shelfmarks). If you become aware of such difficulties, I would be grateful to have them drawn to my attention.

Frequently used abbreviations: dpr = digitized photographic reproduction. spacerGDZ Göttinger DigitalisierungzentumspacerHAB: Digitalen Bibliothek der Herzog August Bibliothekspacer MDZ Münchener Digitaliserungs zentumspacerUSB Universitäts-und-Landesbibliothek Sachsen=Anhalt; VDZ Verbundzentale des Gemeinsamen Bibliotheksverbundes  der Länder Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thüringen und der Stiftung Preußischer.

A - Al | Am - Az | Ba | Be - Bi | Bj - Bo | Br - Bz | Ca - Ce | Ch - Cz | D | E | F | G - Gi | Gl - Gy | Ha - He | Hi - Hy | I | J | K | L - Lh | Li - Ly | Ma | Me | Mi - My | N | O | Pa - Pi | Pl - Py | Q | R | Sa - Se | Sf - Sz | T | U | V | W | Y | X | Z | Anon.. A = D | Anon. E - P | Anon. Q - Z

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