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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 brins 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 are not included).

This page was first posted January 1, 1999 and most recently updated on September 28, 2023 . The reader may be interested to know that it currenty contains 75,710 records. I extend especial thanks 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 trmendous number of dissertations (mostly German, where the academic custom of the dissertation originated, evidently starting in in Schools of Law and later imitated by Schools of Divinity, but less commonly by Schools 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 must be understood that in 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serveral rival schemes for distributing digitized photographic reproductions existed, all others of which have been superseded by the PDF format, now employed universally.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 If some of thier links are no longer valid, one can consult the online catalogue of the sponsoring library and locate the desired item.

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 fa8ling that adopt some kind of redirection scheme because as soon as texts are posted they begin to be employed in scholarly citations). 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 DigitaliserungszentumspacerUSB Universitäts-und-Landesbibliothek Sachsen=Amja; 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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