Modern History (16th-19th Century)

e-rara.ch

The e-rara.ch platform makes digitized rare books from Swiss libraries available to the public, free of charge.

The present focus is on 16th century Swiss prints. Further collections concern astronomy, architecture and urbanism, mathematics and physics.

All the documents are online available.

Zurich Paracelsus Project

The Paracelsus Project collects the microfilms of important manuscripts of Theophrastus of Hohenheim (1493/94-1541), called Paracelsus, records the texts electronically an analyses them according to various criteria.

The project concentrates on the edition of Paracelsus’s Theological Works and the Paracelsus Dictionary.

Selected works of the Huser edition, the Sudhoff edition and sample texts are online available.

State Archives of Canton Bern - Online Inventory

This online inventory of the archives of Canton Bern offers full-text search, search by specific field and navigation through the hierarchical structure of the archives.

Geneva Jewish Library - On-line Catalogue

The On-line catalogue allows researches in the holdings of the Geneva Jewish Library "Gérard Nordmann".

Geneva Jewish Library "Gérard Nordmann"

Inventory: 

The Geneva Jewish Library contains more than 30'000 volumes. It houses a part (about 1000 volumes) of the collections of the library of the rabbi's seminar of Wroclaw which was destroyed by the Nazis. It also owns a 1613 manuscript of David Gans, the Sefer Nehmad ve-naïm, from Prague.

The library covers the following areas: Judaism, Israel, religion, history, languages, literature.

In addition to its monographs, the library provides periodicals, audio documents and some specifics inventories:

PANORAMA: inventories of communal archives in the canton of Vaud before 1961

The database Panorama offers access to the inventories of communal archives in the canton of Vaud. The oldest inventory dates from 1401.
There are different search modes (full text, field, archiv plan, descriptor).

DigiBern - Bernese Culture and History on the Web

Inventory: 

DigiBern is a web offer by the University Library of Berne and includes digitized texts and maps pertaining to the history and culture of Berne city and the canton of Berne.

In the field of history, the following publications have been digitized:

Printed books of the 15th and 16th centuries in Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel (GLN 15-16)

GLN 15-16 is a bibliography of books published in the 15th and 16th centuries in the cities of Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel, plus the city of Morges. As of that date, the database contains 4'732 entries.

Tell-Museum

Inventory: 

The museum contains the most comprehensive collection of historical and artistic documents, accounts and miscellanea spanning six centuries relating to the Swiss patriot William Tell.

Law Sources Foundation of the Swiss Lawyers Society

Inventory: 

The Swiss Lawyers Society edits a collection of law sources which had been created on Swiss territory up to 1798, the Collection of Swiss Law Sources. The Collection contains material from the early middle ages until early modern times (1798). Over 100 volumes, or more than 60'000 pages of source material and comments from all language regions of Switzerland have been published so far. The volumes are online available.

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