Bibliotheca Palatina – digital: A Virtual Reconstruction of the Former Crown Jewel of Germany's Libraries

TitleBibliotheca Palatina – digital: A Virtual Reconstruction of the Former Crown Jewel of Germany's Libraries
Publication TypeWebsite
Corporate AuthorsHeidelberg, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität
Place PublishedHeidelberg, Germany
Abstract

One of the consequences of the Thirty Years' War was that the most important collection of books in the 17th century Holy Roman Empire, the Bibliotheca Palatina, was divided between two principal locations: Heidelberg and the Vatican. Since 2001, Heidelberg University Library has been working on several projects that aim to digitize parts of this great collection, the final goal being a complete virtual reconstruction of the "mother of all libraries." The digital archive allows users to search digitized materials, which are primarily in German, Latin, and Greek. A particular point of strength, its collections of early literature of Protestantism are rich, and were one of the features that made it a prize during the Thirty Years' War.

URLhttp://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/bpd/
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