Database of over one million catalogue entries describing photographs, plans, and drawings of England's buildings and historic sites.
photographs from the earliest days of photography to the present day illustrating domestic, public and industrial buildings
detailed drawings and reports on buildings of interest because of their style or function
surveys of archaeological sites, such as Roman forts and medieval villages, which may survive only as earthworks or marks in vegetation
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The March of Time first aired in March 1931 as a CBS radio series, in which the news of the day was dramatized using professional actors. In 1935 it was adapted for motion picture production and through its final airing in 1951 was one of the most notable newsreel and television series of the early 20th Century. A cross between confrontational journalism and docudrama, The March of Time series was provocative, amusing and sometimes outrageous. The 1938 release of "Inside Nazi Germany" was one of the most controversial films ever shown in American theaters.
The most unusual feature of the films was the re-creation or staging of events that had taken place, but had not been photographed by newsreel cameras. The producers argued that they had the same right to clarify news events with staged scenes as a re-write man on a newspaper had with words to make sense out of a reporter's notes. They used professional and amateur actors to impersonate famous people on the screen and then blended the staged scenes with newsreel footage.
The films were digitally re-mastered by HBO Archives.
Explore nearly 150 years of the Emerald Isle’s turbulent history, rich culture, and complex political climate with The Irish Times (1859-2008) and the Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958). From the aftermath of the Great Famine, the launch of the Titanic, and the Easter Rising of 1916, to the World Wars, the Troubles, and today’s most pressing global social issues, Ireland’s “only independent newspaper” lends its authoritative voice to local and international events alike.
The historical Irish Times provides comprehensive news reporting as well as sports, business, arts, lifestyle coverage, and more. Each issue contains in-depth analysis and lively debate of current events. The Weekly Irish Times’ coverage includes The Times Pictorial. These titles provide access to prominent columnists, including arts commentator Fintan O’Toole, satirist Miriam Lord, former Prime Minister Garret FitzGerald, and opinion editorial writers like Tony Blair and Bill Clinton.
Because complete runs of The Irish Times and the Weekly Irish Times have been captured, researchers can follow the progression of events—and even the newspaper’s evolution from “new conservative daily paper”to today’s more progressive publication—over time.
When it was founded in 1817, The Scotsman was so radical that it was considered “incendiary.” Today, it continues to provide an independent voice and uniquely Scottish analysis of local and global events.
From the death of Sir Walter Scott to the death of Abraham Lincoln, from the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to the fashion for tea salons in Victorian Glasgow, and from the Catholic Emancipation Bill to the crash of the U.S. stock market, The Scotsman captured the unprecedented turmoil and change occurring on both sides of the Atlantic during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Because The Scotsman, part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers™, is delivered on the same platform as The Guardian, The Observer, The Irish Times, and Weekly Irish Times, researchers can easily compare and contrast facts and opinions conveyed in these newspapers. The result is a more comprehensive understanding of the modern history of the British Isles and Ireland.
The English North China Herald is universally acclaimed as the prime printed source in any language for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to the 1940s.
During this so-called ‘treaty century’ (1842-1943) the Great Western Powers established a strong presence in China through their protected enclaves in the major cities.
It was published in Shanghai, at the heart of China’s dealing with the Euro-American world and a city at the forefront of developments in Chinese politics, culture, education and the economy. As the official journal for British consular notifications, and announcements of the Shanghai Municipal Council, it is the first – and sometimes only – point of reference for information and comment on a range of foreign and Chinese activities.
Regularly it also features translations of Chinese official notifications and news. The Herald had correspondents across the whole of China. These supplied a constant stream of news of an incredible variety, such as, apart from news and gossip reflecting the social, cultural and political life of the foreign settlements; trade statistics, stock prices, Chinese news, essays on Chinese culture and language, law reports from foreign courts in the settlements, company reports, news on foreign social, cultural and political life, maps, cartoons, photographs, stock prices and law and company reports, advertisements, tables of tea, silk and cotton exports, or long-forgotten facts about missionaries, birth, marriage, and death announcements, facts about other foreign nationals – the French, Danish, Italian, German, Dutch, and so on. Although a thriving treaty port press developed over the century of the foreign presence, no other newspaper existed over such an extended period, and covers it in such incredible depth and variety. The dense unindexed columns of the Herald offer therefore an indispensable, still largely unexplored treasure-trove for any scholar of modern Chinese history. War, revolution and politics have conspired to destroy library holdings or frustrate access to publications from China’s treaty century. The fully text-searchable North China Herald online is one of the primary sources on a period which continues to shape much of China’s world and worldview.
The electronic version of the celebrated Registres et lettres des Papes du XIIIe siècle (32 vols.; Rome, 1883- ) and the Registres et lettres des Papes du XIV e siècle (48 vols.; Rome, 1899- ). Furthermore, it contains unpublished material (litterae communes of Gregory XI from 1371 to 1375 and the registers of petitions of Urbain V)--this part of the database represents more than 62,000 documents.
Ut per litteras apostolicas provides striking information on the most varied aspects of medieval society: church institutions, the clergy, the papal states, politics, the legal system, taxation, government and finance, secular society, the religious life, intellectual and artistic life, the economy, wars, law and order, the environment and natural disasters, and daily life. More than 220,000 documents providing insights into the most varied aspects of medieval society.
The celebrated Chronicles of England, or "Brut Chronicle", is the earliest prose chronicle in English and was the most popular history of England in the Middle Ages. The Chronicle traces the history of Britain from its earliest (mythical) time (Albinia), including stories of legendary kings such as Brutus of Troy (hence its name), Lear and Arthur, and is quite detailed for the period starting with the reign of Edward I.
Indexes over 500 journals as well as many essay collections devoted in large part to topics dealing with women, sexuality, or gender.
Coverage begins in 1996.
There are over 20,000 records in the database currently, and more than five hundred records are added every four months.
The time period covered is 450 C.E. to 1500 C.E. with Russia extending to 1613, the beginning of the Romanov dynasty, because the sixteenth century is still medieval in social and political terms. The geographic area is Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East as well as areas in which Europeans travelled.
Subject coverage for gender and sexuality means that articles on masculinity and male homosexuality are included. Publications in English, French, German, and Spanish have been indexed since the project began in 1996. Materials in Italian (published from 1990 to the present) began to be included in the database in May 2001.
Books written by a single author are not indexed.
The database uses controlled vocabulary for its thesaurus.
Contains two products.
(1) Brepols Miscellanea Online - Essays in Medieval Studies. E-book versions of collected essays in medieval studies published by Brepols, 1998-present. As of 2011, approximately 300 miscellany volumes with 5,200 articles have been collected. Collection will grow annually by approximately 50 e-books, with each chapter being indexed and searchable. Articles stand on their own, and so can be read without the rest of the collection, although searching at the book-level also is possible. Digitized works include thematic collections, symposia, Festschriften, and exhibition catalogs. Geographic scope is Europe and surrounding areas, and span the time period of 330-1563 CE. Subjects covered include: archaeology (3%), art and architecture (7%), cultural studies (11%), history of music (2%), history of science (2%), language and literature (17%), manuscript studies (3%), Medieval Studies (General) (9%), philosophy (12%), religion (20%), and social and economic history (14%). At least two-thirds of the content is in English. All content is indexed in the International Medieval Bibliography (IMB).
(2) Brepols Periodica Online - Journals online. Offers more than 12,000 journal articles for material published in 2006 or earlier spanning fields such as Egyptology, classical studies, philosophy, medieval studies, and literature. NOTE: MLibrary subscribes to selected e-journal content.