I’m happy to let you know that the Library now has access to Medieval and Early Modern Studies a digital research source from Adam Matthew Digital. This offers you access to a huge range of primary sources covering social, cultural, political, scientific and religious perspectives, from the 15th to early 18th centuries.
The breadth of resources provided within this collection is extensive, from sources concerning the Black Death to Restoration of the English monarchy and the Glorious Revolution.
- The papers of Hans Sloane, a leading figure in the international scientific community in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
- Household and domestic works, shedding light on the role of women during this period, covering diet, cookery, celebrations, illness, childbirth, and the garden.
- The books manuscripts of John Dee, leading Renaissance scholar and tutor/advisor to Elizabeth I.
- Letters and papers of a host of important figures from the period, including Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey, John Foxe, Elizabeth I, Charles I, John Aubrey, Benjamin Franklin, Carl Linnaeus, John Locke, Isaac Newton, Alexander Orme, Samuel Pepys, Alexander Pope, Horace Walpole and Robert Walpole.
Materials included are illuminated manuscripts, personal papers, diaries and journals, correspondence, rare books, receipt books, account books and manuscript sheet music. And the resource touches on a wide range of subject areas including early music, theatre and performance, literature, religion, philosophy and intellectual thought, political history, history of science and technology, history of medicine, travel and exploration, gender studies and plague and Black Death.
Access is only available to current students and staff at the University of Edinburgh.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology