Record Number : 86895 of 13452

Title : Henry Charles Lea library

Description :
The website"Henry Charles Lea Library" provides information on this library at the University of Pennsylvania Library. Henry Charles Lea (1825-1909) was an expert in the medieval and early modern periods and is described on the site as "America's first distinguished historian of the European middle ages". The basis of the collection is Lea's interest in the history of religion, especially the institutional, legal, and ecclesiastical aspects, as well as the Inquisition, magic, Italian city-states, and the history of witchcraft. There are also a great deal of primary sources, since Lea purchased manuscripts and incunabula, in addition to early printed books. The site contains a description of the holdings and the papers of Henry Charles Lea which he bequeathed and those his family also donated. An extensive biography is also included and a description of the series of his papers which comprise: correspondence; historical writings; articles; reviews; political writings; poetry and translations; and juvenilia. An overview of the microfilm collection, which an emphasis on Byzaantine, Levantine and crusades history, is also given on the site. A good site for those seeking primary resources on magic, witchcraft, the Inquisition, Moriscos, and early modern and medieval European history.

URL : http://www.library.upenn.edu/collections/rbm/mss/lea/lea-library.html

Uncontrolled Keywords : university libraries; history of religion; archives;

Controlled Keywords : University of Pennsylvania. Libraries; pi9849

Language : eng;

Period : 1000 - 1200 CE; 16th Century; 13th Century; 14th Century; 15th Century

Geographic Name : Europe

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