Dating early english documents
Research in Religion Scholars will find a host of sermons, homilies, saints' lives, liturgies, and the Book of Common Prayer (1549).The King James translation of the Bible (1611) can be studied in relation to earlier English translations, and Latin, Greek, and Welsh translations invite comparison with the English version.The writings of such revered authors as Spenser, Bacon, More, Erasmus, and Shakespeare provide unique windows onto the landscape of English history during this period.The examples from the collection listed below provide only a cursory glance at the scope of materials in the thousands of titles included.Great Literary Works With this collection, scholars and students of literature can examine the earliest editions of such classics as Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Malory's Morte d'Arthur.
Currently, EEBO-TCP Phase II texts are available to authorized users at partner libraries. In this graph below, each node has been assigned a color.Material for the Historian The original, printed version of royal statutes and proclamations, military, religious, legal, Parliamentary, and other public documents are reproduced in the collection.And social historians gain insight into the lives of the common people through almanacs and calendars, broadsides and romances, plus popular pamphlets such as The Trail of Witchcraft, showing the true and righte method of discovery (1616).Following its first launch in 1998, EEBO now contains page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 14731700.
More than 200 libraries worldwide have contributed to EEBO.Libraries that have in their collections can seamlessly move between the text transcriptions and the corresponding original page images on the Pro Quest interface.