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Research resources for Italian literary and cultural studies

Finding primary sources

Primary Sources

Searchable site presenting information on the literary, historical and cultural context of the Decameron. Links to maps, themes/motifs, bibliography and other internet sites. Under the direction of Professors Massimo Riva and Michael Papio. Hosted by Brown University.

A full-text, full-image archive of materials published in Britain and Europe between 1701 to 1800. The entire ECCO collection provides access to the digital images of every page of 150,000 books published during the 18th century. Topics include drama, poetry, ballads, religion, grammar, dictionaries, songs from plays, satire, book catalogues, etc. Languages include English, Dutch, French, Italian, Latin, Spanish, Dutch, Welsh, and others.