Digitisation of all of the Catholic Record Society’s source editions.
The exhibition “The Art of Disagreeing Badly: Religious Dispute in Early Modern Europe” is now permanently available on an interactive website. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were an age of confessional polemic. After the beginning of the Reformation in 1517, church history presented a challenge to each confession in its own right. Protestants aimed to explain, through examples from history, why error had come into the Church after apostolic times and after centuries of decadence the Reformation had become necessary. Catholics argued, on the other hand, that the Church had always remained the same. Protestants also doubted specific key events in church history. They asserted, for example, that St. Peter had never been in Rome, so that the Petrine tradition, on which the papacy based its own primacy, was invalid. Catholics, of course, never doubted Peter’s stay in Rome. Many other such polemical arguments were thrown back and forth, making church history a hot battleground of the confessional struggle. A large number of the books exhibited are from the collection of Tobie Matthew, Archbishop of York (1546–1628).
A fully searchable digital repository of depositions or witness testimonies from the 1641 Irish rebellion housed at Trinity College Dublin Library. The resource comprises transcripts and images of all 8,000 depositions, examinations, and associated materials which provide insight into the cultural, religious, and political history of seventeenth-century Ireland.
The site includes historical background, bibliographic resources, a detailed user guide, browsing, and search functions.
The Athanasius Kircher correspondence project provides access to the manuscript correspondence of Kircher, a seventeenth-century Jesuit. The project is a collaboration between the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza in Florence, the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and the European University Institute in Fiesole, under the direction of Michael John Gorman and Nick Wilding; it is now housed at Stanford University.
A database of 38,000+ links to freely accessible electronic texts and digitized photographic reproductions of Neo-Latin works, dating from late fifteenth century to present, organized by author/commentator and title. Searchable