“Electronic Enlightenment reconstructs the extraordinary and vital web of correspondence that made the long 18th century the birth place of the modern world.” With over 55,000 letters and 6,500 correspondents it is more than an electronic archive of printed sources but presents a searchable network of interconnected documents.
The new release features a new content, functionality and a new look:
- the correspondence of the Swedish king Gustavus III, from the edition of Gustave III par ses lettres published by Norstedts Förlag of Stockholm.
- Unpublished Adam Smith letters
New functionality: and ability to do more complex and powerful searches.
New options for letters include searching by:
- language (11 languages to choose from);
- age of writer or recipient (from 4 to 99);
- date range of letters.
New options for lives include searching by:
- occupation (nearly 700 occupations);
- nationality (40 nationalities);
- birth & death information.
New options for sources include searching by:
- archive & country of manuscript (over 500 archives in 30 countries);
- title & publisher of early printed editions.
New browse options include browsing:
- all lives by occupation;
- all lives by nationality;
- all source editions by main author;
- all source editions by publisher.
New look: The clear, intuitive design makes it easier to find your way round the site and underlines the wealth of information and the network of links between documents and people, times and places.
Oxford users can access EE via OxLIP+.