11.0013 Renaissance source materials online

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 9 May 1997 20:58:52 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 13.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Fri, 09 May 1997 19:45:27 +0100
From: Gregory Crane <gcrane@emerald.tufts.edu>
Subject: Renaissance source materials

A New Library of Renaissance Source Materials

Preliminary Notice: May 9, 1997

Send comments to: shake@perseus.tufts.edu


For an HTML version of this announcement and the preliminary
list of source materials, see:


The Perseus Project has spent the last ten years developing a
digital library of ancient materials. In the past year, we
have begun to work on Latin and English texts as well. We are
currently in the process of putting all of the work of
Marlowe onto the

Given our familiarity with Latin and nonstandardized English
spelling, we are looking to work more generally on English
Renaissance source materials. We are planning to create a
large WWW database of sources that will include Holinshed,
North's Plutarch and other texts, such as those that appear
in Geoffrey Bullough's eight volume collection of
Shakespeare's sources. This database will include classical
and Renaissance contemporary sources, as well as Renaissance
resources, such as critical books or essays (i.e. George
Puttenham's The Arte of English Poesie). A number of key
sources for this period have been entered. Our goal will be
to extend what has been done and to begin systematic entry of
a wide range of texts.

Please help us to develop the following wish-list of texts.
We have broken down the list into subsets, but feel free to
offer suggestions that do not appear to fit under any one of
our headings. We would not, for instance, be limited to
Shakespeare's sources alone. What textual resources would you
like to see made available on-line that we have not included
here? If the source is particularly obscure, let us know in a
word why it is significant. Please write us with your
suggestions [shake@perseus.tufts.edu]. The list itself is
available at: