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Hanover Historical Texts Project
October 24, 2011 9:53 PM   Subscribe

Hanover Historical Texts Project is a collection of primary source texts from ancient times to the modern era in English translation. There is a great number of interesting texts, for instance accounts of Zeno, he of the paradoxes, the diary of Lady Sarashina, a lady-in-waiting in Heian era Japan, a letter from Count Stephen of Blois and Chartres, a crusader writing to his wife, Arthur Young's travels in France before and during the Revolution, a report by the American ambassador in St. Petersburg on March 20th, 1917, immediately after the February Revolution, and finally Petrarch's letter about his graphomania. That last one is from what is perhaps my favorite part of the website, a trove of Petrarch's Familiar Letters. But there's much more in the Hanover Historical Texts Projects besides what I've mentioned.
posted by Kattullus (6 comments total) 47 users marked this as a favorite

 
These are amazing. Thanks for posting this!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:47 PM on October 24, 2011


Seconded, amazing stuff. And that Petrarch guy sounds like he could use a metafilter account.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 10:49 PM on October 24, 2011


Brilliant - thank you.
posted by Chairboy at 2:02 AM on October 25, 2011


Excellent discovery, thanks for posting.
posted by selton at 5:36 AM on October 25, 2011


mindbogglingly exciting, thanks for posting!
posted by runincircles at 2:08 PM on October 25, 2011


Many thanks! This is lovely.
posted by cool breeze at 3:04 PM on October 25, 2011


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