From the Yale University Libraries and other libraries
The changes in thinking that developed during the 17th and 18th centuries as an outgrowth of the political, religious and scientific upheavals of the preceding centuries have been chronicled in detail in the periodical literature contained in this unique collection.
Taken primarily from the holdings of the Yale University Libraries, Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Periodicals and Academy Publications is significant in its diversity of subject matter as well as its presentation of the day-to-day aspects of 17th- and 18th-century history and cultural life.
This literature includes a variety of studies significant to the development of knowledge in medicine, philosophy, theology, politics, history, science, mathematics and the humanities. Acta Eurditorum, Acta Sanctorum and Mercurius Politicus are among those major studies included, as well as such items as the writings of German polymath Johann Christoph Sturm and early archaeological studies of the Rosetta Stone.
Also included in this collection is the Descriptions des Arts et Metiers, which provides a look at the technologies of 17th- and 18th-century France. Originally published by the Academie Royale des Sciences of Paris between 1761 and 1788, this publication attempted to present a scientific picture of all 17th- and 18th-century French industrial processes.
Complete Collection: 749 reels in five sections
Section One: Academy and Learned Society Publications
Section Two: Scientific, Medical and Related Periodicals
Section Three: Literary, Learned and Bibliographic Periodicals
Section Four: Historical and Political Periodicals
Section Five: Theological and Ecclesiastical Periodicals