Friday, June 25, 2010

New: Witchcraft in Europe and America

Included are many rare and fragile manuscripts containing eyewitness accounts and court records of the trials of witches, including harrowing original manuscript depositions taken from the victims in the torture chamber. These documents, in both original manuscript and in print, reveal the harsh outcome of the more remote doctrinal disputes. Perhaps the most significant of all manuscripts in the Witchcraft collection is the minutes of the witchcraft trial of Dietrich Flade, a sixteenth-century city judge and rector who spoke out against the cruelty and injustice of the persecutions in the 1580s.

The pronouncements of advocates of witch persecution - Binsfeld, Boguet, Del Rio, Remi - can be compared and contrasted to the courageous warning of Bekker, Löher, Loos, Scot, Spee - men who doubted the validity of witch believers and witch trials. Also, numerous dissertations and limited printed works examining theological, legal, social implications of witchcraft are reproduced in their entirety. However, this collection unlocks much more than the world witchcraft alone; spanning the 15th to 20th centuries, it also enables researchers to trace the history and culture of European civilization during the Renaissance and Enlightenment.

The majority of texts are in Latin, English and German, although there are also selected items in French, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch and Spanish.

New: Confidential print. Middle East

This collection covers c. 1839 to 1969, taking in the countries of the Arabian peninsula, the Levant, Iraq, Turkey and many of the former Ottoman lands in Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt and Sudan

Covering such events as the Egyptian reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha in the nineteenth century, the Middle East Conference of 1921, the Mandates for Palestine and Mesopotamia and the Suez Crisis in 1956, to the partition of Palestine, post-Suez Western foreign policy and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

New: The accountant's handbook of fraud prevention and detection (FRAUD)

Canada’s foremost strategic fraud prevention and management guide, designed to help manage the risk of fraud, deal with suspected fraud, and protect against liability exposure.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New: Underground and independent comics, comix, and graphic novels

Adult comic books and graphic novels. At completion, this collection will include more than 100,000 pages of materials, including 75,000 pages of primary materials (the comics themselves), and more than 25,000 pages of materials about comics—interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism—from The Comics Journal and other secondary sources.

You are currently viewing the first release of the collection, which features approximately 24,000 pages of comics and a small number of The Comics Journal issues. This initial release is meant to demonstrate the basic structure of the collection: future releases will introduce additional content and functionality that will allow for more detailed browsing, searching, and content analysis.

PS: An excellent complement to the George Morley Cartoon Collection

Title Change: North American Indian Biographical Database to North American Indian Thought and Culture

Formerly known as North American Indian biographical database, at:

and is now known as

North American Indian Thought and Culture at:

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New: Design Review

Important decorative and fine arts journals published in Europe and the USA during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The initial offering consists of The Studio, Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration and Art et Decoration

Monday, June 07, 2010

New: U.S. relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust, 1940-1950

This publication provides a wealth of unique correspondence, reports and analyses, memos of conversations, and personal interviews exploring such themes U.S.-Vatican relations, Vatican’s role in World War II, Jewish refugees, Italian anti-Jewish laws during the papacy of Pius XII, and the pope’s personal knowledge of the treatment of European Jews.