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European History


Empire in Primary Sources

Guide to researching early modern and modern European History at Boston College.

What's on This Page

This page has a lot on it. You can use the following anchors (links down the page) to jump straight to a relevant box.

    Broad Digital Collections

    Digital Libraries and Archives from Russia

    Smaller Collections

    Document Collections and Readers

    Gov. Docs. and State Papers

    Memoirs, Diaries, and More in BC Libraries

    For additional volumes in the BC libraries involving memoirs, diaries, autobiographies, letters, journals, see the BC Libraries' catalog.

    Memoirs and More: Revolution

    Burns Box


    In our very own special collections library (Burns), you'll find a selection of material on your topic. Consider visiting the library and seeing history in your hands. To do so, you should start by searching for material through BC Libraries' catalog and then ordering it (if you haven't registered, you'll be prompted). For a guide on the process, check out the "Finding Burns Material" page.  You might also check out the following recommendations: 

    West European Travelers to Russia