Foreign Literature of the Sixteenth Century Collection
Collection materials in format
The collection of Foreign Literature of the sixteenth century includes books printed outside Finland in the 16th century.
The collection of Foreign Literature of the sixteenth century includes books printed outside Finland in the 16th century. These were separated from the Humanities Collection starting in the 1970s. The collection contains around 3,000 titles and covers several different fields of sciences and literature types. Literature from the sixteenth century can be found in other collections, too (see parallel collections). Most of the collection is in Latin.
Temporal coverage of the collectionAntiquity the Middle Ages beginning of the modern age
Spatial coverage of the collectionAsia South America Europe Området i Mellanöstern Area of North America (incl. Canada and Alaska) Central America
Main collectionSpecial Collections
Parent collectionSpecial collections formed in the library
Restrictions of useOnly for Special Collections Reading Room
The collection is catalogued based on the old signums of the Humanities Collection, with MD prefix. The collection is mostly catalogued on title level. Complementary cataloguing is being carried out.
More information about cataloguing
The collection has been catalogued into the National Library Search.
Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC): http://ustc.ac.uk/index.php/search
Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachbereich erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts (VD 16): http://www.gateway-bayern.de/index_vd16.html
The collection's books were mostly accrued as donations and acquisitions during the 19th century. The collection has been created by selection from the Humanities Collection, starting in the 1970s.
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