The Historical Index of
Religious Missions lists more than 700 sites providing information
for the study of the proselytisms in the past and present. Proselytism
is understood here in a broad perspective, as the movement of faiths,
rituals, beliefs, practice and people... continues
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Historical Index of Religious Missions Indexes of Virtual Resources of Religious Missions:
de la Universitat de Barcelona. The library holds a very important
collection of old books (see "CatÓleg de fons antic"), mainly religious,
from various convents and monasteries -mainly in Catalonia- that were suppressed
in the 19th and 20th cens.
The Center for
Research Libraries. "International not-for-profit consortium
of colleges, universities and libraries that makes available scholarly research
resources to users everywhere. CRL is governed by the major research libraries
of North America and is funded by fees, grants and contributions. Open to
scholars and researchers, its outstanding collections include more than five
million volumes of research materials rarely held in North American libraries."
Gabriel (GAteway and
BRIdge to Europe's national Libraries). World Wide Web server for Europe's
National Libraries represented in the Conference of European National Librarians
(CENL). Maintained by Gerard Van Trier (Koninklijke Bibliotheek). E-mail:
public's library and digital archive, a joint project of The University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC and the center for the public
domain). "Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet,
ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software,
music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies.
(Harvard On-Line Libraries). Acces to one of the fastest and most complete
catalogs in the world.
Internet Christian Library
(originally by The Institute for Christian Leadership). The site has several
guides: Christian Missions, Christian Resources, Christian Literature and
Early Church Documents on the Internet. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The James Ford Bell
Library (University of Minnesota, U.S.A.). "A collection of 20,000
rare books, 2,500 aps, and 2,500 manuscripts from the period 1400-1800, documenting
the expansion of Europe. This scope encompasses the commercial, political,
religious, and social relationships that developed between Europeans and other
people throughout the world in this early period." E-mail: email@example.com.
index of library catalogues, web sites and Friends of Libraries pages, LibDex
is a worldwide directory of library homepages, web-based OPACs, Friends of
the Library pages, and library e-commerce affiliate links. The directory does
not include links to terminal-based OPACs. Peter Scott is the editor and compiler
of Libdex." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library (Atlanta-GA, U.S.A.). Important site for missionary history:
"unique archives and manuscript collections relating to Methodism in
the South, the history of Christianity in South Africa, British religious
history, and hymnody. The Library is the repository for the records of the
Candler School of Theology, the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist
Church, the Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, the Association
for Clinical Pastoral Education, the Glenmary Research Center, the American
Association of Pastoral Counselors, and several academic societies in the
field of religion." E-mail: email@example.com.
Unione Romana Biblioteche Ecclesiastiche (URBE).
An excellent tool for bibliographical research containing data of above 3,531,000
books and 24256 journals from, among others, the following
Roman institutions: Pont. Univ. S. Tommaso d'Aquino; Ateneo Regina Apostolorum;
Pont. Univ. della Santa Croce; Istituto Teologico Don Orione; Pont. Univ.
Gregoriana; Pont. Istituto Biblico; Pont. Univ. Urbaniana; Pont. Univ. Salesiana.
(University of California, Irvince-CA, U.S.A.). Provides a long intersting
list of resources: Full-text online journals; Full-text online books &
other texts, etc. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Continues from the top of the page) Although a large amount of the information
concerns only Christian missions, I intend to provide information regarding
other confessions, such as Buddhism, Islam or Judaism, and also proselytisms
from the secular world: IGO's, NGO's, etc. The Index could also be used as
a source of data in itself, a research tool on the ways traditional and new
confessions try to communicate through the Internet.
The Historical Index of Religious Missions
is made of different pages which are always under construction. You will find
Virtual Resources produced all over the world world dealing with the past
and present of the Religious Missions. The documents and materials found on
this site should not be taken to reflect the view of the editor.
The URL of this page is [Index.html].
The Religious Missions Index is a joint project
between the European University
Institute's Library and theHistory & Civilisation Department
The Religious Missions Index became part
of the WWW-VL History Network in May 2001.
About the WWW-VL and the WWW-VL History Network
The World Wide Web Virtual Library is a collection
of subject related Websites maintained by institutions throughout the world,
each administering a different subject. The project is now managed by an independent
committee made up of maintainers of various subject areas. For more information
on the WWW-VL Main Project, go to [ http://www.vlib.org/AboutVL.html
] and for more information on the History Network Project, go to