Sources for the Spanish Succession

Due to the massive amount of information that has come online in the form of books available in pdf format the whole research situation for sites like this has changed. Nonetheless it might be a good idea to give some help here. In particular with regard to internet sources.

Internet Sources for the Spanish Succession (Suggestions are very welcome!)

At Googlebooks
Google Books
  • Too much to mention, but especially useful are sources printed at the time. Of these yearbooks are the most useful:
  • The Dutch Europische Mercurius, this of 1701, but the series spans decades
  • Present State of Europe, this the translation into English
At Gallica:
Gallica
  • For this era Galica has things that Googlebooks misses. Next to that it has things like:
  • Memoirs of Saint Simon
  • The Journal of Dangeau
  • And much more
At the Internet Archive:
The Internet Archive
  • The Internet Archive is very large too. Has the advantage that it only has full versions.
  • The chronicles of an old campaigner by Jean Martin de la Colonie
  • Memoirs of John, Duke of Marlborough with his original correspondence (vol. 2-6) by William Coxe
  • Memoirs of the life and administration of Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford (vol. 1-3) by William Coxe
  • The life of John, Duke of Marlborough : Prince of the Roman empire (vol. 1) by Thomas Lediard
  • An account of the life and writings of Lord Chancellor Somers by Henry Maddock
  • Letters and correspondence, public and private, of the Right Honourable Henry St. John, lord viscount Bolingbroke (vol. 1-4)
At the Dipòsit Digital de Documents of the Autonomous University of Barcelona:
UAB
  • El Reinado del archiduque Carlos en España: La continuidad de un programa dinástico de Gobierno
  • La rereguarda catalana entre la darrera ofensiva aliada i el capgirament internacional (1710-1712)
  • Instauración dinástica y reformismo administrativo: la implantación del sistema ministerial
  • La Nueva Planta en su contexto. La reformas del aparato del Estado en el reinado de Felipe V
  • La pervivencia de la monarquía española bajo el reinado de Carlos II
  • L'Epitome de Llorenç Tomàs, canceller del Principat de Catalunya (1705-1714)
  • La mobilització militar catalana durant la Guerra de Successió
  • Imagen y propaganda de guerra en el conflicto sucesorio (1700-1713)
  • La elección de un bando : hugonotes y jacobitas en la Guerra de Sucesión de España
  • Felip V i Catalunya
At the Biblioteca Virtual Miguel Cervantes:
Biblioteca Virtual Miguel Cervantes
  • Comentarios de la guerra de España e historia de su rey Felipe V, El Animoso by Vicente Bacallar y Sanna
At Thèses de l'Ecole nationale des chartes:
Thèses de l'Ecole nationale des chartes
  • Michel Chamillart, ministre et secrétaire d'État de la guerre de Louis XIV (1654-1721) by Emmanuel Pénicaut
  • Blenheim, Ramillies, Audenarde. Les défaites françaises de la guerre de Succession d'Espagne (1704-1708) by Clément Oury
At the Digital Archive of Marburg
DIGAM
  • The largest collections of digitized maps of the era

Note about quotations on this site:

Of course the part of this site based on primary sources is very small. Most of it is taken (though not transcribed) from secondary sources. These are not cited as long as (I think) they treat the generally accepted views about the era (i.e. it is useless to cite the source by which you have learned that William III died in 1702). As soon as I think something is controversial, or proven by a certain author I think quotations are in order. (I.e. Van 't Hoff about Marlborough's role in the Dutch army). It is however quite possible that I might fail to see that something is not the generally accepted view, or that quotations are in order for other reasons. Please let me know in such a case.

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