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Collections

Reading primers, pre-1871 (55)

Reading primers, or "ABC books", were books featuring simple pieces for emergent readers which were used in schools for the teaching of reading. They were usually illustrated, and these illustrations often evidenced a great deal of detail and care.
The collection contains primers from Germany from the fifteenth/sixteenth centuries to the year 1870.

Frankreich

France (6)

The collection of textbooks from France encompasses works for the subjects of history, geography, political studies, primary science and social studies [Sachkunde], and readers and German language textbooks from the beginnings of textbook production to 1918.

Geographieatlanten

Geography atlases (120)

Geography atlases are a particular form of atlas, featuring collections of maps arranged systematically and designed for educational purposes. Their principal use has generally been in the geography classroom.
Our digital collection contains geography atlases published between the seventeenth century and the end of the German Empire in 1918.

Geographieschulbuecher Kaiserreich

Geography textbooks, imperial Germany (956)

The books in this collection were used for geography teaching in the period of the German Empire, between 1871 and 1918.

Geographieschulbuecher vor 1871

Geography textbooks, pre-1871 (284)

The textbooks in this digital collection were used for geography lessons between the seventeenth century and the year 1870.

Geschichtsatlanten

Historical atlases (53)

Historical atlases contain collections of maps around particular topics from world history and can be categorised as systematic cartographical works. Their primary purpose has been for use in history teaching.
This digital collection of historical atlases encompasses works published between the seventeenth century and the end of the German Empire in 1918.

Geschichtsschulbuecher vor 1871

History textbooks, pre-1871 (591)

The textbooks in this digital collection were used for history lessons between the seventeenth century and the year 1870.

Geschichtsschulbuecher Kaiserreich

History textbooks, imperial Germany (2158)

The books in this collection were used for history teaching in the period of the German Empire, between 1871 and 1918.

Lesebuecher Kaiserreich

Readers, imperial Germany (291)

Readers in the sense referred to here are collections of "pieces for reading" which frequently relate to aspects of morality, moral education and life in society. They may also contain poems and prayers. These books were used in German lessons in German schools, both for reading practice and as a way of enabling pupils to engage with literary texts.
The digital collection contains readers from Germany published in the period of the German Empire, between 1871 and 1918.

Lesebuecher vor 1871

Readers, pre-1871 (19)

Readers in the sense referred to here are collections of "pieces for reading" which frequently relate to aspects of morality, moral education and life in society. They may also contain poems and prayers. These books were used in German lessons in German schools, both for reading practice and as a way of enabling pupils to engage with literary texts.
The collection contains readers from Germany published between the seventeenth century and the year 1870.

Politikschulbücher Kaiserreich

Political studies textbooks, imperial Germany (108)

Textbooks and teaching materials for political education in its broadest sense conveyed knowledge that contributed to the stability, operation and (self-)image of the state.
The collection comprises works dating from the German imperial era.

Politikschulbücher vor 1871

Political studies textbooks, pre-1871 (5)

Textbooks and teaching materials for political education in its broadest sense conveyed knowledge that contributed to the stability, operation and (self-)image of the state.
The collection comprises works dating from the seventeenth century and up to 1870.

Facts and Nature books (Realienbücher), imperial Germany

Textbooks for study of the natural and cultural world (Realienkunde), imperial Germany (282)

These books, also called Sachkundebücher in German, contained material from the disciplines of history, geography and nature for basic education.
This digital collection encompasses "facts and nature" books published in the period of the German Empire, between 1871 and 1918.

Realienbuecher vor 1871

Textbooks for study of the natural and cultural world (Realienkunde), pre-1871 (236)

These books, also called Sachkundebücher in German, contained material from the disciplines of history, geography and nature for basic education.
This digital collection encompasses "facts and nature" books published between the seventeenth century and the year 1870.

Religionsschulbuecher vor 1871

Religious education textbooks, pre-1871 (7)

These books were used in the religious education classroom.
The collection contains books published between the seventeenth century and the year 1870.