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List of historical encyclopedias

This is a list of encyclopedias, arranged by time period. For other arrangements, see Lists of encyclopedias.

Encyclopedias before 1700

5th century

  • Martianus Capella, De nuptiis Mercurii et Philologiae. Introduced the division in seven liberal arts.

6th century

  • Cassiodorus' Institutiones (full title: Institutiones Divinarum et Saecularium Litterarum), AD 560. First Christian encyclopedia.

7th century

8th century

9th century

10th century

11th century

12th century

13th century

15th century

16th century

17th century

Encyclopedias published 1700–1800

American encyclopedias

British encyclopedias

Chinese encyclopedias

French encyclopedias

German encyclopedias

Italian encyclopedias

Japanese encyclopedias

Polish encyclopedias

Encyclopedias published 1800–1900

American encyclopedias

Arabic encyclopedias

British encyclopedias

Czech encyclopedias

  • Riegrův slovník naučný (11 volumes, 1860–1874; supplement vol. 1890)
  • Otto's encyclopedia (28 volumes, 1888–1909)

Danish encyclopedias

Dutch encyclopedias

French encyclopedias

  • Dictionnaires généraux, universels, encyclopédiques, et autres… A bibliography of French encyclopedias up to Larousse.

German encyclopedias

Hungarian encyclopedias

Polish encyclopedias

  • Encyklopedia Powszechna or Encyklopedia Orgelbranda (1st Edition, 28 volumes, 1859-1868)
  • Encyyklopedia Kościelna (33 volumes, 1873-1933)

Romanian encyclopedias

Russian encyclopedias

Swedish encyclopedias

  • Conversations-lexicon (4 volumes, 1821-1826), a translation of Brockhaus 2nd edition
  • Svenskt konversationslexikon (4 volumes, 1845-1851) by Per Gustaf Berg
  • Nordisk familjebok (20 volumes, 1876–1899; 2nd ed. 1904–1926)

Spanish encyclopedias

Specialist encyclopedias

Turkish encyclopedias

  • Kamus-ül-Ulûm ve’l-Maarif Editor Ali Suavi,1870
  • Lûgaat-i Tarihiye ve Coğrafiye Editor Ahmet Rıfat Efendi, 1881 (7 volumes)
  • Sicil-i Osmani Editor Mehmet Süreyya Bey, 1890
  • Kamus-ül-Alam Editor » : Şemsettin Sami, 1899 (6 volumes)[2]

Religious encyclopedias

See also


  1. ^ "The People's Cyclopedia". The Week : a Canadian journal of politics, literature, science and arts 1 (1): 16. 6 Dec 1883. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Ansiklopedi (tr)
  • Collison, Robert, Encyclopaedias: Their History Throughout the Ages, 2nd ed. (New York, London: Hafner, 1966)
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