List of historical encyclopedias

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

Encyclopedias before 1700[edit]

5th century[edit]

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

6th century[edit]

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

7th century[edit]

8th century[edit]

9th century[edit]

10th century[edit]

11th century[edit]

12th century[edit]

13th century[edit]

15th century[edit]

16th century[edit]

17th century[edit]

Encyclopedias published 1700–1800[edit]

American encyclopedias[edit]

British encyclopedias[edit]

Chinese encyclopedias[edit]

French encyclopedias[edit]

German encyclopedias[edit]

Italian encyclopedias[edit]

Japanese encyclopedias[edit]

Polish encyclopedias[edit]

Encyclopedias published 1800–1900[edit]

American encyclopedias[edit]

Arabic encyclopedias[edit]

British encyclopedias[edit]

Czech encyclopedias[edit]

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

Danish encyclopedias[edit]

Dutch encyclopedias[edit]

French encyclopedias[edit]

German encyclopedias[edit]

Hungarian encyclopedias[edit]

Polish encyclopedias[edit]

  • Encyklopedia Powszechna or Encyklopedia Orgelbranda (1st Edition 1859-1868)

Romanian encyclopedias[edit]

Russian encyclopedias[edit]

Swedish encyclopedias[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Specialist encyclopedias[edit]

Turkish encyclopedias[edit]

  • 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[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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)