Old academic collection

The Collectio academica antiqua or the old academic collection groups all works published by members of the Old Louvain University, from its foundation in 1425 until the abolition by the French government in 1797. It is a unique collection, derived from the only Belgian academic institution under the Ancien Régime. At the split of the university in the 1970’s, she was divided between both universities.

The libraries of UCL and KULeuven began the project of bringing these books together on the same digital platform to make this collection again accessible as a whole for researchers and anyone interested in the intellectual history of our regions.

You will find here all the digitized books from the collections of the UCL.

All digitized by KUL and UCL are grouped together on the Lovaniensia platform.





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