Historical Archive of Macedonia (Thessaloniki)

The Historical Archive of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece contains a rich and largely unexplored collection of Ottoman documents. The archive’s collection includes more than 4,000 registers produced over the course of three centuries of Ottoman rule and constitutes a remarkable source for the history of Thessaloniki (Selanik) and its surrounding region.

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Google Ngram: an intro for historians

The Google Ngram Viewer is a free tool that allows anyone to make queries about diachronic word usage in several languages based on Google Books’ large corpus of linguistic data. In this article, we explain the potential use of n-grams for historians, offer suggestions about the kinds of questions they can answer, and point to the importance of digitization and developing character recognition software for non-European languages.

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