Welcome to Constitutions of the World Online.
This website presents the results and progress of the international research project The Rise of Modern Constitutionalism, 1776 - 1849 by making available to the public all constitutional documents from that era. It is also the web portal of K.G. Saur‘s large-scale publication venture Constitutions of the World from the late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century / Sources on the Rise of Modern Constitutionalism.
There are currently 1,549 documents in our collection, which represents 92% of the estimated end total of our project. These documents are freely available and searchable as facsimile (30,066 pages to date) of the original print or manuscript. There are also 1,387 authoritative electronic editions online (17,735 pages) with in-depth search and navigational functions, available for registered users. These editions also appear in print. You can monitor the growth of our holdings and publications. Reviews and commentary are also available.
The Rise of Modern Constitutionalism, 1776 - 1849 is an international research project involving approximately 50 scholars worldwide as well as some of the finest research institutions in constitutional history, documentation and information, and digital libraries. It is led by Professor Horst Dippel (University of Kassel, Germany) and is made possible through generous long-term funding by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).