Guide to the Internet for History



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CHAPTER FOUR: History on the WWW


Presented here are some of the very best resources available for Historians. This list is hardly comprehensive. For a full, up-to-date list, visit the World History web site at http://www.awloline.com/brummett/
indicates those few sites so wonderful and useful, everyone should visit it.

General Resources


Art Source. Links to other sites with information and images concerning art and architecture.

http://www.uky.edu/Artsource/artsourcehome.html


E-Hawk: Electronic Headquarters for the Acquisition of War Knowledge. Links to information on military history.

http://www.e-hawk.com/


Excite Travel. Not overly concerned with history, but a quick and easy way to find information on countries and cities world-wide.

http://www.city.net/


Country Studies: Area History. A Library of Congress site which lists contains country studies and area handbooks. Written by multidisciplinary teams.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html


Gateway to World History. With a focus on modern history, this wonderful index and guide contains items that would be otherwise difficult to find.

http://www.hartford-hwp.com/gateway/index.html


Historical Journals On-Line. Links to almost all journals with a web presence.

http://www.tntech.edu/www/acad/hist/journals.html


Historical Texts Archive. Primary sources primarily for U.S. history.

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/9061/USA/usa.html


History Index. Perhaps the most comprehensive set of links. Although not easy to use, it is worth the time.

http://history.cc.ukans.edu/history/index.html


Horus’ Web Links to History Resources. This guide, from the University of California—Riverside, contains a huge list of available resources. Unfortunately, it is falling out-of-date.

http://www.ucr.edu/h-gig/horuslinks.html


The Human Languages Page. Links to information about numerous different languages.
http://www.june29.com/HLP/
Humanities and Social Sciences On-Line. Interdisciplinary Resources for Humanities and Social Sciences. High standards, and sponsorship make H-Net important.

http://www.h-net.msu.edu/


Internet Archive of Texts and Documents. Go here to look for primary sources and interesting documents.

http://history.hanover.edu/texts.htm


HyperHistory On-Line. Slick interface to timelines, maps and information with links to even more relevant information and other sites. Students should use this site often.

http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html


Voice of the Shuttle. A comprehensive, annotated list. Visit often.

http://humanitas.ucsb.edu/shuttle/history.html


World Art Treasures. Continuing displays with accompanying texts in French and some English. Presently includes works from Egypt, China, Japan, India, Myanmar/Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.

http://sgwww.epfl.ch/BERGER/


Maps and Geography


The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection. A large number of maps from all parts of the world.

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/Map_collection.html


World History


Ancient History. This site features timelines broken down by region, civilization, and culture. Useful organization by region or by civilization.

http://personal.jax.bellsouth.net/jax/t/m/tmlove2/main.html


Fourth World Documentation Project: Indigenous Peoples' Information for the Online Community. Documents specifically focused on contemporary issues of indigenous peoples. Arranged geographically.

http://www.halcyon.com/FWDP/fwdp.html


Global History Consortium. The Virtual Research Institutes represents all geographical regions except Europe. A really nice site with focus on world history.

http://www.stockton.edu/~gilmorew/consorti/index.html


That Wacky Millennium. This site outlines events from 1001 CE to 2000 CE, with a focus on the ironic.

http://pw2.netcom.com/~rogermw/millennium.html


World Cultures to 1500. An excellent page full of useful material, images and information. Designed for a course taught by Richard Hooker, Washington State University. http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/index.html
The World Systems Gopher. Texts, book reviews, syllabi and more related to world systems. Difficult to navigate, but worth the time if you are working on systems theory.

gopher://csf.colorado.edu/11/wsystems


Prehistory


The Long Foreground: Human Prehistory. A good introduction to human evolution and early hominids.

http://www.wsu.edu:8001/vwsu/gened/learn-modules/top_longfor/lfopen-index.html


Neanderthal Museum. Site of German museum, whose goals are to maintain and popularize the cultural heritage of the Neanderthals.

http://www.neanderthal.de/


The Ancient Near East

General Resources


Ancient Near Eastern Cross-Cultural Timeline. A very useful and clear timeline.

http://www-oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/INFO/Museum_Time_Line.html


Catal Huyuk. Recent work done in the area, with historical and archaeological data.

http://catal.arch.cam.ac.uk/catal/catal.html


Mesopotamia and Persia. This site gives valuable information on the influences of geography on early Persian civilizations, reviews Persian military history, and discusses the importance of Persian religion.

http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/MESO/PERSIANS.HTM


The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. Contains continuing presentations of on-going research.

http://www-oi.uchicago.edu/OI/default.html


The Oriental Institute Museum. A comprehensive site from the University of Chicago.

http://www-oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/OI_Museum.html


Egypt


Djoser Pyramid. An interactive plan with some graphics of the pyramid. This site is a bit hard for the non-specialist.

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/arth/zoser/zoser.html


Egypt: Alexandria: The Ptolemaic Dynasty. Background on this ancient city's history.

http://www.touregypt.net/alexhis1.htm


Egyptian Museum. Web site of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, highlighting images of accessories and jewelry, sculpture, furniture, mummies, and written documents of ancient Egypt from the museum's enormous collection.

http://www.idsc.gov.eg/culture/egy_mus.htm


The Giza "Plateau Mapping Project. Current research on the monuments of Giza, with important computer-generated perspectives. Excellent images.

http://www-oi.uchicago.edu/OI/PROJ/GIZ/Giza.html


The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology. This is a web page from the University of Memphis. Included are a color tour of Egypt and an exhibit of Egyptian artifacts.

http://www.memphis.edu/egypt/main.html


Louvre Department of Egyptian Antiquities. Includes images.

http://www.paris.org/Musees/Louvre/Treasures/Egyptian/


Mesopotamia


Creative Impulse: Mesopotamia. The University of Evansville's impressive site on all things about ancient Mesopotamia.

http://history.evansville.net/meso.html


Life in Early Mesopotamia. This site offers glimpses into a recent archaeological expedition to Tell Mashnaqa, a settlement nearly 7,000 years old. Images of finds and of archaeologists at work.

http://www.hum.ku.dk/cni/mashnaqa/index.html


Nippur, Sacred City of Enlil. History of the city, with information on archaeological material. Images and maps.

http://www-oi.uchicago.edu/OI/PROJ/NIP/PUB93/NSC/NSC.html


The Oriental Institute's Mesopotamian Collection. An extensive site from the University of Chicago.

http://www-oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/HIGH/OI_Museum_Mesopotamia.html


Israel and Palestine


Ancient Palestine with Ancient Sources. A model web page with analysis, ancient texts and images linked for a superior introduction to ancient Palestine.

http://staff.feldberg.brandeis.edu/~jacka/ANEP/ANEP.html


Israel: The New Jerusalem Mosaic. An historical look at the city with good pictures. Discusses the history of Jerusalem.

http://jeru.huji.ac.il/open_screen2.htm


Images of Ancient Iran. Images of Persian Art, without commentary.

http://tehran.stanford.edu/Images/Ancient/ancient.html


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