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Western Europe

General Resources


Age of Discovery. An excellent collection of resources that includes text, images, and maps relating to the early years of European expansion.

http://www.win.tue.nl/cs/fm/engels/discovery/#age


Columbus Navigation Home Page. Extensive information regarding the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus.

http://www1.minn.net/~keithp/


Internet Medieval Sourcebook: Exploration and Expansion. Extensive on-line source for links about Western exploration and expansion, including primary documents by or about da Gama, Columbus, Drake, and Magellan.

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook1z.html


Western and Central Europe. A page in chronological order of the happenings in Western Europe. A good general overview of history.

http://www.npcts.edu/acad/history/WebChron/WestEurope/WestEurope.html


Middle Ages


Geoffrey Chaucer (ca. 1343-1400). This site includes quotes, biography, collection of works and resources about Chaucer, his works, and the time.

http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/chaucer.htm


Gregorian Chants. History, texts and explanations.

http://www.music.princeton.edu/chant_html/


Internet Medieval Source Book. Extremely helpful site containing original course materials from medieval authors and secondary sources dealing with a large variety of medieval subjects.

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/


Labyrinth: Medieval Studies Infoserver. An excellent site for resources and links to resources for the study of medieval history and culture. Extensive links to texts, including Latin, French, Italian and Middle English.

http://www.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/labyrinth-home.html


Medieval Science Page. A great site for anyone interested in medieval medicine and astronomy.

http://members.aol.com/McNelis/medsci_index.html


Medieval Women Home Page. Interdisciplinary exploration of the life of women in the late Middle Ages.

http://www.media.mcmaster.ca/mw2.htm


Middle Ages. This site, under the direction of Annenberg/CBS Project, features information and exhibits illustrating what daily life was like during the Middle Ages.

http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/


The Plague. Offers links detailing the origins, causes, and effects, with an emphasis on literature.

http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Italian_Studies/dweb/plague/plague.html


Women Writers of the Middle Ages. A collection of both secular and religious works authored by medieval women. http://www.millersv.edu/~english/homepage/duncan/medfem/medfem.html

Early Modern and Modern


Internet Modern History Sourcebook: The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. Extensive on-line source for links about the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, including primary documents by or about Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, Adam Smith, and John Locke.

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.html


The Louvre. This web site for one of the world's greatest museums offers many paths to some of the most beautiful Renaissance art.

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


Peace of Westphalia. Complete text of the peace treaties that together made up the Treaty of Westphalia (1648), which ended the Thirty Years' War.

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/westphal.htm


Renaissance Art. Some of the major paintings, works of sculpture, and architecture from the Renaissance.

http://online.anu.edu.au/ArtHistory/renart/pics.art/Part1.html


Renaissance Dante in Print. An exhibit charting various editions of Dante, with illustrations.

http://www.nd.edu/~italnet/Dante/


Scientific Revolution. The homepage of the Galileo Project, offering a variety of helpful sources on the Scientific Revolution.

http://history.hanover.edu/early/science.htm


WebMuseum, Paris: Italian Renaissance (1420-1600). A useful site for anyone interested in the art of the Italian Renaissance, especially the works of Leonardo de Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo.

http://www.hipernet.ufsc.br/wm/paint/tl/it-ren/


France


The Avignon Papacy. Includes a brief history of the Papacy, images and a list of Avignon Popes.

http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/cmrs/faculty/geary/instr/students/pope.htm


Catacombs of Paris. A sensationalized account of the history and finds.

http://www.multimania.com/houze/english/


Charlemagne: King of the Franks. Gives a brief synopsis of his life includes links.

http://www2.lucidcafe.com/lucidcafe/library/96apr/Charlemagne.html


French Civilization: Capetians to Crusades. A work-in-progress, this presents a brief history of France with images and sounds. In French.

http://philae.sas.upenn.edu/French/french.html


French Painting in the Age of Enlightenment. An extensive collection of images with explanatory texts. Includes multiple indices.

http://mistral.culture.fr/files/imaginary_exhibition.html


French Revolution. Lists several major web sites and a selected general biography dedicated to the French Revolution.

http://otal.umd.edu/~fraistat/romrev/frbib.html


French Revolution. Provides a broad range of links and it includes numerous images related to the French Revolution.

http://www.hs.port.ac.uk/Users/david.andress/frlinks.htm


Historical Maps of Paris. Maps from the early 18th to late 19th century.

gopher://gutentag.cc.columbia.edu/11/fun/pictures/art-history


L’Age d’Or: The Age of the Sun King. Provides information on 17th century French and English Baroque; including information on the costumes and customs of the Period. Nice graphical site, tells about military, customs, and costumes of the time.

http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/1663/index.html


Marie Antoinette. A short biography of the queen, with related Web sites offering portraits, genealogy, and life at Versailles.

http://www2.lucidcafe.com/lucidcafe/library/95nov/antoinette.html


Military History: Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815). Canadian Forces College site lists links on the biographies of Napoleon and Nelson, campaigns and battles, museums, navel operations, and reenactments.

http://www.cfcsc.dnd.ca/links/milhist/nap.html


Napoleon. Site provides extensive biographic and general historical information about Napoleon and his times.

http://www.ping.be/napoleon.series/general_info/online.html




The Paris Page. Extensive information for the visitor to Paris. Images of famous monuments with brief histories. The page on the Liberation offers good information and images.

http://www.paris.org/


Germany


Aachen. A basic history of Charlemagne’s capital with images.

http://www-i5.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/mjf/stadt-aachen.html


Deutsche Datenquellen: Geschichte (German History). Index to historical information by subject and geographic location. Materials in both German and English.

http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/subject/hd/fak7/hist/c1/de/


Bremen History. An extensive historic page about the oldest political city in Germany.

http://member.aol.com/highsky767/html/history.html


Historical Braunschweig. Comprehensive site with pictures and text to tell the history of the city of Braunschweig

http://home.braunschweig.netsurf.de/~andreas.rehwinkel/bshiseng.html


Holocaust Pictures Exhibition. Comprehensive site with 37 images and commentary.

http://www.fmv.ulg.ac.be/schmitz/holocaust.html


Trier. A basic and brief history of Trier with images.

http://www.uni-trier.de/trier/trier_eng.html


Ireland


Northern Ireland. A remembrance of Bloody Sunday, the 1972 deaths of 14 protesters in Derry. Includes historical resources and commemorative event listings. Politicized.

http://larkspirit.com/bloodysunday/


Italy



Citta del Vaticano. A guide to the Vatican city, with many fine images. Be sure to visit the museum.

http://www.christusrex.org/www1/citta/0-Citta.html


Città italiane...e non. Information, including histories on many Italian cities and regions with excellent images.

http://www.nettuno.it/cities/


Italy: History of Venice. The History, Culture, Curiosities and Society of the Serenissima in Venice.

http://www.doge.it/storia/storiai.htm


Sistine Chapel. Photo collection depicting all facets of the Sistine Chapel, including 18 images of Michalango's ceiling.

http://christusrex.org/www1/sistine/0-Tour.html


WebMuseum, Paris: Italian Renaissance (1420-1600). A useful site for anyone interested in the art of the Italian Renaissance, especially the works of Leonardo de Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo.

http://www.hipernet.ufsc.br/wm/paint/tl/it-ren/


Netherlands


Netherlands: Amsterdam Heritage. An introduction and history of Amsterdam, focusing on the city's historic buildings and sites.

http://www.bmz.amsterdam.nl/adam/adam_e.html


Scotland


Glasgow: Images of a Forgotten City contains photographs and a history of Glasgow, plus information on the Springburn Museum. http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Shores/6891/index.html

Spain


Historical Towns of the Province of Seville. Discusses the history of some towns in the province of Seville.

http://www.spaintour.com/hissev.htm


Sweden


Holmiensis. Stockholm history from the middle ages to the 20th century. http://www.holmiensis.net/index_e.html
Julita.net A Former Parish in Sodermanland. History and lists of emigrants during the period 1865-1925. User friendly site about the history of an old parish in Sweden.

http://julita.net/index.htm


United Kingdom


British Empire. Dedicated to charting the history of the British Imperial experience.

http://www.edunltd.com/empire/empire.htm


The Portico. Home page for the British Library. Includes links to exhibits with images.

http://www.bl.uk/


Tudor England. Site detailing life in Tudor England includes biographies, maps, important dates, architecture, and music, including sound files.

http://tudor.simplenet.com/


Wales


Bangor. A guide to the town of Bangor.

http://www.carol.net/dolphin/bangor/bahistory.htm


North America

General Resources


Cabeza de Vaca. The first European to describe America from Florida through Texas.

http://www.vaca.com/cabeza.html


Columbus Day. Extensive site that includes his voyages, writings, controversies, timelines, myths, biography.

http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/Columbus.html


Discoverers Web: Jacques Cartier. He went looking for a passage through or around North America to East Asia, as some had done before him, and many would after him.

http://www.win.tue.nl/cs/fm/engels/discovery/cartier.html


The French Colonials on the Coast. An attractive site of French colonial history on the Gulf of Mexico.

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/6247/colnls1.html#anchor519529


Leif Eriksson Greenland-Vinland year 1000-2000. Celebrating the 1000th anniversary of the Viking discovery of North America. Good site about Leif Eriksson, his life and times.

http://www.greenland-guide.gl/leif2000/


North America to 1997. A hypertext linked timeline to history of the continent.

http://www.northpark.edu/acad/history/WebChron/NorthAmerica/NorthAmerica.html


Samuel de Champlain’s 1607 Map. This site is from the American Treasures of the Library of Congress.

http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trr009.html


The American Revolution: A Select Bibliography. Divided topically.

http://www.carleton.ca/~pking/arbib/tabcon.htm


Voyage to Another Universe. A highly personalized account (by Karen M. Strong) focusing on travels in Arizona and New Mexico. Please note that this is copyrighted material. Numerous links to literature and images.

http://hanksville.phast.umass.edu/title.html


WestWeb: Western History Resource. A user friendly site on Western American history resource. Includes Canadian and Mexican resources.

http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/westweb/


Native American


Arctic Studies Center. Smithsonian Institution site dedicated to the study of Arctic peoples, culture, and environments includes numerous images, as well as audio and video segments of dance and discussion.

http://nmnhwww.si.edu/arctic/


Conquest Channel-Midwest American Conquest. Native American conquest in the "New World" during the Sixteenth Century is investigated from a fresh view point. Good site for lots of information on many Midwest regions.

http://www.conquestchannel.com/ccc.html


Lakota Wowapi Oti Kin: Lakota Home Page. See especially the information on the teaching of Native American religion.

http://maple.lemoyne.edu/~bucko/lakota.html


National Museum of the American Indian. Web site of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian offers a look at one of the finest and most complete collections of items from the indigenous people of the Western Hemisphere.

http://www.si.edu/activity/planvis/museums/aboutmai.htm



Canada


Arctic Dawn—The Journeys of Samuel Hearne. Originally published in 1795, this is a new hypertext edition of the journals of Samuel Hearne, the first European to explore the western Canadian Arctic. Includes pictures and sounds.

http://web.idirect.com/~hland/sh/title.html.


Diefenbunker History. From the Diefenbunker's birth to Canada's newest Museum, the Diefenbunker's history and future. Interesting site about Canada during the Cold War.

http://www.diefenbunker.ca/history.htm


Old Fort Williams-Homepage. Step through the palisade gates into another world, two centuries ago. Site dedicated to Fort William in Canada.

http://www.oldfortwilliam.on.ca/homepage.html


Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. This historic site tells the story of Ukrainian immigrants and the development of the Bloc Settlement in East Central Alberta from 1892 to 1930. Site about Ukrainian immigrant history.

http://www.gov.ab.ca/mcd/mhs/uchv/uchv.htm


United States


Note: The information on individual states is far too great to list here. This list is particularly selective.
American Memory. Primary source and archival material. Sections on Walt Whitman, rural life and war mobilization (1938-44), early motion pictures, and folklore. The collection is in the process of expanding. The section on the American Civil War, with timeline, is particularly useful.

http://rs6.loc.gov/amhome.html


Anti-Imperialism in the United States, 1898-1935. Useful historical summary, secondary and primary material. Good graphics.

http://www.boondocksnet.com/ail98-35.html


Benjamin Franklin, Glimpses of a Man. A multimedia biographical presentation with good hypertext and images.

http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/rotten.html


National Archives. See original historic documents, among other things.

http://www.nara.gov/


The Constitution of the United States of America. A hypertext Constitution with links between amendments.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.overview.html


A Hypertext on American History. A basic history with links to other websites.

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/


US Historical Documents. Key documents, from the Declaration of Independence to W.W.II.

gopher://wiretap.spies.com/11/Gov/US-History


The Valley of the Shadow: Living the Civil War in Pennsylvania and Virginia. A hypertext history with images. Includes archive of sources.

http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/vshadow/vshadow.html


Central and South America, Caribbean

General Resources


Caribe.com. Information about Caribbean culture and religions, including Voodoo.

http://www.nando.net/prof/caribe/caribe.com.html


Chicano/Latino Net. A few links to things humanistic.

http://latino.sscnet.ucla.edu/


Latin American Network Information Center--University of Texas. Links to items concerned with Latin America.

http://lanic.utexas.edu/


Pre-Columbian


The Incas Art and Culture. A pictorial tribute to the pottery, gold work and masonry of the Incas. Includes history of Ecuador, links, and more.

http://www.colourprep.com/jorge/incas/incas.htm


Jason Project. A project designed to allow access for schoolchildren to ongoing research. See Jason V for work on Mayan sites and coral reefs in Belize.

http://www.jasonproject.org


Mesoweb, including Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mesoamerica. Mesoweb is devoted to ancient Mesoamerica and its cultures: the Olmec, Mayas, Aztecs, Toltecs, Zapotecs, and others.

http://www.mesoweb.com/


Tupac Amaru, the life, times and execution of the last Inca. Recounts the history of the last Incas, from the strangulation of Atahuallpa to the beheading of Tupac Amaru in Cuzco in 1571.

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4844/tupac_amaru.html


Brazil


Bem-vindo ao Brasil. Excellent collection of images, including maps.

http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~sergiok/brasil.html


The History of Brazil. Images, maps and documents.

http://www.infobrasilia.com.br/history.htm


Ecuador


The Incas Art and Culture. A pictorial tribute to the pottery, gold work and masonry of the Incas. Includes a history of Ecuador, links, and more.

http://www.colourprep.com/jorge/incas/incas.htm


Investigating the Inca Empire: Saraguro, Ecuador. Investigating Inca imperial strategies of conquest and control in the Saraguro Region of Ecuador. Informative page on Inca history.

http://www.sscf.ucsb.edu/~ogburn/


Guatemala


Guatemala. Brief historical information, with images and maps.

http://www.ualr.edu/~degonzalez/guatemala.html


Falkland Islands


The Falkland Islands/Malvinas War. A detailed account of the war and Falkland Islands history.

http://www.yendor.com/vanished/falklands-war.html


Haiti


Haiti: Haitian Revolution-Slave Rebellion of 1791. A brief account from The Library of Congress Country Studies site about a slave rebellion in Haiti.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?frd/cstdy:@field(DOCID+ht0017)


Mexico


Mexico: Virtual Palenque. An excellent interactive look at the ruins of Palenque, includes a tour of some Mayan ruins.

http://www.virtualpalenque.com/


Panama


Panamá: Places, Folklore, Festivals, and Museums. A clickable map and very basic information.

http://gringo.ent.ohiou.edu/~medina/panama.html


Venezuela


Venezuela Web Server. Basic historical information, maps, images, and some primary material.

http://venezuela.mit.edu/


Australia


The Aboriginal page. A basic essay on the history of Australia's indigenous people.

http://rubens.anu.edu.au/student.projects/tools/koori.html


Jail Story. A comprehensive site on the history of Darlinghurst Gaol (1840s). Includes plans, photos, stories.

http://www.pip.com.au/~abestuds/darjail.html


At Sea. A comprehensive history of the Greek community of Darwin, in the Northern Territory of Australia.

http://www.topend.com.au/~konv/greeks.html


Northcote Historical & Conservation Society. An extensive site exploring the Northcote's history, includes a newsletter and links. The society's homepage discusses the history of Northcote as well.

http://www.vicnet.net.au/~nhcs/


New Zealand: Buried Village, Rotorua, New Zealand. Experience the legacy of the eruption of Mount Tarawera, the most recent of numerous volcanic events in the Rotorua region over the last 20,000 years. Site provides a tour of the buried village, pictures, and history.

http://www.buriedvillage.co.nz/



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