World History Sources

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Ancient Greek World -  This virtual gallery presents information and artifacts about Ancient Greek time periods, daily life, religion, economics, and more.  Presented by the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Exploring Ancient World Cultures - EAWC features essays, primary texts, chronologies, images, and internet links for each of the eight cultures represented: the Near East, India, Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, Early Islam and Medieval Europe. 

The Great War: 80 Years On - A multimedia presentation on the First World War, including original film clips, interviews with soldiers, letters, and history and analysis.

Holocaust Cybrary - There is a plethora of images, paintings, essays, witness accounts (by survivors, liberators, and perpetrators, and bystanders), camp tours and maps, and a variety of other topics here.

Life in Elizabethan England - Great, clear information about various aspects of regular life in Elizabethan England (1558-1603) is available here.  Topics include games, food, language, occupations, fashion, pastimes, education, and maps.

The Middle Ages - Feudal life, religion, clothing, health, and other topics are discussed in relation to the Middle Ages.

Renaissance - This look at the Renaissance focuses on the new middle class, exploration and trade, printing, art, and the city of Florence.

The Story of Africa - The history of Africa from an African perspective from the origins of humankind to the end of South African apartheid.  Divided into comprehensive sections, this is a mixture of maps, audio files and textual information.  Hosted by the BBC.

World Statesmen - Use this site to find historical chronologies, national anthems, flags, chronological lists of rulers, and explanations of territorial disputes for numerous countries, states, and provinces throughout the world.  You can also find some information on international organizations, religious organizations and terrorist groups.


Historical Documents / Primary Sources


Avalon Project - This is a collection of documents on law, history, and diplomacy from the 18th to the 21st century.  It includes treaties, constitutions, private papers, and a variety of other sources.

History and Politics Out Loud - A searchable and browsable archive of politically significant audio materials, most dating from the 1960s and 1970s.

Internet History Sourcebook Project - There is an amazing quantity of primary source material here.  Documents cover different locations, time periods, phenomena, and topics. Use the main links on the left hand side to access the documents for ancient, medieval, and modern history.

World War I Document Archive - This archive of primary documents from WWI is international in focus and provides access to conventions, official papers, commentaries, and biographies.

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