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European History

Internet Sites

Decameron Web
"A growing hypermedia archive of materials dedicated to Boccaccio's masterpiece." - Homepage. This site, a product of Brown University, explores the rich cultural background of late medieval Europe. History, society, the arts, religion, maps, and the plague are among the notable pages.
EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents From Western Europe
EuroDocs provides links to noteworthy historical documents "transcribed, reproduced in facsimilie, or translated" that "shed light on key historical happenings." - Homepage. The site is maintained by Richard Hacken, European Studies Bibliographer at Brigham Young University Library.
Gallipoli 1915: The Drama of the Dardanelles
Drawn from materials "prepared for the Gallipoli 2000 Battlefield Study Tour by staff of the Imperial War Museum and the Australian War Memorial," this dramatic site uses sound, video, and photographs. - Intro. The documents displayed may be downloaded.
German Studies Web: History
It can be difficult to locate good, English-language German history resources on the Internet. German Studies Web, hosted by Brigham Young University Library, is a useful portal to reliable materials dealing with the history of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
HISTORY of the United Kingdom
Part of the Virtual Library, one of the oldest Web catalogs available, History of the U.K. is based at the University of Kansas and is a rich gateway to all aspects of British culture and history, from Hadrian's Wall and Boadicea's Revolt to the conflict in Northern Ireland and Lady Jane Grey.
Holocaust Web Links
Part of the official site of the United States Holocaust Museum, these links "represent a cross section of information related to the Holocaust . . . the Web sites are grouped under topical headings and are annotated with brief descriptions." - Intro. An extensive and valuable listing.
Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Developed by the Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies, the Internet Medieval Sourcebook is an extensive and colorful resource devoted to all aspects of Medieval life and culture. Maps, full text documents, secondary sources, and numerous links are included.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook
Designed for students and teachers, the Sourcebook is a vast site covering modern world history with a special emphasis on Europe. Primary sources, maps, interdisciplinary topics, images, and multimedia sources including music are included. The site is hosted by Fordham University.
Italian Life Under Fascism
Italian Life is a "virtual exhibit" drawn from the Fry Collection at the University of Wisconsin Libraries. An introductory essay places the materials presented in their proper historical context, while the striking images highlight life under Mussolini. Women, race, culture, opposition, education, propaganda, and family life are among the broad topics covered.
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution
"An accessible and lively introduction to the French Revolution as well as an extraordinary archive of some of the most important documentary evidence from the Revolution, including 338 texts, 245 images, and a number of maps and songs." - About. The site is a collaborative effort of George Mason University and City University of New York.
Napoleon is a colorful and exciting site devoted to "Telling the history of the First and Second Empires and bringing the Napoleonic heritage to a wider public." - Foundation Napoleon. The site includes a "Fun Stuff" area, galleries, a reading room, bibliographies, timelines, materials on art, and links for additional resources.
Russian History
Maintained by Bucknell University, this site is an excellent starting point for exploring the complex heritage of one of the world's most fascinating regions.
Russian History Websites: Alexander Palace
Experience the wanning days of Imperial Russia by visiting these lush sites detailing the life of the Romanovs, the glory of their palaces, and the beauty of St. Petersburg. Gatchina Palace, Jewels of the Romanovs, My Name is Anastasia, Letters of the Tsar, the Real Tsartisa, and Saint Petersburg 1900 are a few of the highpoints. The site was produced by Pallasart Web Design and Bob Atchison.
The ORB: On-line Reference Book for Medieval Studies
The "ORB is an academic site, written and maintained by Medieval scholars for the benefit of their fellow instructors and serious students." - Home page. An online encyclopedia, textbook library, teaching resources, links, and a General Interest section for nonspecialists are included.
The Victorian Web
Developed at Brown University, and currently supported by the National University of Singapore, Victorian Web provides an excellent introduction to Victorian life and culture. The site is rich in both text and graphics with extensive pages on social history, technology, the arts, gender, political history, and popular entertainment. A bibliography is provided, and there are numerous links.


Encyclopedia of the Renaissance

Encyclopedia of the Renaissance 
4 volumes
Grendler, Paul F

A great collection of articles and short identifications of events and persons connected to the European Renaissance.
Call Number: XCB361.E521999q
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maintained by the staff of the Social Science & History Department, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library

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