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  • 17th Century Fashion Links Page(2246 clicks)
    Use this site for costume history in general
  • A Comparison of French and Italian Singing in the Seventeenth Century(1915 clicks)
    Journal of 17th Century Music
  • Abridged History of Europe by William Brinton(2867 clicks)
    An Abridged History of Europe was inspired by a great affection for history. Only history scholars love history and these scholars have managed to turn off the generation that entered school five or more years ago.
  • Age of Enlightenment(2303 clicks)
  • An Introduction to Early Modern European History(2400 clicks)
    Jean Mason provides a brief essay explaining this of European history.
  • Anarchism and the History of the Black Flag(1162 clicks)
  • Anarchy Archives(967 clicks)
  • AP European history(2362 clicks)
  • AP European History(2371 clicks)
    Jim Hamann's Advanced Placement European History site.
  • Archive of European Integration (AEI)(1036 clicks)
    he AEI is an electronic repository and archive for research materials on the topic of European integration and unification. The AEI collects two types of materials: certain types of independently-produced research materials and official European Community/European Union documents - for more detail, see the Contents page.
  • Art of War(1101 clicks)
    National Archives of the United Kingdom
  • Background to Discovery: Pacific Exploration from Dampier to Cook(795 clicks)
    Scholarly book edited by Derek Howse
  • Bonsal, Suitors and Supplicants: The Little Nations at Versailles(1999 clicks)
    Book by Stephen Bonsal on small nations at the Conference of Versailles in 1919. WWII. Reprinted by the Historical Text Archive
  • CAMENA - Latin Texts of Early Modern Europe(385 clicks)
  • Captain John Smith Travels(358 clicks)
    The trve travels, adventvres and observations of Captaine Iohn Smith, in Europe, Asia, Africke, and America beginning about the yeere 1593, and continued to this present 1629. From the London ed. of 1629. Published 1819 by Republished at the Franklin Press, William W. Gray, Printer in Richmond .
  • Carl Schurz, A Look Back at 1848, 1907(1964 clicks)
    Revolutions of 1848.
  • Celtic Pantheon(457 clicks)
    This page is intended as a reference guide for students of Celtic mythology. When completed, it will hopefully be a compilation of all the known deities in the various national mythologies of the early Celtic peoples. The format will consist of a Name, the culture that divinity arose out of, and a description of the divinity. The description will include areas of authority, attributes, images, appearance, and selected comments or stories which might help characterize the divinity better. As I implied above, this is an ongoing work which, at the moment, is incomplete. I most certainly solicit comments and contributions; if you have additional information for me (or complaints, for that matter), I ask only that you try to supply documentation in support of what you have to say.
  • CESSDA(1973 clicks)
    "CESSDA (Council of European Social Science Data Archives) home pages. CESSDA promotes the acquisition, archiving and distribution of electronic data for social science teaching and research in Europe."
  • Classics Page(1156 clicks)
    "You'll find around 1000 pages of news, information, games and controversy about the life, literature, art and archaeology of the ancient world of Greece & Rome. "
  • Costume History(1231 clicks)
  • Crimean War Research Society(1967 clicks)
  • Cultural Images of Europe(1299 clicks)
    Small and large photos of European cultural sites. Historical.
  • Dry Drunk : The Culture of Tobacco in 17th- and 18th-century Europe(1380 clicks)
    "Dry Drunk provides historical context for the uses and abuses of tobacco, showing, among other things, that it has been the focus of endless, if ever-shifting controversy since the moment of its introduction into Europe from the New World."
  • Early Modern Europe sites(1215 clicks)
  • Eliohs-The Electronic Library of Historiography(1482 clicks)
    "This electronic library is designed to supply in electronic form the full text of classics of historiography, works of methodology, theory and philosophy of history, key works of the historiographical debates, classics of historical erudition, travel literature, historical narratives of the rise and development of particular sciences, arts or techniques, literary works of historiographical relevance, handbooks of history for schools and universities, belonging to modern intellectual history (XVI-XXth centuries). It aims not only at providing reliable texts for reading and teaching purposes, but also at supplying some particularly useful instruments for research into the history of modern European culture, such as the indexes to some literary periodicals or to important collections of academic dissertations, with special regard to the XVIIth- XVIIIth-XIXth centuries, the statutes and other documents relating to the life of historical societies, materials of special interest for documenting the rise and development of historical science, profession and research institutions."
  • Ellopos(1568 clicks)
    Interesting collection of materials and sites
  • Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire(1529 clicks)
    A list. 800-1806
  • Encyclopedia of 1848 Revolutions(1317 clicks)
    "We include the works of authors from around the world who have contributed articles to the only complete history of all the 1848 revolutions."
  • Encyclopedia of the Revolutions of 1848(1314 clicks)
    "Welcome to the Encyclopedia of 1848 Revolutions! We include the works of authors from around the world who have contributed articles to the only complete history of all the 1848 revolutions." The revolutions shook Europe to the core as people thought that the order order was crumbling.
  • EuroDocs:Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe(1460 clicks)
    Selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations
  • Europa(489 clicks)
    The European Union is set up with the aim of ending the frequent and bloody wars between neighbours, which culminated in the Second World War. As of 1950, the European Coal and Steel Community begins to unite European countries economically and politically in order to secure lasting peace. The six founders are Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The 1950s are dominated by a cold war between east and west. Protests in Hungary against the Communist regime are put down by Soviet tanks in 1956; while the following year, 1957, the Soviet Union takes the lead in the space race, when it launches the first man-made space satellite, Sputnik 1. Also in 1957, the Treaty of Rome creates the European Economic Community (EEC), or ‘Common Market’.
  • Europe in Retrospect(950 clicks)
    BRIEF HISTORY OF THE PAST TWO HUNDRED YEARS by Raymond F.Betts
  • Europe--History of Nations(972 clicks)
  • European Archeology(1190 clicks)
    Archaeological Resource Guide for European History.
  • European Borders: History Of Space/Space Of History(1345 clicks)
  • European Civiliization (1648-1945) with John Merriman(348 clicks)
    This course offers a broad survey of modern European history, from the end of the Thirty Years' War to the aftermath of World War II. Along with the consideration of major events and figures such as the French Revolution and Napoleon, attention will be paid to the experience of ordinary people in times of upheaval and transition. The period will thus be viewed neither in terms of historical inevitability nor as a procession of great men, but rather through the lens of the complex interrelations between demographic change, political revolution, and cultural development. Textbook accounts will be accompanied by the study of exemplary works of art, literature, and cinema. URL:
  • European Civilization, 1648-1945(465 clicks)
    Yale course caught by John Merriman. This course offers a broad survey of modern European history, from the end of the Thirty Years' War to the aftermath of World War II. Along with the consideration of major events and figures such as the French Revolution and Napoleon, attention will be paid to the experience of ordinary people in times of upheaval and transition. The period will thus be viewed neither in terms of historical inevitability nor as a procession of great men, but rather through the lens of the complex interrelations between demographic change, political revolution, and cultural development. Textbook accounts will be accompanied by the study of exemplary works of art, literature, and cinema
  • European Communities(1416 clicks)
    HISTORICAL ARCHIVES OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
  • European Navigator(1166 clicks)
    "ENA provides a wide variety of multimedia documents (speeches, historical documents, photos, facsimiles, cartoons, sound and film clips, interviews, interactive maps and diagrams, etc.) organised chronologically and by subject area."
  • European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations(1267 clicks)
    Good site about an important issue
  • European Royal History(1455 clicks)
    Welcome to the European Royal History Web site! We are dedicated to the distribution and publication of articles and materials on Europe's royal families. We are taking advantage of the endless opportunities allowed to us by the internet to disseminate our knowledge on royalty and royalty-related topics.
  • Franks(314 clicks)
  • Gateway for Resources and Information on Preservation(1294 clicks)
    Currently the GRIP website hosts two online publications:

    Preservation Science Survey. An Overview of Recent Developments in Research on the Conservation of Selected Analog Library and Archival Materials by Henk J.Porck and René Teygeler Preservation of Archives in Tropical Climates. An annotated bibliography by René Teygeler with the co-operation of Gerrit de Bruin, Bihanne Wassink and Bert van Zanen

  • Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz(1020 clicks)
  • Guide To European Legal Databases, Update 5(1662 clicks)
    Great site.
  • H-ALBION(1804 clicks)
    The H-NET discussion list for British and Irish History. Also reviews and course syllabi
  • H-Skand(1249 clicks)
    "H-Skand discusses Scandinavian history as well as the national histories of the Scandinavian countries."
  • Habsburg Discussion list(1671 clicks)
    "HABSBURG is the community within H-Net dealing with the culture and history of the Habsburg Monarchy and its successor states in central Europe from 1500 to the present."
  • History 5 - Fall 2006: European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present(371 clicks)
  • History Files, The(313 clicks)
  • History of European Integration Site(2359 clicks)
    Historical Documents
  • History of the Northmen (376 clicks)
    or, Danes and Normans, from the earliest times to the conquest of England by William of Normandy Published 1831 by Murray in London .
  • Hitler vs. Stalin: Who Was Worse?(526 clicks)
    By Timothy Snyder. New York Review of Books
  • Hundred Years' War, 1336-1352(1201 clicks)
    Lecture. Concise.
  • Isabella. the 'Catholic Queen' and the Jews(355 clicks)
  • Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly(306 clicks)
    30 Years War
  • Johannes Gutenberg(1316 clicks)
    Biography.
  • Legends(1285 clicks)
    "Legends, a personal journey through the worlds of Robin Hood, King Arthur, D'Artagnan, and other swashbuckling characters of balladry, fiction, and film, from the shores of Avalon to the dungeons of Zenda."
  • Letters of Wilhem II to Nicholas II(1233 clicks)
    The famous Will-Nicky Letters. The cousin wrote to each other between 1894 and 1914.
  • Mass Politics and the Revolutions of 1848(1280 clicks)
    A tutorial by John Breuilly.
  • Modern Civilization 1750-Present: History 1C, UCLA(340 clicks)
    History 1C-Professor Lynn Hunt Professor Lynn Hunt lectures in this course which covers a broad, historical study of major elements in Western heritage from the world of the Greeks to that of the 20th century, designed to further beginning students' general education, introduce them to ideas, attitudes, and institutions basic to Western civilization, and acquaint them, through reading and critical discussion, with representative contemporary documents and writings of enduring interest.
  • Musée des lettres et manuscrits(1165 clicks)
    Le premier Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits en France et en Europe. Cette exposition permanente permet au public de feuilleter quelques-unes des plus belles pages de l'Histoire.
  • Myths of the Thirty Years' War(3263 clicks)
    "The Thirty Years' War ranges among the epoch-making confrontations in the history of Europe. This conflict, which involved the whole of central Europe, supported the modern process of state formation in such a way that it is justified to describe it as the beginning of a new period in early modern history."
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1793-1815(1215 clicks)
    Nice site with battles and commanders info.
  • NM's Creative Impulse(1216 clicks)
    "I believe it is impossible to properly study History without examining the creative products of the times. The Art, Music, Drama and Literature of an Age give us insight into the minds and hearts of those who lived at that time. What better way to view history than through the Artist's eyes."
  • Open Society Archives(388 clicks)
    The Open Society Archives (OSA) at Central European University is an archival laboratory. While actively collecting, preserving, and making openly accessible documents related to recent history and human rights, we continue to experiment with new ways to contextualize primary sources, developing innovative tools to explore, represent, or bridge traditional archival collections in a digital environment. Our approach to acquisition is increasingly proactive and inclusive, and we actively seek out non-traditional material, material previously marginalized based on its content, social origin, or form. At OSA Archivum, professional archival work is integrated with public programs, and our Galeria Centralis serves as the focal point of exhibitions, performances, film screenings, lectures, and seminars. Through all of these endeavors, we advocate: open access and transparency in public administration; equal rights to information; the ethical use of private data; open formats and open standards; and broad access to cultural heritage.
  • Ostrogoths(463 clicks)
  • Outlines of European history(147 clicks)
    View Europe as an historian saw it in 1914.
  • Outlines of European history (1914)(396 clicks)
    bt James Harvey Robinson
  • Parenting in Hard Times: Child Abandonment in Early Modern Europe(1839 clicks)
  • Patrin(1451 clicks)
  • Pro Europa(1381 clicks)
    PRO EUROPA is a League in support of the unity and uniqueness of the European civilization. THE UNITY of the European civilization is obvious. What is an idle fancy is the belief that French, Spanish, British or German culture are substantive realities, independent from one another.
  • Renaissance Connection(871 clicks)
    ART
  • Rudolf II(349 clicks)
    CHAPTER XXI. THE EMPIRE UNDER RUDOLF II. By A. W. WARD, Litt.D., LL.D., F.B.A.
  • Russia and Eastern and Central Europe: Old Divisions and New Bridges(1519 clicks)
    The problems of interethnic relations in Central and Eastern Europe and the former USSR are inseparable from the larger tapestry of regional security issues. We certainly know from the Yugoslav and Chechen disasters, if we did not know before, that interethnic tensions, magnified by political rivalries, can escalate into hostilities that not only devastate the combatants and disrupt their neighbors but also do serious damage to intra-European interests and strain the Euro-Atlantic alliance. An approach that takes these dimensions into account is imperative for anyone trying to deal with the political dynamics and consequences of interethnic rivalries.
  • Scott's Civil Law(1294 clicks)
    THE CIVIL LAW

    Including The Twelve Tables, The Institutes of Gaius, The Rules of Ulpian, The Opinions of Paulus, The Enactments of Justinian, and The Constitutions of Leo:

    Translated from the original Latin, edited, and compared with all accessible systems of jurisprudence ancient and modern.
    By S. P. SCOTT, A. M.

  • Secret History of To-day: Being Revelations of a Diplomatic Spy(133 clicks)
  • Select English Language Works on the History of Eastern Europe(1241 clicks)
    to 1914 by Anna M. Cienciala. Extensive annotated bibliography.
  • Sewing Tips and Techniques for 17th Century Costume(1203 clicks)
    These articles originally appeared in "Orders of the Daye", the magazine of the The Sealed Knot
  • Shaping History: Ordinary People in European Politics(786 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Wayne te Brake
  • The Crimean War, 1853-1856(3412 clicks)
  • The Crimean War, 1854-1856(3486 clicks)
  • The Economic Consequences of the Peace(1270 clicks)
    The famous book by John Maynard Keynes analyzing the Versailles Treaty.
  • The Fabrication of Labor: Germany and Britain, 1640–1914(918 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Richard Biernacki
  • The History of the 19th Century in Cartoons(1379 clicks)
    Maurice, Arthur Bartlett and Frederic Taber Cooper. History of the 19th Century in Political Cartoons, ed. Jim Zwick.
  • The Incorporation of Nietzsche the Modest Revolutionary: Nietzsche’s Ideas on History(1267 clicks)
    This essay traces the reception of Nietzsche's ideas on history from its origins in his Untimely Meditations and his Genealogy of Morals through the German Expressionists, Bataille, Foucault, and ultimately to the Third Generation of the Annales school of history in France. This essay was presented as a Master's Essay for the history department at Loyola University Chicago.
  • The Last Gentleman's War(1354 clicks)
    Napoleonic battlefields and tactics
  • The Mongol Invasion of Europe(1340 clicks)
    From the History Net. Poles still celebrate April 9 as the day they repulsed an Asiatic invasion of Europe in 1241. Their Mongol enemies saw things differently--at Liegnitz, they won their third victory in a row over a European army, all with a diversionary force of 20,000 warriors.
  • The Perseus Project(1231 clicks)
    Excellent digital library
  • The Thirty Years War(1388 clicks)
    "Provides summaries, in varying degrees of detail, of the military and diplomatic developments of the Thirty Years War, 1618-48."
  • The Thirty Years' War(1363 clicks)
    Causes, effects, battles, and other historical information.
  • The University of Sussex Journal of Contemporary History(1098 clicks)
    The University of Sussex Journal of Contemporary History is published twice a year, providing a forum for the regular exchange of ideas amongst the international postgraduate and early post-doctoral community on any topic of contemporary history.
  • The Vikings(1279 clicks)
    Founded in 1971, The Vikings are the oldest and largest Dark Age re-enactment society in the UK, and probably the world.
  • The Witch Hunts(1389 clicks)
    Early modern Europe.
  • The World of the Vikings(1321 clicks)
  • Thirty Years War(362 clicks)
  • Thirty Years War(449 clicks)
    from Macrohistory and World Report
  • Time Holocaust Archive(1003 clicks)
    Time Magazine
  • Travels in France and Italy in 1787, 1788, and 1789(1522 clicks)
    by Arthur Young. First person account. You need Adobe Acrobat to access this material.
  • Vandals(324 clicks)
  • Viking Discoverers(501 clicks)
    Mariner's Museum
  • Viking History: Facts & Myths(167 clicks)
  • Vikings(531 clicks)
    PBS
  • Visigoths(309 clicks)
  • War of the Spanish Succession(393 clicks)
  • Western Civilization, I(380 clicks)
    This site is a college course in European history from ancient times to the early modern era, offered by Dr. E.L. Skip Knox through Boise State University. The course is entirely virtual and all course materials are online. Browsing is open to the public, but is not in the public domain. Please read the copyright page found in the Visitor Center for details.
  • Wynken de Worde(581 clicks)
    blog. books, early modern culture, post-modern readings