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World and European Miscellaneous Resources

In this section are offered links to Internet resources relating to different aspects of World and European history

 

 

European History Resources
EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe
German History and Politics
History of Germany: Primary Documents
History of Spain Page
The History Place - A site of an essentially amateurial character, dedicated to people «enjoying history»; it contains sections (mainly expanded chronologies) on some themes of American history from the Revolution to contemporary history.
Library of Congress Country Studies - From the Introduction: «A continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army. This online series presently contains studies of 85 countries. Countries that were previously in multi-country volumes are now available individually. [...] Most books in the series deal with a particular foreign country, describing and analyzing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. Each study is written by a multidisciplinary team of social scientists. The authors seek to provide a basic understanding of the observed society, striving for a dynamic rather than a static portrayal. Particular attention is devoted to the people who make up the society, their origins, dominant beliefs and values, their common interests and the issues on which they are divided, the nature and extent of their involvement with national institutions, and their attitudes toward each other and toward their social system and political order.  The books represent the analysis of the authors and should not be construed as an expression of an official United States government position, policy, or decision. The authors have sought to adhere to accepted standards of scholarly objectivity. Corrections, additions, and suggestions for changes from readers will be welcomed for use in future editions». Studies on major Western European countries are missing: this might reflect an outlook tending to privilege the knowledge of less familiar countries or countries belonging to critical areas of the globe.
Revelations from Russian Archives: an exhibit at the Library of Congress
Western European Specialists Section - University of Virginia
World Cultures: An on-line research textbook of world cultures and history - Washington State University. This site offers basic historical information on the main periods of world history and, in a rich Glossary, both on general and more specific and thematically arranged (Reformation, expansion, Enlightenment) series of concepts. It has also a section devoted to Internet resources for different historical eras and problems. Resources are presented that consists in links to e-texts and to iconography.
World Cultures: General Glossary
World Cultures: Absolutism
World History Archives -  Hartford. «A repository for documents for teaching and understanding contemporary world history and the struggle for social progress. These archives are associated with Gateway to World History - a collection of resources for the study of world history, and with Images of World History - a pre-modern image archive. The presence of documents in these archives does not imply an endorsement of their content nor a warrant of their authenticity»
 

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