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World History InContext  

World History Collection (GVRL)  History of the World, includes general works on world history, and social and religious sources as well.

World History Topics - Junior Reference Collection  Select a topic from World History to find reference books, primary sources and multi-media.

Ancient Aztec, Inca & Maya

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Vol. 3  The biographies and primary sources volume presents a collection of twenty-three biographies and primary sources---both text and photographs of artifacts---that provide detailed and focused views of the people of the early American civilizations, the artifacts they left behind, and the sources upon which the history of the early American civilizations are based.

Ancient Cultures

Ancient Civilizations - Student Resources InContext  Provides a broad range of resources from books to videos.

Ancient History  eBooks always available on the history of Ancient civilizations.

Ancient and Medieval Eras - World History  History's been going on for a long time, all over the world. Find out what happened from Prehistory to 1500. In Advanced Search, you can pick your time, your place, and what you want to know. No more frustration, finding what you need!

History in Dispute - Ancient World  Addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. This volume covers classical antiquity and classical studies.

History in Dispute Vol. 20: Classical Antiquity and Classical Studies  Addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. This volume covers classical antiquity and classical studies.

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt - Student Resources InContext  Provides a broad range of resources from books to videos on the topic

Ancient Egypt  See and learn about the ancient Egyptians life and culture.

Ancient Egypt and the near East  Egypt-History-To 332 B.C-Middle East-History-To 622-Egypt-History-To 332 B.C.-Pictorial works-Middle East-History-To 622-Pictorial works

Ancient Egyptains  Learn all about the Ancient Egyptians!

Ancient Europe

Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000  Examines the diverse peoples of early European civilization through a series of 212 essays, presented in chronological order. Coverage includes prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000). Includes maps, photos, and chronologies.

Ancient Greece and Rome

Ancient Greece - Student Resources InContext  Provides a broad range of resources from books to videos on the topic.

Roman Empire - Student Resources InContext  Provides a broad range of resources from books to videos on the topic.

Ancient Greece  Follows the progress of the Greeks from the early establishment of farming communities around 6500 BCE, to the rise of the great city-states of Sparta and Athens, and on to the dissolution of the empire of Alexander the Great following his death in 323 BCE.

Ancient Greece and Rome  Covers an array of topics on ancient Greece and Rome including daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, emperors, and more.

Ancient Greeks  Learn all about the Ancient Greeks!

Ancient Romans  Learn all about the Ancient Romans!

More Ancient Greece and Rome

Ancient Vikings

Ancient Vikings  Learn all about the Vikings!

Geography & Maps

Geography - Student Resources InContext  Explore a country to learn more about it.

Government & Politics

Political Handbook of the World 2012, 2012  An authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country's governmental and political makeup. Offers extensive coverage of all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system around the world. It provides names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, plus profiles of more than 30 intergovernmental organizations and UN agencies.

Political Theories for Student  In-depth information on major political theories and systems from all time periods. Each entry begins with a general overview of the system/theory followed by a discussion of the principal aspects of the theory, the theory's philosophy and an analysis of the historical context in which the theory was developed, including critical response.

Imperialism

Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1914: Volume 1, A-K  

Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1914: Volume 2, L-Z  

Inventions

Ancient Inventions  See weird things that worked in the past!

Latin America and the Caribbean

An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History  Presents the geography, the demography, and the political, social, and economic history of Latin America. Provides a topical overview of Latin American development from earliest times to the present day, bringing to light patterns of continuity and change.

Middle Ages

Middle Ages  eBooks always available on the history of the Middle Ages.

Ancient and Medieval Eras - World History  History's been going on for a long time, all over the world. Find out what happened from Prehistory to 1500. In Advanced Search, you can pick your time, your place, and what you want to know. No more frustration, finding what you need!

History in Dispute - Crusades, 1095-1291  Addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe.

Medieval World  Illustrated history of a thousand years of amazing diversity and development, from the fall of the Roman Empire around AD 500 and the Islamic expansion, to the discovery of the New World by Columbus in 1492.

The Crusades Reference Library  The three-volume The Crusades covers everything from the First Crusade (1095-99) through the Ninth Crusade (1271-72).

Middle Ages - Daily Life

Daily Life in Stuart England  Discusses aspects of daily life - domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational and religious - in Stuart England.

Family Life in the Middle Ages  Explores the homes, marriages, children, religion, divisions of labor, birth, death and inheritance, and non-traditional families in the late Roman, Medieval West, Byantine East, Islamic and Jewish families of the Middle Ages.

Medieval Life  Presents an illustrated look at various aspects of life in medieval Europe, covering everyday life, religion, and royalty.

The Medieval City  An introduction to towns and cities in the medieval period. Examines urban planning; the urban way of life; the Church in the city; city government; urban crafts and trade; health, wealth, and welfare; and the city in history.

Modern Era

The Renaissance  What inspired the age of Balance and Order?

World History - Modern Era  What's happened in the world since 1500? In Advanced Search, you can pick your time period, and part of the world, and find the information you need!

Pirates

Pirates Through the Ages Reference Library  Explores the history of piracy from ancient times to the present day. Topics include piracy in antiquity and the Middle Ages, the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean, female pirates, the pirate code of conduct and pirate slang, strongholds and hideouts, ships, weaponry, and sea battles, pirates in literature and film, and modern maritime piracy.

Presidentst & Political Leaders

Timelines - World Book  

Terrorism & Genocide Crimes

Terrorism & Genocide Crimes  Always available eBooks covering the issues behind terrorism, crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large.

United Kingdom & Ireland

Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture  Spans Irish history from prehistoric times to the present, treating both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in detail. Entries represent an inclusive, cross-disciplinary approach, written by specialists and covering history, archaeology, anthropology, geography, politics, economics, the Irish and English languages and literatures, the visual arts, and other fields.

Wars

World at War  How has the war shaped the world's civilizations? How did they help shape our country? Click on "Themes" to see the role that things like culture, economics, and technology played in each war! Plus, find maps, flags, and quotes from each war.

Wars - Middle East

9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq  Analyzes the complex causes and effects of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks both domestically and internationally, and examines the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Wars - Weapons

Arms & Armor  Examines the design, construction, and uses of hand weapons and armor from a Stone Age axe to the revolvers and rifles of the Wild West.

Wars - World War I

World War I  20th Century

Wars - World War II

Holocaust  Presents accounts of narrow escapes executed by oppressed individuals and groups while illuminating social issues and the historical background that led to the event known as the Holocaust.

World War II: Global Chaos  Covers the events of World War II including action in Italy and the Mediterranean, the Nazi State, Axis, Allied, and U.S. home fronts, and the Holocaust.

World War II: Horrific Invasions  Covers the events of World War II from 1942 to 1943 including the Bataan "Death March," U.S. victory at Midway, the invasion of Burma, Stalingrad Airlift, and Operation Torch.

World War II: Terror & Triumph  Covers the events of World War II including Operation Overload, the Eastern European Front, the European Air War, and the Battle of the Atlantic.

World War II: The Final Victories  Covers the events of World War II, including the fall of the Third Reich, island hopping in the Pacific, the defeat of Japan, and the Marshall Plan.

World War II: The First Bloody Battles  Covers the outbreak of World War II from 1939 to 1941 including Germany's blitzkrieg tactics, the bombing raids on London, the North African campaign, the Battle of the Atlantic, and the attack on Pearl Harbor.

More Wars - World War II

World History

British History  Britain has been shaped by turmoil between its nations, and tension between state and church. But centuries of conflict would forge the power at the heart of the largest empire the world has ever seen.

History of Haiti  Explore Haiti's difficult struggle through history in this comprehensive addition to the Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations series.

History of Vietnam  Explore Vietnam's complete history in this comprehensive, precise, and up-to-date narrative, ideal for high school students and general readers.

World Digital Library  At the World Digital Library, you can view primary sources of historical significance from around the world in multilingual formats. Gain inter-cultural awareness and understanding through manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recording, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. Select your language. Click on a continent to begin your journey, Then browse by place, time, topic, type of item, or institution. Curator videos add interesting insights to many of the artifact descriptions.