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Kyoto National Museum
Kyoto National Museum

This site presents items contained in the Kyoto National Museum. The museum, which has one of the most extensive collections of premodern (pre-1800) Japanese and Asian art in the world, has photographed the items in its collection and arranged them into an English-language catalog, thus making the... [more]

Website last visited 2003-01-15.

Digital South Asia Library
American Institute of Indian Studies and Digital South Asia Library, University of Chicago

The information and source materials presented on this site are extremely wide ranging, rare, and occasionally quite specific. Given the amount of content, this specificity should be seen as an asset rather than a drawback.

The visual materials offered by the site can primarily be found in... [more]

Website last visited 2007-05-31.

Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands

This site offers searchable database access to almost 11,000 manuscript illuminations (miniatures, initials, and border decorations) from the National Library of the Netherlands and the Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum in The Hague. The primarily late medieval images are drawn from close to 400... [more]

Website last visited 2003-07-28.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Calvin College

This digital repository offers primary sources in the public domain of all aspects of the history of Christianity. It is especially strong in the areas of the church fathers from Augustine through Aquinas as well as the Reformations of the 16th and 17th centuries. The site thus contains full-text... [more]

Website last visited 2007-06-17.

Noble Qur'an
Muslim Student Association

Understanding Islam has become a growth industry on the web, especially in light of current events. Of the many sites that promote understanding of Islam for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, however, few provide primary sources online. This site, sponsored by the Muslim Student Association (MSA) is... [more]

Website last visited 2007-07-06.

Urban Dharma, Buddhism in America
Rev. Kusala, Thich Tam-Thien

This is a Buddhist religious site hosted in Los Angeles by an American monk, Rev. Kusala, who was ordained in the Vietnamese Zen (Chan) tradition. The site is designed to introduce contemporary Buddhism to the public and to serve as an informational source. It is supported by an organization called... [more]

Website last visited 2002-11-11.

Mesoamerican Photo Archives
David R. Hixson

This website, created by David R. Hixson, a graduate student in anthropology at Tulane University, provides 100 photographs and information about 11 archaeological sites in Mexico. Sites include Bonampak in... [more]

Website last visited 2003-01-01.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Paul Halsall, University of North Florida and Fordham University

This site is the brainchild of Paul Halsall. It is part of the Internet History Sourcebooks Project, dealing not only with ancient, medieval, and modern Western history, but also with the histories of Africa, China, science,... [more]

Website last visited 2003-01-27.

Atlas Index, USMA Map Library
Department of History, United States Military Academy at West Point

This website offers a stellar digital collection of maps, focusing on important military campaigns in history. The site's database contains more than 450 maps arranged in 18 broad categories. These are organized chronologically, and include "[more]

Website last visited 2003-01-27.

Japanese Text Initiative
University of Virginia, Electronic Text Center, and University of Pittsburgh, East Asia Library

This site makes available the classic texts of Japanese literature. Although a few of the texts are translated into English, most are digitized transcriptions of original Japanese texts. Consequently, the site is especially for scholars who can read Japanese literature in its original... [more]

Website last visited 2003-04-15.

RBI Monetary Museum Galleries
Reserve Bank of India, Bazil Shaikh, Sandhya Srinivasan

This site, sponsored and maintained by the government-run Reserve Bank of India (RBI), was conceptualized and created by two individuals, Bazil Shaikh and Sandhya Srinivasan. Although the site is updated infrequently, there is a significant amount of numismatic information available and it is... [more]

Website last visited 2003-02-01.

The Islamic Ceramic Museum
Museum of Islamic Ceramics

This website offers an image database of an important Islamic art form: ceramics. The museum is a state institution established in 2000 in the 19th-century palace of a prince of Egypt's former royal family. Images of all 302 pieces of Islamic ceramics, spanning the Islamic period (7th-19th... [more]

Website last visited 2003-03-01.

Ahlul-Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project

Most websites on Islam are founded by Sunni Muslims (see review of The Noble Quran). Islam also includes three Shi`ite sects, the largest being the Twelver Shi`ite sect. This sect dominates Iran, southern Iraq, southern Lebanon, and... [more]

Website last visited 2003-03-01.

International Dunhuang Project
International Dunhuang Project

Since the early 20th century, explorations of the Dunhuang caves and other ancient Silk Road sites have produced tens of thousands of paintings, manuscripts, printed documents, and other historical artifacts. Over the past century these artifacts have been dispersed among museums and private... [more]

Website last visited 2002-11-29.

Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art
Professors John and Susan Huntington, Ohio State University

This project began in 1986 when the Huntingtons decided to expand their Asian art history database to archive Pan-Asian visual resources. Currently the collection has more than 300,000 images from India, Pakistan, China, Japan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand... [more]

Website last visited 2003-01-15.

Chinese Text Initiative
University of Virginia Library

The Chinese Text Initiative (CTI) is an ongoing effort to make texts of the classical Chinese literary canon widely available. CTI is actually a collection of sites, each centered upon a specific text—most of which are from the Tang period (618-907) and earlier. At present, only six texts are... [more]

Website last visited 2003-07-15.

The Threshold Society

This site is crated by the North American branch of the Mevlevi Sufi "tariqa" or order, founded around the practice of Jalal al-Din al-Rumi (d. 1273). The Mevlevis were successful especially in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey), and today are perhaps the most well-known Sufi order outside of the Middle... [more]

Website last visited 2003-10-07.


This privately run site is dedicated to the promotion of Vietnamese history and culture. The site itself has a professional look and makes full use of stylish Web design in presenting information about Vietnam's cultural and social traditions. Navigation of the site can be done via a side menu,... [more]

Website last visited 2003-09-03.

Indian Ocean History
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

The Indian Ocean has been a zone of human interaction for several millennia, boasting a 1,500-year history of active high-seas trade before the arrival of Europeans in 1498. This website seeks to enhance the profile of Indian Ocean history, long neglected relative to the Mediterranean Sea and... [more]

Website last visited 2010-09-20.

Internet Islamic History Sourcebook
Paul Halsall, University of North Florida and Fordham University

This massive database of primary and secondary source material on the Islamic world is a subsidiary to the larger Internet History Sourcebook project. The title is somewhat misleading as the term "Islamic History" usually refers to the history of Islam in the pre-modern period. This sourcebook,... [more]

Website last visited 2003-10-07.

Perseus Digital Library
Gregory Cane, Editor in Chief

This site remains the premier site for accessing the literature and archaeology of ancient Greek culture and now Roman as well. The heart of Perseus' Classics collection contains more than 400 primary texts of Greek and Roman literature. Indeed, the work of no major author regularly studied in... [more]

Website last visited 2003-11-18.

The Story of Africa
British Broadcasting Company (BBC)

Who should tell the story of Africa? This crucial question frames the "Living History" section of what is, arguably, one of the most comprehensive websites in African history. The answer to this question, according to the site's creator, seems to be anyone who wishes to study and embrace the... [more]

Website last visited 2003-12-02.

LacusCurtius: Into the Roman World
William P. Thayer

Initiated in 1995, this site has developed into an impressive array of primary and secondary resources on ancient Rome, including photographs of Roman and Etruscan buildings and monuments, Latin inscriptions, topographical texts, maps, classical dictionaries, topical monographs, and links to other... [more]

Website last visited 2004-01-15.

Collect Britain
British Library

This website offers 19 virtual exhibits and more than 90,000 digitized artifacts that highlight some of the British Library's world-renowned collections. In addition to browsing collections, temporary exhibits, and "Themed Tours," users may conduct user-friendly searches to find documents or images... [more]

Website last visited 2007-07-03.

Aquae Urbis Romae: The Waters of the City of Rome
Katherine Wentworth Rinne, Project Director

This website presents the natural waterworks of Rome, as well as those built by humans, in a flexible viewing environment. Dozens of hydrologic features--the Tiber River, springs, fountains, imperial baths, bridges, aqueducts, and more--can be plotted by date and mapped as flat charts or in 3-D,... [more]

Website last visited 2004-02-18.

Virtual Catalog of Roman Coins
Professor Robert W. Cape, Jr.

This website makes a fine supplement to lessons on Latin, Roman history, art, and religion. It offers 1,200 images of coins searchable by chronology (155 BCE-423 CE), iconography, inscription, or issuer. Some educational suggestions, though not complete, give good ideas on how to teach from the... [more]

Website last visited 2004-02-18.

Lisa M. Bitel, University of Southern California, and Katherine Gill, Hill Monastic Manuscript Library

This database site has a clear mission statement: "to document the participation of Christian women in the religion and society of medieval Europe . . . [and] to collect and make available all existing data... [more]

Website last visited 2007-08-20.

Great Archaeological Sites
French Ministry of Culture and Communication

This website collects introductions to 15 significant archaeological sites or topics ranging from prehistory to the Middle Ages, each produced by a scholarly team. Of the topics, 12 relate to [more]

Website last visited 2004-02-26.

APIS: Advanced Papyrological Information System
Columbia University

This review also references two additional websites:

University of Michigan Papyrus Collection
University of Michigan

Duke Papyrus Archive
Duke... [more]

Website last visited 2004-03-01.

Vatican Library

The Vatican Library online? The very idea makes a teacher's heart beat faster, but this site, alas, is not a mirror of the Vatican's extensive holdings. The site was based on a Library of Congress exhibit and reflects its origins. It is divided into nine sections, including archaeology,... [more]

Website last visited 2004-03-04.

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