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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.

Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

This website highlights 16th-, 17th-, and 18th-century broadside ballads. These were popular songs (frequently with lavish woodcut illustrations) sold at a relatively affordable price and widely circulated. They celebrated contemporary events and figures and were an early means of mass... [more]

Website last visited 2003-01-22.

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.

The Web Museum, Paris
Nicolas Pioch

The Web Museum was created by Nicolas Pioch, an enthusiast, in 1994, and is an archive of several thousand artistic works by more than 300 artists from Europe and, to a lesser degree, the United States and Japan. Spanning the period between the 13th century (Gothic) and the present, the collection... [more]

Website last visited 2003-01-01.

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.

Florence Catasto of 1427
Professor R. Burr Litchfield, Brown University

This site offers tax assessment data from 1427 for the city of Florence in Renaissance Italy. It provides a unique opportunity for students to explore the urban landscape and family life of Renaissance Florence in incredible detail, rare for a city in this period. Faced with protracted warfare... [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.

Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
Jerome S. Handler, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Michael L. Tuite, Jr.

These 1,000 images depict Atlantic slavery. Images are divided into 18 categories, including "Maps"; "Pre-Colonial Africa"; "New World Agriculture and Plantation Labor"; "Music, Dance, and Recreational Activities"; and "Military Activities." The smallest categories have nine images ("Family Life,... [more]

Website last visited 2003-07-17.

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.

Sejarah Melayu: The History of the Malay Peninsula
Sabri Zain

This site is a personal webpage (albeit a complex one) run by a Singapore-born webmaster and amateur historian with the goal of providing an overview of Malaysian history. The materials have been arranged chronologically, beginning with the earliest records of the Malay and leading up to the... [more]

Website last visited 2003-09-03.


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.

Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank
Rutgers University, Research Libraries Group, Inc

The Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank provides straightforward database access to five sets of data on European currency exchange and commodities prices1 from the 13th through the 18th centuries. The data have been compiled from [more]

Website last visited 2003-10-04.

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.

Amiens Cathedral
Visual Media Center, Columbia University

This site was created in 1996 to accompany a QuickTime instructional video that offers a dramatic virtual tour of Amiens cathedral, one of the most splendid Gothic structures of medieval France. The video, produced by a team led by Professor Stephen Murray of Columbia University, was a major... [more]

Website last visited 2003-10-10.

Topkapi Museum
Bilkent University

Few websites offer an archive of visual images of Islamic art--this site is an exception. It provides images of pieces in a collection that once belonged to the powerful Ottoman dynasty. At the height of its power in the 16th century, the Ottoman Empire stretched from North Africa to Iran, the... [more]

Website last visited 2003-10-14.

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.

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.

National Library of Scotland
National Library of Scotland

These virtual exhibits, teaching resources, and digital maps offer teachers a valuable resource on the history of Scotland and Great Britain, although many of the materials offer insight beyond the history and borders of Scotland. The 15 exhibits are varied. Some links explore the history of... [more]

Website last visited 2004-01-29.

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.

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.

Internet African History Sourcebook
Paul Halsall

This website contains more than 400 links to a variety of sources in African history. As the site states, the links provide access to a subset of texts drawn from three broader online sourcebooks--an Ancient History... [more]

Website last visited 2004-03-04.

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