Resources and Related Links

Textbook Site:
This site provides practice tests for each chapter, a guide for each chapter (Mosaic), maps, primary sources.
http://www.college.hmco.com/history/west/mckay/western_society/8e/students/index.html
 

Other Resources

Here below are resources which can deepen and enrich your understanding of the historical issues we are surveying in this course. This list refers you to on-line sites which give access to classical works on history and primary source material--that is, documents and other records made by people who lived in the past and witnessed the events or experiences at the time they occurred.

(Please note: your textbook provides an excellent list of secondary sources--that is, books and articles written on the basis of scholarly research by historians. Each chapter contains a list of "Suggested Reading" following the summary and notes at the end of the chapter. These books will allow you to gain a more seasoned historical perspective on the subject. They make provocative and exciting reading. They provide a more sustained and comprehensive approach to the issues raised in the textbook. Don't hesitate to check them out!)
 

Ancient History

Exploring Ancient World Cultures
http://www.evansville.edu

The Ancient World Web
http://www.julen.net/aw

Duke Papyrus Archive
http://odyssey.lib.duke.edu/papyrus/

Historical and Cultural Atlas Resource
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~atlas/

The Olympics

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics/index.html

Art of Ancient Greece -- the Hellenic Ministry of Culture
http://www.culture.gr/maps/pelop/arkadia/arkadia.html

Roman art and archaeology 1000BC - 700AD
http://www.stanford.edu/~pfoss/ROMARCH.html
 

Medieval History

Primary historical documents for Medieval and Renaissance Europe
http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/eurodocs/medren.html

On-Line Reference Book of Medieval Studies
http://orb.rhodes.edu/

The Christian Catacombs of Rome
http://www.catacombe.Roma.it

An authorized on-line version of The Catechism of the Christian Church
http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc.htm

1066 Archive
http://www.cablenet.net/pages/1066/archive/archive.htm

Database of Royal Genealogies
http://www.dcs.hull.ac.uk/public/genealogy/royal/
 

Renaissance and Reformation History

The Civilization of the Renaissance
http://www.idbsu.edu/courses/hy309/docs/burckhardt/burckhardt.html

Gardens, Villas and Social Life in Renaissance Florence
http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/vistarts/diva/kent.html

Commune of Florence
http://www.comune.firenze.it

Vatican Manuscripts
http://metalab.unc.edu/expo/vatican.exhibit/exhibit/a-vatican_lib/Margins_of_past.html

Selected works of Martin Luther (1483-1546)
http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/wittenberg/wittenberg-home.html