THE WORLD AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

HYPERLINKS TO PRIMARY SOURCES AND OTHER

INFORMATION IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER BY TOPIC
Dr. Nancy Fitch

Human Origins

Creation Myths
African Origins
Shinto Creation Myths

Australian Creation Myths--Dreamtime

 

Early Technology

The Bronze Age in China
Andean Metallurgy

The Emergence of Cities

West Asia

Early West Asian Cities
Uruk
Sumer
Epic of Gilgamesh
Babylon
Code of Hammurabi
Egyptian Cities

Memphis
Thebes
El-Amarna and Urban Life
The Hittites
Assyria

Indus Valley

Harappan Culture
Mohenjo-Daro

China

Anyang

Europe

Knossos
Athens
Rome

Paris

Africa

Jenne-Jeno

The Americas

Chavin de Huantar
Olmec Urban Culture
Teotihuacan

Early Belief Systems

Mesopotamia
Egypt
Shang China
Vedic Culture
The Mediterranean World

Ancient Americas

Teotihuacán
Mayan World

Ancient Near East

Judaism
The Hebrew People
The Kingdom of Israel

Ancient India

The Upanishads
Rig Veda
Ramayana
Jainism
Buddhism

Ancient Near East

Zoroaster
Achaemenid Empire
Achamenid State

China

Confucianism
Legalism
Daoism

Japan

Japanese Buddhism
Shintoism

Ancient Greece

Polis
Solon
Pericles
The Athenian Constitution
Sparta
The Spartan Constitution
Greek Slavery
Women in Athenian Society
Sexuality in Ancient Greece
Plato
Aristotle
Black Athena
The Hellenistic Empire
Alexander the Great
Aristotle as Scientist
Hellenistic Science
Hero of Alexandria
Ptolemy
Euclid
Eratosthenes
Aristarchus
Hellenistic Philosophy
Epicurus
Zeno and the Stoics

Mauryan and Gupta India

Ashoka’s Empire
Guptas

China

The Zhou
Qin State
Legalism and the Qin State
Han Dynasty
Han Soldiers
Han Poetry

Japan

Ancient Japan
The Japanese Constitutions
Taika Reform Edicts

Ancient Rome

The Roman Republic
Roman Empire
Expansion of Rome
Republic to Empire
Diocletian
Roman Literature

Religion and Empire

East Asia
Early Christianity
Manichaeism
Coptic Christianity
The Church in Western Europe
The Imperial Papacy
Anti-Semitism
Muhammad
Islamic Cosmology
Islamic Theological and Political Divisions
Umayyad Caliphatee
Abbasid Caliphate

Trade and Power

Southeast Asia

The Khymer Kingdom
Srivijaya
Majapahit
Malacca

Africa

Kilwa
The Great Zimbabwe
Caravan Trade
Africa Trade Routes
Sunjiata and the African Oral Tradition
Mansa Musa
Mali
Kingdom of Ghani
Songhai Empire

Central, Eastern and Northern Asia

Mongols
Mongol Rule in China
Mongol Rule in Russia and Europe
Women and Mongol Expansion

The Americas

Aztec Empire
Incan Empire

Social Organization

India

Caste System and Indian Society

Africa

Igbo-Ukwu

Islamic Societies

The Ottomon Empire
The Safavid Empire

The Americas

Iroquois Society
Pacific Northwest
The Plains Indians
Aztecs
Incas

Europe

Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Feudalism in Europe
Gender and Feudal Society
Manorialism
Monasticism
Guilds
Universities

East Asia

Feudalism in Japan
Japanese and European Feudalism
China

Making Sense of the World

Oral Traditions in West Africa
History in Ancient Greece
History in Early China
Medieval Europe
West Asia
Sufi Mysticism
Science in the Islamic World
The Scientific Tradition in China
India
Science in Europe
Mayan Mathematics
Inca Thought

The Arts and Literature of the Ancient World

Greek Drama
Poetry as Cultural Memory in China
Epic Poetry
Beowolf
Japan
Lady Murasaki
Africa
Great Zimbabwe
Buddhist Art and Architecture in Asia
Hinduism and Indian Art and Architecture
Southeast Asian Architecture
Christian Architecture in Europe
Islamic Art and Architecture
Cahokia/North America
Mesoamerica
Art and Architecture in Andean South America
Chinese Art
Japanese Art

The World Before Columbus

Mapping the world
Commercial Connections
Merchants and International Trade

Diplomatic connections

The Crusades

The Silk Road
The Indian Ocean
African Routes

Timbuktu

Ghana
Ibn Battuta
The Vikings

Varangians
The Mongol Empire

The Early Modern World System
The Spread of Disease
American Connections

World Commercial Revolutions

Tang/Ming China
The Crusades and Commerce
The Commercial Revolution in Europe
Credit
Capitalism
Hanseatic League
European Entrepreneurs
The Saharan Caravan Trade
The Indian Ocean World
England and India
Southeast Asia
East Africa
Expulsion of Jews
European Voyages of Exploration
Columbus
Vasco da Gama
Magellan
West African gold trade

The Revenge of the Periphery

Maritime Hegemony
Maritime Technology
Sugar and Slaves
Slavery
The Business of Slavery
The Voyage Across the Atlantic
Conquest and Colonization
Aztecs
Incas
Control
Laws
Indian Ocean
Mughal India
The Pacific
Ming Prosperity
Japan

Pyramid Shaped Societies in the Early Modern Era

The Art of Empire
The Ottoman Empire
The Safavid Empire
Moghul India
Ming China

Qing China
Tokugawa Japan
Louis XIV's France
Kingship
Mercantilism
Life in France
Frederick the Great's Prussia
Peter the Great's Russia
Life in Peter the Great's Russia

Towards a New World View

The European Renaissance
Renaissance Humanism
Renaissance ArtRenaissance Politics
The Protestant Reformation

Luther
Luther on Jews
Calvin
The Catholic Counter-Reformation
Gender
The Scientific Revolution
Copernicus
Tycho Brahe
Johannes Kepler
Galileo
Sir Frances Bacon
Rene Descartes
Sir Isaac Newton
English Revolution
Levellers
Habeus Corpus
English Bill of Rights
John Lock on Toleration
Women and the English Revolution
The European Enlightenment
Kant on What Is Enlightenment?
The Encyclopedia
Montesquieu
Montesquieu on the Woman Question
Voltaire on Toleration
Rousseau on The Social Contract
Rousseau on Education
Rousseau on Women
Adam Smith
Benjamin Franklin
Neo-Confucianism
Philosophy and Politics in Late Imperial China
 

Cultural Encounters

Cartography and Exploration
New England
Virginia
The North American Frontier
Cape Colony
The Siberian Frontier
The Alaskan Frontier
Ottoman Empire
The Chinese Empire
Manchus
Piracy
Quilombos
Maroon Communities
Seminoles
Creeks
European Exploration in the South Pacific
Captain Cook
North Pacific

Political and Industrial Revolutions

English Civil War
Colonial America
The War for American Independence
On Taxation
Patrick Henry
The Colonists Fight
The Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation
The Federalist Papers
Arguments for a Bill of Rights
The Constitution
Washington's Farewell Address
The French Revolution
The Estates General of 1789
What Is the Third Estate?
The Jacobins and the Reign of Terror
Women in the French Revolution
The Napoleonic Revolution
Toussaint L’Ouverture
National Revolutions in Spanish America
Independence in Latin America
Simon Bolivar
Industrialism
Transportation
Urbanization
Workers' Lives
Conservatism
Natioanlism
Liberalism
Socialism
Feminism
The Revolutions of 1848
Unification of Germany
Unification of Italy
Monroe Doctrine
"Manifest Destiny"
Sectionalism
Sovereignty
American National Identity

Immigration to the United States
Slavic Culture

Great Britain
France
Germany

Italy
Eastern Europe

Imperialism and Social Darwinism

The Crimean War
The Suez Canal
The Ideologies of Imperialism
Darwin
Christianity Confronts Darwinism
Social Darwinism
Herbert Spencer
Cecil Rhodes
Karl Pearson
Jules Ferry and French Imperialism
The New Imperialism in Africa
South Africa
Southeast Asia
Qian Long to George III
The People of Canton on the English
Commisioner Lin to Queen Victoria
The Opium Wars
The Taiping Rebellion
The Sino-Japanese War
Reform and Rebellion in China
Revolution in China
Sun Yat-Sen
May 4th Movement
Chiang Kai-shek
Japan and the West
The Meiji Restoration

British Imperialism in India
Indian Nationalism
The Pacific
Hawai’i
Caudillo Rule and Neocolonialism in Latin America
The Literature of Imperialism
The Literature of Anti-Imperialism

War and Revolution in the Twentieth Century

World War I
Serbia and the Outbreak of War
Trench Warfare
War Poetry
Opposition to War
Easter Rebellion
Naval Technology and Power
America Enters the War
The War at Home
Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points
The Versailles Treaty
The Russian Revolution
Alexander Great Frees Serfs
1905 Revolution
Lenin, What Is To Be Done?
Abdication of Czar
Provisional Government
Lenin's April Theses
October Revolution
Constitution of the USSR
Lenin's Will
Communism in Russia
Stalin on Industrialization
Stalin on Collective Farms
Stalin's Purges
The Mexican Revolution
Emiliano Zapata
Francisco "Pancho" Villa
The Mexican Constitution of 1917
Lazarro Cardenas
Ataturk and Modern Turkey
Syria
Palestine
Mussolini and Fascism
The Great Depression
John Maynard Keynes
Weimar Germany

The Age of Uncertainty

Freud and Psychoanalysis
Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity
Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle
Picasso's Art
Schoenberg's Music
Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis
 

The Revolt Against Enlightenment

Eugenics
Futurist Manifesto
Nazism
Nuremberg Laws
Peronism in Argentina
Eva Peron
Spanish Civil War
Admiral Horthy and Hungarian Fascism
Japan
China
The Sino-Japanese War
Mao Zedong Opposes Japanese
The Nanking Massacre
The Munich Agreement
Chamberlain's Speech
Nazi-Soviet Relations
The Nazi Soviet Pact
World War II
The Attack on Pearl Harbor
The War in Europe
The Wansee Conference
the Holocaust
Hitler's Anti-Semitism
Anti-Semitism in the German Press
Himmler's Anti-Semitism
Hitler and Eugenics
Homosexuals in the Holocaust
Auschwitz
Poetry from the Camps
The War in Asia and the Pacific
Yalta
Women in War
Atomic Weapons
International Tribunal for Far East
War Crimes Trials
The Cold War
American Foreign Policy
Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech
Stalin's Response to Churchill
NATO Treaty
The Hellsinki Accords

The Post World-War II World

General
Declaration of Human Rights
U.N. on Colonialism
Anticolonial Movements and new nations
Irish Resistance
India and Pakistan
Nationalism and Decolonization in South Asia
Gandhi
British Response to Gandhi
The Creation of Pakistan
Vietnam
Vietnam's Declaration of Independence
Manifesto of the Laodong Party
Eisenhower on the Vietnam Problem
The Geneva Convention
The Viet Cong Program
U.S. State Department on Vietnam
China
Mao Zedong on Peasants
Mao Zedong on the Communist Party
Thoughts of Chairman Mao
Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom
Lin Piao on The People's War
Africa
The Bandong Conference
African Position on Colonialism
African Nationalism and Resistance
Ghana
The Congo Problem
France's Loi-Cadre
Rhodesia Declaration of Independence
Tanzania Declaration of Independence
South Africa
Why White South Africa Supports Apartheid
The National Party's Color Policy
Nelson Mandela on Human Rights
Desmond Tutu
South African Women Protests
Nelson Mandela Inaugural Address
Kenyatta on Kenya
Latin America
Mexico
Central America
Rigoberto Menchu
The Caribbean
The Cuban Revolution
Military Governments in Latin America
South America Resistance
Foreign Influence in Latin America
Alliance for Progress
Liberation Theology
Middle East
Arab Nationalism
Suez Canal Crisis
Algerian War
Israel and Palestine
Balfour Declaration
Feisal/Weizman Agreement
Declaration of State of Israel
Arab Reaction to Israel
Palestinian National Charter
Camp David Accords
Israel Peace Proposal
Israel/Palestine Agreement
Agreement on Transferring Powers to Palestine
Iran/Iraq War
Persian Gulf War
Miscellaneous
Japan
Literature and Resistance in the African-Caribbean World
Organized Labor
Gender and Resistance
Europe
The Marshall Plan
Kruschev on Stalin
The Gulag
The Brezhnev Doctrine
Russia Today
The Hungarian Revolution
Roumania
Serbia
Bosnia
Kossovo

Trends and Issues in the Contemporary World
The Computer Revolution
Population
Environmental Pollution
HIV/AIDS
Race, Ethnicity, and Identity
Global Musical Encounters
Religious Fundamentalism in the Arab World
Civil Rights and Civil Unrest
The European Union
Multinationals


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