This collection includes images of primary materials from around the world and spanning a timeline of 8000BC to the present. The WDL was created by the U.S. Library of Congress, with the support of the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
"This site is a college course in European history from ancient times to the early modern era, offered by Dr. E.L. Skip Knox through Boise State University. The course is entirely virtual and all course materials are online."
" By the end of the course, you will possess a thorough understanding of important overarching social, political, religious, and economic themes in the ancient world, ranging from the emergence of Confucian philosophy in Asia to the fall of imperial Rome. You will also understand how many aspects of these ancient civilizations continue to remain relevant in today’s world."
"This course will focus on the history of Greek and Roman civilizations beginning with the origins of ancient Greek culture in the Aegean Bronze Age (c. 3000–1100 BCE) through the period of the Roman Empire at the height of its greatest extent and prosperity (c. 31 BCE–235 CE)."
"This course will introduce you to the history of the European Middle Ages and Renaissance. You will learn about the major political, economic, and social changes that took place between the fourth century and 1500."
"This course will introduce you to the history of Europe from the medieval period to the Age of Revolutions in the eighteenth century. You will learn about the major political, economic, and social changes that took place in Europe during this 800-year period."
"This course will introduce you to historical research methods and familiarize you with the tools and techniques that historians use to study the past. You will learn about the process of modern historical inquiry and gain a better understanding of the diverse resources that historians use to conduct research."
"This course examines the development of the western intellectual tradition from the fall of the Roman Empire through the High Middle Ages. Our basic premise will be that the triumph of Christianity in the west was not the inevitable outcome it might appear from hindsight."
This Annenberg/CPB sponsored site addresses the Middle Ages in Europe including the lives of lords and peasants, and highlight aspects of life including homes, clothing, the arts, and the role of religion.
"The Medieval Academy supports research, publication, and teaching in medieval art, archaeology, history, law, literature, music, philosophy, religion, science, social and economic institutions, and all other aspects of the Middle Ages."