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iWonder - World War Two: History's most savage and devastating war. iWonder - World War One: The global conflict that defined a century. Women in Ancient Athens - Academic Paper. World History Writing Resources. Ibn Battuta’s Travels in Asia and Africa, 1325-55 – Excerpts. Ibn Battuta’s Travels in Asia and , 1325-55 – Excerpts The following excerpts are selections from those posted on the Internet Medieval Sourcebook at Here begins Ibn Battuta's travels p. 43.

Ibn Battuta’s Travels in Asia and Africa, 1325-55 – Excerpts

World Travelers Activity: Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Zheng He. Khan Academy. Prehistoric Art & Ancient Art. In temples dating from ancient times, structures and images may be superimposed over one another.

Prehistoric Art & Ancient Art

The same happened over periods of thousands of years with inscriptions and paintings on rocks in the open air or deep in caves. This may signify a spiritual need to establish a sense of continuity. The Meaning of European Upper Paleolithic Rock Art. Rock art (also known as parietal art) is an umbrella term which refers to several types of creations including finger markings left on soft surfaces, bas-relief sculptures, engraved figures and symbols, and paintings onto a rock surface.

The Meaning of European Upper Paleolithic Rock Art

Cave paintings, above all forms of prehistoric art, have received more attention from the academic research community. Rock art has been recorded in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. The earliest examples of European rock art are dated to about 36,000 years ago, but it was not until around 18,000 years ago that European rock art actually flourished. This was the time following the end of the Last Glacial Maximum (22,000-19,000 years ago), when climatic conditions were beginning to improve after reaching their most critical point of the Ice Age. Upper Paleolithic rock art disappeared suddenly during the Paleolithic-Mesolithic transition period, around 12,000 years ago, when the Ice Age environmental conditions were fading. Japanese version of Nanjing Massacre. The information on this page is modified from.

Japanese version of Nanjing Massacre

Japan declares war, 1941. Constitution 1947. SelfRuleIndia. Toward Self-Rule in India (1914-47) I.

SelfRuleIndia

Promises & Repression A. Indians served during WWI B. Government of India Act (1919) --> dyarchy 1. Indians -- agriculture, health, education 2. The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before : Code Switch. Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has designed a map of Native American tribes showing their locations before first contact with Europeans.

The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before : Code Switch

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The Industrial Revolution

It expanded the types of employment available and altered the ways that people lived on a day-to-day basis. Why Haiti should be at the centre of the Age of Revolution. Here is the challenge: to write a history of modern political thought and culture that can simultaneously – and equally – embody and communicate the perspectives of those who arrived in Virginia in the hold of the slave ship São João Bautista, of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, of Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Napoleon Bonaparte, of Andrew Jackson and Harriet Tubman.

Why Haiti should be at the centre of the Age of Revolution

While such a project might seem quixotic, we have to try. That is the political history that we’ll need in order to construct a future politics that moves beyond the legacies of racial slavery, rather than perpetually dwelling with them. The field of ‘Atlantic History’, which has expanded dramatically in the past decades, is the thing that will enable us to do it. That the United States was born of a history of conquest and settlement that brought people from Europe and Africa across the Atlantic is, of course, an unavoidable part of the nation’s history.

Get Aeon straight to your inbox. Cities and Complexity: Case studies on Jenne-Jeno and Uruk. Against All Odds - the success of Pastoralism. Human Prehistory 101 (Part 1 of 3): Out of (Eastern) Africa. Definitions of Public History. By Jennifer Evans Written and Mounted May 8, 1999 Revised September 2000 What is Public History?

Definitions of Public History

What sort of training should Public Historians have? Where should they publish their work? How should they be compensated? In doing research for this section, I came across many answers to the question "What is public history? " What was life like in the Mughal Empire? Jump to navigation Featured in the following curriculum: Related Videos November 20, 2012. The East India Company. Letters Patent of William and Mary British Library IOR A/1/48Copyright © The British Library BoardA high-quality version of this image can be purchased from British Library Images Online. For more information email imagesonline@bl.uk The East India Company was the foundation stone of British colonial expansion in Asia, and was established by royal charter in 1600.

The East India Company was established at the request of a number of merchants who had agreed to contribute substantial sums of money to finance voyages to the East Indies, present-day Indonesia. Ethan Hawkley: Transforming Manila: China, Islam, and Spain in a Global Port City. The year is 1588. Agustin de Legazpi, a Tagalog chieftain from Tondo, a suburb of Manila, is planning to overthrow Spain's Philippine colony, a colony that is only about 20 years old. His covert allies include dozens of other chieftains, locally known as datus, a band of Japanese merchants, and coalition of Muslim rulers from the nearby islands of Borneo and Jolo.

If he succeeds, Spanish ships will stop coming to Southeast Asia with American silver, and the largest economy in the world, China's economy, will be cut off from a vital source of currency. Chinese economic growth will stagnate and poverty will increase.1 Spanish America will similarly never develop its Asian silk industry, an industry that will otherwise adorn its churches, decorate its colonial estates, dress its priests, clothe its governors, and employ thousands of its artisans. Convict Voyages. The Dutch East India Company (often called by the abbreviation of its Dutch name, the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie or VOC) conquered the small Javanese village of Jayakarta on the northwest coast of Java in 1619. It did so in order to establish an exclusive port for their trading activities in the Straits of Malacca after having been thwarted by the Sultan of Banten’s refusal to grant monopoly trading status to any one European trading company in his neighboring port-city.

By the mid-eighteenth century the Dutch East India Company had built a bustling port-city and administrative headquarters of their own, complete with a European-designed 4 bastion castle that faced onto the maritime roadstead, which guided boats laden with people and products to the wharf. The Company relied heavily on Chinese immigrants and Asian slaves as manual laborers, small-scale traders and retailers, and even money-lenders. O lovely Batavia, that holds me spellbound, Rears its profile! Further Reading. A Taste of Adventure: History of Spices. SOON after dawn on May 21st 1498, Vasco da Gama and his crew arrived at Calicut after the first direct sea voyage from Europe to Asia. If history's modern age has a beginning, this is it. Europe's ignorance of, and isolation from, the cosmopolitan intellectual and commercial life of Asia were ended forever. Fluyt. The merchant vessel responsible for 17th century Dutch trade dominance.

Reshaping the Body: Clothing & Cultural Practice. Traditional foot binding at the intersection of economics and beauty. Bound to Be Beautiful: Foot Binding in Ancient China. June 4, 2005–August 28, 2005 Bound to Be Beautiful: Footbinding in Ancient China is a traveling exhibit from the collection of John K. Trans-Saharan Slave Trade. Race and Slavery in the Middle East. Bernard Lewis. Here's what fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them. Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies didn't always look and taste this way.

Watch: The Surprising History of Bananas. 0Share0. Journal of World History: Favorite Early Articles. Random Thoughts on History: Opposing Image Perspectives on the Emancipation Proclamation. Examining opposing views in history makes studying the subject more exciting and potentially provides one balance. Of course, different perspectives not only come in words, they also come in images. Student-friendly Hatian Rev summary. Focus on slavery in the revolution. Guadeloupe nat'l video about slave routes in the country. French language, 5 mins. Wonders of the African World. African Participation and Resistance to the Trade · African Passages, Lowcountry Adaptations.

Map of West Africa, created by Johann Baptist Homann, 1743. With some early exceptions, Europeans were not able to independently enter the West and Central African interior to capture Africans and force them onto ships to the Americas. Brazil Remembers Its "Rubber Soldiers" The Growth of Pan-African Nationalism 1900-1919. Religion: Religions. Olmec Colossal Stone Heads. Smarthistory.

Christian denomination trees and "Which denomination am I?" flowchart. Women's Involvement in the French Salons (Early 18th Century) - ILS202_fall11. Latif Nasser: You have no idea where camels really come from. Hell hath no fury like the Trung Sister freedom fighters. Grito: The Longest Shout You'll Hear Today, With A History. Slavery and the Haitian Revolution. An Ancient Route Rolls On: Questions For Peter Frankopan, Author Of 'The Silk Roads' NPR: The Caste System.

World War II: The Eastern Front. 8 Things You Should Know About WWII’s Eastern Front - History Lists. How Many People Did Joseph Stalin Kill? iWonder - Joseph Stalin: National hero or cold-blooded murderer? Care Packages: How The U.S. Won Hearts Through Stomachs After WWII. JODO SHU English - Summary of beliefs of Buddhist sects. Islamic History in Arabia and Middle East. The World We Have Lost: Silk Roads overview, inter-regional. Civic Architecture in Islamic History - Caravanserai description and images. Possible Roman era trans-Saharan trade route - WorldMap.

Week 3: Agriculture! - Neolithic Revolution maps and resources. The Cold War in the Third World. Palestinian-Israeli Conflict in :90 Video. The Conflict Zone - National Geographic Society video on conflict in Israel/Palestine. A podcast for educators, students, and history buffs. Wide Angle . Video Bank. Ideological Foundations of the Cold War. The Cold War — California History-Social Science Project.

The Kitchen Sisters. The Southern Institute for Education and Research. Industrial Revolution - Facts & Summary. Industrial Revolution Exclusive Videos & Features. Planet Money industrialization videos. Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt. Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age. Rats Blamed For Bubonic Plague, But Gerbils May Be The Real Villains.

Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It. Why Christopher Columbus Was the Perfect Icon for a New Nation Looking for a Hero. Honoring Christopher Columbus. Time to Abolish Columbus Day. Student-friendly summary of Haitian Revolution. Focuses on the role of slavery in the revolution. Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. Creating Chaos: Lawrence of Arabia and the 1916 Arab Revolt. Jules Ferry justifies French imperialism using Social Darwinism.

Battle of Thermoplyae, illustrated in readable bits. SPICE - The Spread of Islam in West Africa: Containment, Mixing, and Reform from the Eighth to the Twentieth Century. Rise of Civilization. Pre-Columbian Sacrifices. Gilder Lehrman Primary source excerpts: Chuchill, Stalin, Wallace, Molotov, Truman. Introduction · African Laborers for a New Empire: Iberia, Slavery, and the Atlantic World.