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IntraText Digital Library. WORLD HISTORY SOURCES. Ancient History / Biblical Studies. The primary purpose of this site is to provide on-line text documents from archaeologists and ancient writers, and some tools for Bible study.

Ancient History / Biblical Studies

Everything is provided in an HTML format which has internal reference markers. These internal markers are not visible when simply reading the text, but they allow HTML search tools to index information available here. A simple search program is provided here. Ancient Historians and Generals: Julius Caesar - Wars against France and Germany. Assyrian and Babylonian texts Information about Persia Archaeology Sir Austen Henry Layard - Discoveries at Nineveh Bible Study Resources Text Search Tool I have written a very primitive Windows 95 text search program which is available for download here.

There is a Windows Shareware text editor (EmEditor) which will do a similiar text search process, and it works very well with any ASCII files, which my tool does not. Browse by source. Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Full Texts. Halsall Home | Ancient History Sourcebook | Medieval Sourcebook | Modern History Course Other History Sourcebooks: African | East Asian | Indian | Islamic | Jewish | LGBT | Women's | Global | Science Links to full texts of books available at this and other sites will be listed here. The texts are also integrated within the overall structure of the Sourcebook . This listing is to aid compilers of web guides to online books, etc.

The books that tend to have been put online here, or those that have been linked, tend to be those entire books that are often assigned to students in college classes to be read along with the more usual excerpted texts. Martin Luther (1483-1546): Address To The Nobility of the German Nation , 1520, full text Martin Luther (1483-1546): Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians , 1535, abridged, but very long, Martin Luther (1483-1546): On the Freedom of a Christian , full text Thomas Browne (1605-1682): Religio Medici , 1643 .

Richard Hooker (1554? St. St. St. St. St. Perseus Collections/Texts. Primary Source Sets - For Teachers. Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine. CARRIE: An Electronic Library. Reference Special Collections belonging to the Carrie network: AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents From Western Europe maintained by Richard Hacken at Brigham Young University's Harold B.

CARRIE: An Electronic Library

Lee Library, links to Western European (mainly primary) historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. Jon J. Electronic Texts and Images. Using Primary Sources on the Web. Before relying on the information provided by a website, examine and understand the purpose of the website.

Using Primary Sources on the Web

While the purpose might not affect the accuracy of the primary source material it contains, it might indicate that the material has been altered or manipulated in some way to change or influence its meaning. Sometimes sites use primary source material to persuade the reader to a particular point of view, distorting the contents in obvious or subtle ways. Also, sites can use primary source material haphazardly, without appropriately choosing, inspecting, or citing the work. In general, look for websites with a non-biased, balanced approach to presenting sources.

Websites produced by educational or governmental institution often are more reliable than personal websites, but government sites may be subject to propaganda. Medieval History Texts Online - Index. Public domain etexts here at the Medieval History site These online texts are provided by your Guide here at the Medieval History site.

Medieval History Texts Online - Index

All works are in the public domain and may be freely read, printed, downloaded and distributed. Primary Sources in Translation These documents are modern English translations of texts written during the Middle Ages. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle by multiple authors Translated by Rev. Secondary Sources These documents are public-domain texts written after the Middle Ages. The 1911 Encyclopedia by multiple authors A small but growing selection of articles relating to medieval studies from the 1911 edition of an excellent encyclopedia. X. Histor Comprehensive History Resources. Samuel Wilberforce: On Darwin's Origin of Species, 1860. Modern History Sourcebook: Samuel Wilberforce: On Darwin's Origin of Species , 1860 He who is as sure as he is of his own existence that the God of truth is at once the God of nature and the God of revelation, cannot believe it to be possible that His voice in either, rightly understood, can differ, or deceive His creatures.

To oppose facts in the natural world because they seem to oppose revelation, or to humor them so as to compel them to speak its voice, is, he knows, but another form of the ever-ready feeble-minded dishonesty of lying for God, and trying by fraud or falsehood to do the work of the God of truth. It is with another and a nobler spirit that the true believer walks amongst the works of nature. The words graven on the everlasting rocks are the words of God, and they are graven by His hand. Mr.