"All cultures have always believed that the map they valorize is real and true and objective and transparent," Brotton, a professor of Renaissance studies at Queen Mary University of London, told me.
"All maps are always subjective.... Even today’s online geospatial applications on all your mobile devices and tablets, be they produced by Google or Apple or whoever, are still to some extent subjective maps. " There are, in other words, no perfect maps—just maps that (more-or-less) perfectly capture our understanding of the world at discrete moments in time. In his new book, A History of the World in 12 Maps, Brotton masterfully catalogs the maps that tell us most about pivotal periods in human history.
I asked him to walk me through the 12 maps he selected (you can click on each map below to enlarge it). 1. 2. 3. This map from England's Hereford Cathedral depicts "what the world looked like to medieval Christians," Brotton says. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Main Page. The Internet Modern History Sourcebook now contains thousands of sources and the previous index pages were so large that they were crashing many browsers. See Introduction for an explanation of the Sourcebook's goals. Explanation of Sources of Material Here .
See the Help! Page for all the help on research I can offer. Although I am more than happy to receive notes if you have comments on this web site, I cannot answer specific research enquiries [and - for students - I cannot, or rather will not, do your homework.] The Modern History Sourcebook now works as follows: This Main Index page has been much extended to show all sections and sub sections.
To access the sub-section pages , simply browse the sections below and select the highlighted (white text with green background) section title on the left. In addition there are now two navigation bars on the left of each page for every sub-section All URLs of documents remain unchanged - only index pages were reorganized. Studying History Misc. Internet History Sourcebooks Project.
Internet History Sourcebooks Project Paul Halsall, Editor Last Modified: Dec 11 | linked pages may have been updated more recently The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. 1.
This project is both very large and fairly old in Internet terms. At the time it was instigated (1996), it was not clear that web sites [and the documents made available there] would often turn out to be transient. 2. 3. Feedback and Help While I encourage notes, comments and feedback in general, I am unable to reply to all of them. For guidance on homework, research, how people lived/ate/dressed in the past, see the various Help! LIFE - Your World in Pictures.
100 Awesome Blogs for History Junkies. Posted on Wednesday September 10, 2008 by Staff Writers By Britney Wilkins If you’re a history junkie, you surely know by now that the Internet is a great tool for finding information.
But did you know that blogs are some of the most useful resources out there? Here you’ll find blogs about periods in history, genealogy, war, and lots more. Periods Read about specific periods, like the Victorian era and the American Revolution on these history blogs. Cardinal Wolsey’s Today in History : Read Cardinal Wolsey’s blog for thoughts on Tudor, medieval, and early-modern history. Art These blogs highlight the history of fine art. Dracula vs. Site Index. World at war: The incredible video that shows 1,000 years of war in five minutes. By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 05:01 GMT, 20 September 2012 | Updated: 13:09 GMT, 20 September 2012 War has sadly become pretty much a constant in our lives with the on-going conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, but it wasn't always so as this animated video shows.
To help compare and contrast the history of war over the past 1,000 years, a YouTube user has created this incredible animated video which illustrates all the important battles that have taken place over the last ten centuries. Video: 1,000 years of war in five minutes One thousand years of war are represented over a five-minute span. The video starts relatively peacefully, but over time the scale and magnitude of global conflicts increases and perhaps the saddest thing is that it is the last 100 years or so which have been the bloodiest. 1072: The Battle of Manzikert, when Byzantine emperor Romanos IV Diogenes was defeated and captured by the Seljuk Turks 1862: The American Civil War. History of Ballooning - Ladybird Balloons, Nottingham. History of Empires: Timeline/Infographic (Italian) History of Empires: Timeline/Infographic (English) Famous & Major Historical Events in World History. Archives Made Easy. EyeWitness to History - history through the eyes of those who lived it.