Some Maps of the Roman Empire The maps on this section of my website are taken from an unidentified late 19c English-language school atlas of the Roman world. It is not the best atlas, nor do I have the full set of maps or the index. At the time I put them online, I was rescuing them, so to speak, since their owner, Jim Miller, was about to lose his website. What is clearly needed is a clickable CAD-type zooming system, tailor-made for computers: I'm looking at various solutions of this type. For now: What's Here? In addition to the ancient names (Roman names) as they appear on the maps: variants of the Latin names not appearing on the maps the modern names of the referenced places latitudes and longitudes the latitudes and longitudes as given in Antiquity by Claudius Ptolemy (Good place to plug this: An electronic edition of Ptolemy's Geography can be found here. On each map, the database will precede the map; you have something to read or search while the map loads. Indexing this Monster Table of Maps Saduba Fl
The First Cholera Pandemic - Top 10 Terrible Epidemics Cholera has been around for centuries — the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates seems to allude to it in his work — but for a long time it was restricted to the delta region of India's Ganges River. It wasn't until 1817 when, carried by travelers along trade routes, the disease spread throughout the rest of India and into what is now modern-day Burma and Sri Lanka. Referred to as "Asiatic cholera" by Britain and the U.S. (which would not be hit by the disease until the 1830s), it eventually reached the Philippines and even Iraq, where 18,000 people died during one three-week period in 1821. This was the first of seven cholera pandemics that have spread throughout the globe. Next The Plague of Athens
Churchill Archive | JCS Online Resources The acclaimed Churchill Archive is now free for the first time to schools worldwide thanks to a $1 million donation from philanthropist Laurence Geller CBE. "All children should understand Sir Winston Churchill’s fundamental place in our nation’s history,” says the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities, "and schools can now seize the opportunity to access the Churchill Archive – a tremendous cache of documents that bring history to life.” Opening up exciting new opportunities for the teaching and learning of History at secondary level, the Churchill Archive - described by History Today as "the real gem of online Churchill resources" - offers cross-searchable online access to over 800,000 original documents. Highlights include: OVER 370 SCHOOLS HAVE REGISTERED FOR FREE ACCESS...HAS YOURS? To complement use of the complete Churchill Archive in schools, a special new website has just been launched.
Periodis Web - Maps to be Used for the History of Europe Euratlas Periodis Web shows the history of Europe through a sequence of 21 historical maps, every map depicting the political situation at the end of each century. Here, on the left, are 21 mini-maps giving access to 21 full maps and to 84 quarters of maps with more detailed views of the states, provinces and main cities.Moreover, each map offers a historical gazetteer. Thus you can highlight in red each sovereign state and in green each dependent entity. See the Map Legend for more details. Navigation through the atlas is easy: on the left side of the pages, you simply need to choose a century for temporal navigation. French and German versions of this historical atlas are also provided and you can view them by clicking on the small flags at the top of the pages. Periodis is a historical atlas of a new kind. History by Periods History is a continuous string of events among which prominent facts sometimes emerge: wars, conquests, revolutions etc.
History and Geography of Europe SIW November 11 - The Spanish Flu - ABC Sydney Subscribe to Self Improvement Wednesday: Copy this address into your podcast application - This week's lesson is the NSW experience of the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918-1919. Your teacher is Jeremy McAnulty, the Director of Communicable Diseases, with NSW Health. Now take the quiz! 1. a. 25b. 250c. 2,500d. 25,000 2. a. 3. a. 64 per centb. 47 per centc. 25 per centd. 36 per cent 4. a. 5. a. 5-9yearsb. 20-24yrsc. 35-39yrsd. 60-64yrs 6. a. 7. a. 8. a. Answers: 1.c, 2.b, 3.d, 4.d, 5.a, 6.c, 7.a, 8.b Operation CLICK | Resource Book The Operation CLICK resource book is provided here in PDF file format in 11 separate downloadable files. Files require the Adobe Reader or other PDF reader to view. Get the free Adobe Reader (link opens in a new window) Introduction to Operation CLICK 10 pages 590KB Topic 1Into battle: Australia goes to war 10 pages 750KB Topic 2Impressions of war: Telling the story 6 pages 490KB Topic 3Anzac: Exploring the legend 10 pages 1.4MB Topic 4Australia under attack: Ringed with menace 10 pages 1.2MB Topic 5On active service: Challenges for survival 6 pages 690KB Topic 6Life on the home front: Supporting the war effort 10 pages 1.0MB Topic 7Getting the message across: Signals, ciphers, catchwords Topic 8What makes a hero? 6 pages 530KB Topic 9 In captivity: Deprivation and endurance 8 pages 1.0MB Topic 10Commemoration: Lest we forget 10 pages 2.8MB
How the Nazis Ruined the Swastika | floor8 Once a sign of peace and good fortune, the swastika has since become synonymous with malice and unforeseen cruelty. Most people associate the symbol with the Third Reich and Hitler's Nazi regime, and for this reason Germany has outlawed the display of it. What most people don't know is the history of the powerful symbol and its evolution. The symbol has roots that run deep through ancient religions, primarily those native to India. The word svastika derives from the Sanskrit translation for "conducive to well-being." Steven Heller, a graphic designer, describes the emblem interestingly by saying, In other cultures like ancient China and Africa, the symbol was imprinted on things like pottery pieces, and in Mesopotamia it was printed onto coins. Navajo Indians were known to weave the symbol into quilts and it can even be seen in many archaic churches throughout Europe. This company, along with others during the early 20th century, used the swastika as a symbol of luck and good fortune.
Australians at War The Australians at War education kit is an integrated package that draws on the resources of each of the eight episodes of the television series as well as this website. The education kit, as with all components of the Australians at War project, examines the effects of war on the lives of Australians and how the nation has been shaped by those experiences. Maintaining the thematic and dramatic structure of the television series, the education kit explores the ideas and themes in a way that complements the National Curriculum Profile (Studies of Society and Environment). The education kits have been forwarded to all of the nations' primary and secondary schools and are also available for download below. Primary Schools Education Resource Part 1 [PDF 3.1Mb] Primary Schools Education Resource Part 2 [PDF 5.2Mb] Secondary Schools Education Resource Part 1 [PDF 2.5Mb] Secondary Schools Education Resource Part 2 [PDF 4.3Mb] Secondary Schools Education Resource Part 3 [PDF 5.1Mb]
Lebensraum: Policy or Rhetoric? When the Germans talked of Lebensraum, or ‘living space’, they used the term to denote a perceived need to have enough physical room to provide for themselves comfortably. In particular, it identified the possession of enough land to feed a population large enough to ensure Germany a place on the world stage. Hitler did not just start talking about the need to conquer Lebensraum in 1941; its origins lay much further back than even 1939. Anti-Nazi newspaper columnists (for example in Der Deutsche in Polen) observed during the late 1930s that Hitler’s foreign policy involved something more than just planless initiatives, improvisation and contradictory imperatives. They said that its main direction had been well-established during the mid-1920s. The second volume of Mein Kampf, published in December 1926, contained a chapter entitled ‘Eastern Orientation and Eastern Policy’. Where could Hitler’s country expand? What was to be done? The Lebensraum project changed with implementation.
Sveriges slavhistoria avslöjad Visste du att Sverige bedrev slaveri i Västindien för 200 år sen? Det är i alla fall inte något som är en del av vår svenska historieskrivning, trots att Sverige var en slavnation i över 60 år och delaktig i den transatlantiska slavhandeln på 17-1800-talet. Unik forskning Det finns bara två doktorsavhandlingar om den svenska kolonin Saint Barthélemy som också berör slavsystemet – en från 1888 och en från 1951. Fredrik Thomasson, doktor och akademiforskare vid historiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet, är förste forskaren som gått igenom de domstolsprotokoll som kontinuerligt antecknades på ön. – Det jag har hittat är hur ett svenskt implementerat rättssystem behandlar den svenska slavbefolkningen. I nuläget har Fredrik Thomasson samlat ihop ett 1000-tal domstolsprotokoll med anknytning till slavar eller fria kulörta som de fria mörkhyade kallades på ön, och vår koloniala historia blir allt tydligare. – Det är en viktig källa för socialhistoria. Jean Pierre fastspänd vid fyra pålar
UH - Digital History Who were the Black Diggers? | NITV Nearly 4,000 Indigenous people officially served during World War II (1939-1945), according to historian Robert Hall. Of those, about 3,000 were Aboriginal people and 850 Torres Strait Islander people. Other accounts suggest as many as 5,000 Indigenous people served. The War Service Land Settlement Agreement between the Federal Government and states resulted in soldier settlement legislation that granted returned service personnel land. While Indigenous service personnel were not excluded, many say they were rejected from the scheme. The treatment of Black Diggers during World War II is known to have further propelled the Indigenous rights movement, which led to the 1967 referendum. The referendum resulted in two amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia. Torres Strait Islander service The 850 Torres Strait Islander people who served is considered quite high, given the total population was only in the thousands. WWII Black heroes
The Airmen - Battle of Britain Monument 2,937 British and Allied airmen were awarded the Battle of Britain clasp for having flown at least one authorised sortie with an accredited unit of RAF Fighter Command in the period 10th July to 31st October 1940. The term ‘airmen’ is used throughout the site as obsolete twin-engined Blenheim aircraft were used as fighters by the RAF. As these carried Observer and Gunner crewmen it would be incorrect to class everyone named on the Monument as pilots though of course the majority were. During the Battle 544 lost their lives and a further 795 were to die before the end of the war. Information on each airman – where we have biographical data and/or photographs on an individual airman (and this is being researched and added all the time) the airman’s name appears in blue text on the lists of names, click on the name to go to that airman’s page. Note that the definition of countries is specified “at the time the Battle” took place. e some countries do not exist anymore, or have changed.