Internet History Sourcebooks Full Text Sources 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. Illuminated Manuscripts Manuscripts from the 8th to the 15th century Before the introduction of printing to Western Europe during the mid-15th century, all books were written by hand. The Latin for hand, ’manus’, and for writing, ’scriptum’, give us the word manuscript. Making a manuscript was slow and demanding: sometimes routinely laborious, sometimes creatively glorious, and always expensive. The most luxurious manuscripts were illuminated: lit up by decorations and pictures in brightly-coloured pigments and burnished gold leaf. RMC - Collections > Rare Book & Manuscript Collections > European History & Culture > The Rhaeto-Romance Collection The Rhaeto-Romance Collection, like the Fiske Icelandic Collection and the Dante and Petrarch collections, is a bequest of Daniel Willard Fiske, Cornell's first university librarian and a singularly energetic book collector. The term Rhaeto-Romance describes a group of closely related dialects rather than a coalesced, national language. The dialect caught the interest of Willard Fiske while he was on an expedition to the baths of Tarasp in the Lower Engadine. A chance sighting of texts in the Rhaeto-Romance language led to several purchasing excursions throughout the Alpine valleys of Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy, with the result that in "little more than five weeks," the collection as it has come to Cornell was virtually complete.
Resources, Programs, Research Episode Two: Among Believers The Story of the Jews PBS Simon Schama’s epic series continues with the story of medieval Jews struggling to preserve their identity — and sometimes their lives — under the rule of Christianity and Islam. Whether labeled “Christ-killers” by the Christians or “dhimmi” (non-Muslim citizens of an Islamic community) by the Muslims, diaspora Jews built new lives and invented new ways of being Jewish in exile.
A Glossary of European Noble, Princely, Royal and Imperial Titles Outline. 1. Introduction. 2. Internet History Sourcebooks Project (mit Überblicksdarstellungen) 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. EyeWitness To The Middle Ages and Renaissance Life in a Christian Monastery, ca. 585"When he was dead his body was not placed with the bodies of the brethren, but a grave was dug in the dung pit, and his body was flung down into it. . . " Crime and punishment in a medieval monastery: the monastery's Abbott provides insight into the monastic life. The Vikings Discover America, ca. 1000"There was no want of salmon either in the river or in the lake." Five hundred years before Columbus, the Vikings discover a New World. Invasion of England, 1066The Norman conquest of Anglo-Saxon England described through the images of the 900 year-old Bayeux Tapestry. Anarchy in 12th Century EnglandThe Anglo-Saxon Chronicle paints a sobering picture of life in 12th century England that contrasts strikingly with Hollywood's image of the Middle Ages. The Murder Of Thomas Becket, 1170The killing of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook 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.]
Town Chronicles in the Holy Roman Empire: Legitimacy and Historical Construction – January 10, 2009Posted in: Articles Town Chronicles in the Holy Roman Empire: Legitimacy and Historical Construction By Ernst Reigg An Atlas of Cyberspaces- Historical Maps USENET in 1981. The topology of the BITNET in 1981 (partial map) The NSFNET infrastructure and topology in 1991. (Source : NSFNET postscript maps from | Introduction | Whats New | Conceptual | Artistic | Geographic | Cables & Satellites | Traceroutes | | Census | Topology | Info Maps | Info Landscapes | Info Spaces | ISP Maps | Weather Maps | | Wireless | Web Site Maps | Surf Maps | MUDs & Virtual Worlds | Historical |
British Library’s Catalog of Illuminated Manuscripts Generous Permissions The British Library began the digital catalog in 1997. Currently the catalog provides a digital record of 4,231 different manuscript, and includes 35,661 images those manuscripts, with a searchable database. The images were scanned following the best digital practices, and include provenance, metadata, and in many cases, detailed images. Today they announced extraordinarily generous permissions for use of those images: Technically these works are still in copyright in the UK until 2040, but given that they are anonymous and many centuries old, the Library has decided to provide the images on the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts under a Public Domain Mark and treat them as public domain works, as would be the case in many other countries.For more information, please see the library’s use and reuse policy for CIM.
MICHAEL Culture Association - Multilingual Inventory MICHAEL Culture Association MICHAEL - Multilingual Inventory of Cultural Heritage in Europe – is a European multilingual catalogue of digital cultural resources accessible online. On these pages, you can discover the MICHAEL Culture Association, which is the international structure which manages the MICHAEL European portal and develops the MICHAEL services at European level. Mission of the MICHAEL Culture Association The MICHAEL Culture Association is a not-for-profit organisation that was founded in July 2007. The association is established under Belgian law (AISBL - Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif).
7 Useful YouTube Channels for History Teachers One of my favorite things about Netflix streaming is that I can watch some great history documentaries on my laptop or tablet. As much as I enjoy a good documentary I also know that not everyone does. I also know that many students get bored by documentaries very quickly. On the other hand, short video clips can be helpful to help teachers illustrate a point or present a point in a different manner. If you're a history teacher, particularly a U.S.