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Western Civilization Resource Center


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Periods

Ancient
Exploring Ancient World Cultures
An excellent gateway published by University of Evansville with geographically oriented links to such ancient civilizations as the Near East, Greece, Islam, Europe and others.

Ancient Northwest Europe
Brown University's tribute to pre-christian Europeans (the Norse, Anglo Saxons and Celts) who "made many contributions of obvious importance" to what we know today as Western Civilization.

The Ancient World Web
The grand index of all ancient world websites, search by geography or subject.

The Ancient Greek World Index
A comprehensive look at Ancient Greece, topics such as religion, daily life and economics. Many great images of Greek art from University of Pennslyvania's collection.

History of Herodotus
Read the complete writings of Herodotus, a Greek historian who practically invented the discipline in Western Civilization.

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
A comprehensive site for the classical seven wonders of the world, plus an interesting collection of wonders that the Ancient Greeks may have missed.
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Medieval
Historical Archives of the European Communities
This site provides valuable access to documents and images intended to, among other things, "ensure greater transparency in the functioning of the European institutions."

The World of the Vikings
Everything you ever wanted to know about the medieval seafarers, this site provides an international index of Viking-related research, myths and merchandise.

Medieval & Renaissance Europe: Primary Historical Documents
An interesting site with access to countless primary and secondary documents; the "Early Church Online Encyclopedia" is especially worthwhile.

The Labyrinth
Georgtown University's catalog of medieval works; search by langauge, culture (both national and international), and "special topics" in recent scholarship.
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Early Modern Europe
Age of the Sun King
Learn about the L'Age d'Or - Baroque france under the rule of Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King. (Knowledge of French useful, but not required.)

Historical Archives of the European Communities
This site provides valuable access to documents and images intended to, among other things, "ensure greater transparency in the functioning of the European institutions."
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Modern Europe
Historical Archives of the European Communities
This site provides valuable access to documents and images intended to, among other things, "ensure greater transparency in the functioning of the European institutions."

Age of the Sun King
Learn about the L'Age d'Or - Baroque france under the rule of Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King. (Knowledge of French useful, but not required.)

The Irish Potato Famine
An interdisciplinary look at the "complex entity known as the Potato Famine" that killed millions of Irish, and permanently altered the face of Ireland and the United States as well.

The Clock: Accounts of WWI
An exciting account of World War I through the voice of a contemporary news magazine, The Clock.

WWI Aviation page
A history of early European aviation, this site also pays tribute to the "flying aces" of World War I.

The Great War
A profound collection of literature, poetry and art from the era of the "war to end all wars." Plus numerous connections to other WWI-specific sites.

The Holocaust
A gateway to a variety of sobering sites on the Holocaust, one of the greatest tragedies in human history.

History of Russia
The official site of the Russian tourism office offers political, cultural and geographic history fo Russia from the age of the Tsar to the recently fallen Soviet Union.

The Victorian Web
Explore the history, literature, art and architecture of the "second English rennaisance" under the nineteenth century reign of Queen Victoria.

Russia on the Web
An interdisciplinary site of Russia's history devoted to building "understanding and working relationships between Russia and the West."

Sir Francis Drake
Crack open the mystery and confusion surrounding the "Famous Voyage" that took Sir Francis Drake around the world in the sixteenth century.
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