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World Civilizations Resource Center


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World Cultures
Based on readings and materials from a college-level survey course, this site includes geographic and subject specific searches along with other valuable on-line resources.

Women in World History
An "Interactive site full of information and resources about women's expierences in world history."

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.

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.

Africa
Archives on regional and international topics throughout the world; explore the continent of Africa through geography, region, or historical cultures.

Oceania
Archives on regional and international topics throughout the world; explore Oceania through geography, region, or historical cultures.
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Europe


The 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."



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

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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Asia


Encyclopaedia of the Orient
An excellent online encyclopedia with reference to Middle Eastern history, culture, religion and politics.

Origins of the Samurai
A history of Ancient Japan in terms of the warriors who defined the politics of the day.

Modern Chinese History Virtual Library
A history of China from the Qing Dynasty (1644 AD) to the present day People's Republic.



China the Beautiful: Chinese Art and Literature
Explore the rich cultural heritage of China, from poetry to art to opera, this site is similar to "exploring an actual Chinese exhibit in a museum."



History of The Edo Period (Japanese)
This site pays homage to the mysterious period that placed Edo (modern day Tokyo) at the center of political life in Japan for 400 years to come.



Beauty & Darkness: Cambodia in Modern History (esp. history of Khmer Rouge)
A history of Cambodia, including an extensive survey of the reign of the Khmer Rouge, "one of the most disastrous in modern history."
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Latin America


Pre-Columbian Culture
Comprehensive links for indigenous cultures and societies in the Americas.

The History of Mexico
A timeline with links to various topics and issues in Mexican history. Also includes biographical sketches of important figures in Mexican history.

Mexico History Directory
This site provides "information on the Mexican government, famous battles, constitutions, treaties & documents, heroes, missions, and information about the people."

South America
A collection of documents on each South American country, including a "history of the Americas as a whole."
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Africa


Africa: Archives of World History
Archives on regional and international topics throughout the world; explore the continent of Africa through geography, region, or historical cultures.
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