Chapters

  1. History’s Story
  2. Wanderers and Settlers: The Ancient Middle East to 400 B.C.
  3. The Chosen People: Hebrews and Jews, 2000 B.C. to A.D. 135
  4. Trial of the Hellenes: The Ancient Greeks, 1200 B.C. to A.D. 146
  5. Imperium Romanum: The Romans, 753 B.C. to A.D. 300
  6. The Revolutionary Rabbi: Christianity, the Roman Empire, and Islam, 4 B.C. to A.D. 1453
  7. From Old Rome to the New West: The Early Middle Ages, A.D. 500 to 1000
  8. The Medieval Mêlée: The High and Later Middle Ages, 1000 to 1500
  9. Making the Modern World: The Renaissance and Reformation, 1400 to 1648
  10. Liberation of Mind and Body: Early Modern Europe, 1543 to 1815
  11. Mastery of the Machine: The Industrial Revolution, 1764 to 1914
  12. The Westerner’s Burden: Imperialism and Nationalism, 1810 to 1918
  13. Rejections of Democracy: The InterWar Years and World War II, 1917 to 1945
  14. A World Divided: The Early Cold War, 1945 to 1980
  15. Into the Future: The Contemporary Era, 1980 to the Present
home www.ConciseWesternCiv.com
to Top of Page

Collections of Primary Sources

Art Images for College Teaching
<http://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/aict>: A collection of pictures for the history of art.

The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
<http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp>: full text significant documents (especially treaties) from throughout history compiled by the Yale University Law School.

Bedford St. Martin's
<http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/history/>: (under “Media Center” go to “Companion Sites” to find many free sites) connecting to many texts providing links containing primary sources.

CELT, Corpus of Electronic Texts
<http://www.ucc.ie/celt/index.html>: collection of Irish literature and history.

The Diary Junction
<http://www.pikle.co.uk/diaryjunction.html>: over 500 diaries to be used as primary sources.

Eurodocs: Online Sources for European History
<http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page>: with many “Selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations” based at Brigham Young University.

Eyewitness to History
<http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html>: A good collection of primary sources in the form of “History through the eyes of those who lived it,” by digital education publisher Ibis Communications, Inc.

Hanover Historical Texts Project
<http://history.hanover.edu/project.php>: holds a number of useful sources, especially from Early Modern European history located at Hanover University.

The History Place
<http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/previous.htm>: Great Speeches collection.

Historywiz, for students, teachers and lovers of history by Jennifer Brainard <http://www.historywiz.org/primarysources/primarysources.html>: a site with primary sources as well as other exhibits.

The Internet History Sourcebooks Project created by Paul Halsall
<http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/>: provides a large organized collection of short selections of primary sources.

The Library of Congress Digital Collections & Services
<http://www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html>: many print and pictorial sources and not just only from the past of the United States.

Reading About the World: A Reader for the Study of World Civilizations
<http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/world_civ/worldcivreader/>: a number of sources from an out-of-print collection.

Then Again Primary Source Collection
<http://www.thenagain.info/thenagain/Sources/SourcesIndex.htm>: a variety of primary sources by Prof. David Koeller of North Park U.

World Famous Orations
<http://www.bartleby.com/268/>: a collection from 1906 edited by the famous orator and politician William Jennings Bryan.

More primary sources are often available on websites of interest, listed on the links pages.

See also art collections as visual primary sources.

 

Last Updated: 8 January 2017