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  • "An experimental server featuring links to French-related resources on the Web of interest to university-level teachers and students."
  • Provides 12 topical essays, 250 images, 350 text documents, 13 songs recordings, 13 maps, a timeline, and a glossary. Searchable by keywords, topics,or type of resource.
  • A Dutch site containing links and information related to Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and the Napoleonic Era. Some linked sites are in various European languages.
  • Through a rich use of multimedia, site visitors can explore the forests and terrain of this former Soviet republic, visit the Black Sea, and learn about Georgian history from an interactive timeline.
  • An interactive exhibit which explores how news coverage differed in East and West Berlin.
  • Online encyclopeda includes narrative, illustration, and primary sources, Part of the Spartacus Educational website.
  • This site contains an introduction to ancient Greek history, culture, politics, art, and warfare. There is a detailed timeline covering 1400 B.C. to 337 B.C.
  • History encyclopedia ncludes narrative, illustrations, primary sources. Part of the Spartacus Educational website.
  • Online encyclopedia featuring topics and biographical sketches relating to British History.
  • Provides biographical information, FAQs, quotes, information about the English Civil Wars, and links to other resources. The site is jointly maintained by the Cromwell Association and by the Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon.
  • Detailed site containing biographical information, material concerning life in Elizabethan England, quotations, bibliographies, and film listings. Keyword searchable.
  • Contains "more than 25,000 directory listings of history related venues, organisations and experts in the UK. Browse through news, features, competitions and a searchable Timeline of British history from 10,000 BC to the present day."
  • Companion to a ten-part BBC series on the history of Scotland.
  • Official site provides a detailed history of the principal seat of the British monarchy in London, England.
  • An online exhibition which explores how, during the Middle Ages, "the governments of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, and of England's French territories, interacted in politics, warfare, religion, trade and everyday life."
  • "VRW is dedicated to the scholarly study of nineteenth-century Britain, and toaiding researchers, teachers, and students in their investigations of any and all aspects of this fascinating period. VRW is intended to supply a handy set of tips and links to help Victorianists find the practical information they need, whether it's an archive catalogue, a bibliography, a listserv address, a sample syllabus, a place to stay in London, or a journal's submission guidelines."
  • ABSEES covers North American scholarship on East-Central Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet Union. Contains bibliographic records for journal articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, dissertations, online resources, and selected government publications.
  • "The ARGE database contains links to evaluated Internet resources (mainly web pages, but also other resources such as discussion lists) concerning European archaeology." Can be browsed by country, subject, or period. In the original languages where available.
  • Provides online access to resources for the study of archaeology of the British Isles.
  • Provides links to relevant websites.
  • "You can use this website to search and browse information from British OfficialPublications over the period 1688-1995. You can also read abstracts, and view detailed consistent subject indexing, ofkey documents. You can then read the digitised full-text version of a limited number of these documents. BOPCRIS currently contains 23,279 references to key British Official Publications 1688-1995."
  • Weekly Internet journal of Central and East European politics, society and culture.
  • "The collection ranges across culture, history, social and economic development, science and art as well as offering regional and national 'sense of place' websites from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales."
  • Collection of links on the subject of EU History, from the History Department of Leiden University in the Netherlands. Categories include: Archives, Historical Documents, Bibliographies, Histories, Brussels, Journals, Cold war sites, Non-EU institutions, Discussion groups, Oral histories,EMU's in the past, Statistical sources, EU-institutions, Timelines, Eurospeak, Useful finding aids, Federalism, WWW virtual library.
  • Primary historical documents from Western Europe. Selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations.
  • The English language version of the official site of the European Union.
  • Provides information about the purpose, history, and documents of the European Union. Includes links to member countries.
  • Provides access to the combined resources (both digital and non-digital) of the national libraries of Europe.
  • List of EU servers, EU documents, and other University links.
  • "Nestor is an international bibliography of Aegean studies, Homeric society, Indo-European linguistics, and related fields. . . . The primary geographic nexus of Nestor is the Aegean, including all of Greece, Albania, the southern coast of Bulgaria, the western and southern coasts of Turkey, and Cyprus. Its chronological range is the prehistoric period from the Palaeolithic through the end of the Geometric period. Within the topographic and chronological scope defined above, Nestor attempts to list all publications on any aspect of human activity.
  • "This site contains information about the prehistoric archaeology of the Aegean. Through a series of lessons and illustrations, it traces the cultural evolution of humanity in the Aegean basin from the era of hunting and gathering (Palaeolithic-Mesolithic) through the early village farming stage (Neolithic) and the formative period of Aegean civilization into the age of the great palatial cultures of Minoan Crete and and Mycenaean Greece."
  • Searchable or browsable directory of resource links.
  • VRW is dedicated to the scholarly study of nineteenth-century Britain, and toaiding researchers, teachers, and students in their investigations of any and all aspects of this fascinating period. VRW is intended to supply a handy set of tips and links to help Victorianists find the practical information they need, whether it's an archive catalogue, a bibliography, a listserv address, a sample syllabus, a place to stay in London, or a journal's submission guidelines.
  • Searchable and browsable site provides a directory of online resources about Wales and Welsh life.
  • Provides an archive of web resources on Western Europe, organized by nation.