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Partial image of a map with a focus on a compass, surrounded by the word 'America'

Discovery and Exploration

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The maps in the collection depict many geographical points of view, including the entire globe, specific areas of focus such as America itself, or even of specific coastlines.
Detail of The Landing of Captain Cook at Botany Bay, 1770  depicted in a 1930s travel poster

Documenting a Democracy: Australia's Story

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This site has particular strengths in presenting legal and constitutional materials on the emergence of a democratic nation in a colonial context.

Eastern and Central Europe After 1989

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The nations formed following the break up of the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union is no longer on this map. It has been replaced by several new independent states—Moldova and Ukraine among them. The former Yugoslavia has also fragmented into several states.

Eastern and Central Europe After 1989

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The nations formed following the break up of the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union is no longer on this map. It has been replaced by several new independent states—Moldova and Ukraine among them. The former Yugoslavia has also fragmented into several states.

Ethnic Groups in Yugoslavia

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In 1990, the Yugoslav Communist Party divided into several separate parties, one for each of the six Yugoslav Republics. Tensions among the ethnic groups of Yugoslavia, divided among the republics, led to an outbreak of a civil war by 1991. This map demonstrates the complexity of the Yugoslav situation, as few of the republics were populated by just one ethnic group. This is especially... Read More »

Drawing of several buildings surrounded by a wall

Florilegium Urbanum

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Inspired by the medieval concept of a textual anthology illuminating specific topics, Florilegium Urbanum allows the user to explore more than 200 short sources and excerpts from longer texts dealing with medieval English towns.
A print in yellow ink on blue background of four men steated aboard a catamaran

Formosa

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This site consists of firsthand accounts of 19th-century Taiwan from the perspective of European and American visitors.
Hand drawn map showing landforms and sea

French Renaissance Paleography

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This website is a compilation of manuscripts from France through 1300 to 1700, which come from a variety of sources, such as legal documents, contracts, or calligraphy books.

From John Bartholomew, Literary and historical atlas of America

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This unusual map appeared in a 1911 atlas of America by John George Bartholomew, a prestigious Scottish cartographer and geographer. In this map Bartholomew dramatized the provincialism of European cartography three centuries earlier. He did so by superimposing the Americas on a reconstruction of a 1474 map of Italian cartographer Paolo Toscanelli. Toscanelli, relying on information of Marco... Read More »

A drawing of a building with a dome in the center

Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative

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Perhaps most interesting and relevant for world history teachers and students are the modules that make connections across space and time.

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