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Map of Florence detail showing the river passing through the city

Florence Catasto of 1427

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It provides a unique opportunity for students to explore the urban landscape and family life of Renaissance Florence in incredible detail, rare for a city in this period.
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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.

Fourteenth-Century Chinese Dragon

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This Chinese animal figure belongs to the rich collections of the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo in Buenos Aires. Depicting a dragon, the piece dates back to the fourteenth century. It stands in the dining room of a lavishly decorated mansion that once belonged to the family of Matías Errazúriz and Josefina de Alvea. The couple wed in the late-1800s, and began filling their home with... Read More »

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.
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.

Global Medieval Sourcebook

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A constantly growing depository of medieval texts from 600 to 1600 CE, the GMS—already a valuable resource for medieval historians—will only become more important over time as the digital turn further entrenches itself into the humanities.
Gold coin engraved with a man holding a scepter

Gold dinar depicting Caliph Abd al-Malik

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Coins are objects that can help historians see change over time. This Dinar coined in 695 likely depicts Abd al-Malik ibn the caliph or leader of the Umayyad Caliphate. Several aspects of the coin make it an interesting object for study. For one, the coin's design was likely influenced by coins like this one produced by... Read More »

Image of wall art depicting a cow found in La Grotte de Lascaux

Great Archaeological Sites

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The sites are not designed as collections of primary materials (though much primary visual and archaeological data is embedded), but as synopses of particular topics, sites, or excavations. With this in mind, any of these sites would be an excellent place for students to learn the basics of a particular topic.

Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History

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Students may begin by focusing on 'solving' the crime itself, but along the way will be drawn into the consideration of wider issues
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Hadith on Parents’ Grieving upon the Death of Children

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The quotations below relate normative examples of parents' behavior upon the death of a child. In the first hadith, or narrative from the life of Muhammad, Prophet of Islam, Aisha, wife of Muhammad, asks about the salvation of those who have suffered the death of one or more children. The query is answered with the message that God compensates this suffering of parents with the reward of... Read More »

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