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  1. The treasury of history, being a history of the world: Comprising a general history, both ancient and modern, of all the principal nations of the globe, their rise, progress, present condition, etc by Samuel Maunder, 1850
  2. A General And Descriptive History Of The Ancient And Present State: Of The Ancient And Present State Of The Town Of Liverpool (1795) by James Wallace, 2010-09-10
  3. A General And Descriptive History Of The Ancient And Present State: Of The Ancient And Present State Of The Town Of Liverpool (1795) by James Wallace, 2010-09-10
  4. Elements of general history,: Ancient and modern. To which are added, a comparative view of ancient and modern geography, and a table of chronology by Alexander Fraser Tytler Woodhouselee, 1846
  5. Elements of general history, ancient and modern: With a continuation, terminating at the demise of King George III., 1820: to which are added, a succinct ... geography, and questions on each section by Alexander Fraser Tytler Woodhouselee, 1825
  6. Elements of general history, ancient and modern: To which is added a table of chronology by Alexander Fraser Tytler Woodhouselee, 1818
  7. Elements of general history, ancient and modern: To which are added, a table of chronology, and a comparative view of ancient and modern geography ; illustrated by maps by Alexander Fraser Tytler Woodhouselee, 1825
  8. Lectures on ancient history : comprising a general view of the principal events and aeras in civil history, from the creation of the world till the Augustan age : together with an allegory on genius and taste, founded in the history of ancient literature by Samuel, 1766-1817 Whelpley, 2009-10-26
  9. Elements of general history, ancient and modern: To which are added a table of chronology, &c. &c by Alexander Fraser Tytler Woodhouselee, 1813
  10. The American Nations; or, Outlines of their general history, ancient and modern including the whole history of the earth and mankind in the western hemisphere. (LC History-America-E) by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, 1836
  11. Elements of general history,: Ancient and modern by Millot, 1823
  12. Elements of general history, ancient and modern: To which are added, a comparative view of ancient and modern geography, and a table of chronology, with two maps by Alexander Fraser Tytler Woodhouselee, 1839
  13. Elements of general history, ancient and modern: To which is added a succinct history of the United States, by an American gentleman by Alexander Fraser Tytler Woodhouselee, 1850
  14. Elements of General History, Ancient and Modern. With a Continuation, Terminating of King George III., 1,820. by Alexander Fraser. Edward Nares, continuation. Tytler, 1824-01-01

81. History
Ancient history, general LI Historiography L4 British history MUMW Indian history OM-ON British Imperial and Commonwealth history MZ Irish history MY Byzantine history
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A comprehensive research-level collection, covering all periods of history. Collection strengths include:
  • British History European History Some printed primary source materials - including Calendars of State Papers, the Rolls Series and Documents on British and German Foreign Policy
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  • Most books are located on the 7th floor South Block All items available on open access will display the location HISTORY, with the classmark prefix 63 eg HISTORY (SHL) South Block 7th Floor (63) PS3B Duf Most periodicals are shelved in a separate alphabetical sequence of History and Archaeology periodicals on the 3rd floor South Block, in a room behind the Institute of Classical Studies Library desk. See the: A-Z list of SHL History journals and A-Z list of SHL History eJournals 4th floor South Block . For more information on finding journals, see our

82. Greek Mythology
Explains main figures in many Greek myths.
Greek Mythology: Gods, Goddesses, Titans and More Click on the front door to enter ThinkQuest entry J0110010.

83. Pacaritambo The Machu Picchu Magazine History Bookstore
History, Billy the Kid, Biography, Cowboys, Historical Fiction, Literature, Folklore, Children's Books; Ancient History Books Ancient History General, including Egypt, Rome, Greece
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and what the correct price is. NOTE: I have included the country's mythology and legends as a part of their history - why? -
because I think they are. BETWEEN WORLDS: Interpreters, Guides, and Survivors Condition: Content:
This is an important and interesting book for historians, IMHO. The author describes the lives of 16 men and women who acted as guides and interpreters for explorers, missionaries, and anthropologists. Included are Dona Marina, who interpreted for Cortes; Sacajawea, who traveled with Lewis and Clark; and Charles Eastman, who was a Sioux physician at Wounded Knee. Karttunen provides succinct biographies of the selected individuals and a final chapter of her own analysis. Her primary focus is exploring how each interpreter lived on the margins of two societies. She is particularly sensitive to gender and ethnic issues but does not address the linguistics of the work that these interpreters did. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]

84. History Of The Trojan War
Brief account of the conflict that ended in the burning of Troy.
The Tro jan War The Apple of Discord The Trojan War has its roots in the marriage between Peleus and Thetis, a sea-goddess. Peleus and Thetis had not invited Eris, the goddess of discord, to their marriage and the outraged goddess stormed into the wedding banquet and threw a golden apple onto the table. The apple belonged to, Eris said, whomever was the fairest. Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite each reached for the apple. Zeus proclaimed that Paris, prince of Troy and thought to be the most beautiful man alive, would act as the judge. Hermes went to Paris, and Paris agreed to act as the judge. Hera promised him power, Athena promised him wealth, and Aphrodite promised the most beautiful woman in the world. Paris chose Aphrodite, and she promised him that Helen, wife of Menelaus, would be his wife. Paris then prepared to set off for Sparta to capture Helen. Twin prophets Cassandra and Helenus tried to persuade him against such action, as did his mother, Hecuba. But Paris would not listen and he set off for Sparta. In Sparta, Menelaus, husband of Helen, treated Paris as a royal guest. However, when Menelaus left Sparta to go to a funeral, Paris abducted Helen (who perhaps went willingly) and also carried off much of Menelaus' wealth.

85. The Ancient Olympics
Includes a comparison of ancient and modern Olympics, essays about the history of the Olympics, and stories of ancient Olympic athletes.

86. The Internet Classics Archive | The History Of The Peloponnesian War By Thucydid
English translation of Thucydides ancient account


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The History of the Peloponnesian War
By Thucydides
Written 431 B.C.E
Translated by Richard Crawley The History of the Peloponnesian War has been divided into the following sections:
The First Book
The Second Book The Third Book The Fourth Book ... The Eighth Book Download: A 1153k text-only version is available for download

87. The Peloponnesian War
Short essays about the war from history of Western civilization course at Boise State University.
History of Western Civilization Classroom Syllabus Schedule ... Discussion
Ancient History
The Peloponnesian War
  • The Delian League
  • The Athenian Empire
  • Periclean Athens
  • Drift toward War ... References and further reading History of Western Civilization E.L. Skip Knox
    Boise State University

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  • 88. Peloponnesian War —
    Summarizes the 27-year conflict that ruined Athens.
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      Peloponnesian War
      Peloponnesian War u p u u n) [ key B.C. , decisive struggle in ancient Greece between Athens and Sparta . It ruined Athens, at least for a time. The rivalry between Athens' maritime domain and Sparta's land empire was of long standing. Athens under Pericles (from 445 B.C. ) had become a bastion of Greek democracy, with a foreign policy of regularly intervening to help local democrats. The Spartans, who favored oligarchies like their own, resented and feared the imperialism and cultural ascendancy of Athens. The war began after sharp contests between Athens and Corinth over Corcyra (now ; 433) and Potidaea (432). The first important action was the initial invasion of Attica Cleon The Spartan leader Brasidas now brilliantly surprised Athens with a campaign in NE Greece, taking (424) Athenian cities, including Olynthus and Amphipolis. Fighting went on over these even after an armistice (423) and ended in a decisive Spartan victory at Amphipolis, in which Brasidas and Cleon were both killed (422). The new Athenian leader, Nicias , arranged a peace (421), but his rival Alcibiades persuaded the Athenians to invade powerful Syracuse . In the greatest expeditionary force a Greek city had ever assembled, Alcibiades and Nicias both had (415) commands, but before the attack on Syracuse had begun, Alcibiades was recalled to Athens to face a charge of sacrilege. He fled to Sparta; at his advice the Spartans set up a permanent base at Decelea in Attica and sent a military expert, Gylippus, to Syracuse. The incompetent Nicias lost his chance to surprise Syracuse, and after two years his force was wiped out (413).

    89. Ancient Greece: The Pelopponesian War
    Brief look at the conflict and the causes behind it.
    The Peloponnesian War
    Peace of Nicias
    , after the Athenian politician and general who was leading Athens at the time. Essentially similar in view and ability to Pericles, Nicias was a brilliant and cautious man who managed to pull off an effective truce. Everyone was allowed to go home, and the territorial status as it stood at the time of the peace, was allowed to remain in place. Athens kept its continental territories and allies, and Sparta got to keep all the territories it had acquired.
    Alcibiades . With creativity, energy, and immense oratorical ability, Alicibiades in 415 BC convinced the Athenians to attack the Greek city-states on the island of Sicily and bring them under the glove of the Athenian Empire. Although the expedition was in part under the leadership of Nicias, it soon turned into a disaster. In 413 BC, the entire army was defeated and captured and a large part of the great, powerful fleet of the Athenians was destroyed in the harbor of Syracuse. Athenian power since the Persian Wars had rested solely on the power of the navy; the disastrous Sicilian expedition left Athens almost completely powerless.
    ©1996, Richard Hooker

    90. Mr. Dowling's Persia Page
    Short account of the conflict between Sparta and Athens. Written for middle school students.
    Home E-Mail Download Lessons Interactive Quiz ... South America The Peloponnesian War The Golden Age of Greece was short lived. Athens and Sparta were both powerful poli, and each wanted to spread their way of life. Sparta attacked Athens in 431 BC , beginning the brutal 27-year-long Peloponnesian War. Sparta eventually defeated Athens by building blockade around the walls of the city. This is called a siege. The people of Athens could not leave to get supplies or food from the countryside. Faced with starvation, Athens surrendered to Sparta in 404 BC The Peloponnesian robbed Athens of its Golden Age. Great thinkers and teachers lived in Athens during and after the war but the era of support for new ideas and the spirit of democracy had passed. NEXT: Greek Philosophy To cite this page:
    Dowling, Mike, "Mr. Dowling's Peloponnesian War Page," available from; Internet; updated Saturday, October 23, 2004

    91. Peloponnesian War
    Student-written summary of the conflict. Includes map.
    Peleponnesian War
    Ancient Greece in 431 BC was not a nation. It was a large collection of rival city-states located on the Greek mainland, on the west coast of Asia Minor, and on the many islands of the Aegean Sea.
    Most of the city-states had become allied with one or the other of the leading military powers, Athens and Sparta . Athens was a great naval power, while Sparta relied mainly on its army for superiority. In 431 BC these alliances went to war against each other in a conflict called the Peloponnesian War. The war, which went on for 27 years, is named for the Peloponnesus, the peninsula on which Sparta is located.
    The result of the war was the crushing defeat of Athens and the end of its maritime empire. A more long-range result was the weakening of all the city-states. This made them vulnerable to a takeover by Macedonia several decades later. A brilliant account of the war was written by the historian Thucydides as events unfolded. His work still stands as a definitive source of information on the war.
    The Athenian Empire and the Spartan Alliance coexisted as long as a balance of power was maintained between them. A truce called the Thirty Years' Treaty had been signed by both powers in 445 BC. Within a decade the truce was breaking down as Athens sought to extend its empire. In 433 Athens allied itself with Corcyra, a colony of Corinth, but Corinth was an ally of Sparta. Incited by Corinth, Sparta accused Athens of aggression and threatened war. Athens, under the leadership of Pericles, refused to back down. War began in the spring of 431, when Thebes, a Spartan ally, attacked Plataea, an ally of Athens.

    92. The Jerusalem Mosaic
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers a readable history of the city by period, with a map for each and photographs and information on surviving historic buildings. English and Hebrew versions available.

    93. Mr. Dowling's Mesopotamia Page
    Provides information about Mesopotamia with a brief look at its geography, culture and history.
    Home E-Mail Download Lessons Interactive Quiz ... South America The Fertile Crescent Civilization developed slowly in different parts of the world. People began to settle in areas with abundant natural resources. A section of the Middle East is called the Fertile Crescent. The Fertile Crescent is a rich food-growing area in a par t of the world where most of the land is too dry for farming. The Fertile Crescent is a quarter-moon shaped region that extends from the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. Some of the best farmland of the Fertile Crescent is on a narrow strip of land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The Greeks later called this area Mesopotamia, which means “between the rivers.” Many different civilizations developed in this small region. First came the Sumerians, who were replaced in turn by the Assyrians and the Babylonians. Today this land is known as Iraq. NEXT: The Sumerians To cite this page:
    Dowling, Mike, "Mr. Dowling's Mesopotamia page," available from; Internet; updated Monday, January 1, 2007

    94. History Of Persia: Cyrus The Great
    Introduces the Persian king believed to be the first to become involved in human rights.
    Persian History
    King Cyrus the Great
    in Sydney, Australia
    This is a replica of a Bas-Relief found in Pasargade, the capital city of Persia founded by Cyrus.the Great It depicts King Cyrus ( 580-529 BC). He was the first Achaemenian Emperor of Persia, who issued a decree on his aims and policies, later hailed as his charter of the rights of nations. Inscribed on a clay cylinder, this is known to be the first historical declaration of Human Rights, and is now kept at the British Museum. A replica of this is also at the United Nations in New York. The Bas-relief of Cyrus shown here by Lewis Batros, a Sydney Artist, was put up at Sydney's Bicentennial Park, October 1994, through the efforts of the Australian Iranian community with donations from all over the world and contributions from the local Government.. It symbolizes Multiculturalism, a word coined to express the coexistence and peaceful cohabitation of peoples from different background and culture in one land. A doctrine which is the foundation of advanced societies especially in Australia and the USA and which was also Cyrus' Claim to fame. At a time when Iran bashing was the rule and the norm, this gesture by the New South Wales Government was seen as a welcoming sign by the Iranian community and the event has since been annually remembered during the Mehregan Festival in September.

    95. ODYSSEY/NearEast
    Tells about ancient life in the cradle of civilization.
    Have you ever heard the ancient Near East called "The Cradle of Civilization?" What does that mean? Let's begin by defining a "civilization." What practices or characteristics define a civilization? Click on the objects below to explore some of these characteristics...... The development of cities, writing, and written law code, and more, happened first in the part of the world we call the ancient Near East. So, we sometimes think of it as the birthplace of western civilization. The ancient Near East was a region of great diversity. It stretched from the eastern shore of the Mediterranean to the eastern border of present day Iran, but it was never one big country. To see what we mean, check out the map The people living here were from different cultural groups, for example the Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, and more. We won't be able to explore every culture from this fascinating region in depth. Instead we will learn more about the contributions these cultures made by investigating some of the objects that they left behind. When you're ready to continue, choose one of the themes below!

    96. The UnMuseum - Tower Of Babel
    Report on what archaeological and historical research reveal about this tower.

    97. Home Of The Hittites
    Detailed study guide explains who these people were and tells what deities they worshipped.
    Hittite/Hurrian Mythology REF 1.2
    by Christopher B. Siren
    cbsiren at alum dot mit dot edu
    last modified Mar. 13th, 1998: added a bunch of information from the first half of Hoffner.
    Mar. 29th, 1996: corrected some cross-reference links.
    • I. Who were the 'Hittites'?
    • II. What Deities did they worship?
      I. Who were the 'Hittites'?
      The Hurrians occupied the land between the Hittites and Assyria, having descended from the mountains south of the Caspian Sea. They ruled the kingdom of Mitanni. In the late 15th century B.C. the Hittite empire's beginning is marked by an influx of Hurrian names into the royal family. Tudhalyas I (1420 B.C.) reunited Western Anatolia under Hittite rule, and retook Allepo but lost the Black Sea coast to the Kaska tribes. After some difficulty with the Mittani the Hittites resurged under King Suppilulimas around 1344-1322 taking a firmer hold on Syria. With Egypt, they dominated the lands of Canaan and the Levant during the 1200's. Their prosperity came to a sudden end when the invasion of the Sea Peoples coincided with increasing trouble from the Kaskas. While Hittite culture continued through about 700 B.C., the Empire was shattered into several kingdoms and pressures such as the growing Assyrian Empire helped keep it from uniting again. The Hittites were a patriarchal, highly agricultural society. They had rich iron deposits which they mined and traded with the Assyrians. They also used it for weaponry and were rather successful in the use of a three-man chariot. Through trade and conquest the languages and cultures of their neighbors seeped into Hittite society. Babylonian and Hurrian deities were worshiped along-side or assimilated with the native Hittite deities. This merging of cultures and free use of foreign languages is rather fortuitous. Parallel Hittite and Akkadian treaties and similar texts helped in cracking the Hittite hieroglyphic code. Unfortunately, while the ability to translate Hittite hieroglyphics has improved, the pronunciation of several Hittite ideograms, and hence their transcription into English, remains elusive. Often, as in the case with the Storm-god, we must resort to a descriptive name, or else use the appropriate Hurrian or Akkadian name.

    98. -- Welcome To The Mesoamerican Ballgame --
    Gives the history of the game, the rules, and its religious and cultural importance. It also points out the eight major cultures found in this area between 1500 BC and 1519 AD, as well as the effect of the Spanish conquest in this region.

    99. Aztecs
    Be an archaeologist, historian, or an anthropologist; and learn about the proud Aztecs.
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    100. Aztec Architecture
    Information about the ancient Aztec civilization.
    A few people may mistake the Mayas for Aztecs. They have many similarities. For example, the type of house they lived in, the foods they ate, and the way they built their buildings. However, there were actually some differences architecturally. In this section, we will explain how the Aztecs built their holy temples, houses, the Emperor's palace, as well as, a very religious temple.
    The Sacrificial Temple
    The Emperor's Palace Homes Shrines of the Gods
    The Aztecs were a very religious race and strongly believed in the practice of sacrificing people to please the gods. They sacrificed over 20,000 people a year. The emperor thought that a special temple should be built for the deadly ritual, so, the Aztecs built the Sacrificial Temple. One example of such a temple would be the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan. The cities of the Aztec empire were always wanting to make their sacrificial temple better than any other cities. They decided not to destroy the old temple, but to build over it! They made temples larger, more extravagant, and more pleasing to the eye with each new layer. In addition, the temples had more steps, more decorations, and a larger sacrificial area. (These temples look a lot like the great Egyptian pyramids except they do not have a pointed top. Instead, they have a flat top with two small compartments where the sacrifices were held) In a rare find, archaeologists found a temple which was built over six times! Each new temple was more magnificent than the others.

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