Biographical information on the men and women who shaped Africa's history from earliest times to the present.
History - Africa/Middle East
Major Research Tools
Encyclopedia covering the history, politics, and culture of African countries.
Time period covered: 1450 to present; Publication coverage: 1954 to present.
Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history of the world, except the United States and Canada. Subjects include diplomatic history, economics, international relations, and political science.
Collection of works on Islam and the Islamic world. Includes scholarly encyclopedia articles, Qur'anic materials, and primary sources.
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Gateway to online resources about Africa. The annotated links are grouped by region, country, or topic and may also be searched by keyword.
Location: Skillman Ref; Call #: D20 A46 1995x
Highly selective, annotated bibliography of books and articles in every field of historical scholarship. Bibliographies are organized geographically and further subdivided by time period and topic.
Current and historical information on the ANC and South African politics and government. For historical documents arranged by theme, select the Documents tab and then Collections.
Collection of Cold War documents, with a particular emphasis on translated sources from Communist bloc countries. The site also includes the project's bulletin, dossiers, and working papers aimed at disseminating new findings, views, and activities pertaining to Cold War history.
Scholarly encyclopedia covering Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Still a work-in-progress.
Collection of core texts--both ancient and modern--on the ancient Near East. Also includes guide to web resources for the study of the ancient Near East.
Index of journal articles, book reviews, and essays about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Covers Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Large collection of political posters from around the world, mainly from the 20th century. Useful for the study of the psychology and techniques of propaganda.
Collection of reports, policy statements, agreements, and other documents relating to the Israel/Palestine conflict from 1915 to the present day. The site includes a timeline, bibliography, population statistics, and other background information.
Collection of declassified United States government documents on foreign affairs and national security since World War II. Documents are grouped by topic or region of the world and cover nuclear history, U.S. intelligence and government secrecy, humanitarian interventions, the 9/11 attacks, and more.
Descriptions and analysis of 20th century massacres and genocide. Also includes information on people and concepts related to mass violence. Still a work-in-progress.
Encyclopedia covering ancient Egyptian civilization from the predynastic era to the seventh century CE.
Archive of translated activist papers from the 2011 Egyptian uprising and its aftermath.
Collection of texts, photos, maps, and other materials on Western interaction with the Middle East, "particularly travels to Egypt during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries."
Scholarly encyclopedia covering ancient Egyptian history and culture. Still a work in progress.
Collection of full-text, United Nations documents related to the question of Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East from 1917 to the present.
Detailed data on trans-Atlantic slaving voyages from the 16th through 19th centuries.