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Internet History Sourcebooks Project

Editor: Paul Halsall


[2019]

Welcome to The Internet History Sourcebooks Project, a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. Primary sources are available here primarily for use in high-school and university/college courses. From the outset the site took a very broad view of the sources that should be available to students and as well as documents long associated with a "western civilization" approach to history also provides much information on Byzantine, Islamic, Jewish, Indian, East Asian, and African history. You will also find many documents especially relevant to women's history and LGBT studies.

Search engines such as Google now deliver may users directly to relevant documents, but the various Index pages are the key to the best use of this site. You can access the major divisions of the site from the subject indexes at the top of each page. Within each major division the left of each page directs you to more focused indexes. Any given document may me listed in several indexes.

The IHSP is both very large and fairly old in Internet terms. At the time it was begun (1996), it was not clear that web sites and the documents made available there would often turn out to be ephemeral. The index pages therefore contained links to the thousands of documents available at this Fordham University website alongside links to documents at other websites. As a result of a process called "link rot" - which means that a "broken link" is a result of someone having taken down a web page - this means some links no longer worked. Since 2000, very few links to external sites have been made and we make efforts is under way to remove bad links. Very often you will be able to find archived versions of such documents by using the Wayback Machine [www.archive.org].

This site at Fordham can now be searched via the Search box at the top of each page.

I am always happy to hear from people who wish to submit copy permitted texts to the various sites below.






    Course Web Sites by Paul Halsall

    Various course websites which reflect the use of IHSP documents.

      Western Civilisation Courses

      Core I: Western Civilisation to 1715
      A website created for my 2004 course at UNF. This includes lecture/class outlines [Archived Version]

      Core II: Western Civilisation since 1715
      A website created for my 2004 course at UNF. This includes lecture/class outlines [Archived Version]

      Modern History Course: The West: Enlightenment to Presents
      A page created for my Fall 1998 Modern History survey course at Fordham University, The West: From the Enlightenment to the Present.   

      European History and Historians I
      A website created for my 2004 course training graduate students how to teach introductory history courses. This course parallels a typical undergradiuate survey course, but with a reading load directed at graduate students who will be teaching such courses. [Archived Version]

      European History and Historians II
      A website created for my 2004 course training graduate students how to teach introductory history courses. This course parallels a typical undergradiuate survey course, but with a reading load directed at graduate students who will be teaching such courses.[Archived Version]

      Medieval History Courses

      Medieval Studies Course or low graphics version
      A page created for my Fall 1996, and after, Medieval survey course at Fordham University, The Shaping of the Medieval World

      Medieval Europe
      A website created for my 2004 course on Medieval Europe at UNF. This includes lecture/class outline [Archived Version]

      Byzantium
      A website created for my 2004 course on Byzantine History at UNF [Archived Version]

      The Crusades
      A website created for my 2005 course on the Crusades at UNF [Archived Version]

      World History Courses

      Core 9: Chinese Culture
      A website created for my 1996-1999 courses in Chinese Culture at Brooklyn College.  [Archived Version] 

      Islamic History to 1798
      A website created for my 2005 course on Islamic History at UNF [Archived Version]

      Themed Courses

      Myth, Epic, and Romance: Medieval History in Film
      A website created for my 2005 course at UNF [Archived Version]

      Saints, Sainthood and Society
      A website created for my 2005 seminar on the history and culture of sainthood at UNF with extended outline [Archived Version]

      Sex and Gender in Pre-Modern Europe
      A website created for my 2002 course on sex and gender in history UNF [Archived Version]




The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is located at the History Department of  Fordham University, New York. The Internet Medieval Sourcebook, and other medieval components of the project, are located at the Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies.The IHSP recognizes the contribution of Fordham University, the Fordham University History Department, and the Fordham Center for Medieval Studies in providing web space and server support for the project. The IHSP is a project independent of Fordham University.  Although the IHSP seeks to follow all applicable copyright law, Fordham University is not the institutional owner, and is not liable as the result of any legal action.

© Site Concept and Design: Paul Halsall created 26 Jan 1996: latest revision 23 June 2019 [CV]