Friday, March 27, 2015

Internet History Sourcebooks Project

Paul Halsall, Editor
The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.

Update Information 2006:
In 2006 the Internet History Sourcebooks Project is undergoing a major overhaul to remove bad links and add more documents.

1. This project is both very large and fairly old in Internet terms. At the time it was instigated (1996), it was not clear that web sites [and the documents made available there] would often turn out to be transient. As a result there is a process called "link rot" - which means that a "broken link" is a result of someone having taken down a web page. In some cases some websites have simply reorganized sub-directories without creating forwarding links. Since 2000, very few links to external sites have been made. An effort is under way to remove bad links.

2. All links to documents marked [at this Site] should be working. [In the Internet Medieval Sourcebook, but not the other associated sourcebooks, if there is no indication of the file's location then the text is hosted locally and the link should be working.

3. Users may attempt to locate texts not currently available, or where the links have changed via The Internet Archive/Way Back Machine. Alternately, a search via Google may locate another site where the document is available.  


Subsidiary Sourcebooks 
 Eastern Asian

Special Resources
Medieval Web 
Medieval NYC
Medieval Music 

Saints' Lives Ancient Law
Medieval Law
Film: Ancient
Film: Medieval
Film: Modern
Film: Saints

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