October 18, 2018

NHD 2019: European History to 1500

The Crusades: A Tragedy of Religious ProportionCrusades resource set Books about the Crusades The Crusades resources World Digital Library The Crusades The Metropolitan Museum of Art Religious images related to the Crusades The Crusades Encyclopædia Britannica The Crusades: The Clash of Civilization BBC History Documentary The Crusades: An Arab Perspective AljazeeraMarco Polo: Economy of the Silk RoadMarco Polo Map of the Far East and adjacent Pacific The … [Read more...]

NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise Topic Ideas: European History Prior to 1500

These curated resource lists coincide with the topic ideas listed in the NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise theme sample topics list. The links lead to resources accessed from the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted.Charlemagne’s Conquest and the Spread of Architectural IdeasMonarchs and Monasteries - Creating French Culture online exhibition Charlemagne Encyclopædia Britannica Books & other texts related to Charlegmagne Charlemagne picture … [Read more...]

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Today in History: Christopher Columbus

Today in History–August 3–the Library of Congress features Christopher Columbus, who set sail for what would later be known as the new world on this day in 1492. Columbus had the most modern maritime tools on his ship, including a mariner's compass, an astrolabe, a cross-staff, and a quadrant and, quite possibly, the popular mariner map Ptolemy's Geography or Cosmography. A little more than three months later he set foot on the Bahamian island of Guanahaní (San Salvador). Find out more by … [Read more...]