Good sites for Online Reading about History

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Good sites for Online Reading about History

Unread postby Mistelten » Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:29 am

Hi. I didn't see a topic for this, so I thought I would make the topic.

Post links to good sites on historical information that are not available in the links page. Share the knowledge for fellow scholars!

Obviously, is a good one for info on famous samurai.

A good samurai site with lots of images. It's in French, but a little babelfish should solve that. has some excellent and stylized samurai artwork.

An 'external information' source on the Han. ... questa.htm

A site with American folk songs. The link goes directly to my favorite song from the Civil War. Use your 'up' buttom to go to the main page. :mrgreen:
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Unread postby Koichi » Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:35 am

I guess we can make this a sticky topic because people are constantly asking for history sites.

Korea in the Eye of the Tiger - an interesting narrative of Asian history as it relates to Korea. Pretty refreshing stuff.

Political, Social, Cultural, Historical Analysis of China - Chinese history with some details you don't find in too many places. The structure is kind of strange though.
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Unread postby Mistelten » Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:44 am

I've been looking for a good Korean history site. Thanks for pointing that out. This is the only other one I've really used:

Also, I forgot to put it in earlier:
Osprey books are often very focused and tend to be mostly about Militaria for wargamers and reenactors(in fact, many Campaign books have guides on how to wargame battles in various settings). If you have a particular area of interest and can't find much information in English(like the Hussite Wars), they probably have at least abook that covers the broad subject.
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Unread postby robbyjo » Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:46 am

A decent site for Indonesian history:

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Unread postby Mistelten » Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:47 am

A great and well balanced online source for information on the American Civil War. Lots of official records and facts, and shows the grisly reality of war as well as the heroism during a crisis.
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Unread postby Da_Chicago_Jigalo » Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:47 pm

A good site for breif histories of Empires is
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Unread postby Mistelten » Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:17 am

For those interested in the history of the ancient near east;
Persian History Site.
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Unread postby Sun Wukong » Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:14 pm

I used a year or so ago for some research on British history and was struck by some of the little details it provided. It seems to have expanded quite considerably since then. Definitely worth a look if you've got an interest in Western history too.
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I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care.
As the peach-blossom flows downstream and is gone into the unknown,
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Unread postby Duncan » Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:22 pm

I have to recommend the BBC:

Covers a huge range of subjects in an accessible format. Many of the articles are written directly by acknowledged experts in the field and they often include useful further reading. Very good on british history and other subject areas for the British school curriculum, but not so good on world history - absolutely hopeless on Chinese history for example.
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Unread postby KingofWei&Wu » Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:44 pm

Does anyone have any good (and credible) websites about the Second Punic War, Scipio and/or Hannibal, or specifically the strategy and tactics of each leader/side? I'm doing a research paper comparing the two, and any information would be appreciated, thanks.
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