|Basic Profiles and History
CIA World Fact Book https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
Best source for very brief descriptions of every country
of the world. Info on location, geography, climate,
demography, economy, infrastructure.
Global Edge http://globaledge.msu.edu/Global-Insights Michigan State University
Regions or specific countries
Middle East Directory http://www.middleeastdirectory.com/index.php
has brief descriptions of countries, including government,
geography, etc. The descriptions are near the bottom of the page.
Telling Our Story http://transition.usaid.gov/stories/
"is our effort to let everyone see the impact of USAIDís
work and meet the people whose lives it changed" Each
'story' is a brief story about a single local thing, with a
General History sites
Economic History Service
http://eh.net/ has many
book reviews at http://eh.net/bookreviews/
reviewed include Business History and Business Culture
by Godley, Andrew and Oliver M. Westall
The Evolution of International Business: An Introduction
by Jones, Geoffrey Economic
Growth and Change: National and Regional Patterns of Convergence
and Divergence by Adams, John and Francesco
Pigliaru, editors and Taking the Risk out of Democracy:
Corporate Propaganda Versus Freedom and Liberty
by Carey, Alex
Library of Congress list of resources for teachers for world
to bunches of sites, like on line texts, links to links, etc.
lectures on world history. Click on the lectures pages.
From Eric Meyer at Victory Valley College. See http://www.vvc.edu/academic/history/faculty.htm.
for the history faculty page.
The Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University http://chnm.gmu.edu/about/ links to a bunch of resources about history
World History http://www.fsmitha.com/index.html on line history ebook notes from frank smitha, ancient to modern.
The History Guide http://www.historyguide.org
on european history, for example, Lectures on Twentieth
Century Europe at http://www.historyguide.org/europe/europe.html
very nice guide to studying history, some interesting quotes on
why study history, and links to resources for historians. The
Historyguide site is by Steven Kreis, professor of history at
American Public University System http://www.apus.edu/news-events/news/2008/051208_Kreis.htm
Twenty-five lectures on modern Balkan
Lectures by Steven W. Sowards on recent history of the
Balkans. A lot of the topics are about political change in
the 19th and 20th century, and recent events. Includes a
section on Economic and social changes in Balkan life.
Condensed China http://condensedchina.com/
According to the author, this is "an introduction to
Chinese history. It exists to inform, enlighten, and attract
netizens interested in China." The author also notes "It is
not a complete history of China." Prepared by Paul
Frankenstein. This site also includes a bibliography of
books to read.
a site by Annenberg/CPB, briefly describing the
collapse of four civilizations, Maya, Mesopotamia, Chaco Canyon
and Mali and Songhai, and giving indications of why they
Digital history has guided readings on US history at http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/
brief history of the internet http://www.isoc.org/internet/history/brief.shtml from the internet society.
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eh.net is supposed to have a listing of reviews of significant
work in twentieth-century economic history, at
http://eh.net/project2000/ This includes reviews of
Karl Polanyi's The Great Transformation: The Political and
Economic, Origins of Our Time, Fernand Braudel's
Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century Time and Joseph A.
Schumpeter'sCapitalism, Socialism and Democracy. I'm
checking to see whether it's still there