Video and Web Links for Patterns of World History, 3e

                Patterns of World History, 3e

                     Video and Web Links

Chapter 1

Video Links

Cave Paintings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHn_HhBGMVA

Caves of Lascaux
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYhmq3vo7aY

Web Links

Arizona State University (http://iho.asu.edu/), Institute of Human Origins, runs the popular but scholarly well-founded website  Becoming Human:
http://www.becominghuman.org

The Bradshaw Foundation has a large website on human evolution and rock art, with many images, and a link to Stephen Oppenheimer’s, The Journey of Mankind—The Peopling of the World, an important overview of Homo sapiens’ migrations:
http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/

 

Chapter 2

Video Links

Meluhha: The Indus Civilization and its Contacts with Mesopotamia (58:48)
Mark Kenoyer from University of Wisconsin looks at the Indus river valley civilization and its contribution to Mesopotamian society.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zcGLlLEbmI

Greco-Persian Wars: The Battle of Salamis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nENUmbdsAPw

Nubia: Black Pharaohs of Africa
Historian David Adams journeys to Nubia in search of the black pharaohs of Africa. (A small section of this is missing at the end of the third and final segment.)
Part 1/3 (10:07):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MfW9Wp-8Q4&feature=related
Part 2/3 (10:04):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxEw5J2gU1w&feature=related
Part 3/3 (10:05):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUpORQyt_6g&feature=related

Web Links

“Ancient Mesopotamia,” Website of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. A user-friendly portal to the world-renowned Mesopotamia collection of the Oriental Institute:
http://mesopotamia.lib.uchicago.edu/

“Ancient Egypt,” website of the British Museum. Pictorial introduction, with short texts:
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html

“Livius, Articles on Ancient History.” A large collection of translated texts and references to philological articles, with portals on Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, and Greece:
http://www.livius.org/babylonia.html

 

Chapter 3

Video Links

Harappa
Note: Click “Explore Topic” and then “Harappa” to access the video
http://www.pbs.org/thestoryofindia/gallery/photos/3.html

Lost Treasures of the Ancient World
The Discovery Channel traces the history of India from the earliest known civilizations of the Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro found in the Indus river valley, to the Mughals, examining caste systems, religions, culture, agriculture and architecture.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgRl6GHXgGc

Sanskrit Language: The Most Scientific, Ancient, Spiritual (23:28)
This short documentary looks into the history of one of the oldest written languages in the world, Sanskrit, and its impact on languages spoken today.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Brv2FaOluU&feature=related

Web Links

Run by Columbia University, this site contains links to “WWW.Virtual Library: Indian History”; “Regnal Chronologies”; “Internet Indian History Sourcebook”; and “Medical History of British India.”
www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/southasia/cuvl/history.html

Contains a wealth of images of artifacts and other archaeological treasures from the Indus Valley.
http://www.harappa.com

 

Chapter 4

Video Links

[New Frontier HQ] Chinese Civilization (03) Bronze Age
CCTV examines the history of Chinese civilization focusing on the Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties. The series contains footage of the many archaeological sites, bronze artifacts and oracle bones which have been discovered across China and date to this period of ancient history.
Part 1/2 (12:48):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGOitFBWtkU&feature=
results_main&playnext=1&list=PL55FB21287F762D9F

Part 2/2 (12:54):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nkEcj0GRpE&feature=related

[New Frontier HQ] Chinese Civilization (04) Bronze Age (This is a continuation of the above two episodes.)
Part 1/2 (13:08):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdC2Cwsbpv8&feature=related
Part 2/2 (13:16):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm5QK0F5qjs&feature=related

Web Links

This is the site of the Society for the Study of Early China. The site is for scholars, and the organization also publishes its own journal, Early China, as well as scholarly books.
http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/earlychina/ssec/.

This site provides access to the British Museum’s ancient Chinese collections and is highly useful for students seeking illustrations of assorted artifacts in a user-friendly environment.
www.ancientchina.co.uk.

Chapter 5

Video Links

UQ Archaeology Jay Hall Lecture 2011—“The last great human migration: DNA and the human settlement of the Pacific”
Biological anthropologist Professor Lisa Matisoo Smith looks at the last great human migration, that of the Polynesians and the settlement of the Pacific.
Part 1/4 (13:46):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-FOuz6o_4I
Part 2/4 (14:06):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpYrLc6o4-4&feature=related
Part 3/4 (13:46):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-zAwViRHVQ&feature=related
Part 4/4 (12:16):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99z1Razerjw&feature=related

The Mystery of Easter Island
The BBC seeks to uncover the mysteries of Easter Island. Who were the Polynesian peoples that populated the island? How did they live? And why did they construct immense stone statues to watch over the island?
Part 1/6 (9:20):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DBTtC4J0OY
Part 2/6 (9:05):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNkS1zuAQyw&feature=related
Part 3/6 (9:06):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbPoebPPCGo&feature=related
Part 4/6 (9:04):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW2D3xZSUYs&feature=related
Part 5/6 (9:05):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX-LQ_pCEHQ&feature=related
Part 6/6 (4:37):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTyysGbWz-Q&feature=related

The Lost Pyramids of Caral
Nearly 5,000 years old, the lost pyramids of Caral in Peru are evidence of one of the oldest civilizations in the Americas. This BBC documentary explores the recent excavations of this world heritage site to unearth the secrets of this ancient world and the people who inhabited it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymW9yIyNNAo

Light at the edge of the world—The Wayfinders (46:32)
Anthropologist Wade Davis travels to the Polynesian islands in search of the secrets of the Wayfinders who were navigating the largest ocean in the world while Europeans were still clinging to their shore lines.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWp5MiiVR1k&feature=related

Web Links

PBS series that examines the Polynesians and their migrations.
http://www.pbs.org/wayfinders/polynesian2.html.

 

Chapter 6

Video Links

Olmec Heads
Weblink on Aztec civilization
http://www.aztec-history.com/olmec-civilization.html

Did Climate force the Mayans from Inland Cities?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/
11/121109-maya-civilization-climate-change-belize-science/

Queen of Sheba
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/cultures/sheba_01.shtml

Web Links

Africa south of the Sahara: A large, resource-filled website based at Stanford University.
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/history.html.

Americas: World-historical site with interesting overviews of Pre-Columbian History.
http://www.allempires.com/article/index.php?q=americas_history

 

Chapter 7

Video Links

Full documentary: “The Greeks – Crucible of Civilization”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1REb3VDnQ04

 

“Dark Ages – The Plague of Justinian”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzb5K5M8cgY

 

National Geographic documentary on The Library of Alexandria.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yossY8i8l5w

Engineering an Empire—The Persians
Until they were defeated by Alexander the Great, the Persian Empire stretched form North Africa to Asia. This documentary focuses on the feats of engineering that flourished under Persian rule until that defeat.
Part 1/5 (10:02):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aukC8GBEsU
Part 2/5 (10:09):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSm68TxRBRo&feature=related
Part 3/5 (9:48):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5mwOovpetA&feature=related
Part 4/5 (9:55):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaV42Se3yq4&feature=related
Part 5/5 (4:49):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8H-jYYnkt0&feature=related

The Greeks—Crucible of Civilization
Video available on Netflix Instant
Part One (1:11:10):
http://www.pbs.org/empires/thegreeks/htmlver/
Part Two (1:02:07):
http://www.pbs.org/empires/thegreeks/htmlver/

The Real Attila the Hun (44:43)
Weblink with short video clips
http://www.history.com/topics/atilla

Ancient Warriors: The Assyrians—Masters of War (25:23)
The Assyrians: Masters of War
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpKxRJDmnQI

The Roman Empire in the First Century
PBS provides a comprehensive history of the Roman Empire in the First Century and the key figures and events that shaped its fearsome legacy. (Account Required)
Part 1/4 (54:17):
Order from Chaos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOTjDpDay30
Part 2/4 (55:06):
Years of Trial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y35wlq00oM&list=SL&feature=sh_e_se
Part 3/4 (55:06):
Winds of Change
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRp8HPxGN7Y&list=SL&feature=sh_e_se
Part 4/4 (55:07):
Years of Eruption
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzicbEshMGE&feature=relmfu

Britain BC
Dr. Francis Pryor examines what Britain looked like before the arrival of the Roman Army.
Part 1/3 (46:45):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qZo0_YaBhc&feature=related
Part 2/3 (46:45):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp1TpNzcXcY&feature=related
Part 3/3 (48:42):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQrWCEMO7mE&feature=related

Web Links

Perseus Digital Library, probably the largest website on Greece and Rome, with immense resources, located at Tufts University.
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu.

Open the door to the compelling world of Ancient Greece. The British Museum has compiled a collection of images and information on various aspects of Greek History such as the Acropolis, Athens, daily life, festivals and games, Sparta, war, and gods.
http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/menu.html

http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/sparta

An article and video clips on Sparta as a warrior society in ancient Greece.

 

 

Chapter 8

Video Links

Samrat Ashoka the Great Indian King (6:40)
Brief but informative, this short documentary looks at the military strategies of Ashoka, India’s great ruler and his conversion to Buddhism.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTuNKCU0oLE

Ages of Gold, India
http://www.pbs.org/thestoryofindia/about/episode_
summaries/4/

Discovering China: The Han Dynasty, China's First Golden Age
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS7pKZJ3zPs

Web Links

http://dsal.uchicago.edu/images/aiis/

Digital library photo archive from the American Institute of Indian Studies at the University of Chicaco.

Based on P.B.S.’s six part series on the history of India, this colorful website allows you to navigate your way along Ancient India’s timeline.
http://www.pbs.org/thestoryofindia/timeline/1/

 

Chapter 9

Video Links

World Religions: Confucianism (14:12)
Stephen Prothero, author of Religious Literacy, talks briefly about the origins of Confucianism and its basic tenets.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AATVRx3ReKU

Teachings of Buddha, part 1
http://video.pbs.org/video/1437958073/

Teachings of Buddha, part 2
http://video.pbs.org/video/1438031335/

National Geographic on “The Terra-Cotta Warriors” of China

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsUE-ZtcUFg

Web Links

Defining “Daoism”: A Complex History, looks at Daoism as a term, its use and its practice in terms of morality, society, nature and the self.
http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/cosmos/ort/daoism.htm

Interactive map of the Silk Road cities provided by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization).

https://en.unesco.org/silkroad/network-silk-road-cities-map-app/en

 

Chapter 10

Video Links

The Byzantines (49:27)
Dubbed the second Rome, Byzantium copied and preserved much of Roman law and culture. Hosted by Eugen Weber, (U.C.L.A.) this documentary examines the history of the empire until the fall of Constantinople in A.D. 1453.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8pqN8cmjjE&feature=related

Islam: Empire of Faith documentary by PBS.  Part 1: “Prophet Muhammad and Rise of Islam”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF6VPZsHDZQ

 

Islam: Empire of Faith documentary by PBS.  Part 2: “The Awakening”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8Q15dK4tuo

Web Links

Asia Topics in World History. With a timeline spanning 1000–1500 C.E., The Mongols in World History delivers a concise and colorful history of the Mongol’s impact on global history.
http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/mongols/.

 

Chapter 11

Video Links

Monarchy USA Version:
Episode Two: Medieval Monarchs (55:44)
Historian David Starkey reflects on the Medieval rulers of England focusing on Henry II, Richard the Lionheart, Edward I, and Henry V.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyQsBAng4_0

Barbarians – The Franks documentary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA_SSpQDpl4

 

Part 2 of The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TchhrTzaP5A

The Third Crusade: Saladin and Richard the Lionheart (1:28:54)
In the 12th century, the Third Crusade brought together two great leaders, Saladin and Richard the Lionheart who would battle over the holy city of Jerusalem. This extensive documentary looks at each of these men and their common cause, holy war.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiYNdexDwYw&feature=related

BBC, the Black Death
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/middle_ages/black_
01.shtml

Hastings 1066—Tapestry of a Battle (52:44)
BBC 8 min documentary on Battle of Hastings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLy1LskT6Y8
BBC 5 min documentary on Bayeaux Tapestry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8OPQ_28mdo

Battle of Hastings Game
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/normans/launch_gms_
battle_hastings.shtml

Web Links

Boston College’s Digital Archive of Architecture has a quick index reference guide, which opens up links to images from both early and high Gothic architecture.
http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/arch/gothic_arch.html.

An excellent website that makes available a digitized version of the Magna Carta. Audio files answer many FAQ’s about the manuscript and its significance.
http://www.bl.uk/treasures/magnacarta/virtual_curator/vc9.html

 

Chapter 12

Video Links

Genghis Khan (49:53)
Interactive museum site, video gallery on Genghis Khan
http://genghiskhan.fieldmuseum.org/explore/video-gallery

The Forbidden City (1:30:43)
Ancient Mysteries: the Forbidden City (Available on Netflix). An A&E documentary on the Forbidden City.

Islam comes to Hindustan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d2QRolijCs

Greatest Explorer you never knew? Zhang He
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjWscQolTK4

Web Links

National Geographic traces the journey of Marco Polo from Venice to China to the court of Kublai Khan and back home to his arrest in Genoa.
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/data/2001/
07/01/sights_n_sounds/media.2.2.html
.

 

Chapter 13

Video Links

BBC looks at Shinto
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/shinto/

Neo-Confucianism in East Asia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwLBD8pJRFk

Web Links

Department of Prints and Drawings, British Museum. A comprehensive source for all manner of interests related to Asian studies.
http://www.britishmuseum.org/the_museum/
departments/prints_and_drawings.aspx
.

 

Chapter 14

Video Links

Lost Kingdoms of Africa—Ethiopia
Dr. Gus Hayford from BBC4 explores the ancient kingdom of Ethiopia and the emperors who claim to trace their lineage back to King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.
Part 1/6 (10:03):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQfhWnPeG8g&feature=related
Part 2/6 (9:49):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfvEZPWAGqM&feature=related
Part 3/6 (10:03):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkEvbZZ1FuU&feature=related
Part 4/6 (10:13):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hbZNMzXIas&feature=related
Part 5/6 (10:03):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJK_6dkCEcU&feature=related
Part 6/6 (8:38):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FIcRnErEzU&feature=related

Ife Head: BBC A History of the World in 100 Objects
BBC Radio 4 discusses the mystery and symbolism an Ife head which was discovered by the British in 1938 in the grounds of a castle in Nigeria, Africa.
Part 1/2 (9:33):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI1XF-AcuhY&feature=related
Part 2/2 (4:38):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4InH7_Xzkzo&feature=related

Wonders of the African World: (1:46:17)
Available on Netflix - Lost Kingdoms of Africa

Web Links

“Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History,” “Ife (from ca. 350 B.C.).” An excellent introductory we site can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It contains many links and presents clear overviews.
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/ife/hd_ife.htm.

“Recording West Africa’s Visible Archaeology,” “Sungbo’s Eredo” by Bournemouth University’s School of Conservation Sciences.

https://csweb.bournemouth.ac.uk/africanlegacy/sungbo_eredo.htm

 

Chapter 15

Video Links

Engineering an Empire: The Aztecs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziFjSNR1gyA

 

Engineering an Empire: The Maya.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s151jVxpx2E

 

Photo gallery of Mesoamerican Pyramids from History.com.

http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/pyramids-in-latin-america/pictures/mesoamerican-pyramids/143526

Ancient Warriors—The Aztecs (25:20)
Secrets of the Dead: Aztec Massacre
http://video.pbs.org/video/1207009525

In Search of History—The Aztecs (42:56)
This documentary charts the rise and fall of the Aztec Empire.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP2HHYQjN7E&feature=related

Conquistadors: The Fall of the Aztecs (49:01)
5 minute talk on if the Aztecs considered the Spanish to be gods
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=921mffyKjvc

Conquest of the Incas
http://www.pbs.org/conquistadors/pizarro/pizarro_flat.html

Web Links

Aztec-History.com. Introductory website, easily maneuverable, with links.
http://www.aztec-history.com/.

 

Chapter 16

Video Links

Fall of Constantinople
http://www.history.com/shows/mankind-the-story-of-all-of-us/
videos/fall-of-constantinople

Islam Empire of Faith—The Ottomans (52:58)
PBS traces the rise of the Ottoman Empire, their conquests and the spread of Islam.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRMqZrjGNd8

Islamic Spain
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/
spain_1.shtml

Islamic Arts and Architecture
http://islamic-arts.org/

Web Links

Frontline, “Apocalypse! The Evolution of Apocalyptic Belief and How It Shaped the Western World,” PBS, 1995. The contribution by Bernard McGinn, University of Chicago, under the heading of “Apocalypticism,” is of particular relevance for the understanding of Christopher Columbus viewing himself as a precursor of Christ’s Second Coming.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/apocalypse/.

Comprehensive and informative, PBS website on the Ottoman Empire examines the various facets of this Islamic culture such as scientific innovations, faith and its leaders.
http://www.pbs.org/empires/islam/timeline.html

 

Chapter 17

Video Links

The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
Driven by ambition, the Medici family rose from humble beginnings to become guardians of Florence and popes in Rome. They were the “patrons of genius and provided patronage and protection for Italy’s Renaissance giants.” However, this legacy was bought with the price of blood. PBS traces the rise of the Medici family from the birth of Cosimo de’ Medici to its downfall. (Account Required)
Part 1/4 (55:23): Birth of a Dynasty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FFDJK8jmms&list=SL&feature=sh_e_top

Part 2/4 (55:22): The Magnificent Medici
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBlGkTTol9E&list=SL&feature=sh_e_se

Part 3/4 (55:23): The Medici Pope
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmNbecu1V6I&list=SL&feature=sh_e_se

Part 4/4 (55:23): Power vs. Truth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PssFc1q9iy4

The Reformation
http://www.history.com/topics/reformation/videos

Reluctant Revolutionary (55:20)
PBS looks at the life and conviction of the German monk Martin Luther who, with his ninety-five theses, changed the face of religious Europe forever. (Account Required)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni1gupkGAW0&feature=relmfu

Web Links

“Early Modern Resources.” Website with many links on the full range of institutional and cultural change.
http://earlymodernweb.org/
(
http://sharonhoward.org/)

Spanning every facet of the scientist’s life, The Galileo Project is both informative and concise in its assessment of Galileo’s life work and contribution to modernity and science.
http://galileo.rice.edu/index.html.

NASA’s website looks at the life and views of Johannes Kepler. It examines his discoveries, contemporaries and the events that shaped modern science.
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/main/index.html.

 

Chapter 18

Video Links

Early American Colonies (6:17)
Short overview of the major colonies set-up in North America and the European powers that established them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkxUp4dchBE

Part 1 of 500 Nations – The Story of Native Americans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6K4ar1nm5A

 

Part 2 of 500 Nations – The Story of Native Americans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOU_phQTZ0Y

Colonial America 1497–1763 (6:20)
Brief overview of the explorers who discovered the Americas and the subsequent colonies which were established there between 1497–1763.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqshVLfTFA4&feature=related

Web Links

Wonderful interactive website that allows you to track the journey’s made by the Conquistadors such as Cortés, Pizzaro, Orellana, and Cabeza De Vaca. Learn more about their conquests in the Americas and the legacy they left behind them.
http://www.pbs.org/conquistadors/.

 

Chapter 19

Video Links

Episode 1 “The Color of Money” in the documentary series Racism, A History.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2Ofa_GMKJU

Philip Morgan: The African Slave Trade, 1500–1800 (81:00)
Philip Morgan explores the aspects of slavery in America and Africa, core experiences and differences.
http://vimeo.com/22452231

Web Links

Atlantic Slave Trade Database. A large electronic website based at Emory University and sponsored by a number of American universities, presenting up-to-date demographic tables.
http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces.

An amazing and well-planned website that offers students a comprehensive overview of the Atlantic Slave trade from life in Africa before slavery, to the horrific conditions on slave ships, right through to abolition. Students can also listen to extracts depicting the experiences of the enslaved, such as Oludah Equiano.
http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/slavery/
americas/abolition_americas.aspx
.

In addition to offering a brief historical backdrop to the art of the Benin Kingdom, The British Museum’s PDF also depicts various artifacts taken by the British from the Royal Palace.
www.britishmuseum.org/PDF/british_museum_benin_art.pdf.

https://images.nationalarchives.gov.uk/assetbank-nationalarchives/action/viewHome

The U.S. National Archives Image library. Search for terms such as “slave” or “slave trade” to browse  primary documents including maps, photos, lists, letters, and more.

 

 

Chapter 20

Video Links

Ancient Warriors—Maurya Warriors of the Elephant (25:09)
Weblink
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/maur/hd_maur.htm

Ancient Warriors—Maurya Warriors of the Elephant
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/maur/hd_maur.htm.

Akbar the Great: A Short Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBB96mj2X38

Web Links

The Mughal Empire ruled most of India and Pakistan in the 16th and 17th centuries. Learn more about the religious divides and governance of Muslim Mughals in a country with a majority of Hindi populace.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/
mughalempire_1.shtml
.

PBS’s Treasures of the World series looks at the Mughal dynasty and the art and architecture that flourished under the reign of Babur, Akbar and Shah Jahan. Links allow students to tour the Taj Mahal and Mughal gardens.
http://www.pbs.org/treasuresoftheworld/taj_mahal/
tlevel_1/t1_mughal.html
.

 

Chapter 21

Video Links

Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire: The Way of the Samurai (55:18)
The first episode in PBS’ series about Japanese history looks at the Momoyama period of civil war through Nobunaga to Hideyoshi and tells of the rise of Tokugawa Ieasu and ends with the siege of Osaka castle in 1615. (Account Required)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmJwBV_iJRQ&feature=relmfu

Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire: The Will of the Shogun (55:17)
The second episode in PBS’ series about Japanese history covers the Tokugawa Shogunate from 1603 to the Shimabara rebellion in 1638, which led to the closure of Japan under Ieasu’s grandson. (Account Required)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KljfHk39FQs&feature=relmfu

Anthony Ucerle Lecture on Matteo Ricci (1:15:47)
Historian Anthony Ucerle from Oxford University looks at the life and influence of the Jesuit missionary, Matteo Ricci who sought to convert the Chinese people to Christianity.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-vL5CNgN2U

Web Links

Track the voyages made by Zheng He to Southeast Asia, India, Arabia and Africa.
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0507/feature2/map.html

Article with images, “East and West: Chinese Export Porcelain” by The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/ewpor/hd_ewpor.htm

 

 

Chapter 22

Video Links

A series of short videos on various events of the American Revolution
http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution

The Lost Kingdom of Hawaii (WNYC Audio Program)
http://www.wnyc.org/story/182422-lost-kingdom-hawaii/

The Romantics
On this BBC site you can find out more about the poets that forged the Romanticism movement, a new movement in the art, literature and thinking of Britain. You can also listen to readings of major works by Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, and Clare.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/romantics/

Virtual Museum of Canada, 1759
http://1759.ccbn-nbc.gc.ca/index_en.html

Web Links

Nationalism Project. A large Website with links to bibliographies, essays, new books, and book reviews.
http://www.nationalismproject.org/what.htm.

The French Revolution, video and text
http://www.history.com/topics/french-revolution

Brown University provides a History of Haiti and an informative timeline of the Haitian Revolution.

http://library.brown.edu/haitihistory/

 

 

Chapter 23

Video Links

Mexican-American War
Oscar de la Hoya hosts a documentary which looks at the causes, course and consequences of the Mexican-American War.
Part 1/6 (9:22):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjUEBDOOSDM
Part 2/6 (9:48):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hIlePIdYo4&feature=related
Part 3/6 (9:16):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2px-vmZCmQ&feature=related
Part 4/6 (9:37):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL7KIMwWKic&feature=related
Part 5/6 (9:36):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3_l4bnikB4&feature=related
Part 6/6 (9:54):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWHfJSTNFME&feature=related

Bolivar and San Martin
Latin American Revolutions Crash Course
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBw35Ze3bg8

Egalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution (4:52)
Short biographical account of Toussaint L’Ouverture, leader of the Haitian Revolution.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvpRpYIZXow&feature=related

A Brief History of Haiti (6:23)
CBS provide a short but comprehensive history of Haiti from its days as a profitable colony to its independence.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D_VBTVMxYU

Web Links

Casahistori.net. Website on nineteenth-century Latin America, for students.
http://www.casahistoria.net/latin_american_history19.html.

The British Library looks back at the Spanish-American Independence from the movements origins and key figures to Bolívar’s triumphant march. The site has also reproduced extracts from contemporary texts.
http://blpc.bl.uk/onlinegallery/features/
spanishamericanind/homepage.html
.

 

Chapter 24

Video Links

Japanese History of Edo period to the Meiji Restoration
This documentary looks at Japan in the time of the Meiji restoration.
Part 1/6 (8:52):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQlxcz9U2x0
Part 2/6 (9:05):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3V5gVLPEvI&feature=related
Part 3/6 (8:06):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOGyzGWW7j4&feature=related
Part 4/6 (8:44):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRrDg0uDJWQ&feature=related
Part 5/6 (8:22):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPMZ4suRSjY&feature=related
Part 6/6 (8:18):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vHvmAVSyUI&feature=related

Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire: The Return of the Barbarians (55:17)
PBS explores Japan and her policy regarding Westerners prior to the arrival of Commodore Matthew C. Perry and the end of the Shogun rule. (Account Required)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j34xytm64HE

 

 “The First Opium War: The Anglo-Chinese War of 1839-1842” discusses the Treaty of Nanjing.

https://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/opium_wars_01/ow1_essay04.html

Art, Artifice and Identity—The World of the Qianlong Emperor (35:50)
The MET Museum’s lecture series focuses on the Qianlong Emperor and his retirement palace in the Forbidden City.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSv1vYeXHiM

The Man Who Unlocked Japan (8:49)
PBS series: Japan, Memoirs of a Secret Empire; 3 episodes
http://www.youtube.com/channel/SWBcRMz-jlw8Y

Web Links

Education About Asia. This site provides the best online sources for modern Chinese and Japanese history.
http://www.asian-studies.org/eaa/

This is the site of the Association for Asian Studies, the home page of which has links to sources more suited to advanced term papers and seminar projects.
http://www.asian-studies.org/

Packed with maps, photographs and movies depicting the conflict between Japan and China at the end of the 19th century, students can learn more about causes and consequences of the Sino-Japanese war.
http://sinojapanesewar.com/

A short lesson on the Boxer Rebellion with historian Yohuru Williams.

http://www.history.com/topics/boxer-rebellion/videos/sound-smart-the-boxer-rebellion?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false

 

 

Chapter 25

Video Links

Part 1 of The Ottoman Empire – Demise of a Major Power.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQMH3wsHI4Q

Engineer an Empire—Russia
Beginning in 1480, with the reign of Ivan III and the overthrow of the Mongol Tatars rulers; this documentary looks at Russian history, building and expansion under the Tsars up until the revolution in the twentieth century.
Part 1/5 (8:55):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze6skMQ2-Vk&feature=related
Part 2/5 (8:57):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihNS7ZpC7lg&feature=related
Part 3/5 (8:56):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy9HodMC048&feature=related
Part 4/5 (8:53):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPj1tAKmPzc&feature=related
Part 5/5 (8:52):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NycFWl0bDbw&feature=related

19. The Romanovs and the Russian Revolution: (46:58)
Yale University video lecture series looks at the Russian Revolution, the causes, course and consequence.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGFilsLo6OI&feature=related

The Most Evil Men in History—Rasputin (23:52)
Available on Netflix instant: History's Mysteries, the True Story of Rasputin

The Crimean War
A comprehensive study of the Crimean War, this documentary examines the key events, figures and battles of the conflict fought between 1853–56.
Episode 1/3 (46:40):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqik0WDMDco&feature=related
Episode 2/3 (45:43):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro_HZC5oYqc&feature=related
Episode 3/3 (45:39):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVas2Ax5UG0&feature=related

Web Links

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zwxv34j/revision

Causes of the 1905 Revolution in Russia.

 

 

Chapter 26

Video Links

The Children Who Built Victorian Britain:
Weblink with short video clips
http://www.history.com/topics/industrial-revolution

Inside Einstein’s Mind documentary by PBS.

http://www.pbs.org/video/nova-inside-einsteins-mind/

The Wright Stuff—The Life of the Wright Brothers
With interviews from family members and home-movie footage, this documentary looks at the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, and the invention of the airplane.
Part 1/6 (9:34):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoFib7jWOLE&feature=related
Part 2/6 (9:38):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym7T-tP_aHM&feature=related
Part 3/6 (9:43):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12WTdgBdFnI&feature=related
Part 4/6 (9:20):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7QuF3xFfXo&feature=related
Part 5/6 (9:08):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4R8ffxpzW0&feature=related
Part 6/6 (8:45):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ue6Wow0Lc&feature=related

Web Links

Remarkable website that explores Thomas Edison’s impact on modernity through his innovations and inventions. This site also reproduces all of Edison’s scientific sketches which are available to download as PDF files.
http://www.thomasedison.org/

A visually beautiful website which reproduces many of Monet’s masterpieces, this site also includes an extensive biographical account of the famous painter’s life and works. It also includes information about his wife Camille, his gardens at Giverny, and a chronology.
http://www.monetpainting.net/

This website has reproduced, in full, the works of Charles Darwin. In addition to providing digitized facsimiles of his works, private papers and manuscripts it has also added a concise biographical account and numerous images of Darwin throughout his life.
http://darwin-online.org.uk/

Fantastic and informative website that houses digitized manuscripts of Einstein’s work. Also includes a gallery of images.
http://www.alberteinstein.info/

 

Chapter 27

Video Links

Karl Marx--In Our Time BBC 4 Radio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP4OUY3ed5w

Web Links

All Empires Online History Community. Website dedicated to assembling materials on all historical empires, including those of the nineteenth century.
http://www.allempires.com/.

The BBC looks back at its colonial past and its presence in India. Topics include the East India Company, regional politics, company government and territorial expansion.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/
east_india_01.shtml
.

 “The Colonization of Africa” by NYPL’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

http://exhibitions.nypl.org/africanaage/essay-colonization-of-africa.html

 

Lecture from Yale University on French colonization of Vietnam and Algeria.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhB7ctAG7vE

 

 

Chapter 28

Video Links

Fredrick the Great and the Enigma of Prussia
Professor Christopher Clark examines the life of Fredrick the Great who transformed Prussia into a military state and whose ideology would become the inspiration for Hitler’s vision for Germany.
Part 1/5 (13:21):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WMNkd6-CMY&feature=related
Part 2/5 (14:05):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp1DoyuXia4&feature=related
Part 3/5 (13:42):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7JarrBsgqI&feature=related
Part 4/5 (8:42):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs8-cXCjjyk&feature=related
Part 5/5 (9:13):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5Smg5tmo3c&feature=related

Mao’s Bloody Revolution (1:26:40)
Philip Short’s documentary looks at ‘the course of the Chinese revolution up to the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution’ and the terrible legacy of blood and suppression left by Chairman Mao.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd0aW-4mV68&feature=related

Web Links

Maintained by Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia, it contains many links to topics discussed in this chapter.
http://www.ushistory.org/us/.

The BBC’s treatment of the causes, course and consequences for both WWI and WWII from an Allied position.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/.

A complete review of the Bolshevik party members including biographies and links to archives, which contain their works.
http://www.marxists.org/subject/bolsheviks/index.htm.

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum looks back on one of the darkest times in western history.
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005151.

A disturbing collection of pictures and articles tell the gruesome history of the Raping of Nanking.
http://www.nanking-massacre.com/Home.html.

 

Chapter 29

Video Links

Joseph Stalin
http://www.history.com/topics/joseph-stalin

Fallout 1955 (14:12)
Produced in 1955 by the Ministry of Defence, this segment was designed to educate American citizens on nuclear fallout and the precautions to take following such a nuclear attack.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saLwgBKJT7o

The Cold War
This documentary provides a comprehensive overview of the Cold War from its beginnings after WWII to the fall of the Berlin Wall. (A small section of this is missing, please see below)

Part One—From World War to the Cold War (9:55):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpYCplyBknI

The Race to Space—BBC Moon Landing Documentary
Space Race, British documentary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST4emxOd9Qo

The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall, a TIME photo essay
http://content.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1631993,
00.html

The Other Side of the Suez Canal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETOUALw2EIs

Web Links

The Economist Magazine looks back on An Affair to Remember, the Suez Crisis and its implications.
http://www.economist.com/node/7218678.

In addition to providing information and video footage regarding Yuri Gagarin’s orbit of the earth, students will also find information on America’s space history.
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/sts1/
gagarin_anniversary.html

 

Chapter 30

Video Links

Pol Pot—Inside Evil
Frontline episode on Khmer Rouge
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/cambodia/

Malcolm X – (1:25:59):
Available on Netflix Instant: Salute. A documentary on the 1968 Olympics.

History, Art & Archives of the U.S. House of Representatives website, “The Civil Rights Movement and the Second Reconstruction, 1945-1968”.

http://history.house.gov/Exhibitions-and-Publications/BAIC/Historical-Essays/Keeping-the-Faith/Civil-Rights-Movement/

The Civil Rights Era from BBC Motion Gallery (2:15)
This short clip from the BBC’s Motion Gallery department presents a montage of both images and audio/visual clips depicting the struggle for Civil Rights in America.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBPeCQzHu5w

Web Links

Cold War International History Project of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Rich archival materials including collections on the end of the Cold War, Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Cuban Missile Crisis, and Chinese foreign policy documents.
www.wilsoncenter.org/program/cold-war-international-history-project

College of DuPage Library. Typing in the “search” box “Research guide to 1960s websites” yields a wide-ranging set of relevant topics.
http://www.Codlibrary.org.

BBC’s archive ON THIS DAY shows video footage from the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/4/
newsid_2496000/2496277.stm

 

Chapter 31

Video Links

9/11 Timeline
http://www.history.com/topics/9-11-attacks/videos/911-timeline

Iraq Documentary (42:32)
This Emmy Award winning documentary, hosted by Dave Malkoff, focuses on Iraq’s troublesome transition into democracy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKBX103UIBw&feature=related

An Iraq War TIMEline
http://content.time.com/time/specials/
packages/0,28757,1967340,00.html

Afghanistan: War without End (58:51)
This documentary looks at the war in Afghanistan and the key decisions which has shaped the conflict.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00j1dlg

The Death of Yugoslavia [3/6]—Wars of Independence
Comprised of interviews with Slobodan Miloševi? and other leading figures of the conflict the BBC looks at the collapse of Yugoslavia, the subsequent wars and political crisis that ensued. Viewer discretion is advised.
Part 1/5 (9:50):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9vr7GCJE0o
Part 2/5 (9:53):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v62BuuX80ZQ&feature=related
Part 3/5 (9:53):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9-74XDPRzY&feature=related
Part 4/5 (9:56):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW_jwRXfB7A&feature=related
Part 5/5 (9:54):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BGtsHH1L1A&feature=related

The Death of Yugoslavia—[4/6]—The Gates of Hell
The BBC continues its series on the fall of Yugoslavia and the conflict which ensued. This series exposes the ethic cleansing policy of Slobodan Miloševi? in Bosnia. Caution: This documentary contains some images which some viewers may find disturbing.
Part 1/5 (9:48):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G40RiG2EQ-s&feature=related
Part 2/5 (9:50):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEm2Ir7LXQQ&feature=related
Part 3/5 (9:54):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VybVPm4o4TE&feature=related
Part 4/5 (9:49):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YYc4-JPU3A&feature=related
Part 5/5 (9:53):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdXGSzjJhLM&feature=related

Web Links

Balanced and informative environmental websites.
http://sierraclub.org/.

Tim Judah traces the destruction and violence which led to mass genocide in the conflict known as the Yugoslav Wars.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/
yugoslavia_01.shtml#four
.

The BBC News looks back at the lie and career of Nelson Mandela.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12305154.

https://www.epa.gov/

The United States Environmental Protection Agency website reviews current environmental topics, laws and regulations, and news.