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  1. Sep 5, 2005 #1
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    https://www.physicsforums.com/search.php? [Broken]

    There's also this place

    And, of course, wiki is your friend.
     
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  6. Sep 5, 2005 #5

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    For literature, I love this. Medieval Sourcebook

    From there you can also link to the Ancient source book. This site has a wealth of knowledge, enjoy!!!

    I have many bookmarks that were on my old computer, I saved some bookmarks to cd, I will try to locate them.
     
  7. Sep 18, 2005 #6

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    In addition to websites, there are good books if one can find them.

    For a relative comprehensive history of Central Europe and a good supplement to other references,

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0295981466/102-8374171-0016123?v=glance [Broken] by Paul Robert Magocsi.

    The book covers history of the region between 10°E and 30°E, as compared to 10°W (Ireland and Portugal) to 60°E (Ural Mountains).

    Central Europe is generally thought to comprise Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosna-Herzegovina, Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria and Greece.

    Magocsi expanded the discussion to include eastern Germany (Mecklenburg, Brandenburg, Prussian, Saxony and Lusatia), Bavaria, Austria, and northeastern Italy (historic Venetia) in the west, and Lithuania, Belorus, Ukraine, Moldova, and western Anatolia (Turkey) in the east.

    Central Europe bore the brunt of invasion and migrations from Central Asia and the Russian Steps. Many ethnic groups originated far to the East. In addition, there were periods of warfare among groups and nationalities, and invasions from the north and south.

    Many detailed maps are included.
     
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  8. Nov 7, 2005 #7

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    A History of Hobbits?

    Although still mostly in the realm of speculation, it is looking more and more as if there is an entire history yet to be written.

    Hobbits
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/10/1027_041027_homo_floresiensis.html [Broken]
    PF Thread https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=50063&highlight=Hobbit
    For a little wild speculation, see also PF thread: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=50855

    It appears that modern humans and hobbits co-existed for many tens of thousands of years; maybe even up until very recently. In the most extreme, National Geographic now openly questions whether or not hobbits could still exist.
     
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    I was just looking through:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0681502630/qid=1137695769/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-6518006-4368669?n=507846&s=books&v=glance [Broken]

    Pretty decent overview of ancient civilizations.
     
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  13. Mar 5, 2006 #12

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    History Channel (UK)

    http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/site/home/ [Broken]

    Ancient History - http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/site/ancient_history/ [Broken]

    British History - http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/site/british_history/ [Broken]

    World History - http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/site/world_history/ [Broken]

    Technology - http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/site/technology/ [Broken]
     
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  14. Aug 23, 2006 #13

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    Seems interesting, but I don't know how reliable or reputable it is.
    http://infohistory.com/creative.shtml

    Interesting summary list of ancient civilizations, but it's not complete. The list focuses primarily on the Mediterranean, Central Asian, and Middle Eastern Civilizations. Missing is China and East Asia, the Americas and Australia/Pacific


    http://infohistory.com/rome.shtml
     
  15. Jan 5, 2007 #14

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    I stumbled across this source while looking for Ferdinand Lot and his book "The End of the Ancient World and the Beginning of the Middle Ages".

    Essays in Medieval Studies - http://www.illinoismedieval.org/ems/

    Illinois Medieval Association - http://www.illinoismedieval.org/default.htm [Broken]

    http://www.amazon.com/End-Ancient-World-History-Civilization/dp/0415156009 [Broken] is a latter book written by Ferdinand Lot and C.K.Ogden - although I think Ogden simply rewrote or revised or republished Lot's original book.

    In his earlier book, Ferdinand Lot wrote "The year 476 [CE] really marks the end of the Roman Empire in the west, . . . it fell without a sound . . . ." - http://www.amazon.com/Ancient-World-Beginnings-Middle-Ages/dp/B000ICRDWS/sr=1-3/qid=1168046474/ref=sr_1_3/104-8536650-3818329?ie=UTF8&s=books [Broken]


    For later Middle Ages, one may wish to consider:
     
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    I don't know how reputable this site is, but it is devoted to Procopius of Caesarea

    This information seems consistent with other authoratitive sources.

    One major work is the "History of The Wars" which is summarized in the sections on this page - http://procopius.net/historyofthewars.html

    The works of Procopius are available from Harvard University Press
    http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog/L290.html
     
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    Links to history sites through the History Department, Vassar College.

    http://history.vassar.edu/hislinks.html#ancient [Broken]


    Here's one at UPenn.

    http://www.museum.upenn.edu/Greek_World/index.html

    http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/jod/wola.html [Broken]
     
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  20. Jul 1, 2007 #19

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    Thanks Astronuc, I found this gem!

    Natural Magick

    (Magiae naturalis)

    A NEAPOLITANE:
    IN TWENTY BOOKS
    (1584 A.D.)

    Wherein are set forth
    All the Riches and Delights
    Of the
    NATURAL SCIENCES

    http://homepages.tscnet.com/omard1/jportat4.html [Broken]
     
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  21. Jul 1, 2007 #20

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    Evo, can you turn me into a white rabbit? :biggrin:
     
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