The collection, which contains over 150,000 images, presents the complete record of political life in Occupied Western Europe from the original intelligence reports received by the British Foreign Office following the breakdown of normal diplomatic relations during wartime from class "FO 371" at The National Archives. It includes detailed information indexed by year and section, from the occupied states of Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and the Vatican, and the neutral countries—Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Some of the topics covered include the German attempts to win over important groups in occupied countries, the reaction to, and effect of, the German occupation, the propaganda struggle, the creation of the first resistance units, the repercussions of events such as the German invasion of Russia and essays on life under occupation in France, the Low Countries and Norway. -- publisher description (Cengage)
This online archive delivers essential primary sources for the study and understanding of the challenges facing the European peoples in the aftermath of World War II. It covers the politics and administration of the post war refugee crisis in Europe as well as the day-to-day survival of the refugees themselves. Although the War in Europe ended officially in May 1945, the struggle continued for the millions of homeless people who had been displaced as a result of military action, deportation into labour or concentration camps, local racism and discrimination or the relocation of national borders. The burden of the refugee problem taxed the Allied governments and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) relief groups in their attempts to administer, feed and house a moving people searching for their lost families and a permanent home. The collection contains nearly 120,000 images from the National Archives of the UK. -- publisher description (Gengage)
Medieval Travel Writing is a digital collection of manuscripts from the 13th to 16th centuries covering travel in fact and fantasy during the Middle Ages to the "Holy Land," China, and India.
Manuscripts are sourced from 25 research libraries, such as the Bodleian Library, Bibliothèque nationale de France, and the Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg. The manuscripts have been reproduced in full color and are in a range of European languages. All images and manuscripts can be downloaded.
Added features include introductory essays, bibliographies, images and maps. You can even create a slideshow of images and maps.
This resource can help you discover attitudes and preconceptions of Europeans during the Middle Ages, shedding light on the issues of race, economics, trade, militarism, politics, literature, and science. Noted travelers covered include Marco Polo, Hans (Johann) Schiltberger, Sir John Mandeville, and others. -- publisher descripton (Adam Matthew)