Resources for World History

Ancient Middle East

Golden Age of Islam & Exchange

Ottoman Empire

  • Ottoman History Podcast: One of the largest digital resources for academic discussion concerning the Ottoman Empire and the modern Middle East.
  • The Afternoon Map: An Ottoman/Turkish/Middle Eastern/Balkan cartography blog with maps collected from archives and libraries around the world.

World War i

Israel and Palestine

  • PRIME: Textbook created by Palestinian and Israeli educators.  Includes both Palestinian and Israeli historical narratives on the creation of Israel.
  • Is Peace Possible?: Four short videos on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from The Atlanticand the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace.
  • BCC Timeline of the Conflict: This timeline covers ancient times up until the present day (as far as 2005). It includes key dates of recent Middle East history, and looks back at the origins and development of the conflict.
  • Just Vision: Resources highlighting the power and potential of Palestinians and Israelis working together through nonviolent means.

The Arab Spring


Arab Refugees