Paul Halsall’s Internet History Sourcebooks Project IHSP

of the FORDHAM University, the jesuit university of New York

The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use … (full long text New Mainpage).

Update Information 2006 (see down of New Main Page): In 2006 the Internet History Sourcebooks Project is undergoing a major overhaul to remove bad links and add more documents.

2. This project is both very large and fairly old in Internet terms. At the time it was instigated (1996), it was not clear that web sites [and the documents made available there] would often turn out to be transient. As a result there is a process called “link rot” – which means that a “broken link” is a result of someone having taken down a web page. In some cases some websites have simply reorganized sub-directories without creating forwarding links. Since 2000, very few links to external sites have been made. An effort is under way to remove bad links.

2. All links to documents marked [at this Site] should be working. [In the Internet Medieval Sourcebook, but not the other associated sourcebooks, if there is no indication of the file's location then the text is hosted locally and the link should be working.]

3. Users may attempt to locate texts not currently available, or where the links have changed via The Internet Archive/Way Back Machine. Alternately, a search via Google may locate another site where the document is available.

Feedback and Help:

While I encourage notes, comments and feedback in general, I am unable to reply to all of them. I am especially not able to reply to students (or students’ parents!) seeking help with homework … (full long text and links).

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