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HyperHistory Collection of Timelines is more of a data base than a time line.
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Europe Asia, Africa and Central America

 United States

Western and Central Europe
Medieval Wales Timeline
Timeline of British History
BBC - History - British History Timeline
Irish History
Celtic History
Timeline of the Celts
Political Timeline-Irish Colonial Experience
  Scots Historical Timeline 
Scotland Timeline 
Scotland's Royal Stuart Dynasty 
Viking Timeline 
Hispanic World History
Medieval Spanish History Timeline
Italy: A Timeline
History of France Timeline
Timeline of the Civil War in France
France During the French Revolution and Under Napoleon Bonaparte
Yugoslavia Timeline
Chronology of Russian History
Romanov Timeline 

Timeline of Japanese History 
Silk Road Timeline 
Chinese American History Timeline 
Chinese Emperors Timeline 
Timeline of Tibet
Tibet Timeline
Timeline of Buddhist History
Tibetan Buddhist Text Chronology

Timeline of India 
Timeline of India's Freedom Struggle
Timeline of Ganhdi's Life
Timeline of India's History
Timeline of Medieval India
Chronology of Mogul Emperors
Timeline of Sikh History
Timeline of Indonesia

African Timelines

Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries
People and History of Mexico Timeline

History of Cuba

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American History Timeline
Salem Witch Trials 1692 Chronology
Lewis & Clark Timeline
U.S. Civil War Timeline (History Place)
Chronology of US Historical Documents
Timeline of U.S. Diplomatic History
Timeline of U.S. Presidents
Native American Timeline
African American History Timeline 
American Jewish History Online Timeline 
Abraham Lincoln Timeline
Theodore Rooselvelt Timeline 
John F. Kennedy Photo History 
Ronald Reagan Timeline
Harriet Tubman Timeline
Jackie Robinson Timeline
Texas History Timeline
Timeline of New Mexico History 
Chicago Timeline 
New York Timeline
Roosevelt Island, NYC Timeline 
Timeline of New York City Disasters
Coney Island Timeline 
Philadelphia Timeline
Liberty Bell Timeline
San Francisco Timeline
Middle East Events Philosophy and Religion
History of Jerusalem Timeline
History of Jerusalem Timeline
History of Jerusalem Timeline
Timeline of Ethiopian Jewish History
Timeline of Romani (Gypsy) History 
Civilizations in Syria

History of Cyprus
Iranian History

Iraq Timeline
Iraq History Timeline
Ancient Egypt
Qumran Timeline of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Timeline of the Old Testament
Mesopotamian Timeline

Mesopotamian Timeline 2 
Timeline of the Hittites
Timeline of Ancient Rome
Ancient Greek Timeline
Timeline of the Byzantine Empire
Timeline of Carthaginian History


Age of Exploration Timeline
Medieval Timeline Timeline of Medieval Europe
14th Century Timeline 
Timeline of the Inquisition 
Ancient & Medieval Church History Timeline 
Timeline of the Renaissance
Christopher Columbus Timeline
Chronology of the Napoleonic Wars
Timeline of the 20th Century

Berlin Wall Timeline 
Holocaust Timeline 
Women's Rights Movement 
Suffrage Movement
The Dust Bowl
South African Apartheid

American Civil Rights Movement
Womem in Sports
Chronological Table of Nuclear Weapons
Anarchist Timeline
Hippie Movement Timeline
The Iraq Crises Timeline
First Gulf War Timeline
September 11, 2001: Timeline of Terrorism
Terrorist Attacks in U.S. Timeline
History of Terrorism : Timeline of Terrorist Acts
Philosophers Timeline 
A Timeline of Western Philosophers

Chronology of Christianity
Pope Joan Timeline
Timeline of World Religions - Eastern
Timeline of World Religions - WesternJewish History Timeline Timeline for the History of Judaism 
Gays and Religion Timeline
Gay and Lesbian Timeline



World Wars

Trenches on the Web Timeline (World War I) 
League of Nations Fight - A Chronology
Rise of Adolf Hitler Timeline
World War II Timeline
World War 2 Timeline
Timeline of Selected Events 1931-1945
Patton Timeline


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What is Environmental History; Native American Ecology and European Contact; The New England Forest in the Seventeenth Century; The New England Forest in the Seventeenth Century; Tobacco and Rice in the Colonial South; Farms and Cities in the Early Republic; Nature and the Market in the Nineteenth Century; The Cotton South Before and After the Civil War; Extracting the Far West in the Nineteenth Century; Extracting the Far West in the Nineteenth Century; Great Plains Grasslands Exploited; Resource Conservation in the Twentieth Century; Wilderness Preservation in the Twentieth Century; Cities, Industry, and Pollution in the Twentieth Century; The Emergence of Ecology in the Twentieth Century; Water, Energy, and Pollution in the Twentieth Century; Globalization: The United States in the Wider World.
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Introduction: On Information; On Determinism; Writing Systems; Written Mentalities; Manuscript Cultures; Storing and Retrieving; Print, Printing and Print Culture; Book Writing and Wall Writing; 18th Century Public Sphere: Early Newspaper, Coffee Houses, Political Discourse; Science, Statistics, Certainty; Forms of Authority: Reference Books, Museum, Libraries; Information Work; Dawn of the Information Economy; 19th Century Public Sphere: Mass Communication; Time and Space: Point to Point; Propaganda; Office Automation, ERP; Post Office; Broadcast; Advertising: Branded Goods, Branding Information; Intellectual Property: Owning Information; Internet and Information Literacy; Open Source; Search, Storage and Retrieval; 20th Century Public Sphere; Utopia
12 Byzantine Rulers: The History of The Byzantine Empire (Lars Brownworth)
1 - Introduction
What is the Byzantine Empire? Why would a Byzantine citizen call himself Roman and not know what the Byzantine Empire was? In this introduction to Byzantine history, Lars Brownworth describes where Byzantium came from and why defining Byzantium is a murky and difficult task.
2 - Diocletian
The Emperor Diocletian was to erase civil war within Byzantium for the next thousand years but walked away from it all to become a cabbage farmer. Who was this military man and how could he just give it all up? Join Lars Brownworth as the story of Byzantium's first great emperor unfolds.
3 - Constantine (Part I)
From the chaotic background of the tetrarchy, a vulnerable staff officer would navigate the treacherous waters of the empire and eventually emerge as Emperor. How could such an unlikely man unify the empire under one ruler? In this lecture, Lars Brownworth explores the rise to power of one of Western History's most pivotal figures: Constantine.
Additional Commentary:
1 - Constantine - The Conversion of Constantine
2 - Constantine - Constantine's Popularity
3 - Valens - Being a Co-Emperor

4 - Constantine (Part II)
Constantine has achieved supreme power and made one of the most momentous decisions in history, that of founding a new capital and rescuing a faith seemingly on the brink of schism. However, his megalomania undid most of his work unifying the church and threatened the very stability of the state. Does such a man truly deserve to be called great? Join Lars Brownworth as he looks at the apogee of Constantine's career and his impact on history.
Additional Commentary:
1 - Creeds - The Council of Nicea

2 - Financing - The Cost of Building
3 - Serpent Column - The Hippodrome

5 - Julian
A shy, awkward, Pagan philosopher with no ambitions and no experience is appointed Caesar. How could such an unlikely 23 year old become the head of a Christian empire? Join Lars Brownworth as he looks at Julian, the last of Constantine's dynasty.
Additional Commentary:
1 - Julian is Crowned - The crowning of Julian

2 - Peganism - Peganism
3 - Paul the Stammerer - Excommunication of Paul the Stammerer
4 - Julian the Author - Books by Julian have been lost.
5 - Crowned in Utero - King Shapour is Crowned
6 - Julian's Death - Who killed Julian?
7 - Jovian - Julian's Successor

6 - Zeno
By the middle of the 5th Century the Roman Empire was on the verge of collapse. Its emperors were mere puppets, its armies were in chaos, and enemies were closing in on all sides. Unable to sustain itself, the West collapsed, plunging Europe into the Dark Ages. By all accounts, the East should have followed suit, and yet, unexpectedly, the Eastern emperor slipped free of his barbarian master and saved the tottering state. Join Lars Brownworth as he looks at Zeno, the unlikely savior of the Byzantine Empire.
Additional Commentary:
1 - Carthage - Carthage and Rome

2 - Church and State - Power and the Popes
3 - Books - Lost Treasures
4 - Political Pope - Pope Leo
5 - Last Emperor - Last Emperor of Rome

7 - Justinian (Part 1)
As the 6th Century dawned on the tottering Byzantine State, the future seemed to hold only decline and decay, and yet unexpectedly, it was to see a renaissance unmatched in the long history of the empire. On every front, it seemed, were gathered the towering giants of the age- poised and ready to take the empire to ever greater and more dizzying heights. All that was needed was a ruler with enough vision to unite and drive this vast collection of the best and the brightest- a ruler who could dream on a truly imperial scale. He came, surprisingly enough, from the ranks of the great, unwashed masses- risen from poverty to fire the empire with the force of his will. Join Lars Brownworth as he looks at the stunning rise of Justinian- from shadow ruler to emperor in his own right.
8 - Justinian (Part 2)
With the return of relative calm after the reign's turbulent beginnings, Justinian could turn to his most ambitious project, the reconquest of the Western Empire. For this, his most cherished goal, he looked to one man, the young, promising general, Belisarius. Justinian was rewarded with unswerving loyalty and unquestioned brilliance, and yet the road to reconquest was to be a difficult and tragic one for both men. Join Lars Brownworth as the story of Justinian's reconquest of Africa and Italy unfolds.
9 - Justinian (Part 3)
With the reconquest of Italy seemingly complete and the Persian threat momentarily neutralized by the plague, Justinian could at last afford to rest. But the empire's enemies were everywhere- the plague abated and a charismatic new Gothic king arose in Italy. The empire could ill afford to keep its greatest general in disgrace, and Justinian would once again turn to the man he could never quite bring himself to trust. The final decade of his life would see the fruition of his epic dreams of reconquest, as well as the restoration of the building that still stands as the greatest testament to his reign. It would be the final act of a cast of characters the likes of whom the empire would never see again. Join Lars Brownworth for the conclusion of the reign of Justinian, the last of the Roman Emperors.
10 - Heraclius
In the years following Justinian's death, the empire was rocked from within and without. Barbarians pushed in on every border and the empire's ancient enemy Persia ravaged the East unchecked. The empire met this challenge with a series of weak and foolish rulers who squandered what resources they had, and crumbled before the Persian onslaught. By the start of the 7th Century, the emperor was a virtual prisoner in his own palace, the Persians were beneath the walls of Constantinople, and the rest of the empire was in the hands of rebels. It looked as if the end had come at last, and yet, against all odds, an Armenian general was to defeat the Persians, sweep away the old Latin traditions and reform the empire on a Greek model. Join Lars Brownworth as he looks at Heraclius, whose reign saw this glittering triumph yet ended in such tragedy.
11 - Irene
When the weak, ineffectual emperor Leo IV died in 780, he left the empire divided and in the hands of an orphan from Athens; the beautiful and grasping Empress Irene. 17 years later she was crowned as sole ruler after murdering her own son to take his place. It was hardly an auspicious start, beset by enemies on every border, the empire was now facing its most serious internal threat; the terrible iconoclastic controversy. Successive emperors had neglected the frontiers to concentrate on the war against icons, and in the process had not only weakened the state, but had destroyed some of the finest works of art the Byzantine world ever produced. Even worse, an emperor had at last returned to the long vacant throne of the West, to challenge Byzantium's claim of universal temporal domination. If ever the empire had needed strong leadership, it was now. Join Lars Brownworth as he looks at the reign of Irene; the only woman to rule the empire, not as Queen or Regent, but as a King.
Additional Commentary:  1 - Why Irene? - Why study Irene?
12 - Basil I
Basil I was hardly a promising candidate to usher in a new golden age to the Byzantine Empire. A poor, illiterate Armenian peasant, he was kidnapped by raiding Bulgarians as a boy, and only managed to escape in his mid twenties. Renowned for his great strength and skill with horses, he found work as a stable hand and grew into a violent, ambitious man, whose thirst for power led him to commit two of the foulest murders that even Byzantine history has to offer. And yet, against the odds, his reign was the most successful of the century, and the Macedonian dynasty that he would found, would bring the empire to the height of its power and prestige. Join Lars Brownworth as he looks at the reign of the emperor Basil the Macedonian.
Additional Commentary:  1 - Cyrillic - The Origins of Cyrillic.

13 - Basil II
By the time Basil II was crowned at age two, the Macedonian Dynasty had led the Byzantine Empire to seemingly endless military victories and unprecedented heights of glory. However it was not the emperors who had accomplished so much, but their powerful generals. In fact Basil's dynasty seemed to be in danger of becoming purely ceremonial or disappearing completely. The young emperor, dominated completely by his regents, seemed unlikely to change things. There was no trace of the heroic about him, no charisma or sparkling personality, and yet he was to emerge as the greatest emperor of his dynasty- bending the army, the empire, and foreign princes alike to the force of his will. Join Lars Brownworth as he looks at the reign of Basil II, the last great conqueror Byzantium ever produced.

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