About this database

Empire Online contains primary source documents that span five centuries, charting the story of the rise and fall of empires. Material in Empire Online has been sourced from a wide range of reputable institutions, with a particularly strong core of documents and images from the British Library, covering the explorations of Columbus, Captain Cook, and others, right through to de-colonisation in the second half of the twentieth century and debates over American Imperialism. There is a good balance between highly indexed manuscript and full text printed material, with a broad range of document types; written by women and men from the European and non-European perspective. The Image Gallery also showcases stunning colour photographs and illustrations from the collection.

Coverage
Summary: 
Empire Online contains primary source documents that span five centuries, charting the story of the rise and fall of empires
Content Types: 
  • Images, Music, and Video
  • Primary Sources
Dates: 
1492-2007