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Daily Life through History
In Daily Life through History, students and researchers discover the everyday details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful.
The Daily Life through History Team
Rob Kiely, PhD
Peter Stearns, PhD
Michelle Tusan, PhD
Vince Burns, PhD
Judy Fay, Sr. Director, Solutions
David Tipton, Editorial Specialist
Casey Coffee, Jennifer Hutchinson, Tamara Johnson, Editors
Ellen Rasmussen, Media Editor
Troy Martin, Vice President, Operations
Susan Basch, Sr. Developer
Terry Buss, Technical Project Manager
Chris Martinich, Developer
Eelco Vrolijk, Sr. Developer
Neal Schaefer, Director, Product and Content Management Systems
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Prehistory, Beginnings to 1000 BCE—CM Dixon/Print Collector/Getty Images
Egypt and the Near East, 3200-500 BCE—Jon Bodsworth/The Egypt Archive
Ancient Asia, 3000 BCE-500 CE—Yale University Art Gallery
Ancient Greece, 2000-30 BCE—Jupiterimages
Ancient Rome, 1000 BCE-500 CE—Corel
The Byzantine Empire and Russia, 300-1500 CE—The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY
The Islamic World, 600-1500 CE—De Agostini/Getty Images
Africa, 3000 BCE-1500 CE—Emilio Labrador
The Americas, 3000 BCE-1500 CE—Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Central and East Asia, 500-1500—Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images
The Middle Ages, 500-1500—Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Austria/Alinari/The Bridgeman Art Library
The Emergence of Modern Europe, 1500-1700—Lee, Sir Sidney. Shakespeare's England: An Account of the Life & Manners of his Age, vol. 1. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1916
The World Beyond Europe, 1500-1775—Courtesy David Marley
The Age of Reason and Revolutions, 1700-1800—Dover Publications
Spheres of Influence, 1776-1914— Smith, Bradley. Japan: A History in Art. 1964.
The Industrial Revolution and the Rise of Nationalism, 1800-1914—Library of Congress
The World at War, 1914-1945—National Archives
The Cold War, 1945-1991—Dreamstime
A New Millennium, 1991-present—Hugo Maes