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Empire Online

Number of simultaneous users

Unlimited

Allowable Uses

Access is available on and off campus to Ryerson University students, faculty and staff.
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Description

Empire Online brings together thousands of images of original manuscript and printed documents from libraries and archives around the world. Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Oceania and South Asia are covered.

Published in five thematic sections, Empire Online is fully searchable and offers thematic essays by leading scholars, embedded with hypertext links which relate directly to the documentary evidence provided. All images are in PDF format and are easy to manipulate and print.

The five sections concentrate on Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969 (Section I); Empire Writing and the Literature of Empire (Section II); The Visible Empire (Section III); Religion & Empire (Section IV); and Race, Class, Imperialism & Colonialism, c.1607-2007 (Section V).