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19th Century Resources

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These general resources will help you get a feel for the major events and players of the 19th century.

Encyclopedias and dictionaries will help to define terms, find quick facts, or get an overview of an event, theory, time period, etc.

Encyclopedias are also useful starting points for gathering preliminary information on your topic. Many of these encyclopedias provide suggestions for further reading.


Categories of resources on this page:

  • European history
  • General history

European history

A companion to nineteenth-century Europe, 1789-1914 

  • D299 .C623 2006
  • Provides an overview to the history of both Western and Eastern European states during the 19th century
  • Includes illustrations, maps, and guides to further reading

The Longman companion to Britain in the nineteenth century, 1815-1914 

  • DA530 .C65 1999
  • A marvellous compendium of British facts, figures and statistics for the period