Digital History and Humanities
WisdomMaps are mind maps of history and humanities. Our collection includes 50 courses and several thousand WisdomMaps on the world’s civilizations and their stories. You’ll find maps on all aspects of the human condition: social, cultural, religious, political, and economic.
*Click on any of the images below to open a sample map for the course, or click on the title of the course to go to the course itself. The courses may take a few moments to load, so please be patient.
Near East/Middle East
Prehistoric Egypt | Society | Daily Life for Peasants and the Wealthy | Women | Beauty, Love, Status | Culture | Language | Learning | Philosophy | Literature | Sculpture | Architecture | Pyramids and Tombs | Alexandria | Religion and Religious Revolt | Deities | Sky Gods | Sun Gods | Sacred Plants | Animal Gods | Economy | Agriculture | Labor | Credit | Engineering | Industry | Old Kingdom | Middle Kingdom | New Kingdom | Empire, and More.
Click here to visit Architectural Sites of Ancient Egypt.
Culture | Art | Architecture | Science and Technology | Language | Persian Empire | Media | Achaemenids | Governance | Kingship and Satrapies Law | Military | Safavids | Zands | Religion | Zoroaster and Zoroastrianism | Economy | Agriculture | Infrastructure… and More.
Click here to visit Zoroastrianism in Ancient Persia.
Society | Culture | Architecture | Tulip Period | Timurid Empire | Suleiman the Great | Koprolu Viziers | Decline | Crisis | Relations with Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries | Abdul Hamid II | Modernization | Ottoman Provinces of Egypt, North Africa, and Morocco… and More.
Click here to visit Suleiman the Magnificent.
Ancient Judea | People of Abraham | People of the Book | Society | Culture | Literature | Religion | Judaism | Islam | Christianity | Temple of Jerusalem | Texts | Hebrew Bible | Prophets | Mosaic Code | Power | Babylonian Captivity | Jerusalem | Reform | Hellenistic Judea | Antiochus | Maccabees | Judea in the Roman Empire | Rebellion | Dispersion | Holocaust | Israel | Economy… and More.
Click here to visit Marriage in Ancient Judea.
Power | The Great Game | Political Development | Ideology and Interaction | World War I | Arab-Israeli Conflict | Afghanistan | Algeria | Egypt | Iran | Iraq | Israel | Jordan | Lebanon | Pakistan | Palestine | Saudi Arabia | Syria | Turkey… and More.
Click here to visit Iran and the Great Game
Ancient China | Society | Culture | Religion | Xia Dynasty | Shang Dynasty | Zhou Dynasty | Confucianism | Taoism | Legalism | Buddhism | Warring States | Qin Dynasty | Han Dynasty | Jin and Northern Wei Dynasties | Sui Dynasty | T’ang Dynasty | Song Dynasty | Mongols | Yuan Dynasty | Ming Dynasty | Qing Dynasty | Republic | Modern China | Hong Kong and Taiwan… and More.
Click here to visit Emperor Qin Shihuangdi.
Classical Period | Society | Culture | Religion | Nara Period | Heian Period | Kamakura Period | Muromachi Period | Warring States | Edo Period | Meiji Period | Taisho Period Militarism | Occupation | Modern Japan… and More.
Click here to visit The Floating World of Old Edo.
Ancient India | Society | Culture | Economy | Religions of India | Buddhism | Hinduism | Jainism | Sikhism | Indus Valley Civilization | Early and Late Vedic Ages | Chola Dynasty | Kushan Empire | Maurya Empire | Gupta Empire | Delhi Sultanate | Mughal Empire | The Raj | Modern India | Bangladesh | Pakistan… and More.
Click here to visit Court Culture of India’s Mughals.
Early Southeast Asia | Khmer Empire | Laos | Majapahit Empire | Maritime States | Siam | Vietnam | Colonial Southeast Asia | Burma | Dutch East Indies | Malacca | Philippines | Vietnam | Modern Southeast Asia | De-Colonization | Cambodia | Indonesia | Laos | Malaysia | Myanmar | Philippines | Singapore | Thailand | Vietnam… and More.
Click here to visit The Dutch East Indies.
Culture and Literature of Early Christianity | Doctrine | Ritual | Moral Code | Sacraments | Apostles | Disciples | Early Church | Origins | Organization | Bishops | Church Fathers | Creeds | Gospels | Jesus of Nazareth | Monasticism | Spread | Persecution | Triumph | Scholarship… and More.
Click here to visit Sacraments in Early Christianity.
Early Middle Ages | Merovingian Dynasty | Carolingian Empire | High Middle Ages | Culture | Architecture | Gothic and Romanesque Cathedrals | Law | Learning | Literature | Philosophy | Science and Technology | Economy | Capetian Dynasty | Holy Roman Empire | Hohenstaufen Dynasty | Northern and Central Europe | Russia | Spain | Late Middle Ages |Society | Religion | Plague | England | France | Germany | Holy Roman Empire (continued) | Spain… and More.
Click here to visit Gothic Cathedrals.
Society | Culture | Religion | Power | Economy | Early Renaissance: Culture, Art, Music | High Renaissance | Art | Architecture | Philosophy | Northern Renaissance | Art | Drama | Literature | Philosophy | Science and Technology | Central Europe | England | France | Italy | Art | Mannerism | Learning | Hermeticism | Humanism | Scholarship | Science and Technology | Sculpture | Religion | Power | Machiavelli | Spain… and More.
Click here to visit Art of the Northern Renaissance.
Spain | New World | Philippines | Portugal | Brazil | Malacca | Scramble for Africa | Belgian Congo | Britain | Africa | Southern Africa | Australia | New Zealand | India | Kenya | Burma | France: New France | North Africa | Indochina | Netherlands | Southern Africa | East Indies… and More.
Click here to visit Colonization of New Zealand.
Society | Crisis | Population | Revolt | Witchcraft | Baroque | Rococo | Mannerism | Literature | Music | Thirty Years’ War | Economy | Austria | Central Europe | England | English Civil War | Charles I | Long Parliament | Glorious Revolution | France | Culture | Art | Drama | Iberia | Italy | Netherlands | Poland | Russia | Scandinavia… and More.
Click here to visit Witchcraft in 17th Century Europe.
Architecture | Art | Learning | Music | Classical Period | Bach | Handel | Mozart | Haydn | Philosophy | Faith or Reason | Age of Reason | Old Regime | English and Dutch Phases | Later Enlightenment | Radical Enlightenment | Women | Philosophes | Physiocrats | Adam Smith | Popular Culture | Scholarship | Science and Technology | Medicine | Religion | Law | Reform… and More.
Click here to visit Philosophes of the Enlightenment.
Society | Culture | American Revolution | Governance | New Structure } Prelude | Domestic Phase | Moderate Phase | Revolutionary Phase | Jacobin Republic | Old Regime | Catholic Church | Declaration of the Rights of Women | National Convention | Committee of Public Safety | Republic of Virtue | Thermidorean Reaction | Napoleon | Rise | Reform | Wars | Empire | Fall… and More.
Click here to visit Napoleon’s Reforms.
Society | Class | Communities | Culture | New Technology | Chemistry | Evolution | Medicine | Physics | Religion | Politics | Labor Movement | Trade Unions | Working Conditions | Living Standards | Second Industrial Revolution | Industries | Products | Results | Spread | Global Dominance… and More.
Click here to visit Inventions of the Industrial Revolution.
Society | Crime, Women | Culture: Realism, Romanticism | Music | Beethoven and the Romantics | Religion | Power | Congress of Vienna | Revolutions of 1848 | Austrian Empire | Central Europe | England | France | Greece | Italy | Russia | Spain
Click here to visit Crime in Early 19th-Century Europe.
Culture| Art | Literature | Music | Science and Technology | Medicine | Power | Ideology | Economy | Austria | Canada | England | Power | France | Power | Germany | Power | Polities | War | Italy | Power | Unification | Russia | Power… and More.
Click here to visit Unification of Italy.
Society | Cities | Family | Leisure | Migration | Class, Women | Culture | Learning | Politics | Economy | Labor | Markets | Austria-Hungary | Society | Power | England | Dominions | Governance | Issues | France | Power | Germany | Power | Italy | Power | Russia | Spain… and More.
Click here to visit Team Sports in Late 19th-Century Europe.
Russia and the Mongols | Russia and the Byzantine Empire | Russia in the Middle Ages | 17th Century | 18th Century | Peter the Great | Bureaucracy | Military | Modernization | Catherine the Great | Russian Revolution | Bolsheviks | Lenin | Civil War | First Spontaneous Revolution | Soviet Union | Stalin | Background | Terror | Society | Economy | Cold War | Cuba | Proxy Wars | Khrushchev | Brezhnev | Gorbachev | Modern Russia… and More.
Click here to visit Russia in the Middle Ages.
The Great 20th Century War
Society | Great Depression in Europe | Culture | Architecture | Art | Literature | Music | Philosophy | Popular Culture | Science and Technology | Politics | Ideology | Britain | France | Eastern Europe | England | United States | Weimar Republic | Nazi Germany | Rise of Hitler | Elections of 1933 | Reorganization | Italy | Fascism | Mussolini | Portugal | Scandinavia | Soviet Union| Stalin | Economy | Spain | Spanish Civil War… and More.
Click here to visit Great Depression in Europe.
Prelude | Diplomatic Revolution | Germany | Nazi Empire | Economic Exploitation, Role of Hitler | Holocaust | Anti-Semitism | SS and the Einsatzgruppen | Gypsy Holocaust | Death Camps | Japan | Poland | Soviet Union | Homefront | United States | Aggression | Germany | Japan | A New Kind of War | Total War | Grand Alliance | Britain | France | Early Axis Victories | Early Allied Victories | Allied Invasion of Europe | Defeat of the Third Reich | Defeat of Japan… and More.
Click here to visit Homefront in the Soviet Union.
Overview | Albania | Britain | Overview | Society | Power | Bulgaria | Canada | Czech Republic | France | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Italy | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Russia | Soviet Union | Russian Revolution | Stalin, Khrushchev | Brezhnev | Gorbachev | Cold War | Cuba | Proxy Wars | Spain | Yugoslavia… and More.
Click here to visit Mikhael Gorbachev.
Society | Communities | Environment | Migration | Central Africa | Kongo | East Africa | Swahili City-States, Economy | Kush | Punt | Ethiopia | Great Zimbabwe | West Africa | Hausa States | Benin | Ife | Oyo | Sudanic Kingdoms | Mali | Ghana | Songhai… and More.
Click here to visit Kingdom of Benin.
Click here to visit Modern Rwanda.
Society | Culture | Politics | Nationalism | Independence | Economy | Challenges | Central Africa | Angola | Rwanda | Zaire | East Africa | Ethiopia | Somalia | Southern Africa | Namibia | South Africa | Zimbabwe | West Africa | Ghana | Nigeria… and More.
Society | Population | Women | Politics | Foreign Affairs | Governance | Economy | Growth | Policy | Trade | Argentina | Belize | Bolivia | Brazil | Caribbean | Central America | Chile | Colombia | Cuba | Castro | Dominican Republic | El Salvador | Guatemala | Haiti | Jamaica | Mexico | Politics | Economy | Nicaragua | Paraguay | Peru | Uruguay… and More.
Click here to visit Women in Modern Latin America.
Early Pacific | Exploration | Australia | Explorers, Aborigines | Colonization and Settlement | New Zealand | Origins | Maori | Explorers | European Settlement | Treaty of Waitangi | British Sovereignty | Colonial Period | Pacific Islands | Melanesia | Fiji | Marshall Islands | New Caledonia | Papua New Guinea | Solomon Islands | Vanuatu | Micronesia | Polynesia | Cook Islands | Marquesas Islands | Samoa | Tahiti| Tokelau | Tonga | Tuamotu | Tuvalu… and More.
Click here to visit Papua New Guinea.
Ancient Hawai’i | Society | Origins | Ahupua’a | Konohiki | Culture | Religion | Power | Early Hawai’i | Captain Cook | Kingdom of Hawai’i | Kamehameha I | Kamehameha II | Kalakaua | Bayonet Constitution | Lili’uokalani | Wilcox Rebellion | Overthrow | Modern Hawai’i | Politics, Sovereignty Movement… and More.
Click here to visit the History and Traditions of Hawai’i.
Early Pacific | Exploration | Australia | Explorers | Aborigines | Settlement | Colonization | New Zealand | Explorers | Maori | Settlement | Treaty of Waitangi | British Colonial Period | Melanesia | Fiji | Marshall Islands | New Caledonia | Papua New Guinea | Solomon Islands | Vanuatu | Micronesia | Polynesia | Cook Islands | Marquesas Islands | Samoa | Tahiti | Tokelau | Tonga | Tuamotu | Tuvalu
Christianity | Buddhism | Hinduism | Jainism | Sikhism | Islam | Judaism | Chinese Social Philosophy | Shinto | Religion in Africa
Ancient Greece | Ancient Rome | Hellenistic Kingdoms | China | Christianity | Judaism
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