Tag Archives: Encyclopedia

Austria-Lexikon

Logo Austria-LexikonThe website of the Austria-Lexikon has been integrated with a new name, the AEIOU Österreich-Lexikon, into the digital portal Austria Forum. The first version of this historical dictionary existed online from 1996 until 2009. The Austria-Lexikon contains articles about persons, events and themes with references to further literature in print and to some online illustrations and maps.

The article on the First World War (Erster Weltkrieg) stresses the events in Eastern Europe. There is a summary version of this article in English. You can search for articles using the free text search or selecting entries in alphabetical order. At Austria-Forum the information of the Austria-Lexikon is supported by a biographical dictionary and the Austria-Wiki, a selection of relevant articles from the German Wikipedia, and by other digital collections. The Austria-Lexikon can be viewed only in German.

Austria-Lexikon

Lexikon Erster Weltkrieg

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The website Lexikon Erster Weltkrieg offers a dictionary about the First World War. This dictionary is a project of Iportale, a German firm with a number of general portals and thematic online dictionaries. The online dictionary brings not only alphabetically organized lemmas, but also a summary chronicle (Chronik) of events during the First World War, and a number of image galeries about various fronts, the main generals of the major armies, weapons, aircraft and ships. You can use the free search field for searching the lemmas. The original sources of the images are not indicated.

The website contains also a selection of letters (Feldpost) written by students who served as soldiers at the front and died during service. The letters stem from the often reprinted collection edited by Philipp Witkop, Kriegsbriefe gefallener Studenten (first edition Gotha 1916), translated by A.F. Webb, German Students’ War Letters (2002). The bias of the letters is duly noticed, as is their use for propaganda. The website can only be viewed in German.

Lexikon Erster Weltkrieg

CRID 1418

Logo CRID 1418The portal of the Collectif de Recherche International et de Débat sur la Guerre de 1914-1918 (CRID 1418) brings you to bibliographical resources concerning the First World War. Studies on eyewitness accounts and social history form the heart of this portal. There are two online dictionaries, the Lexique 1914-1818 and a dictionary of medical terms, a database on the Chemin des Dames, and a section with educational resources. The portal contains also announcements and recensions of new publications. The collective is a group of French scholars and specialists which publishes its own series of studies on the First World War. The website is only available in French.

Collectif de Recherche International et de Débat sur la Guerre de 1914-1918

Historial de la Grande Guerre

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The Historial de la Grande Guerre-Musée de la Première Guerre Mondiale 1914-1918 is a French museum in Péronne, not far from the actual main battle fields in northern France. The museum has its own collection of historical artefacts. Thematic collections are devoted to art, postcards, posters, children, toys and puppets. The Historial has a special collection about the German painter Otto Dix. The Historial is also an international study centre. The website includes a digital version of the maps and illustrations accompanying the Encyclopédie de la Grande Guerre by Stéphane Audouin-Rouzeau and Jean-Jacques Becker (2006, 2012). The museum has a blog, Histoire(s) de 14-18, at the Hypotheses platform.

Historial de la Grande Guerre-Musée de la Première Guerre Mondiale 1914-1918, Péronne

1914-1918 Online International Encyclopedia of the First World War

Logo 1418 EncyclopediaThe 1914-1918 Online International Encyclopedia of the First World War is a project of three German institutions for a portal with an online encylopedia concerning the First World War. After its launch in October 2014 the encyclopedia started with the objective to contain some 600 articles written by authors from a multitude of countries. In 2017 this online encyclopedia reached the milestone of 1,000 articles. There is an important links collection to websites concerning the First World War. The encyclopedia provides also an online bibliography with filtering options for regions, themes and languages.

1914-1918 Online International Encyclopedia of the First World War