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Project Page by Louise Lankau - SCHS Librarian
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Project Explanation

You will be finding information about the following empires during 1450 - 1750. 

  • Spanish Empire
  • Portuguese Empire
  • British Empire
  • Dutch Empire
    • Dutch East India Company
    • British East India Company
  • French Empire
  • Russian Empire
  • Qing Dynasty in China
  • Mughal Empire in India
  • Japan and the Tokugawa Shogunate
  • African Kingdoms
  • Ottoman Empire

Reading books with information about Mercantilism, the fur trade, and the silver trade will also be helpful.



Spanish Empire ebooks

Click on the books to access.  You might have to  search within the book for the specific empire.


British Empire


Dutch Empire

Cover Art
History of World Trade since 1450 2 Volume Set - MacMillan Reference (Created by); John J. McCusker (Editor)
ISBN: 9780028658407
Publication Date: 2005-11-18

Cover Art
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia - David Levinson; Karen Christensen
ISBN: 9780684806174
Publication Date: 2002-11-27


Check the resource list entitled World Empires

Remember that the library does not have entire books on each empire.  Remember to consult the Table of Contents and the index for specific page numbers. 


Don't forget the eBooks - Available 24/7

Type the name of each empire for a list of ebooks you can use.  You might want to narrow your results by using the "search within this volume" option.


French Empire


Russian Empire


Mughal Empire (India)


Help with Citations


Plagiarism_2 SCHS Library "Cite it Right" page


 ( MLA, APA, and Turabian/Chicago ) available on this page


Japan and the Tokugawa Shogunate


African Kingdoms & Ottoman Empire

Cover Art
New Encyclopedia of Africa - John Middleton; Joseph Calder Miller
ISBN: 9780684314549
Publication Date: 2007-10-08

Cover Art
The Renaissance - Paul F. Grendler
ISBN: 9780684312811
Publication Date: 2003-11-14


Find overview information, maps, and pictures in Britannica.


Try this search engine.

This is an academic search engine that will produce great results. Check it out!  There is a link to Google from Sweet Search.


Don't forget to use the library!!


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