Contains articles of the historian of science Scott Walter (Universit de Nancy 2), including those on the history of special relativity, with a special focus on contributors other than Einstein (such as Poincar, and Minkowski).
Wikipedia article about the various contributors to special and general relativity, and about the contentious questions of who has priority on the different ideas and concepts involved, and in how far Einstein was influenced by his contemporaries and predecessors.
Identifies the contributions made to the special theory of relativity by Poincar and argues that the theory "has been created not by A. Einstein only but even to a greater extent by Poincar." By A. A. Logunov.
About the development of general relativity, Einstein's early rejection of Lorentz-covariant theories of gravity, and Nordstrm's attempts at formulating just such a model. By J. D. Norton (University of Pittsburgh).
Essay by John Stachel (Boston University) which gives a concise account of Einstein's biography at the turn of the century, and attempts to reconstruct how he developed the special theory of relativity.
Website by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin) presenting the seminal articles on relativity and other subjects that Einstein published in the physics journal "Annalen der Physik"; also includes four introductory essays based on recent historical studies.