Articles with keyword "eighteenth century"
Within the culture of the Benin Empire, which thrived from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century in what is now southern Nigeria, only the oba, or sacred monarch, had the authority to
Monumental paintings from the Qing dynasty document the power of its emperors.
Four Acrobats, the mid nineteenth-century Indian miniature, was once part of an ordered series of paintings, each of which corresponded to one of the melodic modes—or rāga—of classical Indian music.
How the French Revolution reappropriated the favored playwright of Louis XIV.
Jonathan Spence and NEH Chairman Leach discuss key moments in four hundred years of Chinese history.
Familiarly known as the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island’s full official name includes “and Providence Plantations,” words the state legislature has resolved to drop.
The neighborhood where Henry David Thoreau took shelter was home to Concord's "abandoned" slaves.