Articles with keyword "eighteenth century"
At George Washington’s request, Alexander Hamilton offers the newly elected president advice on proper etiquette in a letter dated May 5, 1789.
A young historian pours forth The French Revolution, blood and all, inspiring a generation of Victorian writers.
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.