The Jade Cup
The Jade Cup The Jade Cup is an object made in the shape of a brush washer that was commonly used by Chinese bureaucrats and scholars to clean off ink from brushes using them. The handle is formed by a hornless dragon, a creature that was popular among the Chinese during the Neolithic times.
Hartman George Arthur, Letters From the Philippines, 1898-1899
George Arthur Hartman, Letters From the Philippines, 1898-1899 George Arthur Hartman’s letters from the Philippines, 1898-1899, are an important piece of historical evidence because they show firsthand experience narrated by a soldier who fought when the Americans had begun to pursue the Philippine Islands in 1898.
The Time of Renaissance Humanism in Italy
The Renaissance is a period in the history of culture and art, reflecting the beginning of the transition from feudalism to capitalism. The classical forms of the Renaissance took place in Western Europe primarily in Italy, but similar processes occurred in Eastern Europe and in Asia.
Was World War I Avoidable?
Could any Major Power in 1914 Have Made a Credible Commitment Capable of Preventing Systemic War? Introduction When one speaks the topic of World War I, it is easy to assume that if England had failed to get closer to France and through France to engage Russia in the Anglo-French combination, there probably would not be war at all.
The Relationship between the Enlightenment and the Founding Fathers
The 17th century was marked by a special period in the European history, namely the Enlightenment. It was characterized by the development of the scientific, philosophical, and social thought. According to Eric Foner, rationalism and freedom of thought became the basis for this intellectual movement (Foner, 2012, n.