On the morning of March 15, 1783, General George Washington makes a surprise appearance at an assembly of army officers at Newburgh, New York, to calm the growing frustration and distrust they had been openly expressing towards Congress in the previous few weeks. Angry with Congress for failing to honor its promise to pay them and for its failure to settle accounts for repayment of food and clothing, officers began circulating an anonymous letter condemning Congress and calling for a revolt.
History of the Nuremberg Toy Trade and IndustryBy Helmut SchwarzPublished Online (2003)Introduction: Nuremberg has more than 600 years of tradition as a city of toys. Production of and trade in toys are an integral part of the city’s general industrial history, but they are also an important part of Europe’s cultural history of toys because of their economic and cultural influence.
Battlefield tourism: meanings and interpretationsBy Stephen Thomas MilesPhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2012Abstract: Battlefield sites are some of the most iconic locations in any nation’s store of heritage attractions and continue to capture the imagination of visitors. They have strong historic, cultural, nationalistic and moral resonances and speak to people on a national as well as a local scale.
The “Wild Beast from the West”: Immediate Literary Reactions in Byzantium to the Second CrusadeJeffreys, Elizabeth and MichaelThe Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C. (2001)AbstractThe purposes of this study are two: the first and more important is to draw attention to two scrappily published and largely ignored Byzantine poems on the Second Crusade.
The Post-Resurrection Appearances of Christ: The case of the Chairete or ‘All Hail’By Polyvios KonisRosetta: Papers of the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, Issue 1 (2007)Abstract: The Apparition of Christ to the Holy Women, or Chairete (All Hail), is one of Christ’s post-resurrection appearances and is described in the Gospel of Matthew (28: 9-10).
Columbus and the Labyrinth of HistoryBy John Noble WilfordThe Wilson Quarterly (Autumn 1991)Introduction: Every generation creates the Columbus it needs. As the Quincentenary of his 1492 voyage approaches, observers are torn between celebrating a brave visionary and condemning the first representative of an age of imperial exploitation.