Women Writing Art History in the Nineteenth Century

History / Military

Women Writing Art History in the Nineteenth Century: Looking Like a Woman by Hilary Fraser
Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army by Eugene L. Meyer
Aram Haigaz, Iris Haigaz Chekenian, “Four Years in the Mountains of Kurdistan: An Armenian Boy’s Memoir of Survival”
Albert Seaton – The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars
Gregory Harms, “The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction, 4th Edition”

Women Writing Art History in the Nineteenth Century: Looking Like a Woman by Hilary Fraser

English | 4 Sept. 2014 | ISBN: 1107075750 | 254 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

This book sets out to correct received accounts of the emergence of art history as a masculine field. It investigates the importance of female writers from Anna Jameson, Elizabeth Eastlake and George Eliot to Alice Meynell, Vernon Lee and Michael Field in developing a discourse of art notable for its complexity and cultural power, its increasing professionalism and reach, and its integration with other discourses of modernity.

Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army by Eugene L. Meyer

English | June 1st, 2018 | ISBN: 1613735715 | 304 Pages | EPUB | 7.90 MB

On October 16, 1859, John Brown and his band of eighteen raiders descended on Harpers Ferry. In an ill-fated attempt to incite a slave insurrection, they seized the federal arsenal, took hostages, and retreated to a fire engine house where they barricaded themselves until a contingent of US Marines battered their way in on October 18.
The raiders were routed, and several were captured. Soon after, they were tried, convicted, and hanged. Among Brown’s fighters were five African American men—John Copeland, Shields Green, Dangerfield Newby, Lewis Leary, and Osborne Perry Anderson—whose lives and deaths have long been overshadowed by their martyred leader and who, even today, are little remembered. Only Anderson survived, later publishing the lone insider account of the event that, most historians agree, was a catalyst to the catastrophic American Civil War that followed.
Five for Freedom is the story of these five brave men, the circumstances in which they were born and raised, how they came together at this fateful time and place, and the legacies they left behind. It is an American story that continues to resonate.

Aram Haigaz, Iris Haigaz Chekenian, “Four Years in the Mountains of Kurdistan: An Armenian Boy’s Memoir of Survival”

2015 | pages: 365 | ISBN: 1940210062 | PDF | 17,6 mb

Armenian Aram Haigaz was only 15 when he lost his father, brothers, many relatives and neighbors, all killed or dead of starvation when enemy soldiers surrounded their village. He and his mother were put into a forced march and deportation of Armenians into the Turkish desert, part of the systematic destruction of the largely Christian Armenian population in 1915 by the Ottoman Empire. His mother urged Aram to convert to Islam in order to survive, and on the fourth day of the march, a Turk agreed to take this young convert into his household. Aram spent four long years living as a slave, servant and shepherd among Kurdish tribes, slowly gaining his captors’ trust. He grew from a boy to a man in these years and his narrative offers readers a remarkable coming of age story as well as a valuable eyewitness to history. Haigaz was able to escape to the United States in 1921.

Albert Seaton – The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars

Osprey Publishing | 1973 | ISBN: 0882541676 | English | 50 pages | PDF | 22.96 MB
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This book recounts the development of a standing Russian army from the END of the 16th century to the million strong force that resisted Napoleon. The Russians were heavily defeated at the battle of Austerliz but in the Armistice period that followed the Russians regrouped and several improvements were made. In1812 when Napoleon invaded this new army was protected at the cost of Moscow . The Russians faced Napoleon for the last time at the Battle of Leizig where together with their allies they inflicted a severe defeat. These battles are discussed in full and are accompanied by several contemporary illustrations. Eight colour plates accompany the text to show the uniforms and equipment used by the Rusian soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars.

Gregory Harms, “The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction, 4th Edition”

ISBN: 0745399274, 0745399266 | 2017 | EPUB | 304 pages | 2 MB

The Palestine-Israel conflict is the most notorious and ingrained conflict in living memory. Yet the way it is reported in the media is confusing and often misleading. In The Palestine-Israel Conflict, Gregory Harms and Todd M. Ferry provide an authoritative introduction to the topic. Balanced, accessible, and annotated, it covers the full history of the region from Biblical times up to the present.
Perfect for both general readers and students, it offers a comprehensive yet lucid rendering of the conflict, setting it in historical context. This fourth edition brings us up to date with a new introduction, conclusion, and material covering recent events: Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, the Palestinian unity deal between Fatah and Hamas, and ongoing Palestinian resistance, America’s Middle East policy, and the election of Trump.
Cutting through layers of confused and inconsistent information, this new edition of The Palestine-Israel Conflict will clarify the ongoing struggle for all readers.