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    Washington University Eliot

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    December 1940 issue of The Eliot, a student literary magazine of Washington University in St. Louis. Cover says The Eliot.https://openscholarship.wustl.edu/eliot/1080/thumbnail.jp

    MS-175: Kate Burr Whiting Travel Journal

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    This collection consists one of one 177 page travel journal, with 136 images included. A letter from 1928 is also included with the journal. The photographs document all the places Kate Burr Whiting traveled around the world. Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids are discovery tools used to describe and provide access to our holdings. Finding aids include historical and biographical information about each collection in addition to inventories of their content. More information about our collections can be found on our website http://www.gettysburg.edu/special_collections/collections/.https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/findingaidsall/1144/thumbnail.jp

    Vegetation history and climatic fluctuations on a transect along the Dead Sea west shore and impact on past societies over the last 3500 years.

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    This study represents the vegetation history of the last 3500 years and conducts an analysis of the climatic fluctuations on a 75 km long transect on the western Dead Sea shore. Palynological and sedimentological data are available from six cores near Mount Sedom, Ein Boqueq, and Ein Gedi and from outcrops near Ze'elim and Ein Feshkha. The comparison of the pollen data with the lake levels shows synchronous trends. During the Middle Bronze Age, Iron Age and Hellenistic to Byzantine Period the high lake level of the Dead Sea signals an increase in precipitation. Contemporaneously, values of cultivated plants indicate an increase in agriculture. Lake level is low during the Late Bronze Age, within the Iron Age and at the end of the Byzantine period, indicating dry periods when all pds show a decrease of cultivated plants. Forest regeneration led by drought-resistant pines is observed in all pollen diagrams (pds) following the agricultural decline in the Byzantine period and, in the pds near Ein Boqeq, Ze'elim and Ein Feshkha, during the late Iron Age. The modern vegetation gradient is reflected in the palaeo-records: a stronger expansion of Mediterranean vegetation and cultivated plants in the northern sites is recognisable

    War Through the Ages

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    Review of John Keegan, A History of Warfare. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993

    Egypt, the Fictive Theater of Napoleon's Glory: A Celebration of the Egyptian Campaign in Paintings, Architecture, and Decorative Arts

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    Title from PDF of title page, viewed on August 28, 2014Thesis advisor: Rochelle ZiskinVitaIncludes bibliographic references (pages 120-123)Thesis (M. A.)--College of Arts and Sciences. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2013The reign of Napoleon Bonaparte was one of military glory, both real and imagined. In this thesis, I examine the promotion of Napoleon's Egyptian campaign (1798-1801), perhaps the most disastrous episode of his military career. Nonetheless, he commissioned paintings in honor of the expedition. I examine some of them, focusing on the propaganda tactics deployed. I then consider how these strategies were applied to the Description de l'Égypte, the publication dedicated to the Egyptian campaign. I then explore the promotion of the expedition in the areas of architecture, interior furnishings and the decorative arts. I examine the selection of sources from ancient Rome and Egypt, exploring in particular interiors by Napoleon's lead architects Charles Percier and Pierre Fontaine. Finally, I examine the decorative arts commemorating the Egyptian campaign, analyzing the influence of the publication Description de l'Égypte. My contribution to this thesis is the expansion of the realm of inquiry to include paintings, architecture, urbanism, interior décor and decorative arts providing new insights into a project of propaganda which surpassed even the most powerful monarch Louis XIV.College of Arts and SciencesAbstract -- List of illustrations -- Introduction -- The Paintings of Bonaparte's military exploits in Egypt and Syria -- The Empire style: Egyptian and imperial themes in architecture, interiors, and the decorative arts -- Conclusion -- Illustrations -- Bibliographymonographi

    The use of the saber in the army of Napoleon

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    Though Napoleonic warfare is usually associated with guns and cannons, edged weapons still played an important role on the battlefield. Swords and sabers could dominate battles and this was certainly the case in the hands of experienced cavalrymen. In contrast to gunshot wounds, wounds caused by the saber could be treated quite easily and caused fewer casualties. In 18th and 19th century France, not only manuals about the use of foil and epee were published, but also some important works on the military saber: de Saint Martin, Alexandre Muller… The saber was not only used in individual fights against the enemy, but also as a duelling weapon in the French army

    Women in the Mamelukes' Period

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    Memlükler zamanında askeri ve sivil bürokrasi içinde kadına büyük değer verildiği, toplumda da kadına bakışın genelde olumlu olduğu görülmektedir. Bilhassa hadis ilminde olmak üzere dini ilimler alanında yüzlerce kadın alim yetişmiştir. Bu dönemde kadınlar, batılı seyyahların dikkatini çekecek ölçüde sosyal hayata iştirak etmişlerdir. Bu arada dul veya kocaları tarafından evden kovulan kadınların korunmasına yönelik müesseselerin bulunması da dikkat çekmektedir.In the period of Mamelukes, women, generally, was given great importance in the society as well as in the military and civil bureaucracy. Hundreds of Muslim women scholars have been grown up in different lslamic fields, especially in hadith fielq. In that period, women were so integrated to sociallife that this situation attracted attention of the westem travellers. lt is, also, highlighted that at that time, some establishment existed to protect the divorced women or the ones dismissed by their husbands

    Beyond the Ottoman empire : 14th-16th century Hungarian diplomacy in the east

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