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The Meiji Restoration (1868)

Yoshitoshi Tsukioka. Bushu Rokugo funawatashi no zu. Ukiyo-e, 22,5×15,9 cm. 1868.

Karl Marx and Charles Tilly’s perspectives on the Meiji Restoration in 1868. This is an examination of the Meiji Restoration using Marx and Tilly’s theories about revolutions.
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The Age of Empires

Goddess Britannia & British Empire Warriors in a Parade-1887. Oil painting on canvas, 44 x 33. 1887

The 19th century is often associated with nationalism and nation-states, but what about empires? But, this isn’t totally true, Empire was the most dominant form of government.
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Matsuri festival in Yokohama with a large float

Harvard Library, Cambridge MA, Hollis Images , access Widener Library EGS10 KH 1755, inventory number EGS10.23 , ‘Festival scene, possibly in Yokohama, showing large float ‘. (Link)

In this essay i will perform a source criticism of a late 19th century photograph of a Japanese float festival
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Samurai, a warrior and bureaucrat

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Kato Kiyomasa and Captives, c. 1820s. Woodblock Print. Fine Art Print.

A small analysis of a samurai harness of the museum Volkenkunde in Leiden.
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Goa in bird’s-eye view c. 1596

A Ilha e Cidade de Goa Metropolitana da India E Partes Orientais que esta and 15 Graos da Banda da Norte, Arnoldus and Henricus Van Langren, 1596, source University Utrecht.

An analysis of a map of the pearl of the East otherwise known as the city of Goa.
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Zhu De (1886-1976)

Zhu De ca. 1930s, unknown author.

A short biography of Zhu De a Chinese general, politician and revolutionary.

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Jupiter on the throne of the gods

Zeus – From Pompeii, Casa dei Dioscuri. Now Museo archeologico Napoli

Description and explanation of an archeological artifact probably Zeus on a throne.
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