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 The Eagle Returns

Shafique N. Virani

in The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, a Search for Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311730
eISBN:
9780199785490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311730.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

As their wave of devastation swept through the Near East, Mongol hordes led by Hulagu Khan sought the complete extermination of the Ismailis and the destruction of their state centered at Alamut. ... More


 Sovereign Spaces: Allahabad Fort and the Sangam, 1765–1860

Kama Maclean

in Pilgrimage and Power: The Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, 1765-1954

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338942
eISBN:
9780199867110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338942.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter draws attention to the fort of Allahabad, built by Akbar at the sangam next to the mela grounds, and charts the tensions that characterized the coexistence of these highly charged arenas ... More


Introduction

Melissa M. Terras

in Image to Interpretation: An Intelligent System to Aid Historians in Reading the Vindolanda Texts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199204557
eISBN:
9780191708121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204557.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

The texts from the Roman fort of Vindolanda are an unparalleled source of information regarding the Roman army for historians, linguists, palaeographers, and archaeologists. However, due to their ... More


The Fort of Iatrus in Moesia Secunda: Observations on the Late Roman Defensive System on the Lower Danube (Fourth–Sixth Centuries ad)

GERDA VON BÜLOW

in The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264027
eISBN:
9780191734908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264027.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The seven years of excavation on Dichin (Bulgaria) have made a significant contribution to our understanding of the fifth century AD, a period that is still regarded as a ‘dark age’. The fort of ... More


Deadly Virtue: Fort Caroline and the Early Protestant Roots of American Whiteness

Heather Martel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066189
eISBN:
9780813058399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066189.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Deadly Virtue argues that the history of the French Calvinist attempt to colonize Florida in the 1560s is key to understanding the roots of American whiteness in sixteenth-century colonialism, ... More


The Transition to Late Antiquity on the Lower Danube: the City, a Fort and the Countryside

A. G. POULTER

in The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264027
eISBN:
9780191734908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264027.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

After excavations carried out on the site of Nicopolis ad Istrum in Bulgaria, the results were used to reconstruct the city's physical and economic character from its foundation under Trajan down to ... More


Fort William Henry 1755–1757

Ian K. Steele

in Betrayals: Fort William Henry and the "Massacre"

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195084269
eISBN:
9780199853977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084269.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The chapter opens at the aftermath of the Battle of Lake George on that bloody September day that left both sides with hundreds of casualties. The construction of Fort William Henry was underway ... More


The Coast Defenses

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126180
eISBN:
9780813135649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

Life at Fort Flagler was very rugged, and Charles Summerall' wife was ill all the time. The water supply consisted of brackish, pumped water for the bathrooms and cistern water for drinking. This was ... More


Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Robert Tracy McKenzie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This is the story of a bitterly divided Southern community during the American Civil War. Knoxville was the commercial center of East Tennessee, a prosperous mixed-farming area little reliant on ... More


In Pursuit, May 1885–December 1885

Odie B. Faul

in The Geronimo Campaign

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083514
eISBN:
9780199854141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083514.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The flight of Geronimo and his renegades from San Carlos caused near-panic across southern Arizona and New Mexico. “Apaches on Warpath,” headlined newspapers, while editorial writers criticized the ... More


Introduction

George F. Hofmann

in Through Mobility We Conquer: The Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124032
eISBN:
9780813134819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of the book, which is about the history of the mechanization of the U.S. Army horse cavalry during the first half of the twentieth century. The book ... More


Liberation, Occupation, and Twenty Minutes of Carnage

Robert Tracy McKenzie

in Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the “liberation” of Knoxville by a Union army under General Ambrose Burnside in September 1863, and the subsequent efforts by Confederate General James Longstreet to reclaim ... More


Betrayals: Fort William Henry and the "Massacre"

Ian K. Steele

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195084269
eISBN:
9780199853977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084269.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

On the morning of August 9, 1757, British and colonial officers defending the besieged Fort William Henry surrendered to French forces, accepting the generous “parole of honor” offered by General ... More


The Visualizer of Les Misérables

Christine Leteux

in Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Capellani arrived in New York in March 1915. He was hired almost immediately by the World Film Corporation, a film company based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, then the hub of filmmaking in America. ... More


The First Phase of Fort Building

Richard J. Garrett

in The Defences of Macau: Forts, Ships and Weapons over 450 years

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099937
eISBN:
9789882206809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099937.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the first phase of fort building in Macau during the seventeenth century. The methods of construction followed the indigenous practice of Southern China and the main building ... More


Fortification and Siege

Thomas J. Brown

in Civil War Canon: Sites of Confederate Memory in South Carolina

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620954
eISBN:
9781469623122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620954.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the renovation of Fort Sumter within the recentering of the Charleston economy on tourism. The shaping of the Fort Sumter National Monument was the single largest restoration ... More


Approaches

Ian K. Steele

in Betrayals: Fort William Henry and the "Massacre"

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195084269
eISBN:
9780199853977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084269.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The chapter opens with Swedish Professor Pehr Kalm exploring the wilderness between British and French America in 1749 which took him to Fort St. Frédéric which is a veritable fort whose offensive ... More


To Battle for Lake George

Ian K. Steele

in Betrayals: Fort William Henry and the "Massacre"

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195084269
eISBN:
9780199853977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084269.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses Major General Edward Braddock's secret instructions involving the construction of various forts including one at the south end of Lac St. Sacrement which would protect New York ... More


Siege

Ian K. Steele

in Betrayals: Fort William Henry and the "Massacre"

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195084269
eISBN:
9780199853977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084269.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The chapter discusses the first attack of Fort William Henry. Governor Vaudreuil of the French army was determined to take Fort William Henry and made this perfectly clear to everyone. The chapter ... More


“Massacre”

Ian K. Steele

in Betrayals: Fort William Henry and the "Massacre"

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195084269
eISBN:
9780199853977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084269.003.0024
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The chapter looks at the events that happened in the dawn of August 9, 1757, with the defense of Fort William Henry suffering from the third battery of the French. General Webb, the British and ... More


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