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The American Revolution in Alexandria, Virginia: Upheaval in George Washington’s Hometown

Alexandria, Virginia, is well known as George Washington’s hometown, but its role during the American Revolution is not widely understood. Like the rest of... The post The American Revolution in Alexandria, Virginia: Upheaval in George Washington’s...

Travels to the East

Jean de Thévenot, from"Relation d'un voyage fait au Levant" (1664)In 1652, at the age of eighteen, a wealthy Frenchman named Jean de Thévenot finished his studies at the University of Paris. He celebrated his achievement with a grand tour...
From: Conciatore on 8 May 2020

Travels to the East

Jean de Thévenot, from"Relation d'un voyage fait au Levant" (1664)In 1652, at the age of eighteen, a wealthy Frenchman named Jean de Thévenot finished his studies at the University of Paris. He celebrated his achievement with a grand tour...
From: Conciatore on 14 Oct 2019

Travels To The East

Jean de Thévenot, from"Relation d'un voyage fait au Levant" (1664)In 1652, at the age of eighteen, a wealthy Frenchman named Jean de Thévenot finished his studies at the University of Paris. He celebrated his achievement with a grand tour...
From: Conciatore on 11 Feb 2019

Travels to the East

Jean de Thévenot, from"Relation d'un voyage fait au Levant" (1664)In 1652, at the age of eighteen, a wealthy Frenchman named Jean de Thévenot finished his studies at the University of Paris. He celebrated his achievement with a grand tour...
From: Conciatore on 7 May 2018

Travels to the East

Jean de Thévenot, from "Relation d'un voyage fait au Levant" (1664) In 1652, at the age of eighteen, a wealthy Frenchman named Jean de Thévenot finished his studies at the University of Paris. He celebrated his achievement with a grand...
From: Conciatore on 31 May 2017

Johnny Bull and the Alexandrians

The citizens of Alexandria, Virginia, are ridiculed in this scene for their lack of serious resistance against the British seizure of the city in 1814. At left two frightened gentlemen kneel with hands folded, pleading, “Pray Mr. Bull don’t...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Jul 2016

Travels to the East

Jean de Thévenot, from "Relation d'un voyage fait au Levant" (1664) In 1652, at the age of eighteen, a wealthy Frenchman named Jean de Thévenot finished his studies at the University of Paris. He celebrated his achievement with a grand...
From: Conciatore on 10 Jun 2016

Travels To The East

Jean de Thévenot, from "Relation d'un voyage fait au Levant" (1664) In 1652, at the age of eighteen, a wealthy Frenchman named Jean de Thévenot finished his studies at the University of Paris. He celebrated his achievement with a grand...
From: Conciatore on 12 Jun 2015

Connectivity and the Mediterranean City

First, we shaped the city, then we constructed worship within it, and now we have given it connections. We have just had the third and final colloquium on the Mediterranean City, a year minus a day after the first, which was held in St Andrews, on Space....

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