Historum Quarterly Journal #14

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Historum Quarterly Journal / Volume 4 / Number 2 / 2015 / 103 Pages
Table of Contents
  • Mozartiana: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • Sunday, January 27, 1756; 9 Getreidegasse, Salzburg, 8:00 PM; A little boy is born to the violinist- composer Leopold Mozart and his wife, Anna Maria.
  • Comedy and Tragedy in Classical Athens
  • Mozartiana: Michael Kelly, Irish tenor and theatrical manager and associate of Mozart, 1762-1826
  • The last Brazilian Indian war: Guajajara Revolt 1901
    • Prelude: 5:00 AM, March 13, 1901: Priests, nuns and the dozens of children in boarding school pray when suddenly the chapel is invaded by a noisy and infuriated crowd of 400 Guajajaras, under the command of guajajara chief Cauiré Imana. Screaming as if they were at war, they chase and kill, right there, with shots of rifles and blows of machetes and war clubs first the priests. Panicked, the nuns flee with the children and hide in the convent. Others beg for mercy. But in a short time almost all are dead, extended over pools of blood that spread on the altar, in the sacristy: Father Rinaldo di Paolo, the superior of the missionaries, Father Zacharias, Father Victor, sister Inês from Milan, Sister Leonor from Genoa. The Indians run to the convent, in pursuit of the fugitives. Other groups invade the homes of 43 families of settlers living there at the invitation of priests. Two men escape persecution. But the massacre was just beginning. But why and how this happened. Let’s go back a bit to better understand this fact before continuing.
  • Mozartiana: Leopold Mozart, noted composer and violin teacher, 1719-1787
  • Battle of Nagashino: Death Blow for the Takeda
  • Achaemenid Chronology
    • I have compiled an almost comprehensive chronology of the Achaemenid dynasty, and hopefully it will serve anyone interested in the period. It bears mentioning that I have not included all the events that took place under the Achaemenid umbrella, because of unintentional omission (minor details like the reigns of some satraps) and lack of fixed dates (such as Cyrus the Great's first campaign in Central Asia). Needless to say, all years are BCE.
  • Mozartiana: Marie-Henri Beyle (Stendhal), 19th Century French writer, 1783-1842
  • Gudrun Osvifrsdottir
    • This woman, the protagonist of the Laxdaela saga (Story of the People of Laxardalur) is an actual historical figure, however what can reasonably be known about her beyond the legends found in the saga is this: she was the daughter of Osvif Helgasson, married five times and died as a nun, the first in Iceland.
  • Mozartiana: Joseph Lange, actor and amateur painter, 1751-1831
  • Belarus and World War II
  • Mozartiana: Lorenzo Da Ponte, Venetian opera librettist and poet, 1749-1838
  • The Battle of Fort DeRussy: Part One
    • Sitting at on the south bank of a bend in the Red River interlaced with a bayou at the halfway point between Alexandria the confluence of the Quachita River into the Red, Fort DeRussy represented a significant obstacle to a Federal advance up the Red River valley. Rather than a singular stockade or redoubt as the name would suggest, the fort consisted of a waterfront battery and a supporting artillery barbette that covered the land approach to the fort, with interlaced rifle pits, with a supporting fortification to the south separated from the rest by a bayou that connected to the Red River (see map). Confederate general John G. Walker remarked after the war that the location’s topography around the fort was “most unfavorable for its successful defense”
  • Mozartiana: Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy; German composer, pianist, organist; and conductor; 1809-1847
  • The Battle of Fort DeRussy: Part Two
    • Skirmishing at Yellow Bayou
    • Walker abandons Fort DeRussy
    • The Battle of Fort DeRussy
    • Order of Battle: Confederates and Federals
  • Mozartiana: Johann Adolph Hasse; German composer, singer and teacher of music, 1699-1783
  • Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus, one of the best known Roman emperors thanks in part to Robert Graves
  • Mozartiana: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer, 1840-1893
  • A Verdent Paradise: The Garden in Chinese History and Art
  • Mozartiana: Bruno Walter (Bruno Schlesinger); German-born conductor, pianist, and composer; 1876-1962
  • The 31st of October, 1905: The Black Hundreds killed Nikolai Bauman
  • Mozartiana: Sir Thomas Beecham, English conductor, 1879-1961
  • Sir Alfred Cope and the Bureau of Military History
  • Mozartiana: Richard Warren Schickel; American author, journalist, film director, producer, screenwriter, documentarian, and film/literary critic; born 1933-2017
  • Igor Gouzenko: Forgotten Spy
    • Igor Gouzenko was a former cipher clerk in the Soviet Military Intelligence (GRU) in Moscow. Born in 1922, he joined the Russian Legation in Ottawa, Canada in 1943. This was only a cover as he was actually already a KGB intelligence officer.
  • Mozartiana: Richard Georg Strauss, leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras, 1864-1949
  • Royal Harlots: The (Many) Mistresses of Charles II
    • Barbara Palmer, AKA Barbara Villiers, stands out as one of the most notorious women in Charles' court.
    • Moll Davis is often overlooked in terms of Charles' mistresses.
    • Nell Gwyn survives as one of the most flamboyant, well known characters of the English Restoration.
    • Hortense Mancini joins the rank of 'Unheard of, yet important' with Moll Davis.
    • Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, was born in 1649 to Guillaume de Kérouaille and Marie de Ploeuc de Timeur.
  • Mozartiana: Pau Casals i Defilló (Pablo Casals), Spanish cellist and conductor, 1876-1973
  • Napoleonic Mare: Redemption in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment
    • Why Raskolnikov begins to view himself as a Napoleonic figure is clearly one of the central pivots of the story and it is around this axis which revolve a moral dilemna whose satisfactory resolution alone can only lead to that redemption that we find in the novel's final pages.
  • Mozartiana: Beverly Sills (Belle Miriam Silverman), singer and opera star, 1929-2007
  • It's Not About The Money! It's about the history on the money, current currency of Costa Rica and its valued faces
    • Braulio Evaristo Carrillo Colina
    • Mauro Fernández Acuña
    • Alfredo González Flores
    • José María Hipólito Figueres Ferrer
    • Carmen Lyra
    • Romualdo Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno
  • Mozartiana: Maria Callas, Richard Tucker, Arthur Rubinstein, Margaret Price
  • The Chilean Front of the Cold War
    • Chile and the Cold War, Part 1: Introduction
      • For the Americans and the Soviets
      • Salvador Allende
  • Mozartiana: Isaac Asimov
  • Obituaries in History, John Philip Sousa, band leader
Total Pages: 103