This illustration depicts proper combat techniques with the long handled flails. Paulus Hector Mair was a civil servant and a person interested in perfecting combat for war. Serving the city of Augsburg most of his life he got the idea to publish a manual that would be useful to soldiers learning how to use certain […]Read more "Demonstration With Long Handled Flails From Arte De Athletica (1542)"
Yingluck Shinawatra became Thailand’s first female prime minister in 2011. This video shows the Prime Minister Shinawatra at her inauguration and address . Women in Asia have had to struggle fro equal rights in societies that still believe in strict spheres based on gender roles. Although this was a milestone, Yingluck Shinawatra was a controversial […]Read more "The Yingluck Shinawatra Inauguration (2011)"
For 30 years Eritrea waged a war of liberation against Ethiopian rule . This conflict was rooted in ethnic strife, complications from past Italian colonialism, and the complexities of the Cold War era. This photograph from Life Magazine shows an Eritrean woman soldier fighting for the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front. She is holding an Ak-47. It […]Read more "A Woman Soldier in The Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (1978)"
This is a caricature of Charles Darwin that appeared in newspapers around 1871. It was mocking both his theory of evolution and serving as a personal attack. Victorian Age England could not accept the theory of evolution seeing as the society was highly religious. Darwin’s works such as Origin of the Species and The Descent […]Read more "Charles Darwin Editorial Cartoon Caricature (1871)"