The Pocket Guide to World History

Baroque Art. 1600-1750. Orig in Italy, spread across W. Europe. Architecture: Ornate style characterized by stucco, frescoes, rood screens. Vanbrugh. Bernini’s Barberini Palace. Music: Counterpoint vs Renaissance polyphony. Opera, cantata. Bach. Monteverdi. Vivaldi. Painting: Dynamic, emotional. Caravaggio. Reni. Rubens.Van Dyck. Rococo. [Read more ...]

Barrackpore Mutiny. 1824. Indian troops vs British commanders. Troops massacred. [Read more ...]

Barras, Paul. 1755-1829. French Directory founder. Led Army of Interior. [Read more ...]

Barrault, Jean-Louis. 1910-94. French actor, producer. F. Théâtre d’Orsay. [Read more ...]

Barrès, Maurice. 1862-1923. French writer, politician. la Colline inspirée 1913. [Read more ...]

Barricades, Day of the. 1588. Paris. Catholic League rebels vs Henry III. [Read more ...]

Barrie, James. 1860-1937. Scottish author: Peter Pan 1904. [Read more ...]

Barrier Treaties. 1709-15. Britain, HRE aid United Provinces vs Spain, France. Spanish Succession. [Read more ...]

Barrows. 2500BC-1000 AD. Burial mounds. [Read more ...]

Barry, Charles. 1795-1860. English architect: Westminster Parliament 1840. Trafalgar Square 1840-3. [Read more ...]

Bart, Jean. 1650-1702. French privateer for Louis XIV vs English. [Read more ...]

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