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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

January 2012; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 1269 pages.1380327 words.

Over 1400 entries

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, originally published in September 2004, covers the significant events, inventions, and social...

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Atlas of the World's Religions

Frederick Denny.

November 2007; published online November 2007.

Book. Subjects: Society and Culture; Islam. 20 pages.

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Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

The wicked counsellor of King David, who incited Absolon (1) to rebel against his father (2 Sam. 15–17), cited as a famous traitor in The Book of the Duchess (1118).


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Friedrich Achleitner

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(Schalchen, Austria, 1930– ),

collaborated as a member of the Wiener Gruppe with H. C. Artmann and G. Rühm in the avant-garde volume of dialect poems hosn, rosn, baa (1959). A ...


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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.


Settlement 3 m. W of Lochinver in Scotland's highland region. Norman MacCaig spent holidays in a cottage here and in many lyrical and witty poems...

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Achmet Ben Sirin

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(᾽Αχμὲτ ὁ υἱὸς Σηρείμ), author of the longest and most important Byz. tract on Dreams.

Achmet is the pseudonym of a Christian Greek who used in his oneirokritikon widely divergent...

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Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

The valley in which Achan was stoned (Josh. 7: 25–6); the name in Hebrew = ‘trouble’. But Hosea (2: 15) prophesies that after deplorable apostasies the Lord will woo Israel back to its...

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Kad Achouri

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. 1969, Mazamet, Tarn, France. Achouri took a very early interest in music although for some years he was also a very good tennis player with international promise. However, he ...

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Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. Delhi, c. 1780; d. ?, c. 1854)

Vocalist of the durbar of the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar (r. 1827–57). His real name is mentioned in different sources as Mir Sadiq...

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Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

Sanskrit term, meaning a teacher, preceptor, or a spiritual guide. Originally it meant a teacher of the Vedas, a spiritual guide, and so forth. In the modern times, the term ...

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