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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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Acht und Bann

Overview page. Subjects: medieval and Renaissance history (500 to 1500).

A link between Acht (outlawry) and Bann (excommunication) was created when Frederick II barred excommunicates from royal courts (1220) and forbade inhabitants of royal towns (1231/32), then...

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Achyraous

Overview page. Subjects: medieval and Renaissance history (500 to 1500).

(᾽Αχυράους, Lat. Esseron), fortress of Mysia overlooking the Makestos River in northwestern Anatolia, near modern Balikesir. First mentioned in 812 as a village by Theodore of Stoudios,...

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Acheh War

Overview page. Subjects: world history.

(1873–1903)

A conflict in north Sumatra between the Dutch and the people of Acheh, a sultanate on the northern coast of Sumatra, claimed to be the first Muslim state in south‐east...

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acheiropoieta

Overview page. Subjects: medieval and Renaissance history (500 to 1500).

[Greek, ‘objects not made by [human] hands’] Primarily used of direct impressions of Christ’s face (the Kamoulianai Christ, the Mandylion of Edessa, the Veronica of Rome, and the Shroud of...

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Acheiropoietos Church

Overview page. Subjects: medieval and Renaissance history (500 to 1500).

The Church of the Acheiropoietos (᾽Αχειροποίητος, lit. “not-made-by-hands”) in Thessalonike is so named because it housed a miraculous icon (see Acheiropoieta) of the Virgin Hodegetria (A....

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Northern Ireland

Marc Mulholland.

January 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: British history; European history; political geography. 184 pages.

From the Plantation of Ulster in the seventeenth century to the entry into peace talks in the late twentieth century the Northern Irish people have been engaged in conflict — Catholic...

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The Norman Conquest

George Garnett.

November 2009; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: medieval and Renaissance history (500 to 1500); British history. 168 pages.

The Norman Conquest: A Very Short Introduction considers one of the most profound turning points in English history. The Norman Conquest in 1066 was the last time England was successfully...

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The Renaissance

Jerry Brotton.

April 2006; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: medieval and Renaissance history (500 to 1500). 160 pages.

The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction sees the period of the Renaissance as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale....

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Modern Ireland

Senia Paseta.

March 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: regional and national history; political geography. 184 pages.

Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction attempts to answer the Irish Question. The term has become something of a catch-all, a convenient way to encompass numerous issues and developments...

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