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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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A Dictionary of World History

Edited by Edmund Wright.

January 2006; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: world history. 4091 pages.528350 words.

This wide-ranging dictionary contains a wealth of information on all aspects of history, from prehistory right up to the present day. It includes biographies of key figures in world...

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

January 2006; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: maritime history. 2724 pages.425556 words.

‘Neatly illustrated and meticulously researched... a reference work of uniformly high academic quality’ - Times Literary Supplement

The most comprehensive...

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: history; United States history. 1300 pages.1801353 words.

This remarkable work traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African...

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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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