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cadastre

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Earth Sciences and Geography.

1 A record of the area, boundaries, location, value, and ownership of land, achieved by a cadastral survey.

2 The term is also used in geographic...

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epact

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

A term used in ecclesiastical lunar tables to calculate the date of Easter. It gives the age of the Moon (i.e. the number of days since New Moon) at the start of each year.

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FitzRoy [formerly Palmer], Charles, second duke of Cleveland and first duke of Southampton (1662–1730), landowner

J. M. Rigg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Irish History; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming. 830 words.

FitzRoy [formerly Palmer], Charles, second duke of Cleveland and first duke of Southampton (1662–1730), landowner, the first son of Charles II and Barbara Palmer, countess of Castlemaine...

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fowl

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

A domesticated bird (such as a chicken) that is kept for its eggs or meat.

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Geber

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

(c.721–c.815) Arabian alchemist

Geber seems to have spent his life among the political uncertainties of the decline of the Umayyad dynasty. His father was executed for his part in...

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gender and technology

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

Medieval people often carried out technological activities of all kinds according to gendered divisions of labour. Male and female skills and kinds of work varied by place and time.

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grain

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

1 The dry, starchy seed‐like fruit that is produced by cereal grasses.

2 The texture of wood, which is determined by the type of xylem cells that it...

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Lennox, Charles, first duke of Richmond, first duke of Lennox, and duke of Aubigny in the French nobility (1672–1723), landowner

Timothy J. McCann.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Irish History; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming. 1512 words.

Lennox, Charles, first duke of Richmond, first duke of Lennox, and duke of Aubigny in the French nobility (1672–1723), landowner, natural son of Charles II (1630–1685) and Louise Renée de...

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lineage

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

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A kin‐group defined through a number of generations by a specific line of descent, either through the male side (patrilineal) or the female side (matrilineal).

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livestock

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

Domesticated animals (such as beef cattle, dairy cows, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, and turkeys) that are kept for meat or dairy production, usually on a farm or smallholding.

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