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abecedarium

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

Elementary teaching in Antiquity and the Middle Ages consisted in learning firstly to read the letters of the alphabet. Exceptionally when a child learned to read alone from a text ...

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Acadia

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Literature.

A former French colony established in 1604 in the territory now forming Nova Scotia in Canada, ceded to Britain in 1763.

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Adolphe Thiers

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — World History.

(1797–1877).

French journalist, historian, and statesman. The only son of a modest Marseille family, educated at the lycée there and at the law faculty of Aix‐en‐Provence, he...

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Adolphus Peter Elkin

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Literature.

(1891–1979),

anthropologist, became famous as an authority on Aboriginal culture and a leading influence in changing policies from protection to assimilation in the second quarter...

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Adrien Turnèbe

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Literature.

(1512–65),

French classical philologist. He was born at Les Andelys in Normandy, and at the age of 12 moved to Paris to continue his education. He was appointed professor of ...

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Advertiser

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Australasian and Pacific History.

A newspaper, was founded in Adelaide on 12 July 1858 by Congregational minister John Henry Barrow. The South Australian Advertiser, as it was known until 1899, was progressive in tone ...

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Afghan wars

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Literary Studies (19th Century).

From 1807, when the armies of Tsar Alexander I reached its northern borders, Afghanistan became an uneasy neutral zone between the Russian and the British Indian empires around which ‘the...

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Ägidius Tschudi

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Literature.

(1505–72),

Swiss historian, born into an ancient family in Glarus and educated in Zürich (where he was taught by Zwingli), Basel, and Paris (where he was taught by Lefèvre...

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Agnès Varda

Overview page. Subjects: History — Literature.

(b. 1928),

leading Paris‐based director, screenwriter, producer, editor, and installation artist. Born in Brussels but brought up in France, Agnès Varda has made thirty‐four films...

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Agostino Nifo

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Literature.

(c.1469–c.1546),

Italian Aristotelian philosopher, born in Sessa Aurunca (Calabria) and educated at the University of Padua; he embarked on an academic career during which he...

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