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Hunter S. Thompson

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1939–2005),

American journalist and writer, born in Louisville, Kentucky. The work for which he is best known, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1972), first appeared in Rolling...

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Fux, Johann [Hanns] Georg

Carola Wenzel.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; 18th-Century Art; Renaissance Art. 305 words.

(b Ausserpfitsch, nr Sterzing, Tyrol, 1661; d Straubing, Bavaria, 1706).

German sculptor. He was first apprenticed to Hans Wild (fl 1678), an armourer in the Tyrol; he is next...

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Temptation of Christ

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 485 words.

Christ was tempted three times by the Devil, immediately after his *baptism by *John the Baptist in the Jordan. The account is in Matt. 4: 1–11, and also in Mark, who merely refers to His...

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Rossi, Properzia de’

Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Renaissance Art. 353 words.

(b Bologna, c. 1490; d Bologna, 1530).

Italian sculptor. She is referred to in a document dated 1516 as the daughter of Girolamo de’ Rossi of Bologna. Among the few recorded...

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Hiernle [Hiernlein; Hirnl; Hirnle], Karl [Karel] Josef

Ivo Kořán.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; 18th-Century Art; Renaissance Art. 302 words.

(b c. 1693; bur Prague, Feb 7, 1748).

Bohemian sculptor of German origin. His family were active as sculptors in Landshut and later in Mainz. He probably trained...

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Master Theodoric

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(active mid-14th century).

Bohemian painter. He is first certainly documented in 1359, when he is described as court painter to the emperor Charles IV in Prague. However, he may...

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Margaret Laurence

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1926–87),

Canadian novelist and short‐story writer, born in the prairie town of Neepawa, Manitoba (inspiration for the fictional ‘Manawaka’). In 1947 she married John Laurence, a...

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“A Seer Shall the Lord My God Raise Up”: The Prophet and the Plates

Terryl L. Givens.

in By the Hand of Mormon

March 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 15075 words.

Joseph Smith was a young seeker in an age of religious awakening. He claimed he was visited by God and Christ in response to his spiritual quest for truth as a 14 year old, but his...

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Wall Paintings

Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi.

in Fathpur Sikri Revisited

March 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. 10185 words.

The harsh monotony of the red stone surfaces has been mellowed by the instrument of covering the surfaces of imperial buildings with decorations in the form of frescoes and murals. The wall...

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Alvarez de la Peña, Manuel Francisco

Juan Nicolau.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; 18th-Century Art. 278 words.

(b Salamanca, 1727; d Madrid, 1797).

Spanish sculptor. He was a member of the first generation of sculptors trained at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de S Fernando, Madrid....

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William Dowsing, the Bureaucratic Puritan

JOHN MORRILL.

in Public Duty and Private Conscience in Seventeenth-Century England

April 1993; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 13433 words.

John Morrill, the author of this chapter, seeks both to find new ways of analysing William Dowsing's journal and to reconstruct something of the social milieu and mental world of a stolid...

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Saint-Genis-des-Fontaines

Danielle Valin Johnson.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art. 338 words.

Former Benedictine abbey in the département of Pyrénées-Orientales, Roussillon, France. It is known principally for the carved marble slab that is re-employed as a lintel on the west...

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Corc mac Luigthig

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

[Ir. corcc, heart].

Also known as Conall Corc, Conall mac Luigthig. Traditional founder of the kingship of Cashel, the fortress of Co. Tipperary, and ancestor of many kings of...

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Sa Na Duniya Supports the Earth on Its Horn

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

(Hausa/Niger, Nigeria)

Sa Na Duniya is the Bull of the World.

The earth is said to be a female, supported on one of the horns of the Sa Na Duniya, Bull of the World, and...

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Jäckel, Matěj Václav

Ivo Kořán.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; 18th-Century Art; Renaissance Art. 859 words.

[Mathias Wenzel]

(b Wittichenau, 1655; d Prague, after Jan 16, 1738).

Bohemian sculptor. He probably trained in southern Germany or Austria, where he was able to...

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George Frederick Bodley

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(1827–1907).

Hull-born English architect, one of the most successful and sensitive of the Gothic Revival. A student of George Gilbert Scott in the 1840s, his first churches include...

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Greek

Andrew Clements.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 493 words.

Opera in two acts by Mark-Anthony Turnage to a libretto by the composer and Jonathan Moore after Steven Berkoff’s play Greek; Munich, Carl-Orff Saal, 17 June 1988.

Turnage’s...

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Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(1902–2002)

Mexican photographer, born in Mexico City. He embarked on photography in 1924, taking it up professionally in 1929. His photographs were notable for displaying Mexico...

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Paul Horgan

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1903–),

born in Buffalo, N.Y., reared there and in New Mexico. His novels include The Fault of Angels (1933), about professional musicians; The Habit of Empire (1939), about...

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In Imagination

Emily Ogden.

in Credulity

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 24228 words.

As mesmerism spread in the US, it changed: Poyen’s vision of credulity governed by a detached operator gave way to a more collaborative relationship between mesmerist and subject. The first...

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