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15-16-17

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

15-16-17 was a female vocal trio formed in 1974 in the UK, although they came from Jamaica. The line-up consisted of Sonia Williams, Christine McNabb and her sister Wraydette McNabb. ...

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Villon entre mythe et poésie: actes du colloque organisé les 15, 16 et 17 décembre 2006 à la Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris par Michael Freeman, Jean Dérens et Jean Dufournet

David A. Fein.

in French Studies

July 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: European History; European Languages; Literary Studies (European). 417 words.

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April 1899: The War

Patrick H. Hase.

in The Six-Day War of 1899

April 2008; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 17724 words.

This chapter starts by considering the burning of the matsheds during 3 and 14 April. The action on 15 April (Battle of Mui Shue Hang) is described. While this Battle of Mui Shue Hang was...

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companies, trading

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

Trading companies monopolized overseas trade, made great fortunes, and played a part in the history of imperialism. The state supported their power and the companies made the state rich....

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lairds

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

The Scots word ‘laird’ is a shortened form of ‘laverd’, an older Scots word deriving from an Anglo‐Saxon term meaning lord. By the 15th cent. it was widely used of lesser landowners holding...

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lairds

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft.

in A Dictionary of British History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 114 words.

The Scots word ‘laird’ is a shortened form of ‘laverd’, an older Scots word deriving from an Anglo‐Saxon term meaning lord. By the 15th cent. it was widely used of lesser landowners holding...

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What's in a name? Possible names for a legislative body and the birth of national sovereignty during the French Revolution, 15–16 June 1789

Robert H. Blackman.

in French History

March 2007; p ublished online March 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: European History. 11074 words.

Historians disagree over the meaning of the declaration on 17 June 1789 by Third Estate deputies, along with a few clergy, that they constituted a ‘National Assembly’, one that could act in...

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Becoming the President of the Republic of Korea

Young Ick Lew.

in The Making of the First Korean President

November 2013; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 4770 words.

This chapter details events in Syngman Rhee’s life following his return to Seoul on October 16, 1945. Topics covered include his attempts to bring order to the chaotic political situation...

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Southern Zambezia States and Indian Ocean Trade, 1450–1900

Malyn Newitt.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: African History. 13270 words.

States that flourished in the area immediately south of the Zambesi River from the 15th to the 19th centuries were ruled by Karanga dynasties and were the cultural heirs of Great Zimbabwe....

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The Alphabetic Colonization of Amerindian Oral Ecologies in Early Brazil

Diogo de Carvalho Cabral.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Environmental History. 14740 words.

Although it has received less scholarly attention than firearms, microbes, domestic animals and plants, market economy, and statecraft, alphabetic reading and writing was crucial in the...

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French Port Cities

Silvia Marzagalli.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online August 2011 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 6356 words.

From the 15th to the 19th centuries, the French participated to the emergence of an Atlantic world, while the French state built its first colonial empire. French port cities were the hubs...

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Weavers

Daryl Hafter.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 11296 words.

Textiles were a dominant industry throughout the preindustrial world (15th–18th centuries), and their manufacture and trade preoccupied governments and laborers alike. From the 15th and...

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São Tomé and Príncipe

Gerhard Seibert.

in African Studies

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 13687 words.

The twin-island republic of São Tomé and Príncipe is Africa’s second smallest country, with a surface area of 1,001 km² and a population of 187,000 (2012). The two volcanic tropical islands...

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Swahili City States of the East African Coast

Thomas Spear.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 9712 words.

Hundreds of Swahili towns and villages lie scattered along almost 2,000 miles of the East African coast from Somali to Mozambique. While many Swahili are rural farmers and fishermen, others...

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Cherokee

Gregory D. Smithers.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 9692 words.

The Cherokee are an Iroquois-speaking people who at the time of contact with Europeans in the 16th century occupied a sizeable homeland that extended over parts of modern-day Georgia,...

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Papacy and the Atlantic World

Shona Johnston.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 7165 words.

The early modern papacy (c. 1500–1800) constituted a vast bureaucracy (sometimes called the Holy See or the Vatican) inherited from the medieval church and dedicated to asserting papal...

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