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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Review: Al-Farabi: Founder of Islamic Neoplatonism: His Life, Works and Influence
 Majid Fakhry

Ayman Shihadeh.

in Journal of Islamic Studies

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Islam; Regional and Area Studies. 0 words.

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Breaking with Athens: Alfarabi as Founder, Applications of Political TheoryBy Christopher A. Colmo

Ian Richard Netton.

in Journal of Islamic Studies

September 2008; p ublished online August 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Islam; Regional and Area Studies. 471 words.

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The Rise of Maasina Rule

David W. Akin.

in Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom

October 2013; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 23559 words.

This chapter narrates the establishment of Maasani Rule. By late 1943, much of the southeast Solomons were rumbling with discontent and political groups were forming. Nonoʻoohimae began...

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The Movement for Federation and the Viti Kabani

Robert Nicole.

in Disturbing History

October 2010; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 12225 words.

This chapter surveys a series of historical developments that help explain the emergence of the Viti Kabani (Fiji Company) in the early 1910s. The Vita Kabani emerged in 1913; and when it...

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‘The Highest Position in the Civilised World’: Commemorating John Knox and the Second Reformation

James J. Coleman.

in Remembering the Past in Nineteenth-Century Scotland

August 2014; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 19343 words.

The providential-unionist interpretation of the legacy of William Wallace and Robert Bruce might seem unusual in the early twenty-first century, yet few would argue that these patriot...

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The Arts Chairs

Roger L. Emerson.

in Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment

April 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 16936 words.

This chapter discusses the Arts chairs in mathematics, astronomy, Greek, the regencies, and the professorships of philosophy. It considers the later appointments to chairs from which were...

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He Momi Waiwai Ko Kākou Mau Kūpuna

Annette Ku‘uipolani Wong.

in Ike Ulana Lau Hala

August 2014; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 12005 words.

This chapter explores the life of Elizabeth Maluihi Lee, a living treasure and master lau hala weaver from Kona, Hawaii. She tells how she has continued to share her knowledge of the art of...

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The Wilsons

David Clarke.

in Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow

May 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 18450 words.

The story of Alexander Wilson's genius commences with his kite experiments to fly thermometers expertly made by himself, to measure the temperature of the atmosphere. This was done in...

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The Astronomical Society of Glasgow

David Clarke.

in Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow

May 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 3843 words.

Local interest in astronomy has always been strong in Glasgow. This chapter covers stories of public movements of 1808 and 1836 both leading to the building of two observatories. Towards...

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Scottish Systemic Accountability

Alistair Mutch.

in Religion and National Identity

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 10364 words.

An examination of practice at local level in the eighteenth century Church of Scotland indicates how far it diverged from the theory codified in printed guidance manuals. Some practices,...

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Introduction

Vicente M. Diaz.

in Repositioning the Missionary

July 2010; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 10824 words.

The introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the multiple and competing cultural and political stakes in the historic and contemporary effort to canonize...

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Convergence of Cultures: New Developments in the Arts, 1956–1962

Angela Bartie.

in The Edinburgh Festivals

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 16382 words.

This chapter explores a transitional period during which evidence of an awakening ‘cultural revolution’ began to emerge, and one in which churches across Britain experienced a staggering...

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Vorster, Balthazar Johannes (1915–1983)

Edited by Henry Louis Gates and Kwame Anthony Appiah.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 178 words.

Born in Jamestown, the son of an Afrikaner sheep farmer, Balthazar Vorster was trained as a lawyer. A founder of

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Ndebele

Eric Young.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 414 words.

The founder of the Ndebele was Mzilikazi, the head of the Khumalo Dynasty. His people spoke a Nguni language like

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Nyerere, Julius Kambarage (1922–1999)

Elizabeth Heath.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 1049 words.

Called both father of the nation and Mwalimu (teacher), Julius Kambarage Nyerere is considered by many to be the founder

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Danquah, Joseph Kwame Kyeretwi Boakye (1895–1965)

Robert Fay.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 485 words.

J. B. Danquah was one of the founders of the modern state of Ghana. He cofounded the country’s first

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Ga

David P. Johnson.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 582 words.

Indigenous inhabitants of Ghana’s coast, the Ga are one of the major ethnic groups of Ghana and the founders of

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Mubarak, Haji (1833–c.1873)

A. Lee Anthony.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 444 words.

Usually referred to as the “Ethiopian servant” of the Bab (Sayyid ‘Ali-Muhammad Shirazi, founder of Babism), Haji Mubarak is celebrated

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Cheikh Amadou Bamba

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Cheikh Amadou Bamba, founder of the Murid order (Muridiyya), whose disciples consider him a saintly personage, is one of the most revered Muslim leaders in Senegal. The descendants of Bamba...

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Sunni Ali

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

?–1492 Founder of the Songhai empire; also known as Sunni Ali Ber and Si.

At a time when the collapse of the once powerful Mali empire left a power vacuum ...

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