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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Ravenna

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. 2746 words.

and its port, Classe, an estuarine harbour protected by marshes on the land side, was a N. Italian naval base under the Roman Empire. When the Eastern and Western Empires were established,...

Leviathan

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. 764 words.

In the Book of Job, at the climax of his suffering in ch. 40: 15–24, God finally speaks to him from the whirlwind, telling him to look at Behemoth, and He describes a terrifying creature,...

Romuald, Saint (950–1027)

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. 531 words.

was born in Ravenna, the son of the duke, and as a result of a family quarrel in which his father killed a relation, he entered the monastery of Sant' Apollinare in Classe. He was soon...