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Overview page. Subjects: British History.

Are, literally, chief bishops. By the 5th cent. ad the title was applied to the occupants of sees of major ecclesiastical importance, particularly those of metropolitan bishops. This...

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Glasgow University to 1701

Roger L. Emerson.

in Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment

April 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 9441 words.

This chapter studies patronage in an eighteenth-century university by exploring the legal structures that defined the corporations in which patronage was awarded. It reports that, at...

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Whose Independence? Bishop Jocelin of Glasgow (1175–99) and the Achievement of Ecclesiastical Freedom

Dauvit Broun.

in Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britain

March 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 15924 words.

This chapter explores the origins of the arrangements of the Church, which comprises a group of independent dioceses under its own archbishop, directly answerable to Rome and not to the...

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Alan Paton

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — African Studies.

(1903–1988) South African novelist and short-story writer

Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) FictionToo Late the Phalarope (1953) FictionDebbie Go Home (1961) Fiction Short...

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Idi Amin

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — African Studies.

(b. West Nile, Uganda, 1925; d. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 16 Aug. 2003)

Ugandan; army commander 1966–71, head of state 1971–9 A member of the Kakwa ethnic group from north-west Uganda,...

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The Church in Colonial Latin America

John F. Schwaller.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 8595 words.

The Catholic Church was undoubtedly the single most important institution in colonial Latin America. Everyone who lived in the region was nominally a member of the Church. The Church...

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