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fence

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

An option strategy involving either a purchased call and a written put or a written call and a purchased put for the same expiry date (cf. conversion; reverse conversion). Also known as a c...

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Moorland

Debby Banham and Rosamond Faith.

in Anglo-Saxon Farms and Farming

September 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Social and Cultural History. 6899 words.

The prehistoric use of Dartmoor as farmland in conjunction with large-scale livestock pasturing is evidenced by landscape divisions: the reaves. After the retreat of cultivation in the Iron...

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Coasts and riversides

Debby Banham and Rosamond Faith.

in Anglo-Saxon Farms and Farming

September 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Social and Cultural History. 13313 words.

This chapter illustrates how marshland grazing and access to woodland were the resources which attracted incoming Germanic communities to settle along the north bank of the lower Thames:...

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Gentleman Farms and the Inner Bluegrass Landscape

Karl Raitz and Nancy O’Malley.

in Kentucky's Frontier Highway

November 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 15659 words.

This chapter provides a narrative about the gentleman farms that align the road, one of the world's most extraordinary landscapes. A gentleman farm often produces amenity livestock such as...

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The Clergyman’s Daughter with a Designer’s Imagination

Zara Anishanslin.

in Portrait of a Woman in Silk

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 7964 words.

This chapter describes the early life and work of silk designer Anna Maria Garthwaite. A clergyman's daughter, Garthwaite grew up in a Grantham rectory over a hundred miles north of London....

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Burton, Mary (bap. 1819, d. 1909), educational and social reformer

Ann Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education. 940 words.

Burton, Mary (bap. 1819, d. 1909), educational and social reformer, was baptized on 7 February 1819 in Aberdeen, the youngest of four children of William Kinninmont Burton (d. 1819),...

Venice’s Department of Cryptology

Ioanna Iordanou.

in Venice's Secret Service

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 12748 words.

The chapter discusses the fully fledged, state-controlled and regulated department of cryptology that the Council of Ten developed and oversaw. This was housed in the Doge’s Palace and...

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