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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Antisémitisme des catholiques au vingtième siècle: de la revendication au refus

Danielle Delmaire.

in Catholicism, Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century France

September 2000; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 8412 words.

This chapter examines the shift towards dialogue and understanding with respect to the Catholic Church and the Jewish question in twentieth-century France. It considers the prevailing...

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Text as Tool

Kathryne Beebe.

in Pilgrim & Preacher

August 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); History of Religion. 16972 words.

This chapter analyses the various factors that influenced how Fabri wrote his pilgrimage accounts and for whom he wrote them: his training as a Dominican preacher; his involvement with the...

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The Wild

Glen Dudbridge.

in A Portrait of Five Dynasties China

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 7283 words.

Wang Renyu had a sensitive ear for musical sound and a specialized knowledge of musical theory. The memoirs presented in this chapter show him actively responding to imperfect performances,...

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Introduction to the Law and Legality of the Greek East

David Wagschal.

in Law and Legality in the Greek East

November 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Religion. 10972 words.

The Introduction begins by outlining the numerous challenges facing the cultural history of Byzantine canon law, particularly the narratives of primitivism and decadence that have...

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Hospitals, Almshouses, and Charity

Andrew D. Brown.

in Popular Piety in Late Medieval England

March 1995; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); History of Religion. 8839 words.

The clear links between the Trinity hospital, the St George guild, and the town government show that yet another layer should be added to the devotional structures within certain late...

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