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apophatic, cataphatic

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Though Dionysius the Areopagite uses them only once to designate the two ways of access to God, these terms are borrowed from him. It was in fact John Scotus Eriugena ...

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Evening's Love, An

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 134 words.

A comedy by John *Dryden, produced 1668, published 1671. Combining elements of Spanish intrigue comedy and fast‐moving farce with sexually explicit language, it proved a great commercial...

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Taylor, Sir Robert

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 52 words.

Kt 1920

Born 1855; s of John Taylor, Great Cumberland Place, W; m Blanche G., d of Thomas Borrow Myers, Porters Park, Shenley, Herts; one s two d; died 4 April 1921...


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Borrow, David Stanley

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 99 words.

Born 2 Aug. 1952; s of James Borrow and Nancy (née Crawshaw); civil partnership 2006, John Garland

Member (Lab):...

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Trust and Credit: The Role of Appearance in Peer-to-peer Lending

Jefferson Duarte, Stephan Siegel and Lance Young.

in The Review of Financial Studies

August 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Banking. 9398 words.

Although it is well known that appearance-based impressions affect labor market and election outcomes, little is known about the role appearance plays in financial transactions. We address...

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Zeitter, John or Johan Christian

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 19th-Century Art. 112 words.

British, 19th century, male.

Active then naturalised in England.

Died June 1862, in London.

Painter. Genre scenes.

John Zeitter exhibited in London from...

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Molineux, Thomas (1759–1850), stenographer and schoolmaster

Page Life.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 539 words.

Molineux, Thomas (1759–1850), stenographer and schoolmaster, was born on 14 May 1759 at Queen Street, Manchester, Lancashire, the son of John and Jannet Molineux. He was educated at a...

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Nature and reason

Irene O'Daly.

in John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 11420 words.

This chapter discusses the significance of the term natura in John’s works and the notion of ‘living in accordance with nature’ - a guideline borrowed from the works of Cicero. It compares...

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Loans from the Library of Sir Edward Sherburne and the 1685 English Translation of Xenophon

William Poole.

in The Library

March 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; Bibliography; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 4217 words.

This note examines the later library catalogue of Sir Edward Sherburne (1616-72), and in particular his record of loans made from his library. I demonstrate that one of the regular users of...

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John the Sage

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

Mentioned in R.P.S. (11th century) as resting at Malmesbury with Maedub and Aldhelm. He should probably be identified with the John whose tomb William of Malmesbury described and whose...

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Diverting History of John Gilpin

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A poem by Cowper, first published anonymously in The Public Advertiser, reprinted in chapbook form, and included in the same volume as The Task (1785).

John Gilpin, a ‘linen‐draper...

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Dooly, John

Robert S. Davis.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1122 words.

Dooly, John (1744–1780), Georgia Revolutionary War leader and folk hero, was likely born in Ireland or Pennsylvania, the son of the frontier farmers Patrick and Ann Dooly. In the late 1760s...

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War and the Next Lesson

John Kenneth Galbraith and James K. Galbraith.

in Money

August 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics. 6558 words.

This chapter examines the lessons of World War II with respect to money and monetary policy. World War I exposed the fragility of the monetary structure that had gold as its foundation, the...

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John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance

Irene O'Daly.

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 264 pages.

John of Salisbury (c. 1120–80) is a key figure of the twelfth-century renaissance. A student at the cosmopolitan schools of medieval Paris, an associate of Thomas Becket and an acute...

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Return of a Native

W. J. McCormack.

in Northman: John Hewitt (1907-87)

September 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century); Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 9071 words.

This chapter co-relates the deteriorating situation in Northern Ireland during and after 1969 with Hewitt’s imminent retirement from the Coventry art gallery. At the centre was a reading...

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Charles Coffey

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(?1700–1745), author of comic operas. Born in Dublin, he wrote music and librettos for adaptations of English and French plays. His first piece, The Beggar's Wedding (1729), borrowed from...

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Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Character in an early (1891) short story by W. B. Yeats. A Fomorian giant abandoned by his comrades in Sligo, Dhoya marries a fairy bride but loses her to her fairy husband in a chess game....

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“Fine Suddenness”

Christopher R. Miller.

in Surprise

April 2015; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 10529 words.

This chapter examines how John Keats in his early poetry borrows the perceptual pattern that structures so many of William Wordsworth's poems: a state of inattention or dreaminess...

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David P. Brown.

in The Oxford Handbook of Theology and Modern European Thought

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity. 8851 words.

This chapter explores conceptions of the sacramental in modern European thought and considers early modern attempts to use the notion to ground a sense of divine presence in the world....

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