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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

Subject: Religion

(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

Medieval Climate Optimum

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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Current Version:
2009

...closely with warm wet years ( Li et al., 2006 ). However, some recent tree-ring analyses for Fennoscandia by Briffa et al. ( 1990 ) have failed to find unambiguous evidence for this warm phase or for extended warm periods. They conclude (p. 438) that their reconstruction “dispels any notion that summers in Fennoscandia were consistently warm throughout that period. Although the second half of the twelfth century was very warm, the first half was very cold. For most of the eleventh and thirteenth centuries, summers were near normal (relative to the mean...

Medieval Climatic Optimum

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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Current Version:
2005

...epoch is discussed by Grove ( 1996 ). Some recent tree ring analyses for Fennoscandia by Briffa et al. ( 1990 ), however, have failed to find any unambiguous evidence for this warm phase, or for very extended runs of warm years. They conclude (p. 438) that their reconstruction “dispels any notion that summers in Fennoscandia were consistently warm throughout that period. Although the second half of the twelfth century was very warm, the first half was very cold. For most of the eleventh and thirteenth centuries, summers were near normal (relative to the mean...

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