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Javanese Mythology

Javanese Mythology  

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With the establishment of Islam (see Islam) in Indonesia, the indigenous myths of Java and other areas have been retained as folktales rather than as vehicles for religious truth. The first part of ...
marginalism

marginalism  

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The technique of studying economic change by examining any small rate of change of any one variable (e.g. cost, revenue, consumer satisfaction) relative to another. Analytically powerful because it ...
Yudhiṣṭhira

Yudhiṣṭhira  

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In the Mahābhārata, the son of Kuntī and the god Dharma, and the eldest of the five Pāṇḍava brothers; also known as Ajātaśatru (‘he whose conquering enemy has not yet been born’) and Dharmarāja ...
Divālī

Divālī  

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A major pan-Indian festival celebrated around the day of the new moon in October–November (bridging the months of Āśvina and Kārttika), lasting from two to five days. Its name is derived from the ...
Industrial Arts Institute

Industrial Arts Institute  

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(IAI)(established 1928)Established in Sendai, Japan, the Industrial Arts Institute (IAI) came under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (which later became the Ministry of ...
Mark-Anthony Turnage

Mark-Anthony Turnage  

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(b Grays, Essex, 1960).Eng. composer. Comp.‐in‐association with CBSO 1989–93. Distinctive if eclectic style deriving from many sources incl. rock and jazz. Prin. comps.:operas:Greek (1986–8);Killing ...
Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg  

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(1947– )US film director and producer, the most commercially successful director of all time.Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he made amateur films while still as school and subsequently worked on ...
Mumbo Jumbo

Mumbo Jumbo  

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Ishmael Reed's third novel, Mumbo Jumbo (1972) is generally acknowledged to be his masterpiece. Complex, enigmatic, and ecstatic, it is impossible to summarize coherently with any brevity. Combining ...
Velleius Paterculus

Velleius Paterculus  

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Roman historical writer, b. in (probably) 20 or 19 bc. He spent ad 4–12 serving under the future emperor Tiberius in Germany twice, Pannonia, and Dalmatia. In 6, having completed his service as an ...
Two Offers, The.

Two Offers, The.  

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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper's “The Two Offers” was first published in the Anglo-African Magazine in 1859 and is considered the first published short story by an African American woman in the United ...

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