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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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23 words

A historical document. The plural form is also applied to the place where such documents are housed, e.g. a county

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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23 words

A historical document. The plural form is also applied to the place where such documents are housed, e.g. a county ...

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
Length:
404 words

Archives, in the plural, are historical records and documents and, for the most part, are preserved as such in record

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
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2,652 words

Although maritime history is a subject that transcends national boundaries and stretches around the globe, many aspects of it are

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,130 words

are collections of records of public and private organisations that provide an indispensable resource for research into Australian history. While

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
93 words

France has a very well‐organized system of public archives. These include the Archives Nationales, created in 1794, the departmental

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The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Law
Length:
326 words

The archives of the Court consist of its accumulated documents and records. The collection begins in 1903 and includes Registry

Archives and Libraries

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
2,913 words

Scholars interested in studying Mesoamerica can avail themselves of three general types of repositories wherein primary materials are held. They

Archives and Record Keeping

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
3,083 words

The modern world is devoted to the documentary habit: whether a document is kept in hard copy or stored in

archives and archivists

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
504 words

Collections of documents produced by institutions or persons. Archives are almost as old as writing itself: Mesopotamian archives on clay

archives and museums

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
826 words
Given the ephemeral nature of dance, archives and libraries are extremely important to students, historians, and lovers of the artform. Some of these are in private collections and ... More
Ashurbanipal's library

Ashurbanipal's library  

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Wishing to raise cultural standards, Ashurbanipal, king of Assyria (668–628bc), decided to establish a library at Nineveh. He therefore sent agents out to every corner of the empire to gather ...
bureaucracy

bureaucracy  

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[De]A type of organization marked by a clear hierarchy of authority, the existence of written rules of procedure, and staffed by full‐time, salaried officials. Often held to be one of the ...
contrapuntal reading

contrapuntal reading  

Borrowed from music, where it refers to the relationship between themes (e.g. the relation between the famous ‘da-da-da-dum’ in Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and its subsequent exploration), this term ...
George Cockburn Henderson

George Cockburn Henderson  

(1870–1944)occupied the chair of modern history and English at the University of Adelaide from 1902 to 1924, and subsequently held posts at the University of Sydney, making forays into ...
Greek Inscriptions

Greek Inscriptions  

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The term “inscription” refers to the engraving—chiefly on stone or metal—of texts intended for public viewing; the term “epigraphy” refers to the study of such inscriptions. Inscriptions on marble or ...
Greek letters

Greek letters  

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Letters in the Greek world could be written on metal, wax-coated wood, fragments of earthenware, animal skin, and (above all) papyrus (see books, Greek and Roman); a very early surviving ...
Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida  

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(1930–2004)French philosopher of poststructuralism, who introduced the philosophical and literary method known as deconstruction.Like his contemporary Althusser, Derrida was a native of Algiers who ...
James Bonwick

James Bonwick  

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(1817–1906),born Lingfield, England, was educated in London and began a career in teaching in 1833. In 1841, pledged to the Nonconformist and temperance causes, he arrived in Hobart and ...
Judges' notebooks

Judges' notebooks  

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Law
High Court Justices, like other holders of judicial office, receive notebooks in which to record their notes of argument and (rarely) of evidence taken in the original jurisdiction of the ...

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