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43a The History of the Book in Southeast Asia (1): The Islands

43a The History of the Book in Southeast Asia (1): The Islands   Reference library

Edwin Paul Wieringa

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
2,585 words
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Oxford University Press
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1 General introduction 2 Writing systems 3 Dating systems 4 Book forms ... More
A/r/tography

A/r/tography   Reference library

Natalie LeBlanc and Rita L. Irwin

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods in Education

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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8,008 words
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Through a post-structural, hermeneutic, and phenomenological paradigm, a/r/tography was conceptualized on the premise that multifaceted, lived experience and subjective perspectives make ... More
aback

aback   Quick reference

The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
128 words
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the situation of the sails of a square-rigged ship when the yards are trimmed to bring the wind to bear on their forward side. Sails are laid aback purposely to stop a ship's way through ... More
ʿAbbāsid Caliphate

ʿAbbāsid Caliphate   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
2,214 words
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3

The rise of the ʿAbbāsid caliphate was the first fissure in Islamic culture; it would eventually result in the Shīʿī

ABDA (American-British-Dutch-Australian) command

ABDA (American-British-Dutch-Australian) command   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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109 words
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covering Burma, Malaya, the Netherlands East Indies and the Philippines (with the north-western part of Australia included from 24 January

Abdülhamid II

Abdülhamid II   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1,256 words
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Abdülhamid II (1842–1918) was the thirty-fourth Ottoman sultan (r. 1876–1909). A profound political and economic crisis

Ablutions

Ablutions   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
998 words
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A practice that consists of washing, which introduces the Muslim into the state of ritual purity (ṭuhr) and

Abolition

Abolition   Reference library

Sandra Jean Graham

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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1,414 words
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From the mid-1830s through the Civil War, abolitionists systematically deployed songs as spiritual weaponry in the fight to eradicate slavery

about

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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114 words
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a term used in sailing, meaning across the wind in relation to the bow of a sailing vessel. Thus, when a ship ...

Abraham

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

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Abraham or Avraham (at first Abram, or Ibrahim in Arabic) is a central figure in Hebrew mythology as developed in

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