43a The History of the Book in Southeast Asia (1): The Islands Reference library
1 General introduction 2 Writing systems 3 Dating systems 4 Book forms 5 Printed books
1 General introduction
The region of
Aachen Reference library
City in Nordrhein-Westfalia, Germany. It was the birthplace and residence of Charlemagne, ruler of the Frankish Kingdom, and remained associated
Aaron, Hank (b. 5 February 1934) Reference library
(b. 5 February 1934),
baseball player, baseball executive, civil rights advocate, and businessman. Henry
aback Quick reference
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 the water or to assist her in ...
ʿAbbas Hilmi II (1874) Reference library
the third and last khedive of Egypt, ruled the country from 1892 to 1914. ʿAbbas was the seventh ruler in Mehmet ʿAli’s dynasty, which was established in the early nineteenth century. ʿAbbas came to the throne at the very young age of eighteen in January ...
῾Abbasid Caliphate Reference library
As the result of a revolution that culminated In 750
ABDA (American-British-Dutch-Australian) command Reference library
covering Burma, Malaya, the Netherlands East Indies and the Philippines (with the north-western part of Australia included from 24 January
ʿAbdel-Kader (1808) Reference library
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Algerian emir and anticolonialist leader, was born on 6 September 1808 near Mascara in the west of Algeria. His full name was ʿAbd al-Qadir bin Muhieddine; he is known in the Arab east as ʿAbdel-Kader al-Jazaʾiri and in Algeria as al-Amir ʿAbd El-Kader....
ʿAbduh, Muhammad (1849) Reference library
Egyptian Muslim theologian, modernist, and reformer, was born in the Gharbiya Province of Lower Egypt, the son of ʿAbduh ibn Hasan Khayr Allah, a peasant farmer, and his wife, who was descended from the Bani ʿAdl clan. He grew up in the village of Mahallat Nasr and received a traditional education, learning the Qurʾan by heart. In ...
Abila Reference library
city of the Decapolis, located about 15 km (9 mi.) north-northeast of Irbid in northern Jordan. Abila has an occupational
Abiola, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (1937) Reference library
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Nigerian entrepreneur, philanthropist, politician, and publisher, was born on 24 August 1937 in the southwestern town of Egba, Abeokuta, in the present-day Ogun State, to Alhaji Salawu Adelekan Akanni Abiola and Zeliat Wuraola Ayinke Abiola (née Kassim). Although Abiola was the twenty-third child of his parents, he was their first surviving child as his older siblings had died at infancy or were stillborn. Because of several deaths that had plagued the family, Abiola was named “Kashimawo,” meaning “Let us wait and see.” It was not until his fifteenth birthday that his parents gave him a regular name, Moshood, having been convinced that the young Abiola had come to stay....
Abolitionism Reference library
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass
[This entry contains three subentries dealing with abolitionism from the late seventeenth century through the ratification of the Thirteenth