20a The History of the Book in Britain, c.1475–1800 Reference library
1 Origins 2 The Stationers’ Company 3 Beyond London 4 MS circulation and playbooks 5 Religious publishing 6 Copyright and
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
‘A’isha bt. Abi Bakr Reference library
One of the wives of *Muhammad and the daughter of the first *caliph, *Abu Bakr (r. 622–4). She died in 678. She married Muhammad at the age of 9, and was his close confidante. She was also extremely controversial. An incident in which she was impugned of sexual misbehaviour occasioned the ...
A-10A Reference library
a heavily armored plane designed to destroy tanks and constructed around its powerful 30 mm gun and enormous munitions drum.
a-lee Quick reference
the position of the helm of a vessel when it has been pushed down to leeward. ‘Helm's a-lee’ is the response of the helmsman of a sailing vessel after putting the helm down on the order to ...
a-weigh Quick reference
the situation of the anchor at the moment it is broken out of the ground when being weighed. When the anchor is a-weigh the ship is no longer secured to the ground and will drift unless under sail or power....
A2A Quick reference
The Access to Archives web site, which contains catalogues of archives held in record offices across England.
AA Reference library
AAA Reference library
abbr. antiaircraft artillery.