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Australia

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Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchy Australia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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...Onda , S. Celeghin , and D. Vistoli (Venice, 1996) C. Milner : ‘The Role of the Prophet Elijah in the Transfiguration Mosaics at Sinai and Classe. Conformity and Non-conformity in Byzantium: Papers Given at the Eighth Conference of the Australian Association for Byzantine Studies, University of New England, Australia, July 1993’, Byz. Forsch. , xxiv (1997), pp. 207–17 H. Urner-Astholz : ‘Sechs Finger und sechs Zehen in der mittelalterlichen Symbolik’, Z. Schweiz. Archäol. & Kstgesch. , liv/4 (1997), pp. 329–36 C. Muscolino , E. Carbonara , and E. R...

delict

delict  

In Scottish and civil law systems, a type of civil wrong in the nature of a tort (e.g. for product liability claims). Liability in delict (delictual liability), like tortuous liability ...
placitum

placitum  

(Latin placitare, from placitum, lawsuit; the word plea is closely related to placitum and has the sense of something that has been decided)A paragraph or subdivision of a page ...
Church and State

Church and State  

[This brief review is designed to provide access to the numerous articles in the encyclopedia that deal with the complex of church-state relations in the sixteenth century.] Persistent conflict over ...
insignia

insignia  

Latin insigne, emblem or symbol. Physical emblems (indicia) of status or authority, particularly in government or its organs (e.g. in parliament, courts, the defence forces). Flags, robes, badges and ...
old age

old age  

While the average life expectancy in medieval Europe was well below that found in the industrialized world, old age was a concept of considerable interest, men and women experiencing longevity ...
Investiture

Investiture  

Investiture (vestitio) is the act by which a man or a woman entering religious life is clothed in the distinctive habit of this state. Originally, entry into religious life was ...
manumission

manumission  

Since at least the fifteenth century, manumission has been the act or process of releasing someone from bondage or slavery. The term ‘letters of manumission’, or simply ‘manumission’, may ...
cause

cause  

The legal term “cause” (Latin causa) can be understood firstly as a term of Procedure, likened to a demand or question (main cause, incident cause). In fact, the term was ...
feud

feud  

One of the central protections members of kin groups offered to one another in the MA, the feud was a means of resolving disputes through violence, negotiation, or a combination ...
trial

trial  

N.The hearing of a civil or criminal case before a court of competent jurisdiction. Trials must, with rare exceptions (see in camera), be held in public. At the trial all outstanding issues of law ...
chancery

chancery  

(from the Latin cancella, ‘screen’, hence a screened-off place, or office) The writing-office attached to the court of a ruler, pope, etc. Since it supplied the writ necessary for a lawsuit to be ...
weapons

weapons  

N. a thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage: nuclear weapons.weaponed adj. weaponless adj.n. a thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage: ...
immunity

immunity  

N.Freedom or exemption from legal proceedings. Examples include the immunity of the sovereign personally from all legal proceedings (see royal prerogative); the immunity of members of the House of ...
ordinance

ordinance  

A regulation or statute (such as a local building code) that is enacted by a city government in the USA, under powers delegated to it by the state.
exegesis

exegesis  

Critical interpretation or explanation of a text, traditionally associated with religious scriptures, but now used with reference to close readings and analyses of any text.
children

children  

Children and fools tell the truth traditional view of the lack of guile associated with children, or those who lack awareness that the truth may not serve their own interests. The saying is recorded ...
seal

seal  

A piece of wax, lead, or other material with an individual design stamped into it, attached to a document to show that it has come from the person who claims to have issued it. Recorded from Middle ...
archaeology

archaeology  

The study of past human cultures through the analysis of material remains (as fossil relics, artefacts, and monuments), which are usually recovered through excavation.
astronomy

astronomy  

Until 1582, the need for Calendar reform was a significant spur to astronomy. Astronomers' reactions to the publication of the Copernican theory (1543) were at first rather friendly (see Rheticus ...

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