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bare life

Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben's concept for life that has been exposed to what he terms the structure of exception that constitutes contemporary biopower. The term originates in ...

Djibouti

Djibouti  

A city-state that serves as a transit point for neighbouring countriesThough there are mountains in the north of this small country, most of Djibouti consists of a bare arid plateau—one of the ...
Clooth-na-Bare

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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...Bare . W. B. Yeats's transmogrification of Cailleach Bhéirre . Unlike her predecessor in Irish tradition, Clooth-na-Bare is not a sovereignty figure. Instead, she seeks the deepest lake in which to drown her fairy life as she has grown weary of...

Baring-Gould, Sabine

Baring-Gould, Sabine (1834–1924)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of English Folklore

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...valuable and authoritative notes on the songs and often on the performers of bygone days. Baring-Gould left a mass of material when he died and his vast manuscripts are only now being identified and made available. DNB ; Bickford H. C. Dickinson , Sabine Baring-Gould: Squarson, Writer and Folklorist (1970); Harold Kirk-Smith , Now the Day is Over: The Life and Times of Sabine Baring-Gould (1997); William E. Purcell , Onward Christian Soldier: A Life of Sabine Baring-Gould ...

Tucker, Charlotte Maria

Tucker, Charlotte Maria (8 May 1821)   Reference library

Arthur Mcphee

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

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...Society (ZSCMS). She continued her writing, producing missionary stories and tracts that were widely translated. With Rev. Francis Henry Baring , she helped start the Baring Union Christian College (later Baring Christian College * ) in Batala, Punjab. She also founded a primary school (later a high school) there. After her death the school was renamed ALOE. arthur mcphee Giberne, A. (1895), A Lady of England: The Life and Letters of Charlotte Maria Tucker , New York: Armstrong & Son. Montgomery, H.B. (1910), Western Women in Eastern Lands: An Outline...

Williams, James

Williams, James (11 October 1938)   Reference library

Wilbur Joacquim

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

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...to 1923 in the Punjab. He was the son of Williams, a medical missionary in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP). James Williams was educated at Baring High School at Batala, then graduated from Forman Christian College * in 1906 . In 1907 , James Williams went to Japan as a member of the Indian delegation to the World Student Christian Federation held at Tokyo. During this trip, he was led to offer his life for service with the newly started NMS of India. As the first NMS missionary, he initiated work at Fazalabad in a far-off corner of Montgomery...

Shere, Charles

Shere, Charles (20 Aug 1935)   Reference library

Paul Attinello

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...whose perceptual conundrums and whimsical humor are reflected in many of Shere's scores, especially the opera The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even ( 1964–84 ). Writings Thinking Sound Music: the Life and Work of Robert Erickson (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1995) with V. Thomson and M. Tede : Everbest Ever: Correspondence with Bay Area Friends (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1996) Works Stage: The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even (op, 3, Shere, after M. Duchamp), 1964–84 ; Interval: Sustaining Music for Audience for Dick Higgins (theater...

Green Theology (Eco-Theology) of India

Green Theology (Eco-Theology) of India   Reference library

Anand Veeraraj

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

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...and nature. Its implications for Christian life and witness are enormous and call for a radical new way of implementing theology, which advocates peace with God, peace with one's neighbours, and peace with nature. Green Theology initially emerged as an applied field of ethics in response to the growing environmental crisis. It combines the insights gained from the discipline of ecology with the arts for its praxis. Eco-theology was first articulated in the West by theologians such as Joseph Sittler , Richard A. Baer Jr , H. Paul Santmire , Daniel Day...

Guilds

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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...), guilds in the Maghrib do not appear to have adopted these religious rituals per se. The existence of a corporative ritual (  futūwah , a term originally denoting “chivalry” but which came to refer more narrowly to life within trades and neighborhoods; see Cahen, 1970 ) has been documented for both Damascus (Qoudsî, 1885 ) and Cairo (Baer, 1964 ; Raymond, 1974 ): it possibly originated in Anatolian Turkey [ see Ibn Baṭṭūtah]. The futūwah manuals provide an image of rituals similar to those described in Evliya çelebi 's Seyahatname around the...

Chikuden

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Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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...position on to his son and withdrew from public life to live from poetry and painting. He went to Osaka and Kyoto, where he learned the Nanga technique, and became a friend and protegé of the historian San'yo ( 1780–1832 ). He spent the rest of his life between his native town and the Kyoto-Osaka region. Chikuden was deeply immersed in Chinese culture and gifted with a deep understanding of Chinese pictorial styles. He favoured narrow, vertical formats, constructing the picture around repeated designs - bare trees, bushes, plum blossom, areas of leaves - the...

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872–1958)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of English Folklore

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...He was primarily interested in the tunes and often failed to note more than the first verse of a text. He did not try to note the whole repertoire of a singer, but concentrated on those he found interesting, and neither did he record any details of the singer's life or attitudes to singing beyond the bare name, age, and occupation. Collecting songs at that time was an arduous business, getting to remote villages (often by bicycle), spending hours searching out singers, noting tunes and words by hand in the open air or pub taprooms. The fact that Vaughan...

Heracles

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A Dictionary of World Mythology

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... Europe Or the Roman Hercules. The greatest of the heroes in Greek mythology. Son of the Theban Alcmene and Zeus. Heracles' life was shaped by the animosity of Hera, who pursued him with relentless hostility. She drove him mad so that he killed his own family. To expiate this dreadful crime he undertook the famous twelve labours. They were: the killing of the Nemean lion, a feat he achieved with his bare hands; the killing of the Hydra, a nine-headed dragon sacred to Hera; the capture of the Arcadian stag; the killing of the Erymanthian boar; the...

Silverstein, Shel(by Alan)

Silverstein, Shel(by Alan) (25 Sept 1930)   Reference library

Thomas Goldsmith

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...high-spirited “Cover of the Rolling Stone” (both CBS, 1972 ) They also backed him on his 1972 solo album, the boundary-pushing Freakin’ at the Freakers Ball (CBS). Other artists to record Silverstein's songs included Bobby Bare, Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn, and Burl Ives. Silverstein also wrote a well-received play, Wild Life , produced off Broadway in 1983 . Thomas...

Rudow, Vivian Adelberg

Rudow, Vivian Adelberg (1 April 1936)   Reference library

Daniel John Carroll

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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2013
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...to signify the motion of the waves. Rudow's music is published by Hollins and Park. Works ( selective list ) Orch: Force III, 1979 ; In the Pin Striped Suit, 1994 ; Dark Waters of Elba, 2005 ; Urbo Turbo, 2008 Solo inst: Rebecca's Song, pf, 1989 ; Lament, vc, pf, 1997 ; The Bare Smooth Stone of your Love, vc, pf, 1998 ; Dawn's Journey, pf, tape, 2005 Vocal: Journey of Water, S, pf, 1984 ; Purple Ice, 1v, pf, 1984–92 ; I pledge my love, T, pf, 1992 Elec: Changing Space, tape, 1972 ; Syntheticon, tape, 1973 ; Portrait of a Friend, T, nar, tape, ...

Davis, Skeeter

Davis, Skeeter (30 Dec 1931)   Reference library

Barry Mazor

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...was released, Betty Jack was killed and Skeeter injured in a car crash. The Davis Sisters continued for several years with Betty Jack's sister Georgie taking her spot, but with little success. Staying with RCA Victor, Davis recorded duet albums with Porter Wagoner and Bobby Bare , joined the cast of the “Grand Ole Opry” ( 1959 ), and enjoyed a series of moderate country hits, including “Set him free” ( 1959 ), “Am I that easy to forget” ( 1959 ), and “My Last Date” ( 1961 ), the last of which attracted attention on pop radio. With pop crossover in mind,...

Huang Quan

Huang Quan (c.900)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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...by a Willow Pond (thick colours on paper, long handscroll, title and name of Huang Quan inscribed in the style of Emperor Huizong, numerous seals and inscriptions, the oldest dating from 1032 ) Taipei (National Palace Mus.): Birds and Grains (album sheet); Four Crows in a Bare Willow and Two Ducks in the Water, under Snow (album sheet, probably from the Southern Song) Bibliography Yang Xin and others: Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting , Yale University Press,...

Kidson, Frank

Kidson, Frank (1855–1926)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of English Folklore

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...Frank ( 1855–1926 ). Born and living for most of his life in Leeds, he was proud of his home town and Yorkshire roots, and made a modest living as a journalist and author. Along with Lucy Broadwood and Sabine Baring-Gould he formed part of an important generation of pre- Folk Song Society song enthusiasts whose early collecting activities were undertaken more or less in isolation but whose individual efforts, and first publications, became both standard works and catalysts for the movement which included the formation of the Society in 1898 , and...

CHILD, Lydia Maria Francis

CHILD, Lydia Maria Francis (1802–1880)   Reference library

Terrance MacMullan

Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

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...Cambridge Dict Amer Bio , Comp Amer Thought , Dict Amer Bio , Encyc Amer Bio , Nat Cycl Amer Bio, WWWHV Baer, Helene G. The Heart Is Like Heaven: The Life of Lydia Maria Child (Philadelphia, 1964). Clifford, Deborah P. Crusader for Freedom: A Life of Lydia Maria Child (Boston, 1992). Karcher, Carolyn L. The First Woman in the Republic: A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child (Durham, N.C., 1994). Meltzer, Milton . Tongue of Flame: The Life of Lydia Maria Child (New York, 1965). Osborne, William S. Lydia Maria Child (Boston, 1980). Pratt,...

TRUTH, Sojourner

TRUTH, Sojourner (1797–1883)   Reference library

Nancy Hurd Schluter

Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

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...spirituality has mostly been lost. Perhaps her photographs, promoted to cover travel costs, help present a more authentic picture of the many roles Sojourner Truth played. Also dominant have been the symbolism of her “Ain’t I a Woman” speech in Akron, Ohio, in 1851 , where she bared her breasts as proof of womanhood, and her famous query “Frederick, Is God Dead?” asked of Frederick DOUGLASS . Her influence as a feminist crusader, notwithstanding a meeting with President Abraham LINCOLN , is often overshadowed by that symbolism. A more composite picture...

American myths

American myths   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

...the ground. A similar hero was Joe Magarac , a steelworker who made rails for the railroad by squeezing white-hot steel with his bare hands. Sometimes the “tall tales,” as they are called, were exaggerations of the deeds of real people, again to emphasize American values. John Henry was an African American railroad worker, a modern-day Herakles who was said to have won a drilling race against a steam drill at the cost of his life. Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett were real people whose lives were turned into tall tales. Crockett, a sometime congressman who...

Tanaka, Yasushi

Tanaka, Yasushi (1920)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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...his life his work bore the traces of his first thrilling encounter with the vastness of the American West, which stood in such contrast to the country of his childhood. And although he preferred the techniques of the French School to traditional Japanese techniques, his work is free of schoolish influence, the purity and harmony of his colours being learnt from nature directly. He exhibited at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and at the Salon d'Automne, the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon des Tuileries. Museum and Gallery Holdings Tokyo: Bare Back...

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