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Abbeville

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[Si] A gravel pit in the 45 m gravel terrace of the Somme Valley, France, from which numerous handaxes were obtained by Boucher de Perthes and others from ad 1836 onwards and ...

Abbeville

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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2019

...Abbeville , France, USA France (Hauts-de-France): derived from the original Latin name, Abbatis Villa, the present ‘Abbot’s Village’, from abbé ‘abbot’ and ville , belonged to the abbots of St Riquier during the 9th century ....

Abbeville

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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... Lowest point on the Somme, the city was near the English crossing point for the battle of *Crécy ( 1346 ). Ownership alternated between the English and French until its cession to *Burgundy ( 1435 ); annexed by *France ( 1477 ), returned to Crown rule ( 1696 ). Site of 1514 wedding of Louis XII and Mary *Tudor . Laura Marie Piotrowicz B. Chevalier , Les bonnes villes de France du XIV e au XVI e siècle...

Abbeville, France

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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..., France [Si] A gravel pit in the 45 m gravel terrace of the Somme Valley, France, from which numerous handaxes were obtained by Boucher de Perthes and others from ad 1836 onwards and which in 1939 gave its name to the Abbevillian . Sum.: F. Bordes , 1956, Some observations on the Pleistocene succession in the Somme Valley. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society , 22,...

Gerard of Abbeville

Gerard of Abbeville (1272)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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...of Abbeville (d. 1272 ) Secular theologian , he founded the college of Sorbonne with *Robert of Sorbonne . Following William of St-Amour, he disputed against the possibility of mendicant teaching at the University of *Paris , namely, against *Thomas Aquinas . See also friars . Marco Toste A. Pattin , L’Anthropologie de Gérard d’Abbeville ...

Gerard of Abbeville

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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..., very typical of the secular university tradition. In his testament , he left his rich Library to the Sorbonne College. A. Pattin , L᾽Anthropologie de Gérard d'Abbeville. Étude préliminaire et édition critique de plusieurs “Questions quodlibétiques” concernant le sujet, avec l᾽édition complète du “De cogitationibus” , Louvain, 1993. P. Grand , “ Gérard d'Abbeville ”, DSp , 6, 1967, 258-263. DHGE , 20, 1984, 714-715 (bibliography). Louis...

Abbeville

Abbeville  

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[Si]A gravel pit in the 45 m gravel terrace of the Somme Valley, France, from which numerous handaxes were obtained by Boucher de Perthes and others from ad 1836 onwards and which in 1939 gave its ...
Gerard of Abbeville

Gerard of Abbeville  

(d. 1272) Secular theologian, he founded the college of Sorbonne with Robert of Sorbonne.Following William of St-Amour, he disputed against the possibility of mendicant teaching at the University of ...
22 The History of the Book in France

22 The History of the Book in France   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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...1476 ; at Vienne and Chablis (the northern Burgundy wine village) in 1478 ; in Poitiers in 1479 ; at Chambéry and Chartres in 1482 ; at Rennes and two other Breton cities in 1484 (the first work in the Breton language was printed as early as 1475 ); at Rouen in 1485 ; at Abbeville in 1486 ; at Orléans and Grenoble in 1490 ; at Angoulême and Narbonne in 1491 . Save for a few ephemeral undertakings, like the one Jehan de Rohan ran in his Breton château of Bréhant-Loudéac in 1484–5 , most were permanent establishments. Leaving aside the Alsatian...

Abbevillian

Abbevillian  

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[CP]Now obsolete, this term was originally proposed by Abbé Breuil in ad 1939 to describe the pre‐Acheulian flint industries of western Europe on the basis of material from Abbeville in France. Also ...
Jean-François Le Sueur

Jean-François Le Sueur  

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(b Drucat-Plessiel, nr Abbeville, 15 Feb. 1760; d Paris, 6 Oct. 1837).French composer. After attending choir school he obtained the post of choirmaster of Notre Dame de Paris in ...
Moquette

Moquette  

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Form of loop-pile carpeting woven at Lille, Tournai, Abbeville and Rouen in the 18th century; it was considered good enough for use in secondary rooms and for upholstery. During the ...
Bobby Charles

Bobby Charles  

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B. Robert Charles Guidry, 21 February 1938, Abbeville, Louisiana, USA. Charles became well known in the 50s when three of his songs - ‘See You Later Alligator’, ‘Walking To New ...
quarrel of mendicants and seculars

quarrel of mendicants and seculars  

The conflict that, in the third quarter of the 13th c., opposed the secular clerics and the new mendicant orders, Franciscans and Dominicans, had a university origin and took place ...
Claude Mellan

Claude Mellan  

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(bapt. Abbeville, 23 May 1598; d Paris, 9 Sept. 1688).French engraver. One of the most renowned engravers of his period, he was best known for his portraits, but he also made prints after Poussin and ...
Wulfram

Wulfram  

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(late 7th century),archbishop of Sens, and missionary. The son of a court official of King Dagobert, Wulfram became a monk and through his court connection was offered the archbishopric of Sens, ...
Supreme War Council

Supreme War Council  

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The Anglo-French co-ordinating committee which oversaw Anglo-French strategy before and during the fall of France in June 1940, but which had no operational powers. It first met at Abbeville on ...
Picardy

Picardy  

A region and former province of northern France, centred on the city of Amiens, which was the scene of heavy fighting in the First World War. One of the soldiers' songs of the First World War was ...
quodlibet

quodlibet  

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(Lat., ‘whithersoever you please’). An academic exercise in medieval universities. Originally it was a voluntary disputation in which a master undertook to deal with any question raised by any of the ...
Abbevillian

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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Archaeology, History
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...[CP] Now obsolete, this term was originally proposed by Abbé Breuil in ad 1939 to describe the pre‐ Acheulian flint industries of western Europe on the basis of material from Abbeville in France. Also known as the...

Bocquet, E.

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Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

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...E. British , 19th century, male. Active in Abbeville and in England at the beginning of the 19th century. Engraver (stippling) , painter . E. Bocquet exhibited landscapes and portraits from 1817 to 1849 at the Royal Academy, the British Institution and the Suffolk Street galleries with the Royal Society of British Artists in...

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