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American Accounting Association

An influential organization with a membership consisting primarily of academic accountants. Originally founded in 1916 as the American Association of University Instructors in Accounting, ...

American Accounting Association

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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2016
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Social sciences, Business and Management
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72 words

... Accounting Association ( AAA ) An influential organization with a membership consisting primarily of academic accountants. Originally founded in 1916 as the American Association of University Instructors in Accounting, the Association adopted its present name in 1936 . The Association has contributed to the development of accounting theory through the publication of reports, papers, and journals (notably The Accounting Review ) and gives a number of awards. http://aaahq.org/ Website of the...

American Accounting Association

American Accounting Association  

An influential organization with a membership consisting primarily of academic accountants. Originally founded in 1916 as the American Association of University Instructors in Accounting, the ...
48 The History of the Book in America

48 The History of the Book in America   Reference library

Scott E. Casper and Joan Shelley Rubin

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
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History, Social sciences
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13,059 words
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Oxford University Press
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... first imagined the possibility of a *national union catalogue based on the published catalogues of many American libraries as early as the 1850s , standardization in *cataloguing and collection practices proved elusive. The *American Library Association and the American Library Journal were founded in 1876 , but professional librarianship took several more decades to catch up with the spread of public libraries across the nation. American learned culture in the first half of the 19 th century relied heavily on its better-developed European...

Britain and America: A Common Heritage

Britain and America: A Common Heritage   Quick reference

George Redmonds

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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5,879 words
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Oxford University Press

...books’, there are still many fine American histories that have employed British sources to throw new light on the families and background of the emigrants. Researchers in this country can find much that is of value to them in such works, notably in the transcriptions of archive material that they contain. Two examples will illustrate that point although it should be emphasized that the best American libraries hold hundreds of such volumes. The first is John T. Fitch , A Fitch Family History ( 1990 ). This is an account of the English ancestors of the Fitch...

Exploration

Exploration   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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4,825 words
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Oxford University Press

...mission, though concluding in the loss of the entire party, was on a considerably grander scale than the first, and was sponsored by the Colonial Office rather than the African Association. Salt's travels in the Horn of Africa in 1809–10 were also officially directed, in that case particularly toward establishing relations with the Abyssinian rulers, while Crawfurd's 1820s accounts of Java, Thailand, and China emerged from commercial investigations and diplomacy for the *East India Company . A slightly earlier work might, however, be seen as the...

Revolution

Revolution   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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5,734 words
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Oxford University Press

...some consolation for the government late in November 1792 in the form of the *Association for the Preservation of Liberty and Property against Republicans and Levellers , an independent initiative by John *Reeves , a London magistrate. Reeves published a series of loyal resolutions in several of the London papers, and suggested that meetings to pass similar resolutions might be held throughout the country, to which there was a widespread favourable response. Local associations played an active role in initiating prosecutions of radical printers,...

We Must Think Before We Act; September 11 Was a Gift to the U.S. Administration

We Must Think Before We Act; September 11 Was a Gift to the U.S. Administration   Reference library

Muhammad Husain Fadlallah Sayyid

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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2022
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Religion
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5,608 words
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Oxford University Press

...suspected the Islamicists and Ben Laden was ready-made for the American media. Perhaps security and other data supported the claim, true or false—we are not held to account by law. There was only Afghanistan there with Ben Laden and the Qa’idah organization. And because the Taliban rebelled against their first masters who with the Pakistan administration created them and worked with them just as they worked with Saddam. Negotiations followed negotiations to hand over Ben Laden and his Qa’idah. They knew psychologically the Taliban would refuse. And so the...

French Family Names

French Family Names   Reference library

Simon Lenarčič and Susan Whitebook

Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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2022
Subject:
Names studies
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7,086 words
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Oxford University Press

...Huguenot origin that were brought to North America from South Africa by the Huguenots include Du Toit and Fouché (in this case altered from Foucher ), although the American Dutoit Huguenot family soon died out in the male line (see Dutoit and Fouche ). Other examples include Du Plessis (see Duplessis ), Fourie , Malan , Marais , Mouton , and Nel (altered from Néel ; see Neel ). Typology of French Surnames and French Canadian Secondary Surnames No scheme, however finely adjusted, could account for all existing surnames, but in general there...

Enlightenment

Enlightenment   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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7,794 words
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Oxford University Press

...that our ideas are shaped by experience and association. Following suggestions made by Isaac Newton , he argued that sensations cause vibrations in the nerves. These were transmitted to the brain, where they triggered other ideas through association. Developing Locke's ideas that experiences of pleasure and pain shape understanding of good and bad, he suggested that painful experiences caused excessive vibrations. Man would become progressively more virtuous both by seeking the good and by rooting out bad associations. Such gradual improvement was linked with...

Mythology

Mythology   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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4,714 words
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Oxford University Press

...of Charles Wilkins ( 1749–1836 ), Sir William *Jones , and Nathaniel Halhed ( 1751–1830 ) from the 1770s, added Persian and Hindu deities to the more familiar Latin and Greek pantheons, and the Middle Eastern gods of the Old Testament. A renewal of interest in accounts of indigenous Americans, as well as the *exploration [37] of the Pacific by * Cook and others further extended the global pantheon of myths and deities. This mythographic revolution had a parallel in studies in European *antiquarianism [35] . Bishop *Percy 's translation of Mallet 's...

45 The History of the Book in New Zealand

45 The History of the Book in New Zealand   Reference library

Shef Rogers

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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3,037 words
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Oxford University Press

...a syndicated British work, original local writing was also published, especially accounts of inland exploration and of native flora and fauna. This local interest was reflected in the scientific nature of many of the 19 th -century *pamphlets printed for exchange via the postal services with colleagues internationally. The third governor-general, Sir George *Grey , was especially active in collecting and translating Maori songs, while fictional and semi-fictional accounts of settlers’ experiences provided popular topics for early literary efforts....

Language

Language   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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5,614 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...modest—which may well account for his success in establishing ‘honor’, ‘center’, and ‘defense’ as standard spellings in American English. Webster justified such innovations as a return to a purer English, the language of the American yeoman farmer, which pre-dated what he characterized as the aristocratic corruption of eighteenth-century Britain. At times he even went so far as to suggest that the contemporary dialects of the unlearned were closer to the purest forms; more often he was intolerant about variation within American English, since he was...

37 The History of the Book in Sub-Saharan Africa

37 The History of the Book in Sub-Saharan Africa   Reference library

Andrew Vlies

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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5,292 words
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Oxford University Press
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...emancipated slaves from Britain and from colonies such as Nova Scotia; after the abolition of the slave trade throughout the empire, in 1807 , it provided refuge for freed slaves from the rest of West Africa. Liberia, too, became a home for former slaves from North America after 1822 , the American Colonisation Society having been established in 1816 to facilitate their return. West African intellectuals including E. W. Blyden , Samuel Ajayi Crowther , and J. E. Casely Hayford produced early works central to forging notions of pan-African identity....

Literary Theory

Literary Theory   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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4,935 words
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Oxford University Press

...to the past, German literature divides itself from a ‘lifetime of inheritance and tradition’. It is this which underwrites an association of German literature with America and, in turn, with the age of revolution. De Quincey's deft, if rather cavalier, juxtaposition of aesthetics with questions of subjectivity and politics is characteristic of literary theory in our period. Before we can turn to these matters, however, his account of the new German literature brings us to ‘the transcendental philosophy of Immanuel Kant ’, identified by De Quincey as the...

Utopianism

Utopianism   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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4,929 words
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Oxford University Press

...healthier and higher tone of morality amongst the female portion of our community’. Lady Mary Fox 's prescient An Account of an Expedition to the Interior of New Holland ( 1837 ) imagines eleven federated colonies of Europeans ranging from hereditary monarchies to republics. Similarly, the pickpocket George *Barrington and other ex-convict chroniclers were to testify, in a burgeoning genre of Botany Bay voyages and apocryphal settler accounts, that a penal society on the other side of the world could hold out the promise of utopian paradise. Utopianism in...

The Old Testament

The Old Testament   Reference library

John Rogerson

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

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2022
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Religion
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9,443 words
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Oxford University Press
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... bce . There is now a tendency to regard all of them as post-exilic. Von Rad's ‘Solomonic Enlightenment’ has been abandoned. At the same time, archaeological research has produced an account of the history of Syria/Palestine that suggests that Israel, Judah, Moab, Ammon, and Edom did not begin to emerge as ‘states’ until the ninth/eighth centuries bce . The biblical accounts of the empire of David and Solomon hardly fit in with this picture, although it is going too far to deny the existence of David and Solomon. Events such as the Exodus or the time of the...

12 The Economics of Print

12 The Economics of Print   Reference library

Alexis Weedon

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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7,076 words
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Oxford University Press
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...between the first ( 1907 ) and the fourth ( 1930 ) censuses. Inflation accounts for some of the rise, but not all. The number of titles published annually rose, causing murmurings of ‘over-production’ from those in the trade. The four essential factors in the value of a book were well embedded, however. Copyright law was underpinned through international agreement; the printing and book-manufacturing industries were mechanized and competitive; the professional associations representing the booksellers, publishers, and authors cooperated in their...

Dutch Family Names

Dutch Family Names   Reference library

Leendert Brouwer, Peter McClure, and Charles Gehring

Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Names studies
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11,476 words
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Oxford University Press

...or patronymic and, taking into account that the naming system was very patrifocal, probably most - ke and -tje surnames refer to forefathers. As mentioned before, the most popular given name in the Netherlands was Jan , from which come family names such as jansen , Jennekens , and Jentjens . The family name janke (alias Jantje ) is actually rare in the Netherlands, but this pet form of Jan (Americanized as yanke , yankey , etc.) is nevertheless believed to be the most likely source of the American word yankee , originally used as a...

44 The History of the Book in Australia

44 The History of the Book in Australia   Reference library

Ian Morrison

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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6,163 words
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Oxford University Press
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...account of The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay was published at London in 1789 , and several officers also produced accounts of their experiences. Watkin Tench , John White , John Hunter , and David Collins were all remarkable for their scientific curiosity. Their books went through multiple editions and were widely translated. A number of works attributed to the ‘gentleman thief’ George Barrington (who had been transported in 1790 ) were compiled by hack writers from these genuine narratives. Long before Europeans began publishing accounts...

The Arab World and the Muslims Faced with Their Contradictions

The Arab World and the Muslims Faced with Their Contradictions   Reference library

Tariq Ramadan

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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2022
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Religion
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2,903 words
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...Islamists” in Turkey have had to yield to the requirements of the structural adjustment programs imposed by the IMF. 2. Great North Africa. 3. The international symposium of Muslims in the francophone world (CIMEF), which brings together various intellectuals and associations from Canada, Africa and Europe, has been working on this for more than 3 years. The debates that ensued during its first meetings were about, amongst other things, a reformist understanding of Islamic principles, secularism and globalisation after 11 September 2001. Tariq...

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