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Bari

Ethnic group of north Central Africa. The Bari primarily inhabit the region just east of the Nile in southern Sudan and northern Uganda. They speak a Nilo-Saharan language. ...

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Bari (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Italy, Somalia)   Quick reference

Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (6 ed.)

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2020

...Bari , Democratic Republic of the Congo, Italy, Somalia Italy (Apulia): a port whose Latin name was Barium. This name comes from the Latin and Greek baris , an Egyptian ‘barge’ or type of raft. From 1863 to 1931 the town was called Bari of...

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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Current Version:
2010

... Ethnic group of north Central Africa. The Bari primarily inhabit the region just east of the Nile in southern Sudan and northern Uganda . They speak a Nilo-Saharan language. Population estimates for this group vary widely, with some sources placing the number as high as 70,000. See also Languages , African: An Overview...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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394 words

...of the upper class of Bari were bilingual and acquired Byz. tastes in art and literature. According to the local annals (MGH SS 5:51–63), Bari was also the center of Italian opposition to the Byz. government. There is some evidence of trade between Bari and the empire. In 1087 , local merchants brought the relics of St. Nicholas of Myra to Bari. The church of the city's new patron saint, Nicholas , was built on the site of the Byz. governor's residence ( praetorium ), which was given by Duke Roger to the archbishop of Bari in the same year. ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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577 words
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... Basilica of San Nicola. The rebel Melo of Bari introduced Normans into Apulia in 1017 . In the 10th c., Bari regained an episcopal, then an archiepiscopal see , housing the titular of the see of Canosa di Puglia, which had disappeared in the 9th c.; in the 11th c., the ecclesiastical Province occupied all central Apulia and extended as far as Kotor, in what is now Montenegro. At the end of a long siege, Robert Guiscard took Bari in 1071 and built a castle there. In 1087 , sailors from Bari brought back to their city the body of St ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
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360 words

...Bari as early as 1525 ; he liked the surrounding countryside and soon instigated a building program to beautify the arid location with gardens and irrigation tanks. Mughal involvement in the area intensified under Akbar ( r . 1556–1605 ), when, according to Akbar’s historian Abu῾l-Fazl, Bari became one of the most favored imperial hunting grounds. Bari continued as a hunting retreat under Jahangir ( r . 1605–27 ); many paintings of the period depict the frequent court hunts that took place there. Shah Jahan’s vast red sandstone palace complex at Bari,...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013

...medioevali di Terra di Bari , ii (Bari, 1915), pp. 14–25 R. Krautheimer : ‘San Nicola in Bari und die apulische Architektur des 12. Jahrhunderts’, Wien. Jb. Kstgesch. , ix (1934), pp. 5–42 F. Schettini : La basilica di San Nicola di Bari (Bari, 1967) C. A. Willemsen and D. Odenthal : Puglia: Terra dei normanni e degli svevi (Bari, 1978), pp. 29–32 Conoscere la città, Bari: Guide alle case ed alle chiese della città vecchia (Bari, 1981) N. Milano : Le chiese della diocesi di Bari, note storiche e artistiche (Bari, 1982), pp. 105–48 G. Cioffari...

Bari, Lynn

Bari, Lynn (1913–1989)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Current Version:
2009
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Performing arts, Music
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212 words

..., Lynn [born Marjorie Schuyler Fisher ] ( 1913–1989 ). Film and television performer . Billed as the “Girl with the Million-Dollar Figure,” the dark-haired, apple-cheeked actress played the “other woman” in many Hollywood musicals. Bari was born in Roanoke, Virginia, and grew up in Boston and Los Angeles where she got bit parts in such musicals as Dancing Lady ( 1933 ), Stand Up and Cheer ( 1934 ), George White's Scandals ( 1935 ), Music is Magic ( 1935 ), Thanks a Million ( 1935 ), On the Avenue ( 1937 ), and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (...

Annals of Bari

Annals of Bari   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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...of Bari (Lat. Annales Barenses ). The region of Bari produced three closely connected historical works on Apulia that are valuable sources for Byz.'s conflict with the Arabs and the Normans: (1) the Annales Barenses ( 605–1043 ), whose short notes grow more detailed for the 11th C. and are essentially local in focus; (2) the Annals ( 860–1102 ), ascribed in the 17th C. to “Lupus Protospatharius,” which are somewhat less parochial in their awareness of events elsewhere in the Empire; and (3) the Anonymous Chronicle of Bari ( 860–1115 ). All three...

Bari, Siege of

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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2010

..., Siege of The attack against Apulia’s largest port city and capital was led by Norman warlords in 1068–1071 . Located in the southeast of the Italian peninsula, Bari, which lies at the entrance to the Adriatic Sea, was the Byzantine governor’s stronghold. This decisive struggle took place within the context of the wars between the Byzantines who controlled this region and Norman invaders from the north. The siege lasted nearly four years, and Robert of Hauteville, also known as “Guiscard,” managed the feat of transforming a troop of valiant and adventurous...

Bari, raid on

Bari, raid on   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003

..., raid on . Despite Air Marshal Coningham 's remark during the Italian campaign that he would regard it ‘as a personal affront and insult’ if the Luftwaffe launched any major raid, German Ju88 bombers successfully used DÜPPEL ( see electronic warfare ), to launch a surprise attack on this southern Italian port on the evening of 2 December 1943 . They destroyed two Allied ammunition ships and fourteen others, with the loss of 39,000 tons of cargo. More than a thousand people were killed, and among the many casualties 617, of whom 83 later died, occurred...

Nicholas of Bari (Myra), Saint

Nicholas of Bari (Myra), Saint   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
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421 words

...of Bari (Myra), Saint , is one of the most popular of all saints, both in East and West, especially under his nickname Santa Claus (from Dutch Sint Niklaas). Almost nothing is known of his life, but he is said to have been born c .270 and to have died on 6 December c .345/52. The custom of giving presents to good children on 6 December led to its association with Christmas since Nicholas is also the patron saint of children. His cult was popular by the 6th century, but the earliest Life dates from the 9th century, and in the West the cult was forwarded...

BARI

BARI [Finance]   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
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6 words

... [Finance] Bancorp Rhode Island,...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
60 words

... • Current frequencies: GB 691, Ireland 27 • GB frequency 1881: 0 1 Arabic, Muslim : relationship name from an Arabic personal name based on bāri’ ‘originator’. Further information: Al-Bāri’ ‘the Creator’ is an attribute of Allah. The personal name ʿAbd-al-Bāri’ means ‘servant of the Creator’. 2 Italian : locative name from the Adriatic port of Bari, chief city of...

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Bari (265)   Reference library

Dictionary of American Family Names

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Names studies
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65 words

... (265) 1. Muslim: from an Arabic personal name based on bāri' ‘originator’. Al-Bāri' ‘the Creator’ is an attribute of Allah. The personal name Abd-al-Bāri' means ‘servant of the Creator’. 2. Italian: habitational name from the Adriatic port of Bari, chief city of Apulia. given names Muslim 31%. Mohammad (6), Mohammed (6), Abdul (4), Akm (4), Syed (2), Abbas , Ashraf , Asif , Aziz , Azizul , Bashar , Farhat ....

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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129 words

... • Barry , Carrie, carry, Cary, Clarrie, Gary, glengarry, harry, intermarry, lari, Larry, marry, miscarry, parry, tarry • angry • chapelry • cavalry • lamprey • Crabtree • gantry , pantry • Langtry • polyandry • askari , Bari, Cagliari, calamari, Campari, charivari, curare, Ferrari, Harare, Kalahari, Mari, Mata Hari, Qatari, Rastafari, safari, sari, Scutari, shikari, sparry, starry, Stradivari, tamari, terramare, Vasari, Zanzibari • compadre • chantry • beriberi , berry, BlackBerry, bury, Ceri, cherry, Derry, ferry, Gerry, jerry, Kerry, merry,...

Bari

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
18 words
Bari

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
18 words
Bari

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
31 words
Bari

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
27 words
Bari

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
20 words

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