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Pakistan

Pakistan  

Asia's great underachiever. Democracy has yet to take hold and now the country is under attack from terrorists.Pakistan has four main geographical regions. First, in the far north is the Hindu Kush ...
Holy Roman Empire

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
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3,387 words

...estimated to be no more than 0.5 to 0.8 percent of the empire's population. Even a town like Vienna, with one of the largest Jewish communities in the empire, did not have more than about five hundred Jews in 1500 . Although legally protected as “chamber serfs of the emperor” since the reign of Frederick II in the thirteenth century, Jews continued to be subjected to expulsions, forced conversions, and judicial murder until well into the middle of the sixteenth century. For example, Emperor Maximilian I gave the government of Nuremberg permission to...

Judea

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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2008

...from a prominent pro-Babylonian family with governmental experience ( 2 Kgs. 25.22 ; Jer. 40.5 ), over the people left in the land ( Jer. 40.7 , 11 ; 41.2 , 18 ) but to what office (king? governor?) remains uncertain. The Babylonians redistributed land among the population left in the country, turning the poor into vinedressers and plowmen ( 2 Kgs. 25.12 ; Jer 39.10 ). This newly enfranchised class probably worked the land of the deported wealthy Judean aristocracy, sharing the benefits with the Babylonian authorities. The Benjaminite city of...

Economic Life

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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2008

...Qumran was not a residential site, but rather a communal center used for common meals, immersion, study, and workshops. Most of the members slept in the marl caves. These dwellings were rock-cut and established at a distance from the site not exceeding the Sabbath bounds (1.2 kilometers [0.75 miles] in each direction). The network of paths that connected the caves with the site bears signs of intensive use (sandal nails, pottery vessels, and coins). Additional structures discovered near ῾Ein-Feshkha apparently were used by the inhabitants of Qumran. The...

Social Discipline

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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2005
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
5,223 words

...Geneva, the rate of illegitimacy was only 0. 1375 percent. From 1560 to 1569 , of 6,940 infants baptized, only eight were illegitimate. Similarly, prenuptial conceptions averaged 4 percent between 1550 and 1581 . To put these figures into perspective: in the Genevan countryside, where church discipline was not as effectively established, the percentage of couples who baptized a child within eight months of their wedding was ten times higher than in Geneva. And in neighboring Lausanne, also a Protestant city, 1.2 percent of baptisms were of illegitimate...

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