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St Dominic

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(1170–1221). Founder of the Dominicans. Born in Old Castile, he became a canon regular in Osma. With his bishop, Diego d'Azevedo, he initiated a new style of evangelization in ...

Dominic, St

Dominic, St (1170–1221)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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..., St ( 1170–1221 ) Founder of the *Dominican order . Born in *Castile most likely to a noble family, Dominic became an *Augustinian *canon and a priest. In 1203 , with his bishop, Diego of Osma, he encountered *Cathar heretics. In 1206 , Dominic and Diego decided to combat heresy through a life of *preaching and *poverty . Dominic ’s order received papal approval in 1216 and adopted the Rule of *Augustine . He presided over the early growth of the order, emphasized *education to better preach, and founded a house for women in...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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..., St ( 1170–1221 ). Founder of the Dominicans . Born in Old Castile, he became a canon regular in Osma. With his bishop, Diego d'Azevedo , he initiated a new style of evangelization in Languedoc, characterized by humility and rigorous poverty. From this evolved the Order of Preachers, which he established in 1215 . He was canonized in 1234 : feast day, 7...

Dominic, St

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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2014
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..., St ( c. 1174–1221 ), founder of the Order of Preachers known as the Dominican Order . Born in Old Castile, he joined the canons of Osma. In 1203–5 he accompanied the new bishop of Osma on two embassies to N. Europe; on their way back to Spain they became involved in the mission against the Albigensians . A new style of itinerant, mendicant preaching was adopted and in 1214 Dominic, who was a regular member of the mission, was put in charge of it. With the support of the Bp. of Toulouse, he founded a permanent community of preachers there. They...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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..., St ( 1170–1221 ) Founder of the Dominican order of friars. He was born in Spain, of noble family, but as a young man adopted an austere life, becoming a priest and canon of Osma Cathedral. In 1215 he attended the Fourth Lateran Council . In that year he founded the Dominicans or ‘Black Friars’ because they wear a white tunic with a black mantle. The order became very popular in the 13th century, being used by several popes for preaching crusades and for the Inquisition ....

Dominic, St

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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2009
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...Dominic, St ( c. 1174–1221 ) , founder of the Order of Friars Preachers, known as the Dominican Order . Born in Caleruega, Old Castile, he studied arts and theology at Palencia. During a famine he sold his possessions, including his annotated books, to help the poor. Shortly afterwards he joined the canons at Osma, where the bishop, Martin Bazán ( 1190–1201 ), was trying to restore full regular life under the Rule of St Augustine . By 1201 Dominic was subprior of the community. In 1203–5 he accompanied Diego of Acebes, the new Bp. of Osma, on two...

Fifth Form at St Dominic’s, The

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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

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...Fifth Form at St Dominic’s, The The most celebrated of the school stories of Talbot Baines Reed , written for the Boy’s Own Paper and serialized in it during 1881 and 1882 . It was published as a book in 1887 , by the Religious Tract Society , with illustrations by Gordon Browne , and much reprinted. Horace Wraysford and Oliver Greenfield are among the unofficial leaders of the Fifth, at St Dominic’s public school, in the form’s constant warfare against the older boys of the Sixth. Oliver’s younger brother Stephen, a new boy at the school, is...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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... Dominic ( c. 1170–1221 ), Spanish priest and friar ; Spanish name Domingo de Guzmán . In 1216 he founded the Order of Friars Preachers at Toulouse in France; its members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars. In art his usual emblems are a lily or a black and white dog, from the punning Domini canis ‘hound of God’. His feast day is 8 August...

Dominic, St.

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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Dominic, St.

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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38 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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36 words
St Dominic

St Dominic  

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(c. 1170–1221),Spanish priest and friar; Spanish name Domingo de Guzmán. In 1216 he founded the Order of Friars Preachers at Toulouse in France; its members became known as Dominicans or Black ...
St Dominic

St Dominic  

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(1170–1221).Founder of the Dominicans. Born in Old Castile, he became a canon regular in Osma. With his bishop, Diego d'Azevedo, he initiated a new style of evangelization in Languedoc ...
7 The Book as Symbol

7 The Book as Symbol   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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...was burned in England in the 1520s by official order. In such turmoil, a book could be found miraculously to survive even as the authorities strove to extinguish it. Just as Pedro Berruguete’s 1480 painting (now in the Prado) of such proceedings against the Cathars showed St Dominic’s works preserved intact alongside the charred detritus of the Cathar texts, so *Foxe reports a burning of Tyndale’s Testaments in 1526 in which the precious books simply refused to catch fire. The power of the book as a sacred object is bound up with its capacity to be...

Pericles

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Sonia Massai and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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...plays, a situation unimproved by Phyllida Lloyd’s short-lived production at the National Theatre ’s Olivier auditorium in 1991 , until a wave of revivals in the early 21st century by directors including Adrian Noble and Yukio Ninagawa . Cardboard Citizens, a theatre troupe run by and for the homeless, produced the play in collaboration with the RSC in 2003 , and Dominic Cooke ’s 2006 promenade production as part of the RSC’s Complete Works Festival was a potent reminder of the play’s disarming power to move. Sonia Massai On the screen: The...

The Comedy of Errors

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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...Taming of the Shrew and Romeo and Juliet and its heavy use of rhyme placing it early in the lyrical period initiated by Venus and Adonis . ‘Ay, ay, Antipholus, look strange and frown’. Claudie Blakley’s Adriana importunes a bewildered Lenny Henry as Antipholus of Syracuse in Dominic Cooke’s 2012 National Theatre production of The Comedy of Errors . Johan Persson / ArenaPAL / Topfoto Sources: The play’s chief plot, in which a man searching for his long-lost twin brother is repeatedly mistaken for him (with discomfiting consequences for the sought-for twin),...

The Winter’s Tale

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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...performers as Leontes have included Patrick Stewart (icily obsessive, 1983 ), Jeremy Irons (relapsing into infantile insecurity, 1986 ), and Antony Sher (pathologically jealous as if for medical reasons, 1998 ). Into the 21st century, the role has drawn fine performances from, among others, Anton Lesser , in Dominic Cooke ’s superb promenade production as part of the RSC’s Complete Works Festival in 2006 , and Greg Hicks (RSC, 2009 ). Michael Dobson , rev. Will Sharpe On the screen: The earliest film recorded is a ten-minute American silent...

Saint Dominic's Press

Saint Dominic's Press  

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A private press founded at Ditchling in 1915 by Hilary Pepler and E. Gill, with D. Jones and Desmond Chute. They formed the Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic ...
Dominic of Silos

Dominic of Silos  

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(c.1000–73),abbot. Born at Can˜as in Rioja (Navarre) of a free peasant family, he worked on the family farm for some years before becoming a monk at S. Millan de la Congolla. Ordained priest, he ...
Dominic Savio

Dominic Savio  

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(1842–57).Born at Riva near Turin, Dominic was one of ten children of poor parents, a blacksmith and a seamstress. At the age of twelve he joined the famous school of John Bosco at Turin; under his ...

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