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St John

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Apostle. According to tradition, the author of the Fourth Gospel, of Revelation, and of three of the Catholic Epistles. Together with his brother St James and St Peter, he belonged to the ...

Art

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
16,627 words

.... London: Institute of International Visual Arts in collaboration with the Forum for African Arts and the Prince Claus Fund, 2003. Turner, Caroline , ed. Art and Social Change: Contemporary Art in Asia and the Pacific . Canberra: Pandanus Books, 2005. Caroline Turner And Glen St. John Barclay Art in Official Institutions Peace art includes a great deal beyond ubiquitous peace symbols; it also graces the walls of museums and buildings. Governments commission sculptures and gardens devoted to peace. Memorials of world tragedies have been erected as monuments to...

Morocco

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Henry Munson Jr., Malika Zeghal, and Ronald Bruce St John

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,160 words

...N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2011. Zeghal, Malika . Islamism in Morocco: Religion, Authoritarianism, and Electoral Politics . Translated by George Holoch . Princeton, N.J.: Markus Wiener, 2008. Henry Munson Jr. and Malika Zeghal Revised by Ronald Bruce St ...

Bone, Ivory, and Shell

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
11,558 words
Illustration(s):
12

...“Bone Toilet Articles from Central Asian Sites of the Kushan and Post-Kushan Periods” (in Russian). Kratkie Soobshtseniya Instituta Arkheologii 209 (1993): 31–41. Situates within a typological framework all Partho-Sasanian-period bone pins from Central Asia published to date. St. John Simpson Artifacts of the Byzantine and Islamic Periods Precious, hard, and resistant—but less hard than marble and therefore easier to cut—ivory is an excellent material for carving planes in relief. The art of carving developed greatly during the last centuries of the...

Sudan

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Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban and Ronald Bruce St John

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,112 words

...in the Sudan . London: Cass, 1987. Johnson, Douglas H. The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars . Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003. Voll, John O. , ed. Sudan: State and Society in Crisis . Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991. The Sudan Studies Association ( www.sudanstudies.org ) promotes the scholarly study of Sudan. Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban Updated by Ronald Bruce St ...

Andalusia

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Jocelyn Hendrickson and Ronald Bruce St John

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,743 words

...music, art, and architecture. Reilly, Bernard F. The Medieval Spains . Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2000. A good single-volume introduction to medieval Spanish history before, during, and after Muslim rule. Jocelyn Hendrickson Updated by Ronald Bruce St ...

Libya

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Dirk Vandewalle and Ronald Bruce St John

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,974 words

...the Green Book, 1980. St. John, Ronald Bruce . Libya: Continuity and Change . London and New York: Routledge, 2011. St. John, Ronald Bruce . Libya: From Colony to Revolution . Rev. ed. Oxford: Oneworld, 2012. Vandewalle, Dirk . A History of Modern Libya . Cambridge, U.K., and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Vikør, Knut S. Sufi and Scholar on the Desert Edge: Muhammad b. ʿAlī al-Sanūsī and His Brotherhood . Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1995. Dirk Vandewalle Updated by Ronald Bruce St ...

St John's

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
39 words

... John's Port and capital of Antigua, in the Leeward Islands, West Indies. During the 18th century, St John's was the headquarters of the Royal Navy in the West Indies. Industries: tourism, rum, sugar, cotton. Pop. ( 2002 est.)...

St John's

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
43 words

... John's Provincial capital and major port of Newfoundland, Canada, on the se coast of Newfoundland Island. Founded in 1583 , St John's is one of the oldest settlements in North America. Industries: fishing and fish processing, iron, shipbuilding, textiles, paper. Pop. ( 2001 )...

John, St

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
Length:
215 words

...and who recognized the Lord at the Sea of Tiberias. The identification of the ‘ beloved disciple’ with John has been contested in modern times. According to tradition, John settled at Ephesus , was exiled to Patmos , where he wrote Rev., and returned to Ephesus and there wrote the Gospel and Epistles. Feast day in the E., 26 Sept. (also 8 May); in the W., 27 Dec. See also john, acts of ; john, apocryphon of ; john, epistles of st ; john, gospel of st ; revelation, book of...

John, St

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
127 words

..., St . One of the twelve Apostles and traditionally author of the fourth gospel, three epistles, and the book of Revelation (attributions increasingly questioned). John was the son of Zebedee (Matthew 4. 21), one of Jesus ' inner circle of disciples (Matthew 17. 1), and one of the ‘pillar’ apostles (Galatians 2. 9). Traditionally, he settled at Ephesus, whence he was temporarily exiled to Patmos under Domitian, and died a natural death as an old man. Feast day in the E., 26 Sept. (also 8 May); in the W., 27 Dec. The Acts of John belongs to the New...

John, St

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion
Length:
903 words

...date of St John's death have played a considerable part in the controversy over the authorship of the Gospel according to St John. Feast day in E., 26 Sept. (also 8 May); in W., 27 Dec. Acc. to later Latin legend, St John was ordered by Domitian to be thrown into a cauldron of boiling oil ‘before the Latin Gate’, i.e. the gate leading southwards from Rome to Latium, and came out unharmed. This event was long commemorated in his feast ‘ante portam Latinam’ on 6 May. The principal discussions occur in comm. and studies on the Gospel acc. to St John (q.v.),...

St John's

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
771 words

... John's . According to popular legend, the city of St John's takes its name from the discovery of the harbour by John Cabot on 24 June 1497 , the feast day of St John the Baptist. Deep and landlocked, the harbour from the early 1500s has been a haven and supply base for European fishermen because of its close proximity to the rich cod fisheries on the Grand Banks . By the early 1700s St John's was probably the largest settlement in Newfoundland , with about 700 permanent inhabitants. Along with its military role in protecting the English fishery, it became...

St John’s

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Neil Morris

Dictionary Plus Social Sciences

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
104 words

...St John’s 1. The capital of Antigua and Barbuda, West Indies, situated on the north-west coast of Antigua. Its cathedral was founded in 1681 . The city was damaged by earthquake ( 1690 , 1843 ), fire ( 1769 ), and hurricane ( 1847 ). Industries include sugar, cotton, and tourism. Population ( 2011 ) 81,800. 2. The capital and largest city of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, a port on the south-east coast of the island of Newfoundland. Founded in 1583 , it was settled as a fishing port about 1630 and destroyed by fire in 1892 . Fishing...

St John Passion

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
Length:
74 words

... John Passion ( Johannespassion ; properly in Eng. The Passion According to St John ) Setting by Bach (BWV245) for solo vv., ch, and orch of the Passion of Christ narrated in St John's Gospel, with interpolations. F.p. Leipzig, Good Friday 1723 , f.p. in England 1872 . There are also St John Passion settings by Selle ( 1623 ), Schütz ( 1666 ), Telemann ( 1741 ), and Pärt ( 1981–2...

St John's Eve

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A Dictionary of English Folklore

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003

... John's Eve (23/4 June). This is the night of 23/4 June, now more generally called Midsummer Night or Midsummer Eve, and an important date for bonfires and divinations...

St John Passion

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The Oxford Companion to Music

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
85 words

...St John Passion ( Johannes-Passion ) . Setting by J. S. Bach , bwv 245, of the Passion story to an anonymous text adapted from Barthold Heinrich Brockes's poem Der für die Sünde der Welt gemartert und sterbende Jesus (‘Jesus, Martyred and Dying for the Sins of the World’) after St John's Gospel; for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, it was first performed on Good Friday 1724 . Selle ( 1623 ), Schütz ( 1666 ), Telemann (several), and Pärt ( 1982 ) also wrote St John Passion ...

Bosco, St John

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
Length:
54 words

...St John ( 1815–88 ), founder of the Salesian Order . A vision at the age of nine aroused in him a keen interest in winning boys to the Christian faith, and in 1859 near Turin he founded the ‘Pious Society of St Francis de Sales ’, commonly known as the Salesians. Feast day, 31...

Rylands St John

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
Length:
75 words

...St John . Part of a page of a papyrus codex , now in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, which has the text of Jn. 18: 31–3 on one side and 18: 37–8 on the other. Probably dating from the first half of the 2nd cent., it is both the earliest known MS of any part of the NT and also the earliest distinct evidence for the existence of St John's Gospel...

St. John, Vincent

St. John, Vincent (1877–1929)   Reference library

Gerald Ronning

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

.... John, Vincent ( 1877–1929 ), labor leader . Vincent St. John, or “The Saint” to most of his friends and admirers, found himself at the center of some of the most significant labor battles of the American West. He became a hard-rock miner, finally settling in Telluride, Colorado, in 1897 . Impressed by his devotion to the rights of miners and his leadership ability, in 1900 his fellow members of the Western Federation of Miners chose the twenty-three-year-old St. John as president of Telluride's Local 63. The next year, he led a brief but violent and...

Fisher, St John

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...St John ( 1459?–1535 ) English cardinal The Fruitful Sayings of David ( 1508 ) Non-Fiction A Mourning Remembrance ( 1509 ) Non-Fiction The Sermon of John the Bysshop of Rochester ( 1521 ) Non-Fiction A Godlie Treatise Declaryng the Benefites of Prayer ( 1560 ) Non-Fiction A Spirituall Consolation ( 1578 ) ...

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