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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
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This entry contains six subentries, dealing with academies in Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Italy, ...

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
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53 words

are societies or institutions for the cultivation and promotion of literature, the arts or science, or of some particular branch ...

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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2005
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Literature
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1,226 words

in the post-classical sense began in the 15th c. as another aspect of the humanists' discovery of the Graeco-Roman ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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Art & Architecture
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858 words

An association of artists, scholars, etc. that aims to maintain professional standards and to promote the affairs of its members. ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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1,418 words
The learned societies of Renaissance Europe adopted the term ‘academy’ in imitation of the Academy established by Plato, whose school was named after Academus, the mythical hero who was ... More

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