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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
3,370 words

Can works of art be defined by any intrinsic properties that do not exist in objects that are not artworks?

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Encyclopedia of Evolution

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
4,903 words
Illustration(s):
2

This entry comprises two articles. The introductory article is a wide-ranging overview of art in human prehistory that discusses its

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Ancient history (non-classical to 500 CE)
Length:
6,160 words
Illustration(s):
1

The ancient Egyptians “depicted in their temples what was beautiful and how it was beautiful…it had long been recognized that

Art

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
3,767 words

Only occasionally, and only indirectly does classical rhetoric touch on issues relating to pictorial art. When it does so, it

Art

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
7,367 words

This entry contains two subentries: An Overview, Historiography

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
5,710 words

The topic of the Reformation and art can claim a long history. The Protestant movement had scarcely got under way

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,915 words

Although religions are usually studied through their words and texts, religious people live at least as much (probably more) through

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
62 words

It has been said that while the Greeks taught the holiness of beauty, the Hebrews taught the beauty of holiness.

Art

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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

[This entry contains six subentries: An Overview; Art against War; Art in Official Institutions; Artists as Peace Activists; War

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,309 words

Apart from formulaic phrases (for example, ‘black arts’, *‘Master of Arts’) or ones no longer used, the word ‘

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
270 words

In contrast with the genius of classical *Greece, Hebrew and Jewish creative talent was repressed by the strict

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,888 words

The earliest written records of Judaism’s attitude toward art are found in the Bible. The passages concerning the building of the Tabernacle (...

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
Length:
6,876 words

In everyday speech, people often make a contextual distinction between the words “nature” and “environment.” The environment is thought to

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
588 words

The reorganisation by Martianus Capella and Cassiodorus of the old pedagogical method, favouring the liberal arts over manual activities, hardly

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Anthony Cutler

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,784 words
(τέχνη). The Greek term techne had a broad range of meanings, including mental dexterity, linguistic ability, and trickery as well as the skills of rulers and physicians. It therefore ... More
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Rebecca M. Brown, Jessica Stephenson, Andreas Marks, Wendy M. K. Shaw, Rebecca M. Brown, William Chapman, and Jennifer Heusel

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
16,367 words
Illustration(s):
2
[This entry includes seven subentries: Overview Art and Architecture in Africa East Asia The Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia... ... More
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Alan E. H. Emery and Marcia H. L. Emery

The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
2,812 words
From earliest times human disease and its treatment have attracted the attention of artists. This may have been because of the supposed mystical significance of certain diseases, but in ... More
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C. Janaway

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
642 words
The idea that various activities such as painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and poetry have something essential in common belongs to a particular period beginning only in the ... More
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
82 words
The most elusive of terms, its validity is only vouchsafed in cultures which admit to such a concept. Broadly speaking, the term ‘art’ in the visual sense can be applied to any ... More
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J. J. Pollitt

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1,789 words

The Greeks regularly equated art with craft, τέχνη, which *Aristotle defined as the ‘trained ability (ἕξις) of making something under the guidance of rational thought’ (...

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