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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
31,844 words

[To survey the dance traditions of Great Britain, this entry comprises twelve articles: English Traditional Dance Scottish Folk and

Great Britain

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
2,326 words
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1

Once the source of a great Christian out-migration to the colonies of the British Empire, the British Isles have in

United Kingdom

United Kingdom   Reference library

John Oakland

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
4,878 words
Illustration(s):
3
Between 1750 and the early twenty-first century, Britain was arguably the first country to industrialize, controlled the seas and then became a relatively minor power, and won and lost a ... More
Britain

Britain   Reference library

Stephen P. Lock and Gordon Macpherson

The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
3,941 words
As in many western countries, the early medical care of the poor in Britain was provided by the family, neighbors, and priests. The rich were treated in their homes by a mix of ... More
United Kingdom, Peace Movements in

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
2,611 words

Peace activity in Britain was minimal between the end of World War II in 1945 and the founding of the

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
33 words

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was formed in 1801. In 1922 southern Ireland became independent, since

Britain, Great

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
93 words

The whole island, including England, Wales, and Scotland. The term was used by the early antiquarians only in a historical

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
336 words

British interest in Buddhism developed during the colonial period when a stream of officials and administrators were posted to different

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World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
Feb 2014
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
1,406 words
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4

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a union of four countries. Three of them – England

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World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
32 words

Kingdom in nw Europe, officially the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It comprises England, Scotland

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World Encyclopedia

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

Island of Britain, comprising England, Scotland, and Wales. Wales united with England in 1536. The Act

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
33 words
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was formed in 1801. In 1922 southern Ireland became independent, since when the UK has consisted of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern ... More
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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
224 words

The implementation of the Treaty (or ‘Act’) of Union 1706 created Great Britain, the name for the new state established

United Kingdom

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
252 words

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the official name of the state sometimes known as Great

Great Britain

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
95 words

The whole island, including England, Wales, and Scotland. The term was used by the early antiquarians only in a historical context, with particular reference to ...

Great Britain

Great Britain   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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

The mainland island of the British Isles, also sometimes used to include the offshore islands except for Ireland and the

United Kingdom

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
3,998 words

The United Kingdom has a rich and somewhat mixed historical experience with rights in general and, in the post–World War

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
674 words

Theatrical dance in Great Britain dates back to the beginning of the 18th century with works like John Weaver's comic ballet d'action ...

Great Britain

Great Britain   Reference library

B. R. Tomlinson and Paul Johnson

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
7,677 words
Illustration(s):
2

This entry contains two subentries, on the economic history of Great Britain during the British Empire and during the modern period...

Great Britain

Great Britain   Reference library

Susie L. Steinbach

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
4,890 words
Illustration(s):
2
For much of the period since 1800 Britain was the most important economic and imperial power in the world. Composed of England, Wales, and Scotland, it held political and economic sway ... More

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