Thursday, March 24, 2005

Ibn Abi 'asrun

After completing his theological

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Uist

Either of two islands of the Outer Hebrides, both lying off the northwestern coast of Scotland. See North Uist; South Uist.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Piepoudre Court

The court decided summarily and on the spot disputes arising

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Dell, Floyd

A precocious poet, Dell grew up in an impoverished family and left high school at age 16 to work in a factory. Moving to Chicago in 1908, he worked as a newspaperman and soon was a leader of the

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Xenophon

As a writer of prose, Xenophon ranked with his fellow historians Herodotus and Thucydides in the opinion of literary critics of antiquity and had a stronger influence on Latin literature than either. His works were translated into many European languages in the 16th century, and, until comparatively recently, his reputation stood high. He was the first journalist

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Mason And Dixon Line

Also called  Mason-Dixon Line,  originally the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania in the United States. In the pre-Civil War period it was regarded, together with the Ohio River, as the dividing line between slave states south of it and free-soil states north of it. Between 1763 and 1767 the 233-mile (375-kilometre) line was surveyed along the parallel 39°43¢ by two Englishmen, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, to define

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Avidya

(Sanskrit), in the Buddhist chain of dependent origination, the ignorance that fetters man to transmigration. See pratitya-samutpada.