The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

Author: James Stevens Curl,Susan Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199674981

Category: Architecture

Page: 1104

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Covers all periods of western architectural history including biographies of architects and others who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture.

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

Author: Oliver Nicholson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192562460

Category: History

Page: 1743

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The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity is the first comprehensive reference book covering every aspect of history, culture, religion, and life in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East (including the Persian Empire and Central Asia) between the mid-3rd and the mid-8th centuries AD, the era now generally known as Late Antiquity. This period saw the re-establishment of the Roman Empire, its conversion to Christianity and its replacement in the West by Germanic kingdoms, the continuing Roman Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Persian Sassanian Empire, and the rise of Islam. Consisting of over 1.5 million words in more than 5,000 A-Z entries, and written by more than 400 contributors, it is the long-awaited middle volume of a series, bridging a significant period of history between those covered by the acclaimed Oxford Classical Dictionary and The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. The scope of the Dictionary is broad and multi-disciplinary; across the wide geographical span covered (from Western Europe and the Mediterranean as far as the Near East and Central Asia), it provides succinct and pertinent information on political history, law, and administration; military history; religion and philosophy; education; social and economic history; material culture; art and architecture; science; literature; and many other areas. Drawing on the latest scholarship, and with a formidable international team of advisers and contributors, The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity aims to establish itself as the essential reference companion to a period that is attracting increasing attention from scholars and students worldwide.

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Oxford University Press,TME.

Publisher: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198601739

Category: Reference

Page: 1136

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More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k

The Oxford Compact English Dictionary

Author: Catherine Soanes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 1378

View: 7583

This comprehensive and easy-to-use compact dictionary includes: over 145,000 words, phrases and definitions ; a comprehensive coverage of everyday English ; helpful notes giving guidance on grammar, usage and spelling ; and appendices including a guide to good English and a guide to the language of the Internet.