Friday, November 18, 2005


Also called  Wallaroo,   one of the largest species of kangaroo (q.v.).

Sunday, October 16, 2005


Edward ascended the throne upon his father's death in October 899, and in a battle in 902 his forces killed a rival claimant,

Monday, August 08, 2005

Fracastoro, Girolamo

At the University of Padua Fracastoro was a colleague of the astronomer Copernicus. As a physician, he maintained

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

China, The dynasty's founder

Chu Yüan-chang, founder of the new dynasty, came from a family of physiognomists from K'ai-feng who in Yüan times had deteriorated into itinerant tenant farmers in northern Anhwei Province. Orphaned by famine and plague in 1344, young Chu was taken into a small Buddhist monastery near Feng-yang city as a lay novice. For more than three years he wandered as a mendicant through

Monday, July 25, 2005

Tzara, Tristan

The Dadaist movement originated in Zürich during World War I, with the participation of the artists Jean Arp, Francis Picabia, and

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Jane Seymour

Jane's father was Sir John Seymour of Wolf Hall, Savernake, Wiltshire. She became a lady in waiting to Henry's first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and then to Anne Boleyn,

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Biblical Literature, Apocalypses

In addition, it should be noted that there were