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Objective: The project studies the life and works of Meredith Hanmer (1543-1604), a historian of Welsh descent whose fascinating track record as a clergyman, controversialist, scholar and converter of Turks still awaits investigation.
Polis' identity as a gamer doesn't get him the kind of attention that, say, being a gay dad and C-SPAN fashion controversialist does, but his understanding and connection with the video game community, combined with his grasp of tech and intellectual property issues, put him in a unique position in any struggle for reform of copyright and patent regulations.
Luminaries glimpsed include the journalist and controversialist, Benjamin Hoare (1842-1932), (4) the Winter brothers, Samuel (1843-1904) and Joseph (1844-1915), (5) and identities later prominent in local politics such as P J O'Connor (1862-1923), Mayor of Richmond (1896) and MLA for Fitzroy (1901-1902).
Monica Lovinescu--our annotation) an excellent literary journalist, a redoubtable ideological controversialist, for which point dozens of times, I had all admiration.
Noted military historian, critic, and professional controversialist Martin van Creveld has now tackled the subject in a broad way with his latest work, The Age of Airpower.
He was a remarkable polemicist, humanist controversialist.
and came to the view that Chesterton, whose fame as a writer, journalist and controversialist has faded since his death in 1936, was 'a much bigger figure' than he had thought.
He was orthodox, conservative and belligerent; what in contemporary terms would be called a controversialist.
The Epigrammata reveals More the classical scholar, since over one hundred of the 280 Latin poems are translated or adapted from Greek originals; More the satirist, turning his wit against drunkards, misers, soldiers, astrologers, courtiers, ecclesiastics, and various other objects of genial ridicule; More the political thinker, who returns repeatedly to the theme, rare in epigrams, of tyranny and true kingship; More the controversialist, defending his country, and his poetry against a disparaging Frenchman; briefly, More the lover, writing a nostalgic tribute to an old flame twentyfive years after they parted; even More the family man, addressing his children or writing a verse epitaph for himself and his two wives.
In the mid-eighteenth century, the poet, dramatist, and controversialist Henry Brooke was among those who made an indisputable, if rarely acknowledged, contribution to the development of the type of morally instructive, rational tale endorsed by both Goldsmith and Trimmer.
Giovanni Pietro Francesco Aguis de Soldanus (1712-70) was an ecclesiastic, a historian, a grammarian, a lexicographer, a controversialist, and a librarian whose literary and linguistic contributions to Malta and the Maltese language are celebrated here in four essays from the Conference on Aguis de Soldanus at the University of Malta in May 2007, and a fifth reprinted with updated footnotes from a 1996 Malta Historical Society publication.
Then comes "the parting of friends," with his conversion to the Roman Catholic church, his founding of the Oratories in Birmingham and London, his foundation of the Catholic University in Dublin, and his nearly 70 years work as pastor, preacher and controversialist (a term he preferred to theologian).
The late Malcolm Muggeridge - a mischievous controversialist and a brilliant writer - was once editor of Punch, a now defunct humorous magazine.
His vigour as a controversialist in these directions is apt to obscure his pioneer work in the unification of the fundamental medical sciences' (Harris in Dawson 1938: 180).
On the basis of the articles in this collection and his relevant contribution to American Anthropologist, it seems that Mathews' work was characterized by a controversialist leaning and a central confusion.