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a person who compiles information for encyclopedias

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So Luca Pacioli, whom we don't really know much about, was not only the father of accounting, he was also the great mathematical encyclopaedist of the Renaissance and the foremost expert on the mathematics for the art of perspective painting, which was the new way of painting that appeared to be in three dimensions instead of in two dimensions.
The Liber de natura rerum of the encyclopaedist Thomas of Cantimpre from Brabant, completed in 1244, relates how the elephant can be caught using naked maidens and that the unicorn falls asleep in a maiden's lap.
Born 28 Mar 1890, Maryborough Vic; died 10 Jul 1977, Cremorne NSW; OBE, CMBOU, FRHistSQ, FRZS, journalist, ornithologist, encyclopaedist.
Of one thing, however, there can be no manner of doubt, 'no probable possible shadow of doubt, no possible doubt whatever', Mr Rebellow is a peerless, enthusiastic, outstandingly industrious encyclopaedist of Bordeniana.
ONE OF OUR MOST valuable witnesses to authentic traditions surrounding the life and teachings of Mani, as well as to the subsequent history of Manichaeism within the Islamicate cultural sphere, is contained in the ninth chapter of the kitab al-Fihrist, or "Bibliographic Compendium," of Ibn al-Nadim, a book merchant and encyclopaedist who lived and wrote in Baghdad during the late tenth century of the Common Era.
Murray Schafer and Harry Somers, but also the Canadian aspect of the careers of such disparate figures as the encyclopaedist Gustav Schilling, who lived in Canada for ten years during the nineteenth century, and the trumpet virtuoso Herbert L.
Medieval Arabs had not seen many giraffes, which live far to the south in Africa, but the eminent Arab encyclopaedist Al Jawahari included zarafa in his bestiary in the 900s.
According to the National Gallery, where some of his work is housed, Greuze (1725-1805) "produced numerous small, sentimental pictures of children" and was once compared with Rubens and Rembrandt by French encyclopaedist Diderot.
As he told the Encyclopaedist Diderot, 'The man who has never felt the difficulty of art achieves nothing of value'.
The encyclopaedist Vincent of Beauvais repeats Peter Comestor almost word for word, both the portion of the story taken from Josephus and the tale of the magical rings.
This brief expansion gives the encyclopaedist an opportunity for mentioning the necessity for having an appropriate dux gregis, a 'good shepherd' for the perilous journey.
In June, the search began for a patron saint of the Internet, with Isidore of Seville, the medieval encyclopaedist, as the current favourite.
BOOK OF THE WEEK War Of The Encyclopaedists by Christopher Robinson and Gavin Covite Publisher: Hamish Hamilton.
In particular, civic nationalism has been associated with the writings of Voltaire, the Encyclopaedists, and later the writings of Abbe Sieyes, all emphasizing republican self-determination (i.
While it is not clear whether the Ibn Al Muqaffa rendition included the Sanskrit principle of Mitra Lbha (Gaining Friends), the standard became a unifying goal of the Ikhwan Al Safah (Brethren of Purity) that, in turn, fed the anonymous 9th-century CE encyclopaedists whose prodigious literary effort, the "Encyclopedia of the Brethren of Sincerity", codified Indian, Persian and Greek knowledge.