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a person who compiles information for encyclopedias

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This is a herculean task, and Glut is one of the few authors with the energy and experience as an encyclopedist to pull it off.
The great intellectuals of their age including Ibn Rushid (Avicenna) the encyclopedist, Ibn Miskawayah, the historian-philosopher, Al-Fadl Ibn Naubakht and Humayun Ibn Ishaq, the renowned translators, who were entrusted with the responsibility for the organisation and maintenance of libraries.
In the Renaissance this led Macrobius to be criticized by some as a second-rate author, a mere encyclopedist, even a plagiarist, to be read for his invaluable content, but grudgingly.
In Cevdet Bey and His Sons, Omer, who returns to Istanbul with a youthful sense of enthusiasm after completing his engineering studies in London, and, in The House of Silence, Selahattin, the Enlightenment era throwback encyclopedist, both eventually fall into despair and choose to lead reclusive lives.
Flint over the existence or absence of practicing astrologers in the early Middle Ages, based on varying interpretations that he and Flint have of a passage in the seventh century by encyclopedist Isidore of Seville (xvii-xx), alluding to this discussion again much later in the text (105).
18) In the early seventh century, the encyclopedist Isidore of Seville made it clear that he too considered both the universe and the earth to be spherical, and his text remained a fundamental source for knowledge about the natural world through the Middle Ages.
Guzman, "The Encyclopedist Vincent of Beauvais and His Mongol Extracts from John of Piano Carpini and Simon of Saint-Quentin," Speculum 49, 1974, 287-307; Guzman, "John of Piano Carpini," 307-9; Guzman, "Simon of Saint-Quentin," 561-2; and Guzman, "Vincent of Beauvais (c.
Richard von Krafft-Ebing, the famed 19th century encyclopedist of sexual practices, called homosexuality a "degenerative sickness.
Ruska surmises that the Arabic original of the De Aluminibus et Salibus was written by an alchemist in Spain in the eleventh or twelfth century and points out that it is cited by both the Dominican encyclopedist Vincent de Beauvais (c.
Other layers are skillfully peeled back in Makdisi's "new history": the class dimension behind the Ottoman millet system and its gradual unraveling as a result of Western pressure and Ottoman reforms after 1850; the evolution of missionary goals and philosophy as schools and hospitals begin to compensate for the missionaries' dismal failure to see conversions; and finally, the unintended consequence of that educational mission in the person of Protestant convert, teacher, and encyclopedist Butrus al-Bustani, who, half a century after As'ad's death, penned a biography of As'ad that radically subverts both the racial and national superiority of the American missionaries and the self righteous conservatism of the Maronites with his discourse of "dialogue within and across cultures" (p.
Given his considerable scholarly erudition, Halmi seems less at home as a genealogist or even as a historian than as an encyclopedist in his own right--less, perhaps, in the manner of Coleridge with his quest for unity, than of the Enlightenment Encylopedists who aimed at achieving a totality.
Indeed, Donoghue, though he nowhere sounds skeptical about what the present age will have ears to hear, nonetheless delays his major argument a long time while putting forth example after example, sort of like a medieval encyclopedist or, better, one of those eighteenth-century collectors of butterflies and moths, minerals, and small animals.
This Rococo combination of the kinky, the exotic, and the downright bizarre is vividly evoked in a 1748 novel by the encyclopedist Denis Diderot titled The Indiscreet Jewels.
A history of extreme discrimination creates an inherently political topic, but an encyclopedist must present facts, resisting the temptation to put forward personal conclusions.
The earliest author is the late sixteenth century pedagogue Giovanni Maffei; the lineage continues through Guilio Caccini, author of the famed Le nuove musiche, and Domenico Corri (Porpora's last student), and culminates with the writings of the English encyclopedist, Isaac Nathan.