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conflict of laws

(Encyclopedia)conflict of laws, that part of the law in each state, country, or other jurisdiction that determines whether, in dealing with a particular legal situation, its law or the law of some other jurisdictio...

Taillefer

(Encyclopedia)Taillefer t??f?r [key], fl. 1066, Norman warrior and trouvre. According to medieval chronicles and evidence in the Bayeux Tapestry, he led the Norman army at Hastings into battle, singing of Ro...

Bardesanes

(Encyclopedia)Bardesanes brd?s?n?z [key], 154??222?, Christian philosopher and poet of Syria, missionary among the Armenians. Conflicting traditions report him both as defender of the faith against various...

Gumplowicz, Ludwig

(Encyclopedia)Gumplowicz, Ludwig lo?otv?kh go?ompl?v?ch [key], 1838?1909, Austrian sociologist, political scientist, and jurist. From 1897 to 1909 he was a professor at Graz. He held that social developm...

Aumann, Robert John

(Encyclopedia)Aumann, Robert John, American-Israeli mathematician, b. Frankfurt, Germany, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955. He immigrated with his family to the United States in 1938, and moved to ...

Mivart, St. George Jackson

(Encyclopedia)Mivart, St. George Jackson m?v?rt [key], 1827?1900, English anatomist and biologist. He contributed important anatomical studies of the insectivores and carnivores. He was converted to Roman Cat...

Eryx

(Encyclopedia)Eryx ?r?ks [key], ancient city, W Sicily, Italy. Long a source of conflict between Carthage and Syracuse, it was destroyed (c.260 BC) by the Carthaginians in the First Punic War. Its temple of Ven...

Carroll, Paul Vincent

(Encyclopedia)Carroll, Paul Vincent, 1900?1968, Irish playwright. His plays, vigorous commentaries on the conflicts of village life in Ireland, include Shadow and Substance (1937), The White Steed (1939), The Wis...

Moreno

(Encyclopedia)Moreno, city (1991 pop. 287,188), Buenos Aires prov., E Argentina. It is a residential and district administrative center in the Greater Buenos Aires area. The district was the scene of several major ...

Destouches, Philippe Nricault

(Encyclopedia)Destouches, Philippe Nricault f?l?p n?r?k? d?to?osh [key], 1680?1754, French dramatist. He was known for his moralistic comedies. Le Glorieux (1732, tr. 1791), his masterpiece, treats...

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