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Abbasid

The Abbasid caliphate was the third of the Islamic caliphates, and it lasted from 750 until 1258, making it the longest of the caliphates and one that

Open Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989
Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989

Author of 25 books of fiction and non-fiction mostly about the desert Southwest, Edward Abbey is best known as the author of DESERT SOLITAIRE (1968) ,

Open Abbey Theatre
Abbey Theatre

Playhouse in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, associated with the literary revival of the early 1900s, that was part of a general cultural Irish revival .

Open Abolition movement
Abolition movement

A movement culminating in the late 18th and early 19th centuries that aimed first to end the slave trade , and then to abolish the institution of

Open Abse, Dannie (1923 - 2014)
Abse, Dannie (1923 - 2014)

Dannie Abse, a Welsh writer and pulmonologist, is considered one of Britain’s most important contemporary poets. Abse’s poems, plays, essays, and

Achaean League

( Әkē'Әn ), confederation of cities on the Gulf of Corinth. The First Achaean League, about which little is known, was formed presumably before the

Open Achelous (Greek deity)
Achelous (Greek deity)

In Greek mythology, Achelous was a river god. He was the son of Oceanus and Tethys and the eldest of 3,000 brothers. His union with one of the Muses

Open Achilles (Greek mythology)
Achilles (Greek mythology)

According to Homer's Iliad , Achilles was the Greeks' best fighter in the Trojan War, famed for his strength and courage. The story of Achilles is

Open Acropolis (Athens, Greece)
Acropolis (Athens, Greece)

Of all Greek acropoleis, the Athenian Acropolis (lit., "high city" or "city on the heights") was culturally and historically (if not geologically) the

Open Acts of the Apostles
Acts of the Apostles

book of the New Testament. It is the only 1st-century account of the expansion of Christianity in its earliest period. It was written in Greek