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Babism

( bä'bĭzӘm ), system of doctrines proclaimed in Persia in 1844 by Ali Muhammad of Shiraz. Influenced by the Shaykhi Shiite theology that viewed the

Open Baby boom generation
Baby boom generation

The baby boom that began during World War II and continued for two decades was one of the most remarkable demographic phenomena of the twentieth

Open Babylonia
Babylonia

( băbĭlō'nēӘ ), ancient empire of Mesopotamia. The name is sometimes given to the whole civilization of S Mesopotamia, including the states

Open Bacon's Rebellion, 1676
Bacon's Rebellion, 1676

popular revolt in colonial Virginia in 1676, led by Nathaniel Bacon . High taxes, low prices for tobacco, and resentment against special privileges

Open Baer, Karl Ernst von, 1792-1876
Baer, Karl Ernst von, 1792-1876

Karl Ernst Ritter von Baer was the modern founder of embryology and comparative embryology, as well as an accomplished zoologist and biologist. No

Open Bagehot, Walter, 1826-1877
Bagehot, Walter, 1826-1877

( băj'Әt ), 1826–77, English social scientist. After working in his father's banking firm, he edited (1860–77) the Economist (which had been founded

Bakhtin, M. M. (Mikhail Mikhaĭlovich), 1895-1975

Mikhail Mikhailovitch Bakhtin (1895-1975), the Russian literary critic, semiotician, and philosopher, is widely recognized as one of the central

Ba'labakk (Lebanon)

City of ancient Syria, now in Lebanon, 60 km/36 mi northeast of Beirut. It was originally a centre of Baal worship. The Greeks identified Baal with

Open Balboa, Vasco Núñez de, 1475-1519
Balboa, Vasco Núñez de, 1475-1519

( bălbō'Ә, Span. vä'skō nō'nyāth dā bälbō'ä ), c.1475–1519, Spanish conquistador, discoverer of the Pacific Ocean. After sailing with Bastidas in

Open Balder (Norse deity)
Balder (Norse deity)

In Norse mythology, the best, wisest, and most loved of all the gods; son of Odin and Frigga; husband of Nanna. He was one of the Aesir (principal