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Open Saami

An indigenous people numbering over 60,000 (1996) and living in northern Finland (7,000), Norway (36,000), Sweden (17,000) and Russia (2,000).

Open Sacco and Vanzetti
Sacco and Vanzetti

After the Russian Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, fears of communism quickly spread throughout the United States, and in 1919, a series of bombings

Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre

A devotional shrine, a tourist magnet or a triumphal proclamation of French religious conservatism, the Sacre Coeur has from its construction been a


( säfä'wēd ), Iranian dynasty (1499–1736), that established Shiite Islam in Iran as an official state religion. The Safavid state provided both the

Open Said, Edward (1935 - 2003)
Said, Edward (1935 - 2003)

Born in Jerusalem in 1935, the literary critic, campaigner, and postcolonial scholar, Edward Said, spent his early childhood in Jerusalem and Cairo,

Sainte-Beuve, Charles Augustin

1804-69 French writer and critic Born in Boulogne-sur-Mer, he was educated at the Collège Charlemagne in Paris, and then studied medicine (1824-27).

Open Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de
Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de

(Antoine-Marie-Roger de Saint-Exupéry) äNtwän'-märē'-rôzhā' də săNtĕgzüpārē' , 1900–1944, French aviator and writer. He became a commercial pilot and

Open Salem (Mass.)
Salem (Mass.)

City and administrative headquarters of Essex County, northeast Massachusetts, on Massachusetts Bay, 24 km/15 mi northeast of Boston; population (2000

Open Salem witch trials
Salem witch trials

In the summer of 1692 all of eastern Massachusetts trembled in fear as neighbors and kinfolk accused one another of practicing witchcraft. Hundreds

Salinger, J(erome) D(avid) (1919 - 2010)

(Jerome David Salinger) săl'ĭnjər , 1919–2010, American novelist and short-story writer, b. New York City. His considerable literary stature rests on