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Hadrian VI, Pope

(474 words)

Author(s): Nissen, Peter
[German Version] Jan 9, 1522 (coronation Aug 31, 1522) – Sep 14, 1523 (Adrianus Florensz Boeyens, Adrian of Utrecht, b. Mar 2, 1459, Utrecht). Hadrian probably received his early education from the Brothers of the Common Life. In 1476, he began his studies at the University of Leuven (1491 Dr.theol.) where he held a professorship from 1489. He was twice rector of the University of Leuven (1493 and 1500–1501) and chancellor from 1497. Although he was more traditionally oriented himself, he supporte…

Fischbücher

(720 words)

Author(s): C. Nissen † | M. Hofmaier
Kraft ihrer wirtschaftlichen Bedeutung fanden die Fische früh in der Lit. Beachtung. Aristoteles beschreibt 117 Arten, und seine Kenntnisse über ihre Lebensweise sind so umfangreich, daß vieles noch heute ungeprüft ist. Die naturgeschichtlichen Enzyklopädien des hohen MA von Bartholomaeus Anglicus, Konrad von Megenberg und anderen oder der sog. große Hortus Sanitatis behandeln auch die Fische, ihren Fang und ihre Verwendung, in den meisten Hss. und Drucken bereits mit Abb. Umfassende Beschreibun…

Archaeology

(2,519 words)

Author(s): Nissen, Hans J. | Hübner, Ulrich | Koch, Guntram
[German Version] I. General – II. Biblical Archaeology – III. Christian Archaeology I. General In an earlier period, the term “archaeology” referred primarily to Greco-Roman antiquity, above all to works of art. Today, archaeology embraces all scientific efforts to derive information from the material remains of ancient civilizations in an attempt to understand them. For periods with written records…