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  • Fairfax, Beatrice (American journalist)

    Marie Manning, American journalist, best known for her popular advice column that addressed matters of etiquette and personal concern. Manning was educated in New York City and London. Her long-held ambition to become a journalist came to fruition after a chance meeting at a Washington dinner party

  • Fairfax, Edward (British poet)

    Edward Fairfax, English poet whose Godfrey of Bulloigne or the Recoverie of Jerusalem (1600), a translation of Gerusalemme liberata, an epic poem by his Italian contemporary Torquato Tasso, won fame and was praised by John Dryden. Although translating stanza by stanza, Fairfax freely altered poetic

  • Fairfax, Mrs. Alice (fictional character)

    Mrs. Alice Fairfax, fictional character, the housekeeper at Thornfield Hall in the novel Jane Eyre (1847) by Charlotte Bront?. Fairfax, the widow of a former vicar of Hay, is pensioned off by Edward Rochester, master of Thornfield Hall, after he attempts a bigamous marriage with Jane

  • Fairfield (Connecticut, United States)

    Fairfield, urban town (township), Fairfield county, southwestern Connecticut, U.S., on Long Island Sound adjoining Bridgeport (northeast). It includes Southport, a village on Mill River. Possibly named for Fairfield, England, it was settled in 1639 by Roger Ludlow, who in 1637 had been a

  • Fairfield (county, Connecticut, United States)

    Fairfield, county, southwestern Connecticut, U.S. It is bounded by Long Island Sound to the south, New York state to the west, and the Housatonic River to the east, and it includes several islands in the sound. Most of the county lies in an upland region forested with hardwoods, with only a narrow

  • Fairfield (California, United States)

    Fairfield, city, seat (1858) of Solano county, north-central California, U.S. Adjoining Suisun City to the south, Fairfield is located 45 miles (70 km) northeast of San Francisco. The area, which lies between the foothills of the Coast Ranges and Suisun Bay, was inhabited by Suisun (Patwin)

  • Fairfield (Iowa, United States)

    Fairfield, city, seat (1838) of Jefferson county, southeastern Iowa, U.S., halfway between Mount Pleasant (east) and Ottumwa (west). Settled in 1839, Fairfield was the site (1854) of the first Iowa State Fair (now held in Des Moines). It was named by an early settler, Mrs. Rhodam Bonnifield, for

  • Fairfield (county, South Carolina, United States)

    Fairfield, county, central South Carolina, U.S., consisting of a hilly piedmont region. The Broad River forms the western boundary, and the Wateree River and Wateree Lake form part of the eastern boundary. Monticello Reservoir, Lake Wateree State Park, and the eastern portion of Sumter National

  • Fairfield University (university, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States)

    Fairfield University, private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Fairfield, Conn., U.S. It is affiliated with the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic church. The university consists of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, and the

  • Fairfield, Cicily Isabel (British writer)

    Rebecca West, British journalist, novelist, and critic, who was perhaps best known for her reports on the Nürnberg trials of Nazi war criminals (1945–46). West was the daughter of an army officer and was educated in Edinburgh after her father’s death in 1902. She later trained in London as an

  • Fairhaven (Massachusetts, United States)

    Fairhaven, town (township), Bristol county, southeastern Massachusetts, U.S. It lies on Buzzards Bay across the Acushnet River from New Bedford. The site was settled in 1652 by John Cooke, who, with John Winslow, purchased a tract of land (Sconticut) from the Wampanoag Indian chief Massasoit. After

  • Fairhurst, Angus (British artist)

    Angus Fairhurst, British artist (born Oct. 4, 1966, Pembury, Kent, Eng.—died March 29, 2008, Bridge of Orchy, Argyll, Scot.), was a founding member (with Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas) of the Young British Artists group that dominated British art in the 1990s; he was perhaps best known for a series

  • Fairies’ Stone (monument, Locmariaquer, France)

    Locmariaquer: …its megalithic monuments, notably the Fairies’ Stone, a huge broken standing stone, originally 66 feet (20 metres) high—the greatest known menhir (upright monumental stone) in existence. Behind it is the Merchants’ Table, composed of three carved slabs and 17 supporting stones. Pop. (1999) 1,367; (2014 est.) 1,566.

  • Fairies, The (opera by Wagner)

    Richard Wagner: Early life: …first opera, Die Feen (The Fairies), based on a fantastic tale by Carlo Gozzi. He failed to get the opera produced at Leipzig and became conductor to a provincial theatrical troupe from Magdeburg, having fallen in love with one of the actresses of the troupe, Wilhelmine (Minna) Planer, whom…

  • fairing (mechanics and ship design)

    ship construction: The lines plan and fairing: Traditionally, a lines plan, usually a 148 life-size scale drawing of a ship, was used by designers to calculate required hydrostatic, stability, and capacity conditions. Full-scale drawings formerly were obtained from the lines plan by redrawing it full size and preparing a platform of…

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University (university, New Jersey, United States)

    Fairleigh Dickinson University, private, coeducational institution of higher learning in northern New Jersey, U.S. It consists of three campuses. The Florham-Madison campus is the site of the Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences and a branch of the Samuel J. Silberman College of Business

  • Fairlight CMI (music synthesizer)

    electronic instrument: Sampling instruments; music workstations: …commercial sampling instrument was the Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument (CMI), developed in Sydney, Australia, during the late 1970s. The Fairlight CMI was a general-purpose computer with peripheral devices that allowed the musician to digitize sounds, store them, and then play them back from a keyboard. The instrument was sold with…

  • Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument (music synthesizer)

    electronic instrument: Sampling instruments; music workstations: …commercial sampling instrument was the Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument (CMI), developed in Sydney, Australia, during the late 1970s. The Fairlight CMI was a general-purpose computer with peripheral devices that allowed the musician to digitize sounds, store them, and then play them back from a keyboard. The instrument was sold with…

  • Fairly Conventional Woman, A (novel by Shields)

    Carol Shields: In Happenstance (1980) and A Fairly Conventional Woman (1982), Shields used overlapping narratives to escape the strictures of straightforward narrative told from a single perspective. Marketed in Canada as a crime drama, Swann: A Mystery (1987) is both a sly comedy of manners and a psychological novel that presents…

  • Fairmont (West Virginia, United States)

    Fairmont, city, seat (1842) of Marion county, northern West Virginia, U.S. It lies where the Tygart Valley River and the West Fork River come together to form the Monongahela River, approximately 19 miles (31 km) southwest of Morgantown. The original settlement (1793), near the Scioto-Monongahela

  • Fairmount (New Jersey, United States)

    West Orange, township (town), Essex county, northeastern New Jersey, U.S., about 4 miles (6 km) northwest of Newark. It was part of Orange until set off in 1863 as the township of Fairmount (later renamed West Orange). The town is widely known for its association with the inventor Thomas A. Edison,

  • Fairmount Bridge (bridge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)

    Charles Ellet: …wire-cable suspension bridge over the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia. Supported by five wire cables on each side, the bridge had a span of 358 feet (109 m).

  • Fairmount College (university, Wichita, Kansas, United States)

    Wichita State University, public coeducational institution of higher learning in Wichita, Kansas, U.S. The university comprises the W. Frank Barton School of Business, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School, and Colleges of Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, and Health

  • Fairmount Park (park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)

    Philadelphia: The city layout: …Logan Square and leading into Fairmount Park. The nation’s largest landscaped park within city limits and the centre of the Centennial Exposition of 1876, Fairmount is one of the most frequent foregrounds for photographs of Philadelphia’s skyline, adding to the city’s reputation for shaded, sculpted elegance. Once a section of…

  • Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (American organization)

    Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), progressive media watchdog group that monitors the U.S. news media for inaccuracy, bias, and censorship and advocates for greater diversity of perspectives in news reporting. FAIR is founded on a belief that corporate ownership and sponsorship, as well as

  • fairness doctrine (United States policy [1949–1987])

    Fairness doctrine, U.S. communications policy (1949–87) formulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that required licensed radio and television broadcasters to present fair and balanced coverage of controversial issues of interest to their communities, including by devoting equal

  • Fairouz (Lebanese singer and actress)

    Fairouz, Lebanese singer and actress widely considered to be one of the most celebrated Arab singers of the 20th century. Fairouz’s husband was Assi Rahbani, who along with his brother Mansour Rahbani—known together as the Rahbani Brothers—wrote and composed the majority of the songs and plays that

  • Fairport Convention (British music group)

    Devendra Banhart: …String Band, Vashti Bunyan, Pentangle, Fairport Convention, Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, and Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd.

  • Fairs Cup (soccer tournament)

    football: Europe: The UEFA Cup, first contested as the Fairs Cup in 1955–58, has had a wider pool of entrants and winners.

  • Fairs, John (British actor)

    Sir John Hare, English actor-manager of London’s Garrick Theatre from 1889 to 1895, excelling in old men’s parts and recognized as the greatest character actor of his day. He spent his childhood in London, where his father, Thomas Fairs, was an architect. Hare eventually developed an interest in

  • Fairservis, W. A. (American archaeologist)

    India: Population: …similar figure for Harappa, while Walter A. Fairservis estimated the former at about 41,250 and the latter about 23,500. These figures are probably conservative. It would be possible to produce estimates of the population for other sites along similar lines—notably for Kalibangan, of which the lower city has an area…

  • Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (trade association)

    fair trade: History: …the establishment of the worldwide Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) association in 1997. Labeling of fair trade products was instrumental in raising consumer awareness. It also allowed such products to be sold alongside non-fair trade counterparts in large supermarket chains, expanding their availability from fair trade shops to mass consumer…

  • Fairuz (Lebanese singer and actress)

    Fairouz, Lebanese singer and actress widely considered to be one of the most celebrated Arab singers of the 20th century. Fairouz’s husband was Assi Rahbani, who along with his brother Mansour Rahbani—known together as the Rahbani Brothers—wrote and composed the majority of the songs and plays that

  • Fairuz Sapur (ancient city, Iraq)

    Anbar, ancient Mesopotamian town located on the left bank of the Euphrates River, downstream from modern Ar-Ramādī in central Iraq. Originally called Massice and Fairuz Sapur, it was destroyed by the Roman emperor Julian in ad 363. The town was rebuilt and became known from at least the 6th century

  • Fairview (California, United States)

    Costa Mesa, city, Orange county, southern California, U.S. The city lies on a coastal plateau overlooking the Pacific Ocean, at the mouth of the Santa Ana River, 37 miles (60 km) southeast of Los Angeles. With Newport Beach it forms Orange county’s “Harbor Area.” The area was originally inhabited

  • fairway (golf)

    golf: Procedure: …clear, mowed route called the fairway. The fairway was historically bordered by unmowed vegetation—heather, grasses, weeds, bushes—called rough. Most modern courses in the United States, however, are not characterized by deep and tangled rough and when inland make effective use of trees. At strategic places along the preferred line to…

  • Fairway (racehorse)

    Fairway, (foaled 1925), English racehorse (Thoroughbred) who, though a successful racer, became best known as a sire. An outstanding stud, he sired Blue Peter and Watling Street. Fairway was foaled by Scapa Flow and sired by Phalaris. Lord Derby owned him, and Frank Butters trained him at

  • Fairweather Fault (fault, North America)

    Alaskan mountains: Physiography of the southern ranges: …Fairweather Range is the still-active Fairweather Fault, a northward extension of the coastal San Andreas Fault in California. The Fairweather Fault parallels the southeastern Alaska coast from Cape Spencer north and northwestward to the Copper River and Cook Inlet of south-coastal Alaska. The fault system has been the locus of…

  • Fairweather Range (mountain range, Alaska, United States)

    Alaskan mountains: Physiography of the southern ranges: …fault-block mountain system of the Fairweather Range. Its ice-clad summit, only nine miles from the sea, is Mount Fairweather (15,300 feet [4,663 metres]). At the southern end of the range is the Brady Icefield, and east of the range is world-renowned Glacier Bay, with its largely receding tidal glaciers. The…

  • Fairweather, Ian (Australian painter)

    Ian Fairweather, Scottish-born Australian painter known both for his dramatic paintings that combined Chinese and Aboriginal influences and for his eccentric lifestyle. Fairweather was the son of James Fairweather, a surgeon general for the Indian army. Between 1891 and 1901 he was raised by his

  • Fairweather, Mount (mountain, North America)

    Mount Fairweather, highest peak (15,300 feet [4,663 metres]) in British Columbia, Canada. The mountain is located on the Alaska border in the Fairweather Range of the St. Elias Mountains, at the southern end of Tatshenshini-Alsek Wilderness Provincial Park in British Columbia and in western Glacier

  • fairy (folklore)

    Fairy, a mythical being of folklore and romance usually having magic powers and dwelling on earth in close relationship with humans. It can appear as a dwarf creature typically having green clothes and hair, living underground or in stone heaps, and characteristically exercising magic powers to

  • fairy bluebird (bird)

    Fairy bluebird, (genus Irena), two species of birds in the family Irenidae (order Passeriformes), both of striking blue coloration and both confined to semi-deciduous forests in Asia. The blue-backed, or Asian, fairy bluebird (Irena puella) lives in the wetter parts of India, the Himalayas,

  • fairy chess (chess composition)

    chess: Heterodox problems: The 20th century was marked by investigation of heterodox problems and greater elaboration of direct-mate problem themes. These problems, also called fairy chess, are distinguished from the orthodox problems considered so far by their unusual stipulations or by the use of nonstandard rules…

  • Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland (work by Croker)

    Brothers Grimm: Beginnings and Kassel period: …translation of Thomas Crofton Croker’s Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland, prefacing the edition with a lengthy introduction of their own on fairy lore. At the same time, the Grimms gave their attention to the written documents of early literature, bringing out new editions of ancient texts,…

  • fairy moth (insect)

    lepidopteran: Annotated classification: Family Incurvariidae (fairy, or leafcutter, moths) Approximately 100 species worldwide; many are small brilliantly coloured diurnal flower visitors; male antennae often several times as long as forewings; mutualistic relationships of the yucca moths (Prodoxinae) with their food plants are notable as an example of coevolution; family sometimes…

  • fairy penguin (bird)

    Blue penguin, (Eudyptula minor), species of penguin (order Sphenisciformes) characterized by its diminutive stature and pale blue to dark gray plumage. It is the smallest of all known penguin species, and it is the only species of the genus Eudyptula. There are, however, six subspecies: E. minor

  • fairy pitta (bird)

    pitta: For instance, the fairy pitta (P. nympha) breeds in Japan, Korea, and eastern China but winters much farther south in Borneo.

  • fairy prion (bird)

    prion: …the four species is the fairy prion (P. turtur), about 20 cm (8 inches) long; the largest is the broad-billed prion (P. forsteri) at about 27 cm. Most of the prions breed in burrows on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands. The broad-billed prion is more northerly in distribution, breeding on islands…

  • Fairy Queen, The (anonymous work)

    Henry Purcell: Music for theatre: …entertainment with music; and for The Fairy Queen (1692), an anonymous adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which the texts set to music are all interpolations. In these works Purcell showed not only a lively sense of comedy but also a gift of passionate musical expression that is…

  • fairy ring (mycology)

    Fairy ring, a naturally occurring circular ring of mushrooms on a lawn or other location. A fairy ring starts when the mycelium (spawn) of a mushroom falls in a favourable spot and sends out a subterranean network of fine, tubular threads called hyphae. The hyphae grow out from the spore evenly in

  • fairy ring mushroom (fungus)

    fairy ring: …is commonly known as the fairy ring mushroom, forms very large but irregular rings that may attain a diameter of 1,200 feet (365 m).

  • Fairy Rock (island, Scotland, United Kingdom)

    Ailsa Craig, granite islet, South Ayrshire council area, Scotland, at the mouth of the Firth of Clyde and 10 miles (16 km) off the coast of South Ayrshire, to which it belongs. It is nicknamed “Paddy’s Milestone” for its location halfway between Glasgow and Belfast (Northern Ireland). The name

  • fairy shrimp (crustacean)

    Fairy shrimp, any of the crustaceans of the order Anostraca, so called because of their graceful movements and pastel colours. Some grow to 2.5 cm (about 1 inch) or more in length. They occur in freshwater ponds of Europe, Central Asia, western North America, the drier regions of Africa, and

  • fairy slipper (orchid)

    Fairy slipper, (Calypso bulbosa), terrestrial orchid (family Orchidaceae) native to North America and Eurasia. The fairy slipper thrives in cool coniferous forests and bogs and requires specific mycorrhizal fungi to survive. The plant is the only species in its genus. The fairy slipper is a small

  • fairy tale

    Fairy tale, wonder tale involving marvellous elements and occurrences, though not necessarily about fairies. The term embraces such popular folktales (M?rchen, q.v.) as “Cinderella” and “Puss-in-Boots” and art fairy tales (Kunstm?rchen) of later invention, such as The Happy Prince (1888), by the

  • Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version (novel by Pullman)

    Philip Pullman: Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version (2012) collected Pullman’s retellings of the titular German children’s parables. In 2017 he published the graphic novel The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship, which featured illustrations by Fred Fordham. Pullman’s works…

  • fairy thimbles (herb)

    bellflower: Fairy thimbles (C. cochleariifolia), named for its deep nodding blue to white bells, forms loosely open mats on alpine screes. Bethlehem stars (C. isophylla), a trailing Italian species often grown as a pot plant, bears sprays of star-shaped violet, blue, or white flowers. Canterbury bell…

  • fairy wren (bird)

    Fairy wren, any of the 27 species of the songbird family Maluridae (sometimes placed in the warbler family Sylviidae). These common names, and bluecap, are given particularly to M. cyaneus, a great favourite in gardens and orchards of eastern Australia. The male has blue foreparts with black

  • fairyland (folklore)

    fairy: …also carry off adults to fairyland, which resembles pre-Christian abodes of the dead. People transported to fairyland cannot return if they eat or drink there. Fairy and human lovers may marry, though only with restrictions whose violation ends the marriage and, often, the life of the human. Some female fairies…

  • Fairytale (art project by Ai Weiwei)

    Ai Weiwei: The 1990s: avant-garde books, FAKE, and Fairytale: …of space later informed Ai’s Fairytale (2007), a conceptual project that involved transporting 1,001 ordinary Chinese citizens to Kassel, Germany, to explore the city for the duration of its Documenta art festival.

  • Faisal I (king of Iraq)

    Fay?al I, Arab statesman and king of Iraq (1921–33) who was a leader in advancing Arab nationalism during and after World War I. Fay?al was the son of ?usayn ibn ?Alī, amīr and grand sharīf of Mecca who ruled the Hejaz from 1916 to 1924. When World War I provided an opportunity for rebellion for

  • Faisal ibn ?Abd al-?Azīz ibn ?Abd ar-Ra?mān as-Sa?ūd (king of Saudi Arabia)

    Faisal of Saudi Arabia, king of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975, an influential figure of the Arab world known for his statecraft at home and his assertiveness abroad. Faisal was a son of King Ibn Saud and a brother of King Saud. He was appointed foreign minister and viceroy of Hejaz in 1926 after

  • Fai?al II (king of Iraq)

    Fay?al II, the last king of Iraq, who reigned from 1939 to 1958. Fay?al II, the grandson of Fay?al I and great-grandson of ?usayn ibn ?Alī, former sharif of Mecca and king of the Hejaz, became king of Iraq following the untimely death of his father, King Ghāzī. Because Fay?al was only four years

  • Faisalabad (Pakistan)

    Faisalabad, city, east-central Punjab province, Pakistan, in the Rechna Doab upland. The city, the district headquarters, is a distributing centre centrally located in the Punjab plain and connected by road, rail, and air with Multan and Lahore and by air with Lahore and Karachi. When founded in

  • Faison, Donald (American actor)

    Scrubs: …buddy, Christopher Duncan Turk (Donald Faison); his overbearing mentor, Dr. Percival Cox (John C. McGinley); and his unlikely adversary, a hospital janitor (Neil Flynn). Most episodes ended with a music-driven visual sequence in which J.D. reflects on the show’s theme and its effects on his colleagues. Although Scrubs was…

  • faith (religion)

    Faith, inner attitude, conviction, or trust relating human beings to a supreme God or ultimate salvation. In religious traditions stressing divine grace, it is the inner certainty or attitude of love granted by God himself. In Christian theology, faith is the divinely inspired human response to

  • Faith 7 (United States space capsule)

    Gordon Cooper: …times in the space capsule Faith 7, completing the sixth and last of the Mercury crewed spaceflights. At the end of his 34-hour 20-minute flight, when the automatic control system had broken down, he piloted his craft back to Earth manually and landed just 4 miles (6 km) from the…

  • Faith and Order Commission (religious organization)

    Christianity: Ecumenism: speaking the truth in love: …level under the heading of Faith and Order and at the bilateral level between particular pairs among the global confessional families or communions. They often started as what might be called “comparative symbolics”—the matching of existing confessional statements—but they then moved into a concentration on the dogmatic topic in hand.

  • Faith and Order Movement (religious organization)

    Christianity: Ecumenism: speaking the truth in love: …level under the heading of Faith and Order and at the bilateral level between particular pairs among the global confessional families or communions. They often started as what might be called “comparative symbolics”—the matching of existing confessional statements—but they then moved into a concentration on the dogmatic topic in hand.

  • Faith and Values Coalition (American organization)

    Jerry Falwell: …and Values Coalition—which became the Moral Majority Coalition—as a successor to the Moral Majority.

  • faith healing

    Faith healing, recourse to divine power to cure mental or physical disabilities, either in conjunction with orthodox medical care or in place of it. Often an intermediary is involved, whose intercession may be all-important in effecting the desired cure. Sometimes the faith may reside in a

  • Faith No More (American rock group)

    Courtney Love: …became the lead singer of Faith No More.

  • Faith, Adam (British singer)

    Adam Faith, (Terence Nelhams), British pop singer, actor, and businessman (born June 23, 1940, London, Eng.—died March 8, 2003, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Eng.), remained in the public eye through a succession of overlapping careers, beginning as a teen pop idol in the early 1960s. Faith l

  • faith, articles of (religion)

    Creed, an authoritative formulation of the beliefs of a religious community (or, by transference, of individuals). The terms “creed” and “confession of faith” are sometimes used interchangeably, but when distinguished “creed” refers to a brief affirmation of faith employed in public worship or

  • faith, confession of (theology)

    Confession of faith, formal statement of doctrinal belief ordinarily intended for public avowal by an individual, a group, a congregation, a synod, or a church; confessions are similar to creeds, although usually more extensive. They are especially associated with the churches of the Protestant

  • Faith, Congregation for the Doctrine of the (Roman Catholic Church)

    Benedict XVI: Early life and career: As prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican office responsible for preserving Catholic doctrine and evaluating according to canon law the warrant for disciplinary action against clergy, Ratzinger earned a reputation as a hard-liner. He condemned liberation theology and suppressed more-liberal theologians such as…

  • faith, defender of the (English royal title)

    Defender of the faith, a title belonging to the sovereign of England in the same way as Christianissimus (“most Christian”) belonged to the king of France. The title was first conferred by Pope Leo X on Henry VIII (Oct. 11, 1521) as a reward for the king’s pamphlet Assertio septem sacramentorum a

  • faith, leap of (religion)

    Christianity: Faith and reason: …in his idea of the leap of faith. He believed that without risk there is no faith, and that the greater the risk the greater the faith. Faith is thus a passionate commitment, not based upon reason but inwardly necessitated, to that which can be grasped in no other way.

  • Faith, Reason, and Civilization: An Essay in Historical Analysis (work by Laski)

    Harold Joseph Laski: …of Our Time (1943) and Faith, Reason, and Civilization: An Essay in Historical Analysis (1944), he called for broad economic reforms.

  • Faith, Thirteen Articles of (Judaism)

    Thirteen Articles of Faith, a summary of the basic tenets of Judaism as perceived by the 12th-century Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides. They first appeared in his commentary on the Mishna, Kitāb al-Sirāj, as an elaboration on the section Sanhedrin 10, which sets forth the reasons why a Jew would

  • Faithful (film by Mazursky [1996])

    Paul Mazursky: Later work: Moderately better was Faithful (1996), which was adapted from Chazz Palminteri’s play. Cher starred as the suicidal wife of a businessman (Ryan O’Neal) who has hired a hit man (Palminteri) to kill her, but the two bond while waiting for the husband’s final signal. Mazursky then directed the…

  • Faithful Admonition (work by Knox)

    John Knox: Escape to the Continent: …in 1554 Knox published his Faithful Admonition to the Protestants who remained in England. Its extremism and intemperate language served to increase the sufferings of those to whom it was addressed; and, coming as it did from one who was in comparative safety, it alienated many in England from him.

  • Faithful and Virtuous Night (poetry by Glück)

    Louise Glück: Faithful and Virtuous Night (2014) deals with mortality and nocturnal silence, sometimes from a male perspective; it won the National Book Award.

  • Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God, A (work by Edwards)

    Jonathan Edwards: Pastorate at Northampton: His subsequent report, A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God (1737), made a profound impression in America and Europe, particularly through his description of the types and stages of conversion experience.

  • Faithful River, The (work by ?eromski)

    Stefan ?eromski: …lyrical novel Wierna rzeka (1912; The Faithful River, filmed 1983). In both the short story and the novel the theme is elaborated by indelible images and by sad, compassionate comments on that national tragedy.

  • faithful, consent of the (Roman Catholicism)

    Roman Catholicism: Organs of teaching authority: …the traditional belief that “the consent of the faithful” is a source of authentic doctrine. The conventional resolution of this problem, which stipulates that the consent of the faithful is formed under the direction of the pastors, deprives the consent of the faithful of any meaning.

  • Faithful, Liturgy of the (Christianity)

    Christianity: New liturgical forms and antiliturgical attitudes: …of the Catechumens and the Liturgy of the Faithful. This basic structure goes back to a time in which the church was a missionary church that grew for the most part through conversion of adults who were first introduced to the Christian mysteries as catechumens. They received permission to take…

  • Faithfull Shepheardesse, The (work by Fletcher)

    comedy: Sentimental comedy of the 17th and 18th centuries: …the publication of John Fletcher’s Faithfull Shepheardesse (c. 1608), an imitation of the Pastor fido, by the Italian poet Battista Guarini. In his Compendium of Tragicomic Poetry (1601), Guarini had argued the distinct nature of the genre, maintaining it to be a third poetic kind, different from either the comic…

  • Faithfull, Marianne (British singer)

    Metallica: …featuring haunting backing vocals by Marianne Faithfull, demonstrated that Hetfield retained his knack for aggressive and intelligent lyrics. However, the driving thrash metal sound of Master of Puppets had clearly become part of the band’s past.

  • Faithless (film by Ullmann [1999])

    Liv Ullmann: Kristin Lavransdatter (1995); Trol?sa (1999; Faithless), for which Bergman wrote the screenplay; and Miss Julie (2014), which she adapted from August Strindberg’s play of the same name.

  • Faithorne, William (English engraver)

    William Faithorne, English engraver and portrait draftsman noted for his excellent line engravings. A pupil of the painter Robert Peake the Elder and of the engraver John Payne, Faithorne was captured during the English Civil Wars, imprisoned, and exiled. Returning from Paris to London in 1650, he

  • Faits Divers (film by Autant-Lara)

    Claude Autant-Lara: Autant-Lara’s first short film, Faits divers (1923; “Diverse Facts”), was made while he was an assistant director to René Clair. After directing two other brief films, he accepted a job in Hollywood directing French versions of American films. It was not until 1933, however, that he directed his first…

  • Faiyum (governorate, Egypt)

    Al-Fayyūm, mu?āfa?ah (governorate) of Upper Egypt, located in a great depression of the Western Desert southwest of Cairo. Extending about 50 miles (80 km) east–west and about 35 miles (56 km) north–south, the whole Fayyūm—including Wadi Al-Ruwayān, a smaller, arid depression—is below sea level

  • Faiyum, Al- (Egypt)

    Al-Fayyūm, capital of Al-Fayyūm mu?āfa?ah (governorate), Egypt. The town is located in the southeastern part of the governorate, on the site of the ancient centre of the region, called Shedet in pharaonic times and Crocodilopolis, later Arsinoe, in the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. Its ruins to the

  • Faiz (Urdu poet)

    Islamic arts: Other poetic forms: …in the 19th century, and Faiz, in the 20th; and by the modern Turkish poet Naz?m Hikmet (died 1963).

  • Faizabad (India)

    Faizabad, city, east-central Uttar Pradesh state, northern India. It lies on the Ghaghara River, about 75 miles (120 km) east of Lucknow. The city of Ayodhya, just to the east, is a suburb. Faizabad was founded in 1730 by Sādāt ?Alī Khan, the first nawab of Oudh (now Ayodhya), who made it his

  • Faizābād (Afghanistan)

    Fey?ābād, town, northeastern Afghanistan. It lies along the Kowkcheh River, at 4,000 feet (1,200 m) above sea level. Fey?ābād was destroyed by Morād Beg of Qondūz in 1821 and its inhabitants removed to Qondūz, but, after Badakhshan was annexed by ?Abd ar-Ra?mān, ruler of Afghanistan (1880–1901),

  • Faizābād, Treaty of (Great Britain-Oudh [1775])

    Treaties of Banaras: …is otherwise known as the Treaty of Faizabad. It was forced on the new vizier of Oudh by the company’s governing council after the death of Shujā?. The vizier had to pay a larger subsidy for the use of British troops and cede Banaras (now Varanasi) to the East India…

  • Fajans, Kasimir (American chemist)

    Kasimir Fajans, Polish-American physical chemist who discovered the radioactive displacement law simultaneously with Frederick Soddy of Great Britain. According to this law, when a radioactive atom decays by emitting an alpha particle, the atomic number of the resulting atom is two fewer than that

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