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  • Sefer mikhlol (work by Kimhi)

    David Kimhi: His own great work, the Sefer mikhlol (“Book of Completeness”), was originally intended to comprise a grammar and a lexicon of the Hebrew language. The latter, however, appeared as a separate work, Sefer ha-shorashim (“Book of the Roots”). (The grammar, edited and translated by William Chomsky, was published in 1933;…

  • Sefer mil?amot Adonai (work by Levi ben Gershom)

    Levi ben Gershom: …wrote (1317–29) his major work, Sefer mil?amot Adonai (“The Book of the Wars of the Lord”; partial trans. Die K?mpfe Gottes, 2 vol.). Divided into six parts, the work treats exhaustively of the immortality of the soul; dreams, divination, and prophecy; divine knowledge; providence; celestial spheres and separate intellects and…

  • Sefer Torah (Judaism)

    Sefer Torah, (Hebrew: “Book of the Law”), in Judaism, the first five books of the Old Testament written in Hebrew by a qualified calligrapher (sofer) on vellum or parchment and enshrined in the ark of the Law (aron ha-qodesh) in synagogues. The Sefer Torah is used for public readings during

  • Sefer Yetzira (Hebrew literature)

    Sefer Yetzira, (Hebrew: “Book of Creation”), oldest known Hebrew text on white magic and cosmology; it contends that the cosmos derived from the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet and from the 10 divine numbers (sefirot). Taken together, they were said to comprise the “32 paths of secret wisdom” by

  • Seferiadēs, Giōrgios Stylianou (Greek writer)

    George Seferis, Greek poet, essayist, and diplomat who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1963. After studying law in Paris, Seferis joined the Greek diplomatic service and served in London and Albania prior to World War II, during which time he was in exile with the free Greek government.

  • Seferis, George (Greek writer)

    George Seferis, Greek poet, essayist, and diplomat who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1963. After studying law in Paris, Seferis joined the Greek diplomatic service and served in London and Albania prior to World War II, during which time he was in exile with the free Greek government.

  • Sefīd Rūd (river, Iran)

    Safid River, longest river of northern Iran, rising 920 feet (280 m) in elevation and breaking through the Elburz Mountains in an impressive gorge 23 miles (37 km) long to emerge on the plain of Gīlān, where it forms a delta and flows into the Caspian Sea. With its main tributary, the Qezel Owzan,

  • sefira (Judaism)

    Sefirot, in the speculations of esoteric Jewish mysticism (Kabbala), the 10 emanations, or powers, by which God the Creator was said to become manifest. The concept first appeared in the Sefer Yetzira (“Book of Creation”), as the 10 ideal numbers. In the development of Kabbalistic literature, the

  • sefirot (Judaism)

    Sefirot, in the speculations of esoteric Jewish mysticism (Kabbala), the 10 emanations, or powers, by which God the Creator was said to become manifest. The concept first appeared in the Sefer Yetzira (“Book of Creation”), as the 10 ideal numbers. In the development of Kabbalistic literature, the

  • Sefrioui, Ahmed (Moroccan writer)

    Ahmed Sefrioui, Moroccan novelist and short-story writer whose works record the everyday lives of the common people in Fès, Mor. The son of a Berber miller, Sefrioui was educated in Fès and ultimately became director of the Bureau of Tourism there. He was one of the few French-speaking Maghribian

  • Sefstr?m, Nils Gabriel (Swedish chemist)

    vanadium: …(1830) by the Swedish chemist Nils Gabriel Sefstr?m, who named it after Vanadis, the Scandinavian goddess of beauty and youth, a name suggested by the beautiful colours of vanadium’s compounds in solution. The English chemist Henry Enfield Roscoe first isolated the metal in 1867 by hydrogen reduction of vanadium dichloride,…

  • Sefton (metropolitan borough, England, United Kingdom)

    Sefton, metropolitan borough, metropolitan county of Merseyside, historic county of Lancashire, northwestern England. Extending along the Irish Sea coast from the Ribble estuary in the north to the Mersey estuary in the south, Sefton lies immediately north of Liverpool and includes industrial,

  • Sefton, Bill (American athlete)

    Earle Meadows: …American pole-vaulter who, tied with Bill Sefton, set the world record in 1937 of 4.54 m (14 feet 11 inches). Meadows and Sefton were nicknamed “the Heavenly Twins.”

  • séga (dance)

    Mauritius: The arts and cultural institutions: Mauritius is known for the séga, a popular folk dance consisting of suggestive movements of the hips and arms to a rhythmic beat. The dance can be traced back to the 18th century, when it was performed by slaves.

  • Sega Corporation (Japanese company)

    Sega Corporation, software and hardware company created in the United States—but now based in Japan—that developed computers and electronic game technology. Sega originated in 1940 as Standard Games, a coin-operated game company in Hawaii. While providing games for military bases, the company was

  • Sega Enterprises (Japanese company)

    Sega Corporation, software and hardware company created in the United States—but now based in Japan—that developed computers and electronic game technology. Sega originated in 1940 as Standard Games, a coin-operated game company in Hawaii. While providing games for military bases, the company was

  • Sega Genesis (video game console)

    Sega Corporation: …Master System (1986) and the Sega Genesis (1988)—beginning a serious competition with its main rival, the Nintendo console, for control of the video game market.

  • Segal, Erich (American educator, author, and screenwriter)

    Erich Wolf Segal, American educator, author, and screenwriter (born June 16, 1937, Brooklyn, N.Y.—died Jan. 17, 2010, London, Eng.), was serving as a professor of classics and comparative literature (1968–72) at Yale University when he published the best-selling novel Love Story (1970), a

  • Segal, George (American actor)

    The Bridge at Remagen: Phil Hartman (George Segal) is ordered to seize it. Kreuger has had the bridge mined, but the resulting explosion fails to destroy it. He is later arrested by his superiors and shot for disobeying orders. Although U.S. troops seize the bridge, it collapses shortly thereafter.

  • Segal, George (American sculptor)

    George Segal, American sculptor of monochromatic cast plaster figures often situated in environments of mundane furnishings and objects. Segal was educated at the Cooper Union, Pratt Institute, New York University (B.S., 1950), and Rutgers University (M.F.A., 1963) and began his artistic career as

  • Segal, Mosheh Zevi Hirsh (Bible scholar)

    biblical literature: The modern period: Mosheh Zevi Hirsh Segal (died 1968) dealt with a wide area of biblical and related literature, maintaining the essential Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch (supplemented by later editors who worked in Moses’ spirit). The most ambitious enterprise in this field is the “Bible Project” of…

  • Segall, Harry (American writer)
  • Segamat (Malaysia)

    Segamat, town, south-central Peninsular (West) Malaysia (Malaya). It lies along the Segamat River and the Kuala Lumpur–Singapore railway. Surrounded by oil-palm and rubber estates, the town is on the central Johor plains and has a small airfield. Granite and limestone quarries are nearby. Pop.

  • Segantini, Giovanni (Italian painter)

    Giovanni Segantini, Italian painter known for his Alpine landscapes and allegorical pictures, which blended Symbolist content with the technique of Neo-Impressionism. Raised by peasants in the Italian Alps as a herdsman, Segantini spent long hours of solitude in drawing. His work was noticed by the

  • Segaon (India)

    Sevagram, (Hindi: “Village of Service”) town, eastern Maharashtra state, western India. It is situated on a level plain just east of Wardha. The town was originally called Segaon. It was given its present name by Mohandas K. Gandhi, the Indian nationalist leader. In 1936 he left his ashram

  • Segar, Elzie Crisler (American cartoonist)

    Elzie Segar, American cartoonist and creator of “Popeye,” a comic strip in which the main character, a roughhewn sailor who gained immense strength from eating spinach, became an international folk hero. As a young man Segar worked as a house painter, sign painter, and motion-picture projectionist.

  • Segarelli, Gerard (Italian religious leader)

    Apostolic: …founded at Parma, Italy, by Gerard Segarelli, an uncultured workman, to restore what he considered the apostolic way of life. His emphasis on repentance and poverty reflected ideas propagated by Joachim of Fiore, a 12th-century mystic. In 1286 Pope Honorius IV ordered the eccentric sect to conform to an approved…

  • Segauli, Treaty of (1816, India)

    India: The government of Lord Hastings: The resulting Treaty of Segauli (1816) gave the British the tract of hill country where Shimla (Simla), the site of the future summer capital of British India, was situated, and it settled relations between Nepal and British India for the rest of the British period. Nepal remained…

  • Segebro (Sweden)

    Sweden: Earliest settlements: …9000 bce, were found at Segebro outside Malm? in the extreme southern reaches of Sweden, but earlier settlement could have been facilitated by land bridges between present-day Denmark and southern Sweden that existed from about 13,100–12,700 and 12,100–10,300 years ago. Finds from the peat at Ager?d in Sk?ne dated to…

  • Segen Jacobs, Der (work by Kohler)

    Kaufmann Kohler: …reflected in his doctoral dissertation, Der Segen Jacobs (1867; “Jacob’s Blessing”), on the story of Jacob found in chapter 49 of the Book of Genesis. The radicalism of this thesis, one of the earliest examples of the higher criticism of the Bible (analyzing Scripture in light of modern knowledge), excluded…

  • Seger, Bob (American singer, songwriter, and guitarist)

    Bob Seger, American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who achieved great popularity in the 1970s and ’80s with an earthy sound and lyrical themes rooted in the American Midwest. One of the Midwest’s most successful rock performers, Seger was musically influenced by soul and rhythm and blues that

  • Seger, Robert Clark (American singer, songwriter, and guitarist)

    Bob Seger, American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who achieved great popularity in the 1970s and ’80s with an earthy sound and lyrical themes rooted in the American Midwest. One of the Midwest’s most successful rock performers, Seger was musically influenced by soul and rhythm and blues that

  • Segers, Hercules Pietersz (Dutch artist)

    Hercules Seghers, Dutch painter and etcher of stark, fantastic landscapes. Seghers studied with Gillis van Coninxloo in Amsterdam and was influenced by the work of Adam Elsheimer. Seghers’s style contrasts strongly with the main aspects of the Dutch output of that period; most of his works would

  • Segesta (ancient city, Italy)

    Segesta, ancient city of Sicily, located on Monte Barbaro about 2 miles (3 km) northwest of modern Calatafimi. It was the chief city of the Elymi, a people for whom Thucydides claimed a Trojan origin; they are archaeologically indistinguishable in the Early Iron Age (c. 1000–c. 500 bc) from their

  • Segesvár (Romania)

    Sighi?oara, town, Mure? jude? (county), central Romania. Situated in the historic region of Transylvania, it is 40 miles (65 km) northeast of Sibiu city and 110 miles (175 km) northwest of Bucharest. The town circles a hill, on the summit of which stands a citadel with a ring of walls, nine extant

  • Segev, Dorry (Israeli-born surgeon)

    Dorry Segev, Israeli-born transplant surgeon who helped advance efforts to ensure the equitable and optimal use of donor organs and who developed innovative approaches to organ transplantation, particularly for patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). He was especially well known

  • Seghers, Anna (German author)

    German literature: Other works of German Modernism: Anna Seghers’s novel Das siebte Kreuz (1942; The Seventh Cross) depicts the escape of seven prisoners, only one of whom survives, from a concentration camp. Other important exile writers were Bertolt Brecht, Joseph Roth, Franz Werfel, Arnold Zweig, and Stefan Zweig. Among the communist writers…

  • Seghers, Charles Jean (North American bishop)

    Charles Jean Seghers, Roman Catholic missionary whose work in northwestern North America earned him the title Apostle of Alaska. Seghers prepared for his missions at the American College of Louvain (Leuven), Belg., was ordained in 1863, and soon embarked for the diocese of Vancouver Island, B.C. He

  • Seghers, Hercules (Dutch artist)

    Hercules Seghers, Dutch painter and etcher of stark, fantastic landscapes. Seghers studied with Gillis van Coninxloo in Amsterdam and was influenced by the work of Adam Elsheimer. Seghers’s style contrasts strongly with the main aspects of the Dutch output of that period; most of his works would

  • Seghers, Hercules Pieterszoon (Dutch artist)

    Hercules Seghers, Dutch painter and etcher of stark, fantastic landscapes. Seghers studied with Gillis van Coninxloo in Amsterdam and was influenced by the work of Adam Elsheimer. Seghers’s style contrasts strongly with the main aspects of the Dutch output of that period; most of his works would

  • Seghers, Herkules Pieterszoon (Dutch artist)

    Hercules Seghers, Dutch painter and etcher of stark, fantastic landscapes. Seghers studied with Gillis van Coninxloo in Amsterdam and was influenced by the work of Adam Elsheimer. Seghers’s style contrasts strongly with the main aspects of the Dutch output of that period; most of his works would

  • segment (sociology)
  • segment (computer memory)

    computer science: Operating systems: …(pages) or variable-size blocks (segments) of the job are read into main memory as needed. Questions such as how much main memory space to allocate to users and which pages or segments should be returned to disk (“swapped out”) to make room for incoming pages or segments must be…

  • segmental (linguistics)

    linguistics: Phonology: …referred to so far are segmental; they are realized by consonantal or vocalic (vowel) segments of words, and they can be said to occur in a certain order relative to one another. For example, in the phonemic representation of the word “bit,” the phoneme /b/ precedes /i/, which precedes /t/.…

  • segmental arch (architecture)

    arch: …the late Middle Ages the segmental arch was introduced. This form and the elliptical arch had great value in bridge engineering because they permitted mutual support by a row of arches, carrying the lateral thrust to the abutments at either end of a bridge.

  • segmental autonomy (government)

    consociationalism: The theory of elite cooperation: …as a second element of segmental autonomy, such as federal arrangements that allow for autonomy in policy fields (i.e., education policy for which responsibility lays with the German L?nder, or states). Third, proportionality must prevail in the electoral system but also with regard to civil service appointments and the allocation…

  • segmental dystonia (pathology)

    dystonia: , spastic dysphonia); segmental, involving two adjacent muscle groups, such as the neck muscles (e.g., spastic torticollis); or general, affecting the entire body.

  • segmentation (zoology)

    Segmentation, in zoology, the condition of being constructed of a linear series of repeating parts, each being a metamere (body segment, or somite) and each being formed in sequence in the embryo, from anterior to posterior. All members of three large animal phyla are metameric: Annelida,

  • segmentation (computer memory)

    computer science: Operating systems: …(pages) or variable-size blocks (segments) of the job are read into main memory as needed. Questions such as how much main memory space to allocate to users and which pages or segments should be returned to disk (“swapped out”) to make room for incoming pages or segments must be…

  • segmentation (linguistics)

    Morphology, in linguistics, study of the internal construction of words. Languages vary widely in the degree to which words can be analyzed into word elements, or morphemes (q.v.). In English there are numerous examples, such as “replacement,” which is composed of re-, “place,” and -ment, and

  • segmentation (sociology)
  • segmented spider (arachnid)

    spider: Annotated classification: Suborder Mesothelae (segmented spiders) About 100 species in 1 family, Liphistiidae, found from Japan to Southeast Asia. Inhabit trapdoor tubes in ground; remnants of abdominal segmentation clearly visible dorsally from 7th segment (pedicel) to 18th; 8 spinnerets at middle of abdomen; male pedipalps relatively complicated; epigynum…

  • segmented worm (invertebrate)

    Annelid, any member of a phylum of invertebrate animals that are characterized by the possession of a body cavity (or coelom), movable bristles (or setae), and a body divided into segments by transverse rings, or annulations, from which they take their name. The coelom is reduced in leeches, and

  • Segna di Buonaventura (Italian painter)

    Duccio: Last years: …followers is known, his nephew Segna di Buonaventura.

  • Segnatura, Stanza della (room, Vatican Palace, Italy)

    Il Sodoma: …Pope Julius II in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. Although Raphael worked on the same ceiling in 1509, he left some of Sodoma’s ceiling decoration, including mythological figures and Roman military scenes, intact. About 1510 Sodoma again utilized mythological figures for ceiling decoration in Via del Casato, a…

  • Segner, János-András (Hungarian-born physicist and mathematician)

    Johann Andreas von Segner, Hungarian-born physicist and mathematician who in 1751 introduced the concept of the surface tension of liquids, likening it to a stretched membrane. His view that minute and imperceptible attractive forces maintain surface tension laid the foundation for the subsequent

  • Segner, Johann Andreas von (Hungarian-born physicist and mathematician)

    Johann Andreas von Segner, Hungarian-born physicist and mathematician who in 1751 introduced the concept of the surface tension of liquids, likening it to a stretched membrane. His view that minute and imperceptible attractive forces maintain surface tension laid the foundation for the subsequent

  • Segni, Antonio (president of Italy)

    Antonio Segni, Italian statesman, twice premier (1955–57, 1959–60), and fourth president (1962–64) of Italy. A lawyer with a degree in agricultural and commercial law, Segni joined the Christian Democratic Party in 1919 (then called Italian Popular Party) and worked as an organizer in the

  • segnosaur (dinosaur)

    Therizinosaur, group of theropod dinosaurs that lived during the Late Cretaceous (roughly 100 million to 66 million years ago) in Asia and North America and were characterized by their relatively small skulls, leaf-shaped teeth, and extended fingers with extremely long and robust claws.

  • Sego (missile)

    rocket and missile system: Antitank and guided assault: The SS-11 was adopted by the United States as an interim helicopter-fired antitank missile pending the development of the TOW (for tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided) missile. Because it was designed for greater range and hitting power, TOW was mounted primarily on vehicles and, particularly, on attack…

  • sego lily (plant)

    mariposa lily: …in cultivation, among them the sego lily (Calochortus nuttallii), native to dry soil from South Dakota to Washington and south to Oregon and California. Its white flowers are variously marked with yellow, purple, and lilac. The edible roots of the sego lily were used for food by the early Mormon…

  • segoni-kun (African mask)

    Segoni-kun, mask derived from the antelope form, worn by a member of the Tyiwara society of the Bambara tribe in West Africa. Believed to have great power over agricultural fertility, the spirit of the tyi-wara (work animal) was thought to be embodied in the stylized segoni-kun masks, which were

  • Ségou (African kingdom)

    western Africa: The jihad of ?Umar Tal: …more powerful Bambara kingdom of Segu. The Macina Fulani were opposed to the idea of a Tijānī power advancing into their own Qādirī zone in the Niger valley and even gave some aid to Segu. After ?Umar’s forces had conquered Segu in 1861, they continued eastward, and, finding that Ahmadu’s…

  • Ségou (novel by Condé)

    Maryse Condé: …the best-selling novel Ségou (1984; Segu) and its sequel, Ségou II (1985; The Children of Segu). Set in historical Segou (now part of Mali), the books examine the violent impact of the slave trade, Islam, Christianity, and white colonization on a royal family during the period from 1797 to 1860.…

  • Ségou (Mali)

    Ségou, town, south-central Mali, western Africa. It extends for more than 4 miles (6 km) along the right bank of the Niger River. A historic town, it was the first capital of the Bambara kingdom, which flourished in the 17th and 18th centuries. In 1861 the kingdom collapsed when the leader of the

  • Ségou II (novel by Condé)

    Maryse Condé: …its sequel, Ségou II (1985; The Children of Segu). Set in historical Segou (now part of Mali), the books examine the violent impact of the slave trade, Islam, Christianity, and white colonization on a royal family during the period from 1797 to 1860. Moi, Tituba, sorcière—: noire de Salem (1986;…

  • Segovia (Spain)

    Segovia, city, capital of Segovia provincia (province), in the comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Castile-León, Spain, northwest of Madrid. The site of the expansive medieval Alcázar palace and the famous Segovia aqueduct, the city was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1985. An

  • Segovia (province, Spain)

    Segovia, provincia (province) in the comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Castile-León, north-central Spain. It is bounded by the provinces of Burgos and Soria to the north and northeast, respectively, Guadalajara and Madrid to the southeast, ávila to the southwest, and Valladolid to the

  • Segovia aqueduct (aqueduct, Segovia, Spain)

    Segovia aqueduct, water-conveyance structure built under the Roman emperor Trajan (reigned 98–117 ce) and still in use; it carries water 10 miles (16 km) from the Frío River to the city of Segovia, Spain. One of the best-preserved Roman engineering works, it was built of some 24,000 dark-coloured

  • Segovia cathedral (cathedral, Segovia, Spain)

    Juan Gil de Honta?ón: …mayor (official architect) of the Segovia cathedral and who designed in a late medieval style.

  • Segovia River (river, Central America)

    Coco River, river in southern Honduras and northern Nicaragua, rising west of the town of San Marcos de Colón, in southern Honduras, near the Honduras-Nicaragua border. The Coco flows generally eastward into Nicaragua, then turns northward near Mount Kilambé. For much of its middle and lower c

  • Segovia, Andrés (Spanish musician)

    Andrés Segovia, Spanish musician acclaimed as the foremost guitarist of his time. He was the most important force in reestablishing the guitar as a concert instrument in the 20th century, chiefly through demonstrating its expressive and technical potential. He continued giving concert performances

  • Segrave, Sir Henry O’Neal de Hane (British race–car driver)

    Sir Henry Segrave, American-born English automobile and motorboat racer who set three world land speed records. Educated at Eton and Sandhurst, Segrave served with the Royal Air Force in World War I. During the war he became interested in automobile racing by a visit to the Sheepshead Bay, Long

  • Segrè, Emilio (Italian-American physicist)

    Emilio Segrè, Italian-born American physicist who was cowinner, with Owen Chamberlain of the United States, of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1959 for the discovery of the antiproton, an antiparticle having the same mass as a proton but opposite in electrical charge. Segrè initially began studies

  • Segrè, Emilio Gino (Italian-American physicist)

    Emilio Segrè, Italian-born American physicist who was cowinner, with Owen Chamberlain of the United States, of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1959 for the discovery of the antiproton, an antiparticle having the same mass as a proton but opposite in electrical charge. Segrè initially began studies

  • segregated ice (ice formation)

    permafrost: Types of ground ice: Segregated, or Taber, ice includes ice films, seams, lenses, pods, or layers generally 0.15 to 13 centimetres (0.06 to 5 inches) thick that grow in the ground by drawing in water as the ground freezes. Small ice segregations are the least spectacular but one of the most extensive…

  • segregating machine

    postal system: Segregating machines: Mail collected from branch post offices and street mailboxes, although for the most part made up of ordinary letters and cards, also contains small parcels, newspapers, magazines, and large envelopes. These items, because of their size or shape, cannot be handled on machinery…

  • segregation (geology)

    igneous rock: Segregations: These are special types of inclusions that are intimately related to their host rocks and in general are relatively rich in one or more of the host-rock minerals. They range from small pods to extensive layers and from early-stage crystal accumulations formed by gravitational…

  • segregation (casting)

    metallurgy: Segregation: Different parts of a casting may have different compositions, stemming from the fact that the solid freezing out of a liquid has a different composition from the liquid with which it is in contact. (For example, when salt water is cooled until ice forms,…

  • segregation (sociology)

    Segregation, separation of groups of people with differing characteristics, often taken to connote a condition of inequality. Racial segregation is one of many types of segregation, which can range from deliberate and systematic persecution through more subtle types of discrimination to

  • segregation, law of (genetics)

    heredity: Discovery and rediscovery of Mendel’s laws: …first law of Mendel, the law of segregation of unit genes. Equal numbers of gametes, ovules, or pollen grains are formed that contain the genes R and r. Now, if the gametes unite at random, then the F2 generation should contain about 14 white-flowered and 34 purple-flowered plants. The white-flowered

  • segregation, principle of (genetics)

    heredity: Discovery and rediscovery of Mendel’s laws: …first law of Mendel, the law of segregation of unit genes. Equal numbers of gametes, ovules, or pollen grains are formed that contain the genes R and r. Now, if the gametes unite at random, then the F2 generation should contain about 14 white-flowered and 34 purple-flowered plants. The white-flowered

  • segregation, racial

    Racial segregation, the practice of restricting people to certain circumscribed areas of residence or to separate institutions (e.g., schools, churches) and facilities (parks, playgrounds, restaurants, restrooms) on the basis of race or alleged race. Racial segregation provides a means of

  • segreto di Luca, Il (work by Silone)

    Ignazio Silone: …Il segreto di Luca (1956; The Secret of Luca, 1958) show Silone’s continued concern with the needs of southern Italy and the complexities of social reform. In Uscita di sicurezza (1965; Emergency Exit, 1968), Silone describes his shifts from Socialism to Communism to Christianity. A play, L’avventura d’un povero cristiano…

  • segreto di Susanna, Il (opera by Wolf-Ferrari)

    Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: …Il segreto di Susanna (1909; The Secret of Susanne), presented 18th-century styles orchestrated in the manner of the 20th century. Comic points in these operas are delicately underlined. In Sly (1927; based on the opening scenes of The Taming of the Shrew) and in his only tragic opera, I gioielli…

  • Segu (novel by Condé)

    Maryse Condé: …the best-selling novel Ségou (1984; Segu) and its sequel, Ségou II (1985; The Children of Segu). Set in historical Segou (now part of Mali), the books examine the violent impact of the slave trade, Islam, Christianity, and white colonization on a royal family during the period from 1797 to 1860.…

  • seguidilla (folk dance and verse form)

    Seguidilla, Spanish folk dance with many regional variants; also, a verse form widely used in Spanish folk song. The dance is a courtship dance of proud demeanour, with small springing steps, light foot stamps, and varied ground patterns. The song consists of coplas—improvised verses of love or

  • seguidilla sevillana (dance)

    seguidilla: …is the seguidillas sevillanas, or sevillanas. Most typically the dance is preceded by an instrumental introduction and a sung section. In the sevillanas, and in some other seguidillas, the dancers stop suddenly (bien parado) at the end of each copla, resuming dancing only after an instrumental interlude. The steps of…

  • Séguier, Pierre (chancellor of France)

    Pierre Séguier, chancellor of France under kings Louis XIII and Louis XIV, in the critical period during which monarchical power was consolidated. Séguier was born into a family that had held many legal posts, and he followed the same career. In 1612 he purchased the office of counselor in the

  • Seguin (Texas, United States)

    Juan Seguín: The city of Seguín, located just outside of San Antonio, is named in his honour.

  • Séguin, Camille (French engineer)

    Marc Séguin, the Elder: With his brother Camille he studied the principles of the suspension bridge, at that time built with chain cables. Over the Rh?ne River at Tournon in 1824 the two brothers erected a bridge suspended from cables made of parallel wire strands, the first of a succession of such…

  • Séguin, Edouard (American psychiatrist)

    Edouard Séguin, French-born American psychiatrist who pioneered modern educational methods for teaching the severely intellectually disabled. Born into a family of prominent physicians in Burgundy, Séguin was educated at the Collège d’Auxerre and at the Lycée St. Louis in Paris before studying

  • Seguín, Juan (Tejano revolutionary and politician)

    Juan Seguín, Tejano (Texan of Hispanic descent) revolutionary and politician who helped establish the independence of Texas. After Mexico won independence from Spain in 1821, Stephen Austin—a friend of Seguín’s father—received Mexican approval to found settlements of English-speaking people in the

  • Seguín, Juan Nepomuceno (Tejano revolutionary and politician)

    Juan Seguín, Tejano (Texan of Hispanic descent) revolutionary and politician who helped establish the independence of Texas. After Mexico won independence from Spain in 1821, Stephen Austin—a friend of Seguín’s father—received Mexican approval to found settlements of English-speaking people in the

  • Séguin, Marc, A?né (French engineer)

    Marc Séguin, the Elder, French engineer and inventor of the wire-cable suspension bridge and the tubular steam-engine boiler. A nephew of Joseph Montgolfier, the pioneer balloonist, Séguin developed an early interest in machinery, pursuing his studies informally but so successfully that by 1822 he

  • Séguin, Marc, the Elder (French engineer)

    Marc Séguin, the Elder, French engineer and inventor of the wire-cable suspension bridge and the tubular steam-engine boiler. A nephew of Joseph Montgolfier, the pioneer balloonist, Séguin developed an early interest in machinery, pursuing his studies informally but so successfully that by 1822 he

  • Séguin, Philippe Daniel Alain (French politician)

    Philippe Daniel Alain Séguin, French politician (born April 21, 1943, Tunis, French Tunisia—died Jan. 7, 2010, Paris, France), was a leading figure in the Gaullist Rally for the Republic (RPR) political party, serving as RPR chairman in 1997–99. He was best known for his spirited opposition in 1992

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