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  • Notre-Dame, Cathedral of (cathedral, Lausanne, Switzerland)

    Lausanne: …buildings include the early Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, consecrated in 1275 by Pope Gregory X in the presence of the Holy Roman emperor Rudolf I of Habsburg; the Saint-Fran?ois Church, erected during the same period but partly rebuilt in the late 14th century; and the city hall (rebuilt 1674). The…

  • Notre-Dame, Cathedral of (cathedral, Strasbourg, France)

    Strasbourg: The contemporary city: Strasbourg’s 11th–15th-century Cathedral of Notre-Dame, damaged in 1870 and again in World War II, has been carefully restored. Built of red Vosges sandstone, it is a harmonious edifice despite the variety of its architectural styles. It has an asymmetrical facade (mainly 13th century) with fine sculptured portals…

  • Notre-Dame, Cathedral of (cathedral, Le Puy, France)

    Le Puy-en-Velay: …Town, stands the 11th–12th-century Romanesque cathedral of Notre-Dame, which shows Byzantine influence in its octagonal cupolas and decoration. The adjacent cloister is mainly Romanesque but has Carolingian capitals. On the outskirts of the town a volcanic needle some 260 feet (80 metres) high is crowned by a 10th–11th-century church, Saint-Michel-d’Aiguilhe,…

  • Notre-Dame, Church of (church, Senlis, France)

    Senlis: The cathedral of Notre-Dame, with its elegant 13th-century 256-foot (78-metre) spire, constitutes one of the finest surviving examples of ?le-de-France Gothic, despite some Renaissance additions. The cathedral was begun in 1155 but not completed until the 16th century. Senlis also has other medieval churches, Renaissance-era houses, and a…

  • Notre-Dame, Church of (church, Dole, France)

    Dole: The Gothic-style Church of Notre-Dame dates from the 16th century. Dole’s industries include food processing, clothing manufacture, and electronics, while, in the surrounding area, sanitary porcelain and chemicals manufacturing (at Solvay) are important. The town is also a commercial and administrative centre that benefits from high-speed train…

  • Notre-Dame-de-Chelles (abbey, Chelles, France)

    Chelles: …of the 7th-century abbey of Notre-Dame-de-Chelles (founded by Bathilde, widow of Clovis II, and destroyed during the French Revolution). Prehistoric remains found nearby in the 19th century were designated Chellean and gave rise to the archaeological classification Chellean/Acheulian. The town has food-processing industries. Pop. (1999) 45,399; (2014 est.) 53,708.

  • Notre-Dame-de-la-Couture, Church of (church, Le Mans, France)

    Le Mans: The Church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Couture (10th–13th century) possesses a Gothic facade with remarkable 13th-century sculptures. The Church of Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc, which was founded by Henry II of England (reigned 1154–89), is also of interest. The picturesque old town has a number of Renaissance and 17th-century houses.

  • Notre-Dame-de-la-Daurade (church, Toulouse, France)

    Western architecture: France: …tiles—as was the church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Daurade in Toulouse, which probably dates from the end of the 6th century and was demolished only as late as 1761.

  • Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde (building, Marseille, France)

    Marseille: The city layout: …Old Port stands the celebrated Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, a sanctuary honoured from the 8th century. Its present structure was built in 1853–64; its steeple, crowned by a 30-foot (nine-metre) gilded statue of the Virgin, rises 150 feet over the hillside.

  • Notre-Dame-des-Ermites (Switzerland)

    Einsiedeln, town, Schwyz canton, northeast-central Switzerland. It is located on the right bank of Alp Stream, northeast of Schwyz city. It developed around the Benedictine abbey, founded in 934. The abbey became a principality of the Holy Roman Empire in 1274 and belonged to Schwyz after 1386. Its

  • Notre-Dame-des-Pauvres, Church of (church, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)

    stained glass: 20th century: …sculptor Léon Zack for the Church of Notre-Dame-des-Pauvres (1955) in Issy-les-Moulineaux, remarkable for its daring sequence of colour harmonies and delicate lead line motifs reminiscent of the art of Paul Klee. The stained-glass windows of Georges Braque, Jacques Villon, Georges Rouault, Marc Chagall, and Alfred Manessier are also noteworthy if…

  • Notre-Dame-du-Haut, Church of (church, Ronchamp, France)

    Le Corbusier: The second period: …of the two, the chapel Notre-Dame-du-Haut at Ronchamp (1950–55), sacrifices Le Corbusier’s famous principles of apparent functionalism; the wall has been built to a double thickness for visual effect and the roof, which appears to be suspended, actually rests on a forest of supports. More brutal and austere is the…

  • Notre-Dame-en-Vaux (church, Chalons-sur-Marne, France)

    Chalons-en-Champagne: The collegiate church of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux (12th century) is a mixture of Gothic and Romanesque styles and has stained-glass windows dating from 1525 and 1526, a Gothic choir, and a carillon of 56 bells. Stained-glass windows are also a feature of the churches of Saint-Alpin and Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Near the town…

  • Notre-Dame-la-Grande (church, Poitiers, France)

    Poitiers: Notre-Dame-la-Grande church is a good example of Romanesque architecture, with a remarkable 12th-century facade containing a profusion of fine sculptures. The Saint-Pierre cathedral (12th–16th century), built largely in the local Gothic style known as Angevin (after the counts of Anjou and their descendants), has a…

  • Notredame, Michel de (French astrologer)

    Nostradamus, French astrologer and physician, the most widely read seer of the Renaissance. Nostradamus began his medical practice in Agen sometime in the 1530s, despite not only never having taken a medical degree but also apparently having been expelled from medical school. In 1544 he moved to

  • Notropis cornutus (fish)

    minnow: promelas) and the common shiner (Notropis cornutus), a blue and silver minnow up to 20 cm long. The golden shiner, or American roach (Notemigonus cryseleucas), a larger, greenish and golden minnow attaining a length of 30 cm and a weight of 0.7 kg (1.5 pounds), is both edible…

  • Nott Memorial (building, Schenectady, New York, United States)

    Union College: …opened in the 1830s, and Nott Memorial, a 16-sided Gothic Revival building that was designed by Edward T. Potter in 1858 and completed in 1875. Enrollment is approximately 2,000.

  • Nott, Jonathan (British conductor)

    Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: Jonathan Nott came to the podium as music and artistic director in 2017.

  • Nottage, Cynthia DeLores (American political activist)

    C. DeLores Tucker, (Cynthia DeLores Nottage), American political activist (born Oct. 4, 1927, Philadelphia, Pa.—died Oct. 12, 2005, Philadelphia), in the 1990s spearheaded a campaign against the foul language and misogyny found in the lyrics of gangsta-rap music. Tucker became politically active a

  • Nottawasaga Bay (bay, Ontario, Canada)

    Nottawasaga Bay, large inlet of Georgian Bay (and Lake Huron) indenting Grey and Simcoe counties in southeastern Ontario, Canada, and fed by the Nottawasaga, Bighead, Beaver, and Pretty rivers. The bay’s entrance lies between Cape Rich (west) and Christian Island (east). Many apple orchards are

  • Nottaway River (river, Canada)

    Nottaway River, river in western Quebec province, Canada. The river drains Lake Matagami at 765 feet (233 m) above sea level, flows northwestward for 140 miles (225 km), and empties into Rupert Bay at the south end of James Bay. Its chief headstreams, the Bell, Chibougamau, and Waswanipi, all flow

  • notte di San Lorenzo, La (film by Taviani brothers [1982])

    Taviani brothers: …notte di San Lorenzo (1982; The Night of the Shooting Stars), a mother recounts for her child her wartime memories of a night during which her village struggled to stay alive. Their later films, which were not as successful commercially, included Il sole anche di notte (1990; The Sun Also…

  • Notte, Gherardo della (Dutch painter)

    Gerrit van Honthorst, Dutch painter, a leading member of the Utrecht school influenced by the Italian painter Caravaggio. Like his slightly older contemporary Hendrik Terbrugghen, Honthorst first studied under Abraham Bloemaert in Utrecht. About 1610 he moved to Italy, where he had leading nobles

  • Nottely River (river, United States)

    Nottely River, river rising in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Union County, northern Georgia, U.S., and flowing 40 mi (64 km) north, to empty into the Hiwasee Reservoir near Murphy, in Cherokee County, N.C. Nottely Dam (completed 1942), a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) installation impounding a

  • notti di Cabiria, Le (film by Fellini [1957])

    Federico Fellini: Major works: …Le notti di Cabiria (1957; Nights of Cabiria), developing the minor character she played in Lo sceicco bianco, a good-natured Roman prostitute who is optimistic even when humiliated and is swindled by the man she expects to marry. One of Fellini’s most likeable films, it won an Oscar for best…

  • Notting Hill (film by Michell [1999])

    Hugh Grant: …returned to romantic comedy with Notting Hill (1999), in which he starred as a bookstore owner who falls in love with a movie star (played by Julia Roberts).

  • Nottingham (city and unitary authority, England, United Kingdom)

    Nottingham, city and unitary authority, geographic and historic county of Nottinghamshire, England. The city lies along the River Trent. The original site, on a sandstone hill commanding a crossing of the Trent, was occupied by the Anglo-Saxons in the 6th century. Colonizing the area by river, they

  • Nottingham Castle (castle, England, United Kingdom)

    Nottingham: …town is now marked by Nottingham Castle on Standard Hill, so named because there, in 1642, Charles I raised his standard (flag) at the outbreak of the English Civil Wars. The present castle, after renovation by the corporation (1875–78), houses a museum and art gallery. The link between Nottingham and…

  • Nottingham Forest FC (English football club)

    Hillsborough disaster: was scheduled between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on April 15, 1989, at Hillsborough, a neutral venue. The sold-out game was expected to draw more than 53,000 fans. To prevent hooliganism, fans for the two teams were directed to enter from different sides of the stadium. Liverpool supporters with tickets for…

  • Nottingham lace

    Scranton: …noted for its production of Nottingham lace.

  • Nottingham reel (device)

    fishing: Early history: …the day was called the Nottingham reel, based on the wooden lace bobbin devised in the lace-making town of that name. It was a wide-drum, free-spooling reel, ideal for allowing line and bait or lure to float downstream with the current and suitable for certain kinds of sea fishing. By…

  • Nottingham Trent University (university, England, United Kingdom)

    Nottingham: The Nottingham Trent University was established as a polytechnic in 1970 and gained university status in 1992. The city has two important theatres—Theatre Royal (1865) and the Playhouse (opened 1963). Literary figures associated with Nottingham include the poet Lord Byron and the novelist D.H. Lawrence.

  • Nottingham’s Men (English theatrical company)

    Admiral’s Men, a theatrical company in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. About 1576–79 they were known as Lord Howard’s Men, so called after their patron Charles Howard, 1st earl of Nottingham, 2nd Baron Howard of Effingham. In 1585, when Lord Howard became England’s lord high admiral, the company

  • Nottingham, Charles Howard, 1st earl of (English admiral)

    Charles Howard, 1st earl of Nottingham, English lord high admiral who commanded England’s fleet against the Spanish Armada. Although he was not as talented a seaman as his subordinates Sir Francis Drake and John Hawkins, Howard’s able leadership contributed greatly to this important English

  • Nottingham, Earl of (English noble)

    Henry IV: …of the 1st duke of Norfolk, and Richard Scrope, archbishop of York, executed for conspiring with Northumberland to raise another rebellion. Although the worst of Henry’s political troubles were over, he then began to suffer from an affliction that his contemporaries believed to be leprosy—it may have been congenital syphilis.…

  • Nottingham, Earl of (English noble [1366–1399])

    Thomas Mowbray, 1st duke of Norfolk, English lord whose quarrel with Henry of Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford (later King Henry IV, reigned 1399–1413), was a critical episode in the events leading to the overthrow of King Richard II (reigned 1377–99) by Bolingbroke. The quarrel dominates the first

  • Nottingham, Heneage Finch, 1st earl of (English lord chancellor)

    Heneage Finch, 1st earl of Nottingham, lord chancellor of England (1675–82), called “the father of equity.” He was descended from an old family, many of whose members had attained to high legal eminence, and was the eldest son of Sir Heneage Finch, recorder of London. He was educated at Westminster

  • Nottingham, Heneage Finch, 1st earl of, Baron Finch of Daventry (English lord chancellor)

    Heneage Finch, 1st earl of Nottingham, lord chancellor of England (1675–82), called “the father of equity.” He was descended from an old family, many of whose members had attained to high legal eminence, and was the eldest son of Sir Heneage Finch, recorder of London. He was educated at Westminster

  • Nottingham, Sheriff of (fictional character)

    Robin Hood: …most frequent enemy was the Sheriff of Nottingham, a local agent of the central government (though internal evidence from the early ballads makes it clear that the action took place chiefly in south Yorkshire, not in Nottinghamshire). Other enemies included wealthy ecclesiastical landowners. Robin treated women, the poor, and people…

  • Nottingham, University of (university, England, United Kingdom)

    Nottingham: It was incorporated as the University of Nottingham in 1948. The Nottingham Trent University was established as a polytechnic in 1970 and gained university status in 1992. The city has two important theatres—Theatre Royal (1865) and the Playhouse (opened 1963). Literary figures associated with Nottingham include the poet Lord Byron…

  • Nottinghamshire (county, England, United Kingdom)

    Nottinghamshire, administrative, geographic, and historic county of the East Midlands of England, bordered by the geographic counties of Leicestershire, Derbyshire, and Lincolnshire, and by the metropolitan county of South Yorkshire. The administrative, geographic, and historic counties cover

  • notturno (music)

    Nocturne, (French: “Nocturnal”), in music, a composition inspired by, or evocative of, the night, and cultivated in the 19th century primarily as a character piece for piano. The form originated with the Irish composer John Field, who published the first set of nocturnes in 1814, and reached its

  • Notturno (work by Maderna)

    Bruno Maderna: The Notturno for tape (1956) and Sintaxis for four different, unspecified electronic timbres (tone colours) display his interest in new sonorities. His oboe concerto (1962) reveals a more conventional viewpoint, although even in this he made use of small-scale aleatory (chance and improvisatory) operations.

  • Noturus (catfish)

    madtom: …American catfishes of the genus Noturus, of the family Ictaluridae. They are sometimes classified in two genera, Noturus and Schilbeodes. Generally about 5–7.5 cm (2–3 inches) long, madtoms are the smallest ictalurids and are characterized by a long adipose fin that in some species joins the rounded tail fin.

  • Noturus flavus (fish)

    madtom: Species include the stonecat (N. flavus), a common, yellow-brown fish usually found under stones by day, and the tadpole madtom (N., or Schilbeodes, gyrinus), a tadpolelike catfish common in the eastern and central United States.

  • Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park (national park, Congo (Brazzaville))

    Republic of the Congo: Plant and animal life: …is protected; national parks include Nouabalé-Ndoki, in which dwell more than 300 species of bird and more than 1,000 plant and tree species, and Odzala-Kokoua, which is an important elephant and gorilla sanctuary.

  • Nouadhibou (Mauritania)

    Nouadhibou, town located in northwestern Mauritania, on Cape Nouadhibou (Cape Blanco) peninsula facing a protective bay on the Atlantic coast. It has developed as a fishing centre, and fishing continues to be important; but, since 1964, with the completion of a special pier and a 419-mile (674-km)

  • Nouakchott (national capital, Mauritania)

    Nouakchott, city, capital of Mauritania, on a plateau near the West African Atlantic coast, about 270 miles (435 km) north-northeast of Dakar, Senegal. Originally a coastal village on the desert trail north from Dakar, it was developed after independence (1960) as the capital of the new nation.

  • Nouakchott, University of (university, Nouakchott, Mauritania)

    Mauritania: Education: The University of Nouakchott (1981) has faculties of letters and human sciences and of law and economics. Other advanced education is provided by a research institute for mining and industry, a centre for Islamic studies, and a training facility for administrative personnel in Nouakchott.

  • Nouayme, Mikhā?īl (Lebanese author)

    Mikhā?īl Na?īmah, Lebanese literary critic, playwright, essayist, and short-story writer who helped introduce modern realism into Arabic prose fiction. Na?īmah was educated at schools in Lebanon, Palestine, Russia, and the United States. After graduating in law from Washington State University in

  • Nouba des femmes du mont Chenoua (film by Djebar)

    Assia Djebar: Her movie Nouba des femmes du mont Chenoua, the story of an Algerian woman engineer returning to Algeria after a long Western exile, was released in 1978. Femmes d’Alger dans leur appartement (1980; Women of Algiers in Their Apartment) is a collection of novellas and short stories…

  • noucentisme (art)

    Eugenio d'Ors y Rovira: …1906, he coined the term noucentisme (“1900-ism”) to characterize Catalan culture of the 20th century. He believed that art should be “arbitrary,” or subjectivist, breaking with traditional norms. By extending this concept to the political movement of Catalan nationalism, he was able to characterize a whole program of political and…

  • Noue, Fran?ois de La (Huguenot leader)

    Fran?ois de La Noue, Huguenot captain in the French Wars of Religion (1562–98), known for his exploits as a soldier and for his military and historical writings. La Noue became a Protestant in 1558 and soon began fighting for the Huguenot cause. Wounded at Fontenay (1570), he had one arm replaced

  • Nouel, Adolfo (president of Dominican Republic)

    Dominican Republic: Caudillos: …the accession of the archbishop Adolfo Nouel to the presidency in 1912 failed to stem the disorder, and within four months he too was forced to resign.

  • Nouelou ancient ha devot, An (collection of carols)

    Celtic literature: The three major periods of Breton literature: A collection of carols, An Nouelou ancient ha devot (“Ancient and Devout Songs”), appeared in 1650, and a book of metrical meditations in 1651. In general, Middle Breton literature lacked originality, and the indigenous culture of Brittany seems to have been entirely neglected by the educated classes, who introduced…

  • Nougaro, Claude (French musician)

    Claude Nougaro, French chanson singer and songwriter (born Sept. 9, 1929, Toulouse, France—died March 4, 2004, Paris, France), combined an interest in the traditional French chanson with an affection for American jazz and Brazilian and African music over the course of some 50 years and 20 albums. T

  • nougat (confection)

    Nougat, aerated confection made by mixing nuts and sometimes fruit pieces in a sugar paste whose composition is varied to give either a chewy or a brittle consistency. Nougat originated in Mediterranean countries, where honey, together with almonds or other nuts, was beaten into egg whites and

  • Nougayrède, Natalie (French journalist)

    Natalie Nougayrède, French journalist who served as executive editor and managing editor of the flagship French newspaper Le Monde from 2013 to 2014. She was the first woman to head Le Monde since its founding in 1944. After graduating (1988) from the Institut d’études Politiques (Institute of

  • Nougé, Paul (Belgian author)

    Paul Nougé, Belgian poet and intellectual theorist. He and René Magritte were the most important figures in the Brussels group of Belgian Surrealists. Nougé, who was a biochemist by profession, first developed a wider intellectual audience in 1924 as a coeditor (with Camille Goemans and Marcel

  • Noughts and Crosses (game)

    number game: Puzzles involving configurations: …for two players, such as ticktacktoe and its more sophisticated variations, one of which calls for each player to begin with three counters (3 black, 3 white); the first player places a counter in any cell, except the center cell, of a 3 × 3 diagram; the players then alternate…

  • Nouhak Phoumsavan (president of Laos)

    Nouhak Phoumsavan, (Nouhak Phoumsavanh), Laotian resistance leader and politician (born April 9, 1914, Mukdahan, French Indochina—died Sept. 9, 2008, Vientiane, Laos), was (with Kaysone Phomvihan and Prince Souphanouvong) a member of the triumvirate of men at the centre of Laotian resistance to

  • Nouhak Phoumsavanh (president of Laos)

    Nouhak Phoumsavan, (Nouhak Phoumsavanh), Laotian resistance leader and politician (born April 9, 1914, Mukdahan, French Indochina—died Sept. 9, 2008, Vientiane, Laos), was (with Kaysone Phomvihan and Prince Souphanouvong) a member of the triumvirate of men at the centre of Laotian resistance to

  • Nouira, Hedi Amira (prime minister of Tunisia)

    Hedi Amira Nouira, Tunisian politician (born April 6, 1911, Monastir, Tunisia—died Jan. 25, 1993, La Marsa, Tunisia), was the hard-line prime minister of Tunisia for a decade (1970-80) and the designated successor of the president-for-life, Habib Bourguiba, until a stroke ended his political c

  • Nouméa (New Caledonia)

    Nouméa, city, port, and capital of the French overseas country of New Caledonia, southwestern Pacific Ocean, in the southwestern corner of the main island of New Caledonia. It was founded in 1854 as Port-de-France. It is situated on an excellent deepwater harbour protected by Nou Island and a reef.

  • noumenon (philosophy)

    Noumenon, in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, the thing-in-itself (das Ding an sich) as opposed to what Kant called the phenomenon—the thing as it appears to an observer. Though the noumenal holds the contents of the intelligible world, Kant claimed that man’s speculative reason can only know

  • noun (grammar)

    Caucasian languages: Grammatical characteristics: …languages include an extremely simple noun system and a relatively complicated system of verb conjugation. There are no grammatical cases in Abkhaz and Abaza, and in the other languages only two principal cases occur: a direct case (nominative) and an oblique case, combining the functions of several cases—ergative, genitive, dative,…

  • noun class (language)

    Niger-Congo languages: Noun classes: The system of noun classes is probably the characteristic most widely found in Niger-Congo languages and best known to those interested in language phenomena. Though the extent to which the system operates varies greatly, it is nonetheless found in some form in languages…

  • noun phrase (grammar)

    linguistics: Chomsky’s grammar: …stands for Sentence, NP for Noun Phrase, VP for Verb Phrase, Det for Determiner, Aux for Auxiliary (verb), N for Noun, and V for Verb stem.

  • nourishment

    Food, substance consisting essentially of protein, carbohydrate, fat, and other nutrients used in the body of an organism to sustain growth and vital processes and to furnish energy. The absorption and utilization of food by the body is fundamental to nutrition and is facilitated by digestion.

  • Nourrit, Adolphe (French musician)

    Adolphe Nourrit, French dramatic tenor who created many new roles in French opera. His father, Louis Nourrit, was both a leading tenor at the Paris Opéra and a diamond merchant. Adolphe studied voice with Manuel García, a famous tenor of the time, and at 19 years of age he made his successful debut

  • Nourrit, Louis (French musician)

    Adolphe Nourrit: His father, Louis Nourrit, was both a leading tenor at the Paris Opéra and a diamond merchant. Adolphe studied voice with Manuel García, a famous tenor of the time, and at 19 years of age he made his successful debut at the Paris Opéra as Pylades in…

  • Nourritures terrestres, Les (novel by Grove)

    Canadian literature: Modern period, 1900–60: …of the Marsh (1925) and Fruits of the Earth (1933), depicting man’s struggle for mastery of himself and his land, are moving testaments to the courage of farmers. Painter Emily Carr wrote stories about her childhood and her visits to First Nations sites in British Columbia (Klee Wyck, 1941).

  • Nourse, Edith (American public official)

    Edith Nourse Rogers, American public official, longtime U.S. congressional representative from Massachusetts, perhaps most remembered for her work with veterans affairs. Edith Nourse was educated at Rogers Hall School in Lowell, Massachusetts, and at Madame Julien’s School in Paris. In 1907 she

  • Nourse, Edward (English surgeon)

    Sir Percivall Pott: …later was an apprentice to Edward Nourse, a surgeon at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. In preparing and dissecting cadavers for Nourse’s anatomy classes, Pott not only became educated in the basic principles of anatomy and medicine but also eventually perfected his surgical technique. In 1736, after seven years under…

  • nous (Greek philosophy)

    Nous, (Greek: “mind” or “intellect”) in philosophy, the faculty of intellectual apprehension and of intuitive thought. Used in a narrower sense, it is distinguished from discursive thought and applies to the apprehension of eternal intelligible substances and first principles. It is sometimes

  • Nous quatre à Paris (painting by Hayden)

    Palmer Hayden: …he painted his well-known watercolour Nous quatre à Paris (c. 1930), which features the artist playing cards with Woodruff and writers Countee Cullen and Eric Walrond, each of whom is depicted in profile with exaggerated facial features, making reference to indigenous African art.

  • Nouveau Christianisme (work by Saint-Simon)

    Henri de Saint-Simon: Life.: …and in his best-known work, Nouveau Christianisme (1825; “The New Christianity”), it takes the form of a religion. It was this development of Saint-Simon’s teaching that occasioned his final rupture with Comte. Before the publication of Nouveau Christianisme, Saint-Simon had not concerned himself with theology, but in this work, beginning…

  • Nouveau Parti Démocratique (political party, Canada)

    New Democratic Party (NDP), Canadian democratic socialist political party favouring a mixed public-private economy, broadened social benefits, and an internationalist foreign policy. The New Democratic Party (NDP) grew out of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), which was founded in 1933

  • Nouveau Réalisme (art)

    Arman: …a founding member of the Nouveau Réalisme movement in 1960s Paris and a master of found-object sculptures, into which he incorporated everyday machine-made objects—ranging from buttons and spoons to automobiles and boxes filled with trash. Arman, who signed his work with his first name (the spelling originated from a printer’s…

  • nouveau roman (literature)

    New Novel, avant-garde novel of the mid-20th century that marked a radical departure from the conventions of the traditional novel in that it ignores such elements as plot, dialogue, linear narrative, and human interest. Starting from the premise that the potential of the traditional novel had been

  • Nouveau Testament en fran?ais avec des réflexions morales (work by Quesnel)

    Unigenitus: …Quesnel contained in the book Réflexions morales, was issued at the request of the French king, Louis XIV, who wished to suppress the Jansenist faction. Louis was able to secure initial acceptance of the bull, but some French bishops (led by Louis-Antoine de Noailles, cardinal-archbishop of Paris) rejected it, and…

  • Nouveau traité de diplomatique (work by Tassin and Toustain)

    diplomatics: Post-Renaissance scholarship: …Charles-Fran?ois Toustain published their six-volume Nouveau traité de diplomatique (1750–65; “New Treatise on Diplomatic”), a work that surpassed Mabillon’s only in its greater wealth of material. Another important event in the history of the science of diplomatics was the founding of the école des Chartes (an institute for the training…

  • Nouveau Traité de toute l’architecture (work by Cordemoy)

    Western architecture: France: In the Nouveau Traité de toute l’architecture (1714; “New Treatise on All Architecture”) Cordemoy proposed that a new, honest, and economical architecture might be arrived at by abstracting the principles of Gothic construction and applying them in a perfectly regular Classical way. There was no question of…

  • Nouveau, Germain (French poet)

    Arthur Rimbaud: Major works: …London in the company of Germain Nouveau, a fellow poet. There they copied out some of the Illuminations. Rimbaud returned home for Christmas and spent his time there studying mathematics and languages. His last encounter with Verlaine, early in 1875, ended in a violent quarrel, but it was at this…

  • Nouveau-Québec (administrative region, Quebec, Canada)

    Nord-du-Québec, administrative region constituting the northern half of Quebec province, Canada. The name Nouveau-Québec (“New Quebec”) once was used synonymously with Ungava for that part of the Labrador-Ungava peninsula between Hudson Bay and the Labrador Sea, north of the Eastmain and Churchill

  • Nouveau-Québec Crater (crater, Quebec, Canada)

    Ungava-Quebec Crater, geologically young crater of meteoritic origin located in the northwestern part of the Ungava Peninsula, northern Quebec province, Canada. First recognized as an impact structure in 1950, the crater is 3.4 km (2.1 miles) in diameter and has a rim standing as much as 160 metres

  • Nouveaux Dialogues des morts (work by Fontenelle)

    Bernard Le Bovier, sieur de Fontenelle: …contributed to this, but the Nouveaux Dialogues des morts (1683, “New Dialogues of the Dead”; 2nd part, 1684) enjoyed a greater success and is more interesting to a modern reader. The Dialogues, conversations modelled on the dialogues of Lucian, between such figures as Socrates and Montaigne, Seneca and Scarron, served…

  • Nouveaux essais de critique et d’histoire (work by Taine)

    Hippolyte Taine: Attack on eclecticism: …his second volume of essays, Nouveaux essais de critique et d’histoire (1865; “New Essays of Criticism and History”), including his perceptive articles on Racine, Balzac, and Stendhal (whose psychological acuity he was one of the first to admire). In 1868 he married Mlle Denuelle, the daughter of a well-known architect…

  • Nouveaux essais sur l’entendement humain (work by Leibniz)

    empiricism: Modern philosophy: …l’entendement humain (1704, published 1765; New Essays Concerning Human Understanding), arguing that ideas can be virtually innate in a less trivial sense than Locke allowed. Interpreting Locke’s notion of reflection as reasoning rather than as introspection, Leibniz supposed that Locke was more of a rationalist than he really was.

  • Nouveaux Messieurs, Les (film by Feyder [1928])

    Jacques Feyder: …returned to France to do Les Nouveaux Messieurs (1928; “The New Gentlemen”), a picture banned by the French government for its lightly satiric treatment of the French Parliament. Feyder spent the next five years in Hollywood, where his pictures included The Kiss (1929), an important silent film starring Greta Garbo;…

  • nouveaux romancier (French literature)

    French literature: Toward the nouveau roman: …on the group dubbed the nouveaux romanciers, or new novelists: Alain Robbe-Grillet, Claude Simon, Nathalie Sarraute, Michel Butor, and Robert Pinget. Marguerite Duras

  • Nouveaux voyages de Mr. le Baron de Lahontan dans l’Amérique septentrionale (work by La Hontan)

    Louis-Armand de Lom d'Arce, baron de Lahontan: (New Voyages to North-America), considered the best 17th-century work on New France. The New Voyages also contained a series of dialogues describing the philosophy of the primitive way of life that influenced a subsequent growth of primitivism in France and England, as reflected in the…

  • Nouvel Atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie chinoise et du Tibet (atlas by Anville)

    Kangxi: Administration of the empire: The famous Nouvel Atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie chinoise et du Thibet (“New Atlas of China, of Chinese Tartary, and of Tibet”) of Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville is a French version of this original. European painting also fascinated Kangxi. Gio Ghirardini, an Italian layman brought by…

  • Nouvel, Jean (French architect)

    Jean Nouvel, French architect who designed his buildings to “create a visual landscape” that fit their context—sometimes by making them contrast with the surrounding area. For his boldly experimental designs, which defy a general characterization, he was awarded the 2008 Pritzker Architecture

  • nouvelle AI (computer science)

    Nouvelle artificial intelligence, an approach to artificial intelligence (AI) pioneered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AI Laboratory by the Australian American scientist Rodney Brooks during the latter half of the 1980s. Nouvelle AI distances itself from strong AI, with its

  • Nouvelle Amsterdam (island, Indian Ocean)

    Nouvelle Amsterdam, island in the southern Indian Ocean, administratively a part of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories (q.v.). An extinct volcano rises to 2,989 feet (911 m) above sea level on the island, which has an area of 18 square miles (47 square km). It was discovered in 1522 by

  • Nouvelle Aquitaine (region, France)

    Nouvelle-Aquitaine, région of southwestern France created in 2016 by the union of the former régions of Aquitaine, Poitou-Charentes, and Limousin. It is the largest of France’s 13 metropolitan régions. It is bounded by the régions of Pays de la Loire to the north, Centre to the northeast, and

  • nouvelle artificial intelligence (computer science)

    Nouvelle artificial intelligence, an approach to artificial intelligence (AI) pioneered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AI Laboratory by the Australian American scientist Rodney Brooks during the latter half of the 1980s. Nouvelle AI distances itself from strong AI, with its

  • Nouvelle Bibliothèque des auteurs ecclésiastiques (work by Dupin)

    Louis Ellies Dupin: …whose history of Christian literature, Nouvelle Bibliothèque des auteurs ecclésiastiques, 58 vol. (1686–1704; “New Library of Ecclesiastical Writers”), broke with scholastic tradition by treating biography, literary and doctrinal criticism, and bibliography in one work and by writing in a modern language. The opinions he expressed in this work were strongly…

  • Nouvelle Biographie générale (compilation by Hoefer)

    encyclopaedia: Biography: Hoefer compiled the Nouvelle Biographie générale (1852–66; “New General Biography”), and J.F. Michaud was responsible for the Biographie universelle (1811–62; “Universal Biography”). These two great works were to a certain extent competitive, which helped to improve their coverage and content; they are still used in research libraries. After…

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