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  • Geneva Conference (history of Indochina)

    Geneva Accords, collection of documents relating to Indochina and issuing from the Geneva Conference of April 26–July 21, 1954, attended by representatives of Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China, France, Laos, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Soviet Union, the Viet Minh (i.e., the

  • Geneva Convention on the High Seas (1958)

    air law: Sovereignty: Thus, under the Geneva Convention on the High Seas (1958) as well as under international customary law, the freedom of the high seas applies to aerial navigation as well as to maritime navigation. Vertically, airspace ends where outer space begins.

  • Geneva Conventions (1864–1977)

    Geneva Conventions, a series of international treaties concluded in Geneva between 1864 and 1949 for the purpose of ameliorating the effects of war on soldiers and civilians. Two additional protocols to the 1949 agreement were approved in 1977. The development of the Geneva Conventions was closely

  • Geneva Conventions on the Law of the Sea

    continental shelf: The Law of the Sea: According to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which came into force in 1994, the continental shelf that borders a country’s shoreline is considered to be a continuation of the country’s land territory. Coastal countries have…

  • Geneva Gas Protocol (1925)

    Geneva Gas Protocol, in international law, treaty signed in 1925 by most of the world’s countries banning the use of chemical and biological weapons in warfare. It was drafted at the 1925 Geneva Conference as part of a series of measures designed to avoid repetition of the atrocities committed by

  • Geneva General Act for the Settlement of Disputes (League of Nations)

    arbitration: Arbitration provisions of international treaties: …disputes by arbitration, including the Geneva General Act for the Settlement of Disputes of 1928, adopted by the League of Nations and reactivated by the UN General Assembly in 1949. That act provides for the settlement of various disputes, after unsuccessful efforts at conciliation, by an arbitral tribunal of five…

  • Geneva mechanism (device)

    Geneva mechanism, one of the most commonly used devices for producing intermittent rotary motion, characterized by alternate periods of motion and rest with no reversal in direction. It is also used for indexing (i.e., rotating a shaft through a prescribed angle). In the Figure the driver A c

  • Geneva Protocol (1924)

    Geneva Protocol, (1924) League of Nations draft treaty to ensure collective security in Europe. Submitted by Edvard Beneš, the protocol proposed sanctions against an aggressor nation and provided a mechanism for the peaceful settlement of disputes. States would agree to submit all disputes to the

  • Geneva Protocol of 1925 (1925)

    Geneva Gas Protocol, in international law, treaty signed in 1925 by most of the world’s countries banning the use of chemical and biological weapons in warfare. It was drafted at the 1925 Geneva Conference as part of a series of measures designed to avoid repetition of the atrocities committed by

  • Geneva Protocol on Gas Warfare (1925)

    Geneva Gas Protocol, in international law, treaty signed in 1925 by most of the world’s countries banning the use of chemical and biological weapons in warfare. It was drafted at the 1925 Geneva Conference as part of a series of measures designed to avoid repetition of the atrocities committed by

  • Geneva stop (device)

    Geneva mechanism, one of the most commonly used devices for producing intermittent rotary motion, characterized by alternate periods of motion and rest with no reversal in direction. It is also used for indexing (i.e., rotating a shaft through a prescribed angle). In the Figure the driver A c

  • Geneva Summit (1955)

    Geneva Summit, (1955) meeting in Geneva of the leaders of the U.S., France, Britain, and the Soviet Union that sought to end the Cold War. Such issues as disarmament, unification of Germany, and increased economic ties were discussed. Though no agreements were reached, the conference was considered

  • Geneva Summit (1985)

    Ronald Reagan: Relations with the Soviet Union: …time in November 1985, in Geneva, to discuss reductions in nuclear weapons. At a dramatic summit meeting in Reykjavík, Iceland, in October 1986, Gorbachev proposed a 50 percent reduction in the nuclear arsenals of each side, and for a time it seemed as though a historic agreement would be reached.…

  • Geneva, Academy of (academy, Geneva, Switzerland)

    Academy of Geneva, private school of education founded at Geneva, Switz., in 1912 by a Swiss psychologist, Édouard Claparède, to advance child psychology and its application to education. A pioneer of scientific-realist education, Claparède believed that, as opposed to automatic learned performance

  • Geneva, Lake (lake, Europe)

    Lake Geneva, largest Alpine lake in Europe (area 224 square miles [581 square km]), lying between southwestern Switzerland and Haute-Savoie département, southeastern France. About 134 square miles (347 square km) of the lake’s area are Swiss, and 90 square miles (234 square km) are French. Crescent

  • Geneva, University of (university, Geneva, Switzerland)

    University of Geneva, Institution of higher learning in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded by John Calvin and Théodor de Bèze (1519–1605) in 1559 as Schola Genevensis (later called the Academy), a theological seminary. The natural sciences, law, and philosophy were later added to the curriculum,

  • Genevan Psalter (hymnal)

    Genevan Psalter, hymnal initiated in 1539 by the French Protestant reformer and theologian John Calvin and published in a complete edition in 1562. The 150 biblical psalms were translated into French by Clément Marot and Theodore Beza and set to music by Loys Bourgeois, Claude Goudimel, and others.

  • Genève (canton, Switzerland)

    Genève, canton, southwestern Switzerland. The canton lies between the Jura Mountains and the Alps and consists mainly of its capital, the city of Geneva (Genève). It is one of the smallest cantons in the Swiss Confederation. Bordering on Vaud canton for 3.5 miles (5.5 km) in the extreme north, it

  • Genève (Switzerland)

    Geneva, city, capital of Genève canton, in the far southwestern corner of Switzerland that juts into France. One of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities, Geneva has served as a model for republican government and owes its preeminence to the triumph of human, rather than geographic, factors. It

  • Genève, Academie de (academy, Geneva, Switzerland)

    Academy of Geneva, private school of education founded at Geneva, Switz., in 1912 by a Swiss psychologist, Édouard Claparède, to advance child psychology and its application to education. A pioneer of scientific-realist education, Claparède believed that, as opposed to automatic learned performance

  • Genève, Lac de (lake, Europe)

    Lake Geneva, largest Alpine lake in Europe (area 224 square miles [581 square km]), lying between southwestern Switzerland and Haute-Savoie département, southeastern France. About 134 square miles (347 square km) of the lake’s area are Swiss, and 90 square miles (234 square km) are French. Crescent

  • Genever (alcoholic beverage)

    gin: Netherlands gins, known as Hollands, geneva, genever, or Schiedam, for a distilling centre near Rotterdam, are made from a mash containing barley malt, fermented to make beer. The beer is distilled, producing spirits called malt wine, with 50–55 percent alcohol content by volume. This product is distilled again with…

  • Geneviève, Sainte (French saint)

    St. Geneviève, ; feast day January 3), patron saint of Paris, who allegedly saved that city from the Huns. When she was seven, Geneviève was induced by Bishop St. Germain of Auxerre to dedicate herself to the religious life. On the death of her parents she moved to Paris, where she was noted for

  • Geneviève, St. (French saint)

    St. Geneviève, ; feast day January 3), patron saint of Paris, who allegedly saved that city from the Huns. When she was seven, Geneviève was induced by Bishop St. Germain of Auxerre to dedicate herself to the religious life. On the death of her parents she moved to Paris, where she was noted for

  • Genevois, Charles-Emmanuel de Savoie, prince de (French duke)

    Charles-Emmanuel de Savoie, duke de Nemours, eldest son of the former duke, Jacques de Savoie. A supporter of the Holy League sponsored by the Roman Catholic Guises, he was appointed governor of Lyonnais just before he was arrested at Blois in King Henry III’s coup against the Guises (1588), when

  • Genevois, Jacques de Savoie, comte de (French duke)

    Jacques de Savoie, duke de Nemours, noted soldier and courtier during the French wars of religion. He won a military reputation in the French royal service on the eastern frontier and in Piedmont in the 1550s and against the Huguenots and their German allies in the 1560s. His amorous exploits at

  • Genevoix, Maurice Charles Louis (French writer)

    Maurice Charles Louis Genevoix, French writer best known for his recounting of World War I. Before World War I, Genevoix won a place at the elite École Normale Supérieure. After sustaining a severe wound during the war and receiving a full disability pension, Genevoix embarked on a successful

  • Genf (canton, Switzerland)

    Genève, canton, southwestern Switzerland. The canton lies between the Jura Mountains and the Alps and consists mainly of its capital, the city of Geneva (Genève). It is one of the smallest cantons in the Swiss Confederation. Bordering on Vaud canton for 3.5 miles (5.5 km) in the extreme north, it

  • Genf (Switzerland)

    Geneva, city, capital of Genève canton, in the far southwestern corner of Switzerland that juts into France. One of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities, Geneva has served as a model for republican government and owes its preeminence to the triumph of human, rather than geographic, factors. It

  • Genfersee (lake, Europe)

    Lake Geneva, largest Alpine lake in Europe (area 224 square miles [581 square km]), lying between southwestern Switzerland and Haute-Savoie département, southeastern France. About 134 square miles (347 square km) of the lake’s area are Swiss, and 90 square miles (234 square km) are French. Crescent

  • Geng Jimao (Chinese warlord)

    Kangxi: Acquisition of actual power: …Shang Kexi of Guangdong, and Geng Jimao (after his death succeeded by his son Geng Jingzhong) of Fujian—were among the Chinese warlords who, with their powerful firearms, had been welcomed into the Manchu camp even before the Manchu conquest of China in 1644. When the Shunzhi emperor had entered Beijing…

  • Geng Jingzhong (Chinese general)

    Geng Jingzhong, Chinese general whose revolt was one of the most serious threats to the authority of the Qing (Manchu) dynasty (1644–1911/12). In return for their services in establishing Manchu power in China, the Geng clan had been given control of a large fiefdom in Fujian province in South

  • Genga, Annibale Sermattei della (pope)

    Leo XII, pope from 1823 to 1829. Ordained in 1783, della Genga became private secretary to Pope Pius VI, who in 1793 sent him as ambassador to Lucerne, Switz. In 1794 he was appointed ambassador to Cologne, subsequently being entrusted with missions to several German courts. Pope Pius VII created

  • Gengaeldelsens veje (work by Dinesen)

    Isak Dinesen: …only novel Gengældelsens veje (The Angelic Avengers) under the pseudonym Pierre Andrézel. It is a melodramatic tale of innocents who defeat their apparently benevolent but actually evil captor, but Danish readers saw in it a clever satire of Nazi-occupied Denmark.

  • Gengangere (work by Ibsen)

    Ghosts, a drama in three acts by Henrik Ibsen, published in 1881 in Norwegian as Gengangere and performed the following year. The play is an attack on conventional morality and on the results of hypocrisy. Ostensibly a discussion of congenital venereal disease, Ghosts also deals with the power of

  • Genghis Khan (film by Levin [1965])

    Henry Levin: Levin also directed the epic Genghis Khan (1965), with Omar Sharif in the title role. His last project was the made-for-television movie Scout’s Honor (1980), a family drama starring Gary Coleman. Levin died on the final day of production.

  • Genghis Khan (Mongol ruler)

    Genghis Khan, Mongolian warrior-ruler, one of the most famous conquerors of history, who consolidated tribes into a unified Mongolia and then extended his empire across Asia to the Adriatic Sea. Genghis Khan was a warrior and ruler of genius who, starting from obscure and insignificant beginnings,

  • gengō (Japanese history)

    Reiwa period: …is enlisted to create a gengō, which is not revealed until the death of an emperor marks the close of the previous era. In December 2017, however, Akihito formally declared his intention to abdicate on April 30, 2019, at which time the Heisei period would come to a end. Because…

  • Gengou, Octave (Belgian bacteriologist)

    Jules Bordet: …continued his immunity research with Octave Gengou, his brother-in-law. Their work led to the development of the complement-fixation test, a diagnostic technique that was used to detect the presence of infectious agents in the blood, including those that cause typhoid, tuberculosis, and, most notably, syphilis (the Wassermann test). After discovering…

  • Gengzhitu (Chinese text)

    Chinese painting: Qing dynasty (1644–1911/12): …his illustrations of the text Gengzhitu (“Rice and Silk Culture”), which were reproduced and distributed in the form of wood engravings in 1696, and by the Italian missionary Giuseppe Castiglione. In the mid-18th century Castiglione produced a Sino-European technique that had considerable influence on court artists such as Zuo Yigui,…

  • Geniale Menschen (work by Kretschmer)

    Ernst Kretschmer: …and Geniale Menschen (1929; The Psychology of Men of Genius, 1931). In 1933 Kretschmer resigned as president of the German Society of Psychotherapy in protest against the Nazi takeover of the government, but unlike other prominent German psychologists he remained in Germany during World War II.

  • genic selection (biology)

    biology, philosophy of: Levels of selection: The “genic selection” approach was initially rejected by many as excessively reductionistic. This hostility was partly based on misunderstanding, which is now largely removed thanks to the efforts of some scholars to clarify what genic selection can mean. What it cannot mean—or, at least, what it…

  • geniculostriate pathway (physiology)

    human eye: Superior colliculi: …far described is called the geniculostriate pathway, and in humans it may well be the exclusive one from a functional aspect because lesions in this pathway lead to blindness. Nevertheless, many of the optic tract fibres, even in humans, relay in the superior colliculi, a paired formation on the roof…

  • genie (Arabian mythology)

    Jinni, in Arabic mythology, a supernatural spirit below the level of angels and devils. Ghūl (treacherous spirits of changing shape), ʿifrīt (diabolic, evil spirits), and siʿlā (treacherous spirits of invariable form) constitute classes of jinn. Jinn are beings of flame or air who are capable of

  • Génie des religions, Le (work by Quinet)

    Edgar Quinet: In Le Génie des religions (1842; “The Genius of Religions”) he expressed sympathy for all religions while committing himself to none, but shortly afterward his increasingly radical views alienated him finally from Roman Catholicism.

  • Génie du christianisme, ou beautés de la religion chrétienne, Le (work by Chateaubriand)

    The Genius of Christianity, five-volume treatise by François-Auguste-René Chateaubriand, published in French as Le Génie du christianisme, ou beautés de la religion chrétienne in 1802. It included the novels Atala (1801) and René (1805, with a revised edition of Atala). Written shortly after the

  • Genie in a Bottle (recording by Aguilera)

    Christina Aguilera: …and Aguilera’s first single, “Genie in a Bottle,” quickly climbed to the top of the Billboard pop charts, and she won the Grammy Award for best new artist in 1999.

  • genii (Roman religion)

    Genius, (Latin: “begetter”, ) in classical Roman times, an attendant spirit of a person or place. In its earliest meaning in private cult, the genius of the Roman housefather and the iuno, or juno, of the housemother were worshiped. These certainly were not the souls of the married pair, as is

  • genin (Japanese society)

    Japan: Samurai groups and farming villages: The lowest peasant category, called genin (“low person”), was made up of people who were essentially household servants with no land rights.

  • Genio y figuras de Guadalajara (work by Yáñez)

    Agustín Yáñez: Among his nonfiction volumes is Genio y figuras de Guadalajara (1941; “The Character and Personages of Guadalajara”), which recalls the men who developed the city. The essay collections Mitos indígenas (1942; “Native Myths”), El clima espiritual de Jalisco (1945; “The Spiritual Climate of Jalisco”), and Don Justo Sierra (1950) reveal…

  • geniohyoid muscle (anatomy)

    hyoid bone: The two geniohyoid muscles originate close to the point at which the two halves of the lower jaw meet; the fibres of the muscles extend downward and backward, close to the central line, to be inserted into the body of the hyoid bone. Contraction of the muscles…

  • Genista hispanica (plant)

    gorse: …spines and green twigs of Spanish gorse (G. hispanica), native to Spain and northern Italy, make it appear evergreen in winter. Both species bear yellow, pea-like flowers and grow well in dry soil.

  • genital phase (psychology)

    Sigmund Freud: Sexuality and development: …mature sexuality he called the genital phase. Here the parent of the opposite sex is conclusively abandoned in favour of a more suitable love object able to reciprocate reproductively useful passion. In the case of the girl, disappointment over the nonexistence of a penis is transcended by the rejection of…

  • genital protrusion (human anatomy)

    animal development: Reproductive organs: …from an outgrowth called the genital tubercle, located at the anterior edge of the urinogenital orifice. The tubercle is laid down in a similar way in embryos of both sexes, and the region of the urinogenital orifice remains in an indifferent state even longer than do the genital ducts. In…

  • genital ridge (human anatomy)

    human sexual activity: Development and change in the reproductive system: …ducts); externally there is a genital protrusion with a groove (urethral groove) below it, the groove being flanked by two folds (urethral folds). On either side of the genital protrusion and groove are two ridgelike swellings (labioscrotal swellings). Around the fourth week of life the gonads differentiate into either testes…

  • genital stage (psychology)

    Sigmund Freud: Sexuality and development: …mature sexuality he called the genital phase. Here the parent of the opposite sex is conclusively abandoned in favour of a more suitable love object able to reciprocate reproductively useful passion. In the case of the girl, disappointment over the nonexistence of a penis is transcended by the rejection of…

  • genital tubercle (human anatomy)

    animal development: Reproductive organs: …from an outgrowth called the genital tubercle, located at the anterior edge of the urinogenital orifice. The tubercle is laid down in a similar way in embryos of both sexes, and the region of the urinogenital orifice remains in an indifferent state even longer than do the genital ducts. In…

  • genital wart (pathology)

    wart: Genital warts, or condylomata acuminata, are wartlike growths in the pubic area that are accompanied by itching and discharge.

  • genitive case (grammar)

    North American Indian languages: Grammar: In nouns, possession is widely expressed by prefixes or suffixes indicating the person of the possessor. Thus, Karuk has nani-ávaha ‘my food,’ mu-ávaha ‘his food,’ and so on. (compare ávaha ‘food’). When the possessor is a noun, as in ‘man’s food,’ a construction like ávansa mu-ávaha ‘man…

  • genitofemoral nerve (anatomy)

    human nervous system: Lumbar plexus: …lumbar plexus include the iliohypogastric, genitofemoral, and ilioinguinal (projecting to the lower abdomen and to inguinal and genital regions) and the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (to skin on the lateral thigh). Two major branches of the lumbar plexus are the obturator and femoral nerves. The obturator enters the thigh through…

  • genitor (kinship)

    parent: …developed separate kinship terms: a “genitor” is a biological father, and a “pater” is a social one.

  • genitourinary system (anatomy)

    Urogenital system, in vertebrates, the organs concerned with reproduction and urinary excretion. Although their functions are unrelated, the structures involved in excretion and reproduction are morphologically associated and often use common ducts. The major structures of the urinary system in

  • Genius (film by Grandage [2016])

    Michael Grandage: …helmed his first feature film, Genius, which centres on editor Max Perkins, who worked with such writers as Ernest Hemingway. Grandage then returned to the theatre, and his Broadway adaptation of Frozen, a popular Disney film, premiered in 2018.

  • genius (Roman religion)

    Genius, (Latin: “begetter”, ) in classical Roman times, an attendant spirit of a person or place. In its earliest meaning in private cult, the genius of the Roman housefather and the iuno, or juno, of the housemother were worshiped. These certainly were not the souls of the married pair, as is

  • genius (psychology)

    Genius, in psychology, a person of extraordinary intellectual power. Definitions of genius in terms of intelligence quotient (IQ) are based on research originating in the early 1900s. In 1916 the American psychologist Lewis M. Terman set the IQ for “potential genius” at 140 and above, a level

  • Genius (American television series)

    Antonio Banderas: …(2018) of the TV series Genius. He then appeared in the multigenerational drama Life Itself (2018) and in The Laundromat (2019), Soderbergh’s farce about the Panama Papers scandal. Banderas reteamed with Almodóvar in Dolor y gloria (2019; Pain and Glory), starring as a director contemplating his life. For his performance,…

  • genius Augusti (Roman religion)

    ancient Rome: Emperor worship: …official cult was to the genius Augusti (the life spirit of his family); it was coupled in Rome with the Lares Compitales (the spirits of his ancestors). Its principal custodians (seviri Augustales) were normally freedmen. Both the Senate and the emperor had central control over the institution. The Senate could…

  • Genius of Christianity, The (work by Chateaubriand)

    The Genius of Christianity, five-volume treatise by François-Auguste-René Chateaubriand, published in French as Le Génie du christianisme, ou beautés de la religion chrétienne in 1802. It included the novels Atala (1801) and René (1805, with a revised edition of Atala). Written shortly after the

  • Genius of Universal Emancipation (American newspaper)

    Benjamin Lundy: …he founded a newspaper, the Genius of Universal Emancipation, which he edited at irregular intervals in various places until 1835, when he began publication of another newspaper, The National Enquirer (later the Pennsylvania Freeman), in Philadelphia. Much of his time was spent traveling in search of suitable places where freed…

  • Genius of Wisconsin (work by Mears)

    Helen Farnsworth Mears: …woman and winged eagle, titled Genius of Wisconsin, for the Wisconsin Building at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. While executing the work at The Art Institute of Chicago, she received some encouragement from the sculptor Lorado Taft. The success of the piece, which was later installed in the Wisconsin…

  • Genius, the (American musician)

    Ray Charles, American pianist, singer, composer, and bandleader, a leading black entertainer billed as “the Genius.” Charles was credited with the early development of soul music, a style based on a melding of gospel, rhythm and blues, and jazz music. When Charles was an infant his family moved to

  •  ‘Genius,’ The (novel by Dreiser)

    Theodore Dreiser: Life: In his next major novel, The ‘Genius’ (1915), he transformed his own life and numerous love affairs into a sprawling semiautobiographical chronicle that was censured by the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice. There ensued 10 years of sustained literary activity during which Dreiser produced a short-story collection,…

  • geniza (Judaism)

    Genizah, in Judaism, a repository for timeworn sacred manuscripts and ritual objects, generally located in the attic or cellar of a synagogue. In the Middle Ages most synagogues had a genizah, because ceremonial burial (often with the remains of a pious scholarly Jew) was thought to be the only

  • genizah (Judaism)

    Genizah, in Judaism, a repository for timeworn sacred manuscripts and ritual objects, generally located in the attic or cellar of a synagogue. In the Middle Ages most synagogues had a genizah, because ceremonial burial (often with the remains of a pious scholarly Jew) was thought to be the only

  • Genizah Documents (Egyptian history)

    Egypt: Contributions to Arabic culture: …of letters and documents—called the Genizah Documents—dating from the 11th through the 13th century. Though often written in Hebrew characters, the actual language of most of these documents is Arabic, which proves that Arabic was widely used even by non-Muslims. The main incentive for learning Arabic must have come from…

  • genizahs (Judaism)

    Genizah, in Judaism, a repository for timeworn sacred manuscripts and ritual objects, generally located in the attic or cellar of a synagogue. In the Middle Ages most synagogues had a genizah, because ceremonial burial (often with the remains of a pious scholarly Jew) was thought to be the only

  • genizot (Judaism)

    Genizah, in Judaism, a repository for timeworn sacred manuscripts and ritual objects, generally located in the attic or cellar of a synagogue. In the Middle Ages most synagogues had a genizah, because ceremonial burial (often with the remains of a pious scholarly Jew) was thought to be the only

  • genizoth (Judaism)

    Genizah, in Judaism, a repository for timeworn sacred manuscripts and ritual objects, generally located in the attic or cellar of a synagogue. In the Middle Ages most synagogues had a genizah, because ceremonial burial (often with the remains of a pious scholarly Jew) was thought to be the only

  • Genje carpet

    Genje carpet, floor covering handwoven in Azerbaijan in or near the city of Gäncä (also spelled Gendje or Gänjä; in the Soviet era it was named Kirovabad, and under Imperial Russia, Yelizavetpol). The carpets are characterized by simple, angular designs and saturated (intense) colours. Genje

  • Genji family (Japanese family)

    Fujiwara Family: Last years.: …the contender supported by the Minamoto, a warrior family allied with the Fujiwara, lost to the emperor Shirakawa, supported by the warrior family of the Taira. In the Heiji Disturbance of 1159, the Minamoto–Fujiwara forces, who attempted to wrest back control of the court from the Taira, were ignominiously defeated.…

  • Genji monogatari (work by Murasaki)

    The Tale of Genji, masterpiece of Japanese literature by Murasaki Shikibu. Written at the start of the 11th century, it is generally considered the world’s first novel. Murasaki Shikibu composed The Tale of Genji while a lady in attendance at the Japanese court, likely completing it about 1010.

  • Genji, The Tale of (work by Murasaki)

    The Tale of Genji, masterpiece of Japanese literature by Murasaki Shikibu. Written at the start of the 11th century, it is generally considered the world’s first novel. Murasaki Shikibu composed The Tale of Genji while a lady in attendance at the Japanese court, likely completing it about 1010.

  • Genkō shakusho (work by Kokan Shiren)

    Japan: Kamakura culture: the new Buddhism and its influence: …found expression in Kokan Shiren’s Genkō shakusho (1332), a 30-volume history of Buddhism in Japan.

  • Genkū (Buddhist priest)

    Hōnen, Buddhist priest, founder of the Pure Land (Jōdo) Buddhist sect of Japan. He was seminal in establishing Pure Land pietism as one of the central forms of Buddhism in Japan. Introduced as a student monk to Pure Land doctrines brought from China by Tendai priests, he stressed nembutsu

  • Genlis, Madame de (French author)

    children's literature: History: His disciple, Mme de Genlis, set a stern face against make-believe of any sort; all marvels must be explained rationally. Her stories taught children more than they wanted to know, a circumstance that endeared her to a certain type of parent. Sainte-Beuve, to be fair, called her…

  • Genlisea (botany)

    carnivorous plant: Trap types and digestion: Lobster-pot traps, found predominantly in corkscrew plants (genus Genlisea), employ downward-pointing hairs to force prey deeper into the trap.

  • Gennadios II Scholarios (patriarch of Constantinople)

    Gennadios II Scholarios , first patriarch of Constantinople (1454–64) under Turkish rule and the foremost Greek Orthodox Aristotelian theologian and polemicist of his time. Scholarios became expert in European philosophy and theology and was called “the Latinist” derisively by his colleagues. He

  • Gennadius I of Constantinople, Saint (Byzantine theologian)

    Saint Gennadius I of Constantinople, ; feast day August 25), Byzantine theologian, biblical exegete, and patriarch, a champion of Christian Orthodoxy who strove for an ecumenical (Greek: “universal”) statement of doctrine on the person and work of Christ to reconcile the opposing Alexandrian

  • Gennadius II Scholarius (patriarch of Constantinople)

    Gennadios II Scholarios , first patriarch of Constantinople (1454–64) under Turkish rule and the foremost Greek Orthodox Aristotelian theologian and polemicist of his time. Scholarios became expert in European philosophy and theology and was called “the Latinist” derisively by his colleagues. He

  • Gennadius of Marseilles (French theologian)

    Gennadius Of Marseilles, theologian-priest whose work De viris illustribus (“On Famous Men”) constitutes the sole source for biographical and bibliographical information on numerous early Eastern and Western Christian authors. Having read widely in Greek and Latin, Gennadius, between 467 and 480,

  • Gennadius of Novgorod (Russian Orthodox archbishop)

    Gennadius Of Novgorod, Russian Orthodox archbishop of Novgorod, Russia, whose leadership in suppressing Judaizing Christian sects occasioned his editing the first Russian translation of the Bible. Named archbishop in 1485 by the grand prince of Moscow Ivan III (1462–1505), Gennadius initiated a

  • Gennaro, Peter (American dancer and choreographer)

    Peter Gennaro, American dancer and choreographer (born Nov. 23, 1919, Metairie, La.—died Sept. 28, 2000, New York, N.Y.), gained public attention as a member of the trio who danced the Bob Fosse number “Steam Heat” in the Broadway production The Pajama Game (1954), sustained that attention with t

  • Gennaro, San (Italian bishop)

    Saint Januarius, ; feast day September 19), bishop of Benevento and patron saint of Naples. He is believed to have been martyred during the persecution under the Roman emperor Diocletian in 305. His fame rests on the relic, allegedly his blood, which is kept in a glass vial in the Naples Cathedral.

  • Gennep, Arnold van (French anthropologist)

    Arnold van Gennep, French ethnographer and folklorist, best known for his studies of the rites of passage of various cultures. Although Gennep was born in Germany and had a Dutch father, he lived most of his life and received his education in France, his mother’s native country. Gennep learned a

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    Arnold van Gennep, French ethnographer and folklorist, best known for his studies of the rites of passage of various cultures. Although Gennep was born in Germany and had a Dutch father, he lived most of his life and received his education in France, his mother’s native country. Gennep learned a

  • Gennes, Pierre-Gilles de (French physicist)

    Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, who was awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize for Physics for his discoveries about the ordering of molecules in liquid crystals and polymers. The son of a physician, Gennes studied at the École Normale Supérieure. He was employed as an engineer at the French

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  • Gennesaret, Plain of (plain, Israel)

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  • Genoa (Nevada, United States)

    Genoa, unincorporated town, Douglas county, western Nevada, U.S., west of the Carson River and east of Lake Tahoe, 12 miles (19 km) south-southwest of Carson City. Genoa is the oldest permanent settlement in Nevada. It was founded in 1851 as a trading post and provisioning station to serve passing

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